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Red or Blue: The Lasting Implications of the Midterm Elections on November 6th, 2018

Red or Blue: The Lasting Implications of the Midterm Elections on November 6th, 2018

Annie Liu, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018


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With many Congressional seats up for replacement, the upcoming midterm elections serve as a critical test for the Republican Party ever since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Since the American Civil War, Americans have typically voted for the president’s opposing political party for Congression...

China’s New Social Credit System

China’s New Social Credit System

Mian Hua Zheng and Stephanie Weng

October 15, 2018


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Decided to jaywalk and save some time? Kiss your future plane ticket to Japan goodbye. This is the new reality of China’s citizens as its social credit system is implemented. Beginning in 2014 and expected to be fully implemented for all its people by 2020, this extensive ranking system that monitor...

There’s Nothing Wrong With Apu

There’s Nothing Wrong With Apu

Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018


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When I was little, I went to a 7-11 with my father to get a slushie. When he went to pay for it and the cashier saw our skin color, he said, “Thank you, come again,” in an over-exaggerated accent. My parents, having never seen an episode of ‘The Simpsons,' smiled. My brother, a college student,...

Why America Needs The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Why America Needs The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Pietro Topa, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2018


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After emphasizing his strong aversion to trade deals during his campaign, President Donald Trump announced last month that he plans to re-enter the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which he had previously pulled the United States out of. This is shocking, given how vehemently opposed he originally was to tr...

The Future for Middle East Stability is Here

The Future for Middle East Stability is Here

Adam Israelevitz, Sports Editor

June 30, 2018


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No other part of the globe has been put through a diplomatic and political shift quite like the Middle East. The complex religious divides that have plagued the region have produced many conflicts that have kept civilians isolated and frustrated with economic and social progress in their countries. No...

The End: Advice for Seniors

The End: Advice for Seniors

Melina Asteriadis and Teddy Lowen

June 30, 2018


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Hi Bronx Science! This is Teddy Lowen ’18 and Melina Asteriadis ’18 with the fourth and final edition of our advice column for the year, dedicated to providing useful tips and answers to make your experience at Bronx Science the best it can be. This month’s column is the last one we have for y...

The Implications Behind Trump’s Failure to Acknowledge Pride Month Last Year

The Implications Behind Trump’s Failure to Acknowledge Pride Month Last Year

Annie Liu, Staff Reporter

June 2, 2018


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The White House’s failure to acknowledge June as Pride Month under Donald Trump’s presidency last year was not the first decision of his that has received criticism. In fact, his controversial comments towards women (such as the Acccess Hollywood tape) and his discrimination against Muslims (with his propo...

Is College Becoming Harder to Get Into?

Is College Becoming Harder to Get Into?

Samira Ashif, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2018


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Waiting for their clocks to strike 7 P.M., hundreds of thousands of anxious high school seniors prepared themselves for either the disappointment or joy that comes with college admission decisions. The week leading up to March 31st, 2018 was when most colleges released their decisions, determining ea...

How Not to Celebrate Mother’s Day

How Not to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Payel Islam, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2018


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Who was the mother of Mother’s Day? It was none other than Anna Jarvis, who, ironically, was never a mother herself. Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated throughout the world as sons and daughters gather to show appreciation for their mothers. However, Mother’s Day should not solely be about buyi...

For 2018, Should Democrats Take Cues From Trump?

For 2018, Should Democrats Take Cues From Trump?

Ronin Rodkey, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2018


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“People are laughing at us all over the world -- they think we’re stupid, and we are -- I mean we’re being led by stupid people that don’t have a clue--they’re incompetent.” That was Donald Trump’s message in a 2015 interview with Dana Bash at the start of his presidential campaign: th...

Society Retreats

Society Retreats

Nuzat Zaman, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2018


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This February 2018, America celebrated Black History Month and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. These nationally recognized holidays are a key part of modern American culture, giving us time to reflect on past injustice and look toward a brighter future. Today, the concept of racial equality is one we...

De Blasio’s Divestment From Oil

De Blasio’s Divestment From Oil

Max Steiker, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2018


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Carrying on for the foreseeable future of New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio's mayoral term, New York will take on a new aggressive plan to combat climate change. Beginning with the divestment of government pensions from any Oil companies, Mayor De Blasio has been trying to revamp the city’s imag...

Of the People, By the People, But for the People?

Of the People, By the People, But for the People?

Hyein Lee, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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Trust is the basis of all relationships. Whether it is trust in the government or trust within personal relationships, it determines how we act or think in social situations. However, with recent events such as the school shooting in Parkland, Florida and President Trump’s controversial actions, includin...

The Cost of Gold

The Cost of Gold

Skylar Kleinman, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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Olympic athletes have used performance-enhancing drugs since at least the 1960s to give them an edge on the competition. However, up until this point in history, state-sponsored doping has been fairly rare. It was only proven to have happened in East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s as a scheme perpetrated...

The Bubble of Bitcoin

The Bubble of Bitcoin

Jehiel Butt, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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Our imagination has helped created virtual universes with some of the most powerful characters. Whether it is Black Panther or Luke Skywalker, a heinous villain or a benevolent superhero, they have all become a part of an alternative reality for many of us. Now, virtual currencies help us continue to ...

Trump Versus the Media

Trump Versus the Media

Nicole Neil, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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One of the biggest divides in the United States is the one between Conservatives and Liberals. It is tribalism at its most extreme, with both sides refusing see things from the other’s point of view. With presidents and their scandals, this only becomes more apparent. President Donald Trump has ...

Trump’s Campaign Promises: Where Are They Now?

Trump’s Campaign Promises: Where Are They Now?

Alia Yeancades, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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At the beginning of every new presidency, it is an American tradition to reflect on the first year of the president’s first term. It is not uncommon that along with celebrating this milestone, Americans take this opportunity to reflect on how well the president has been capable of handling being an in...

Students are Undervaluing Libraries

Students are  Undervaluing Libraries

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Today, Bronx Science students are notorious for doing homework on computers and playing phone games in the school library. In many cases, I sympathize with the average student’s desire to finish homework and relax with friends in a school that has a heavy workload. Our school is also supporting the...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Guest Cartoonist

May 2, 2018


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After Aziz, #MeToo Merits a Closer Look

After Aziz, #MeToo Merits a Closer Look

Talia Protos, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Amidst the tumult of the #MeToo movement, including the exposure of Hollywood production mogul Harvey Weinstein, the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, comedian Louis C.K., and many more men as sexual predators, a small story was published by online news source Babe denouncing renowned...

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