The Science Survey

A Newspaper of Students, for Students, by Students

A Newspaper of Students, for Students, by Students

Cameron Leo, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Unassumingly tucked behind the entrance to the English wing, Room 214 buzzes with energy. Students type furiously at their desktops, scan through newspaper proofs, and scroll endlessly through The New York Times website. Mr. Thorp, a perpetually-busy presence at the front of the room, seems to be wr...

Decades Crossword

Decades Crossword

Maggie Schneider, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Across 2. Dance craze of the 1990s 5. Subject of many a hippie protest 10. Gatsby’s decade 12. What Tony Manero might be seen dancing to 13. Festival that featured Jimi Hendrix’s version of the national anthem 14. “I want my ___!” 17. 1980s wear common to both working women and footb...

What Do Science Students Think of Religion?

What Do Science Students Think of Religion?

Areebah Qutub, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

Throughout history, religion has acted as a driving force in shaping and changing human life. Various religions and their practices have changed and developed over time, merging and developing in ways that ultimately resulted in the beliefs that are seen today. But Bronx Science students don’t need t...

Around the World in Just Eight Hours

Around the World in Just Eight Hours

Arianne Browne, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

Though the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, has launched an attack against specialized high schools, stating that they have “perpetuated massive segregation,” Bronx Science prides itself on being inclusive of all ethnicities. Tanisha Khan ’22 is a Bengali-American student who feels very well represented b...

Keep Calm and Cross On

Keep Calm and Cross On

Shaira Jafar, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

The Bronx Science Speech and Debate team is one of the largest in the nation and is one of the school’s many pride and joys. Founded by Richard B. Sodikow ’55 in 1969, the speech and debate team has since been a staple of Bronx Science identity. The team consists of different sectors of debate and...

Advice Column

Advice Column

Daniela Castro and Sofia Mahairas

March 17, 2020

Hello Bronx Science! This is Daniela Castro ’20 and Sofia Mahairas ’20 speaking. Back by just our own demand, the Bronx Science Advice Column is back in action.  This time, however, we are doing things a bit differently. YOU guys are the ones who get to pick what WE write about. Just ask your...

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Samantha Cavusoglu, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2020

As Bronx Science students, we can all understand how tiring a full schedule of academic classes can be. During the day, it is often hard to find relief from the stress that comes with continuous work. But starting this year an opportunity is closer than ever. Every Tuesday afternoon, students can find th...

Busier = Better?

Busier = Better?

Sophia Randall, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

At some point in life, you will undoubtedly meet an overachiever. You know, those people that always go above and beyond in everything they do. At Bronx Science, this is not uncommon, as many students strive to reach their full academic potential by working incredibly hard. These students typically tend to...

Workspace Ergonomics

Workspace Ergonomics

Sanford James, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

In the pursuit of excellence, many Bronx Science students diligently complete mountains of work assigned to them by their teachers. Despite spending most of their time thinking about the work they do, it may be more beneficial for them to take a break and think instead about how they work. Although B...

Battle of the Newspapers

Battle of the Newspapers

Sofia Mahairas, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

The Science Survey and The Observatory are Bronx Science’s award winning newspaper and yearbook. Many may not realize it, but Mr. Thorp and his team of journalism students work hard every day, taking pictures and conducting interviews to create these acclaimed publications. After many years of worki...

A Camera and Plane Ticket Make for a Fresh Perspective

A Camera and Plane Ticket Make for a Fresh Perspective

Montana Lee, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

After a taste of relaxation during Thanksgiving Break, students were giddy as they waited for winter vacation. It was just a matter of working through three short weeks before being free from the rigors of school. As Friday afternoon, December 20th, 2019, approached and as students then stepped out of...

The Final Term: Ninth Graders Versus Seniors

The Final Term: Ninth Graders Versus Seniors

Ellen Wu, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

Seniors and ninth-graders: the two traditionally polar groups of the school. It’s a new year, and while seniors are looking forward to the start of their final few months at Bronx Science and all the fun activities that come with new beginnings, the ninth graders are taking a look at their first mi...

New Year, New Resolutions

New Year, New Resolutions

Rose Marabello, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

It is January 1st, 800 B.C.E., and you - wait a minute! There is no month of January! That’s right, in the early Roman calendar, which was based on the moon’s cycle, there were only ten months in each year. When the second Roman King Numa came to power in approximately 715 B.C.E., the months of Janua...

Bronx Science’s Chorus Goes Caroling

Bronx Science’s Chorus Goes Caroling

Anna Ye, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

Christmas caroling originally dates back to 19th century Victorian England, when people first started traveling to neighbors’ homes during the holidays and wishing them good health. This was the origin of the word “wassail” and songs such as ‘Here We Come-A-Wassailing,’ which came to mean just...

2020: A Year to Look Forward To

2020: A Year to Look Forward To

Margaux Reyl, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2020

With the dawn of a new decade, we reflect on all the great things that have happened this school year at Bronx Science. We walked out together to protest climate change, we won PSAL championships and set school records. We enjoyed homecoming and Monster Mash, and were ranked fourth in the nation for...

The Reality of Managing Mental Wellness

The Reality of Managing Mental Wellness

Logan Klinger, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

A challenge all of us face is maintaining our mental wellness. However, sometimes those around us are the ones who struggle the most. The reality is that many students have friends struggling with mental wellness. Some already seek professional help, but there are still many students that are putting ...

Who is behind @catcallsofNYC?

Who is behind @catcallsofNYC?

Spencer McQuaig, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

In March of 2016, then NYU first year Sophie Sandberg was assigned a project in a writing seminar. She had to create a digital platform about something she was passionate about. This was the birth of the street art movement and Instagram account @catcallsofNYC. Catcalling is all too familiar to women...

Attention Class of 2020!

Attention Class of 2020!

Sofia Mahairas, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

I am sure we all know that senior year is almost halfway done. We have worked on our college essays in English class, met with our guidance counselors (way too many times!), and unfortunately, we’ve probably shed a tear or two. The college process is difficult; we have accepted it. However, as the...

Behind the Scenes with the Student Organization / Cabinet

Behind the Scenes with the Student Organization / Cabinet

Daniela Castro, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

You may have seen them on Wolverine TV, spamming your e-mails, or even sitting next to you during class. Members of S.O. Cabinet are everywhere! If you have ever participated in spirit week, taken part in a school carnival, or sung your heart out during a coffee house karaoke, these are the people you...

New York City Crossword

New York City Crossword

Maggie Schneider, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

Across 4. Contest loser to the Empire State Building 6. Newest Hudson Yards attraction 10. Brooklyn neighborhood that attracts fish? 12. Where the devil might be cooking 13. Neighborhood of Citi Field 14. Famous Harlem theater 15. Museum that leaves you spiraling 16. Holden Caulfield’s ha...

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