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We Demand Too Much From the MTA

We Demand Too Much From the MTA

Shanzana Rashid, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2016


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As Bronx Science students, we live busy lives, traveling from school to extracurricular activities to home on a regular basis. This constant shuffle from borough to borough leaves us heavily reliant on New York City’s public transportation system. Most high school students are given a free New York...

To Blame or Praise

To Blame or Praise

Eric Baker, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2016


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Following the September 16 release of Snowden, the Oliver Stone thriller based on real events, there has been a revival on the debate about whether or not this 'hacktivist' acted in the United States’ best interests. In addition, there has been controversy regarding whether or not he should be pardoned...

A Pipeline for Change

A Pipeline for Change

Jeffrey Ko, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2016


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Rising in the heartland of the United States is a powerful movement aimed at settling a historic dispute. The construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline is but a new spark in the ongoing territorial disagreements between the federal government and various domestic dependent nations. For generations,...

College Essays: Too Personal to be Peer-Edited?

College Essays: Too Personal to be Peer-Edited?

Emily Yu, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2016


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Whether it is for the early or regular decision, seniors are rushing to finish arguably the most crucial part of their application: the personal statement. The personal statement essay allows students to write about something that is important to them or something that they feel describes them. It gi...

The Controversy Behind Colin Kaepernick

The Controversy Behind Colin Kaepernick

Rajiv Beepat, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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The world of sports has always been one for bringing to light controversial issues that rarely addressed by most people in the spotlight. From Muhammad Ali refusing to be inducted into the army in 1967 to a more recent event in 2014 when LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Jarrett Jack and Kevin Garnett wore shi...

Cover Up, or You’re Going Home! A Plea for Less Restrictive Dress Codes Nationwide

Cover Up, or You’re Going Home! A Plea for Less Restrictive Dress Codes Nationwide

Alana Rosenthal, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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Ashamed, embarrassed, and most of all, furious. These are the typical emotions of girls after getting called out of class and forced to change into different clothes. Who dictates what is appropriate to wear and what is not? What allows an administrator to tell a girl that her over-sized sweater is ...

A Plea For Later Start Times For High Schools Nationwide

A Plea For Later Start Times For High Schools Nationwide

Matilda Melkonian, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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We all know the feeling of our alarms going off at 6 a.m. By 7 a.m., we are either on Vallo, the train, or the bus. If we are not in the Bronx Science building by 8 a.m., we are late. School goes on until 3 p.m., and for some, even later. We get home, eat dinner, and finish our homework around 11 o’cloc...

Headphone Jack Blues with the iPhone 7

Headphone Jack Blues with the iPhone 7

Masato Hirakata, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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Amid much hype, criticism, and fanfare, Apple’s latest smartphone product, the iPhone 7, was released to the public on September 7th, 2016. Coming out almost a full year after the iPhone 6, many fans were excited about the new device. However, most people found themselves disappointed. Lacking many feat...

Privacy Versus Security: How Much is Too Much When It Comes to Private Investigations?

Privacy Versus Security: How Much is Too Much When It Comes to Private Investigations?

Marco Zembo Palzer, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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On their website, the FBI claims that their top investigative priority is terrorism, and that they will use  any means necessary to nullify potential threats. Yet, on September 22nd, 2016, Ahmad Khan Rahami detonated an IED in Lower Manhattan, injuring twenty-nine people. However, a few years ...

Chelsea Bombing- The Facts and the Future

Chelsea Bombing- The Facts and the Future

Maya Goldberg, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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On September 17th, 2016, twenty-nine people were seriously injured by a powerful blast caused by a bomb on West 23rd Street in Chelsea. A second bomb was found later that night but deactivated by two men trying to steal the suitcase that contained the bomb, according to the online journal DNAinfo. Two...

Women Abuse: Not Just “Her” Issue

Women Abuse: Not Just “Her” Issue

Anastasia Koutavas, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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A lot can happen in a decade. A loved one can be lost, a war can be won, a house can be built; a life could change. Many people are often able to look back at their past ten years and be proud of where they currently stand. However, this is not always reality, and has not been for certain women in S...

Police Reform and Institutionalized Racism in Law Enforcement

Police Reform and Institutionalized Racism in Law Enforcement

Jason Qu, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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Ferguson. Chicago. Milwaukee. Sanford. These are cities in America that have been defined by police brutality and acts of violence against members of the African-American community that have been apprehended by police. This is a sensitive topic, no doubt, but one that needs to be addressed. These...

Extracurriculars: The Importance of Getting Involved

Extracurriculars: The Importance of Getting Involved

Julia Maher, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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From guidance counselors to nagging parents, we have all been told, “Extracurriculars help boost your resume! Get involved! Colleges like to see commitment!” Though college is a strong motivation to join a club or sports team, there are better reasons to do so.   During my freshman year, ...

Is Your Social Media Account Being Watched?

Is Your Social Media Account Being Watched?

Bridget Kulcsar, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016


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Schools try to keep up with a rapidly modernizing world, adding 'Smart Boards' to classrooms and moving lessons online and into PowerPoints. However, they not only have to keep up with modern technology, but with their students. According to 'Statista,' approximately 78% of Americans used social media ...

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