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Money versus the Environment in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Money versus the Environment in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Jason Cheung, Staff Reporter

December 31, 2017


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It wasn’t just your imagination; 2016 was a warmer season, and the ice caps that once allowed polar bears to hunt seals in the ocean are receding more quickly than ever. Environmentalists know this and desperately want to preserve the fragile environment of the Arctic, which is home to polar bears, c...

North Korea’s Past Influences Their Decisions Today

North Korea’s Past Influences Their Decisions Today

Tasmia Kabir, Spotlight Editor

December 29, 2017


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Making headlines much too often, North Korea continues to shock people with threatening and aggressive statements issued through official government spokespersons. And Donald Trump’s presidency has heightened tensions with North Korea. Kim Jong Un has recently called Trump “mentally deranged,”...

Trump Versus the World at the UN General Assembly

Trump Versus the World at the UN General Assembly

Sinaia Keith Lang, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2017


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For a full week at the end of every September, government leaders from all around the world gather in New York City to discuss world issues at the UN General Assembly. This year’s agenda included the genocide in Myanmar, terrorism, and North Korea’s nuclear program. With President Donald Trump att...

Craving Pi(e)?

Craving Pi(e)?

Payel Islam, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2017


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The cafeteria was full of excited students, teachers, and many pies. Everyone was full of anticipation for the minute hand of the clock to land on fourteen. It was the first ever Pi Day celebration at Bronx Science. In 2011, the Mathematics Department organized a Pi Day event. The festivities began...

A Blast From the Past

A Blast From the Past

Chloe Frajmund, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2017


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“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” - George Santayana. In the months following Donald J. Trump’s presidential election, the last seven decades of world history have decided to play themselves out again on U.S. soil. We are once again experiencing threats last seen duri...

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ignores Genocide In Her Country

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ignores Genocide In Her Country

Rahma Tasnim, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2017


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Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the defacto leader of Myanmar, has done little to stop the genocide of the Rohingya, an ethnic group of Muslims, in the Rakhine State. The Rohingya are the stateless people that inhabit the Rakhine State in Myanmar. Although they have inhabited the land fo...

Decimated, Puerto Rico Flounders in Disaster

Decimated, Puerto Rico Flounders in Disaster

Talia Protos, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2017


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On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Puerto Rico, among other areas in the mid-Atlantic region, was hit by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic. Just two weeks later, Hurricane Maria brought a second wave of despair and destruction to the region. For years, Puerto Rico has struggled against...

We Need Net Neutrality

We Need Net Neutrality

Ronin Rodkey and Talia Protos

December 12, 2017


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Google does not exist. Well, it did briefly in 1996, but founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin—two college kids working out of a garage—could not afford the “fast-lane” fines that internet service provider companies such as AOL and Prodigy charged. The best search engine around is Infoseek, the ...

Bodegas vs Bodegas

Bodegas vs Bodegas

Stephanie Weng, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2017


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Our beloved bodegas - they’re not only a form of convenience for early commuters and late night shift workers, but they are also crucial for maintaining low-income communities. Recently, they have received a strike against them from a startup company, under the same name as our traditional corner ...

Hate Speech IS Free Speech

Hate Speech IS Free Speech

Oliver Chin, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017


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The erosion of discussion created by the manual censorship of ideas by large corporations and the developing habits of people to not engage has created echo chambers on social media and in real life. There is no exposure to a diversity of opinions, further polarizing opinions and reducing any common ground on issues.

A Lesson for the Left

A Lesson for the Left

Ronin Rodkey, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017


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In a rare move of bipartisanship, the house voted 394-1 on April 3rd, 2017, to move towards designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism; president Trump acted on their guidance and followed through, designating North Korea as such on November 20th, 2017. The move would reverse a failed Bus...

“State of the Union”

“State of the Union”

Timothy Kim

December 4, 2017


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Patriotism Has Taken a Knee

Patriotism Has Taken a Knee

Jeanette Lee

December 4, 2017


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Recently, a trend has emerged in American sports. Athletes, primarily football players, have begun refusing to stand for the national anthem. President Donald Trump has interpreted these “protests” as being rude and unpatriotic, and harshly criticized them as being un-American. However, his firm...

In Support of Lives

In Support of Lives

Talia Protos, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017


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On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on their classmates at Columbine High. Killing thirteen students and wounding two dozen more, the Columbine shooters marked the beginning of an era of extreme gun violence in the United States. On October 1st of this year, a shooter killed ...

Surviving Science

Surviving Science

Melina Asteriadis and Teddy Lowen

December 4, 2017


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This issue’s Survival Guide is dedicated to freshmen, but don’t worry, the next ones will have advice for other grades too. Some common worries among freshmen are time management and balancing social life with schoolwork. To ease your anxieties, we have some tips for you! Make a to-do list. Whether ...

Without a Clear Message, Anthem Protesters Fail to Create Lasting Change

Without a Clear Message, Anthem Protesters Fail to Create Lasting Change

Adam Israelevitz, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017


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There is widespread racial injustice taking place in our country today. Plain and simple. Many have tried to spread awareness about these injustices through widespread protests. Members of the National Football League (NFL) have protested this peacefully by kneeling and raising fists while the national...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017


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Access Denied

Access Denied

Annie Liu, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017


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It’s been nearly 30 years since the invention of the World Wide Web, and internet freedom has since become an important issue in our lives. Net neutrality laws set in place by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have restricted internet service providers (ISP) from interfering with Internet...

Days off for Diwali? An Op-Ed Column

Days off for Diwali? An Op-Ed Column

Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


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Last year, the NYC Department of Education introduced two days off from school so that Muslim students and their families can celebrate the holy holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. This was a big step for the NYC Department of Education, as officials finally recognized the need for Muslim students to...

An Analysis of President Trump’s Cabinet

An Analysis of President Trump’s Cabinet

Charlie Brownstein, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


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Soon after his inauguration ceremony in January 2017, President Donald Trump released his picks for his cabinet. Many of these positions required senate approval, and all were approved in February 2017 by the senate (in Republican control) soon thereafter.  Below is my analysis regarding their ...

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