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Shedding Light on Harvey Weinstein

Shedding Light on Harvey Weinstein

Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

It all started with a tape. In 2015, Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her. She went straight to the nearest police precinct, which had her meet Weinstein again with a wire. The resulting tape showed Gutierrez confronting Weinstein about the earlier incident,...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Guest Cartoonist

March 2, 2018

How to Fix the MTA

How to Fix the MTA

Maliha Akter, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

At the brink of dawn, numerous Bronx Science students arrive on the subway platform of 59th St-Lexington Avenue. Upon what seems like a 24 hour wait, the 4 train arrives while generating a windstorm. Within mere seconds, the train’s interior transforms into a battleground for the competition of limited...

Trump and North Korea: Fiery Words Can Spark an Inferno

Trump and North Korea: Fiery Words Can Spark an Inferno

Joachim Romanosky, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

With the end of World War II in 1945, there came a concern that has affected all major powers of the world since: atomic weapons and the potential of nuclear war. For the last seven decades, all nations have managed to restrain themselves from using atomic weapons against a foreign power, in order to...

Breitbart News: Once Pro-Israel, Now Friendly to Anti-Semites

Breitbart News: Once Pro-Israel, Now Friendly to Anti-Semites

Skylar Kleinman, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

Breitbart News is both one of the most reviled and influential news sites today. Most people know it as the go-to news source for the alt-right. Most people don’t know that Breitbart started out much more innocuously than what it is today. Andrew Breitbart was a conservative, Jewish journalist who...

Joe Biden: Too Old to be President?

Joe Biden: Too Old to be President?

William Fisher, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

In the last few months, former Vice President Joe Biden greatly raised expectations that he will enter his name onto the seemingly ever-increasing list of Democratic politicians planning to run for President in 2020. In May, he formed a political action committee, American Possibilities, in order to rais...

An Analysis of Motivations for Donating to the Annual Can Drive

An Analysis of Motivations for Donating to the Annual Can Drive

Ahana Chowdhury, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement once said, "There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” Over 60,000 homeless people live in the New York City shelter system, not including the many unaccounted people living on ...

Korean Pop Integration into American Music Culture

Korean Pop Integration into American Music Culture

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Filled with bright flashing lights, synchronized moves, matching outfits, and picture perfect smiles, the South Korean pop music industry, also known as K-Pop, has become a recognizable worldwide phenomenon. From male idol groups paired with alluring smiles and smouldering gazes to female units filled wi...

Thoughts on Chain Migration

Thoughts on Chain Migration

Ivan Lacroix and Tasmia Kabir

March 1, 2018

Tasmia Kabir '18: Many of us would not be in the United States if it were not for chain migration, a system which allows United States citizens to apply for their siblings to come into the country legally. However, following the terror attacks in New York City this past November, President Trump sp...

Full of Sound but Lacking in Fury

Full of Sound but Lacking in Fury

George Crooks, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

In the course of our relatively brief democracy, we have not seen anything quite like this. This country has been privy to its own slew of political scandals, underminings of democracy, and even a civil war. What makes the Trump presidency one year on so remarkable is the sheer level of inefficiency...

The Importance of Effective Whistleblowers in an Age of “Fake” News

The Importance of Effective Whistleblowers in an Age of “Fake” News

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Whether it’s exposing the underground rape culture in universities, U.S. military strategies in the Iraq War, or financial corruption in a large energy company, whistleblowers make information accessible to the public and exercise America’s fundamental right to free speech and free press. Protecte...

What Colleges Don’t Tell You About Early Applications

What Colleges Don’t Tell You About Early Applications

Kristina Ang, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Nobody likes to play “the waiting game”— especially with college admissions. The college application process is complex and anxiety-inducing due to the very lengthy and unnecessarily long waiting period that follows the already tedious application process. Applying early is not a relatively new ide...

The President and his Tweet Addiction

The President and his Tweet Addiction

Jehiel Butt, Staff Reporter

December 31, 2017

It’s been eight years and over 36,000 tweets since the @realDonaldTrump account was created.  Back then, Donald Trump was an established businessman known as one who strove to build an image of strength and power, which he invoked not only through the emblematic Trump Real Estate name, but als...

America’s Forgotten: Low-Income Teens and College

America’s Forgotten: Low-Income Teens and College

Andrew Lee, Staff Reporter

December 31, 2017

Teens from all walks of life are currently applying to colleges across America. However, some aren’t even trying. According to the Labor of Bureau Statistics, 43% of families in America, 30,633,579 children, are classified as low-income, which means that they make less than $48,072 per year. Out...

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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...

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