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Thoughts on Chain Migration

Thoughts on Chain Migration

Ivan Lacroix and Tasmia Kabir

March 1, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 7, 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 7, 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 ...

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