The Science Survey

Summer 2020 Advice Column: Quarantine Edition, Take Two

During an Editorial Zoom meeting, the newspaper Editor-in-Chiefs plan out the June 2020 Issue of 'The Science Survey.' On the top row are Sofia Mahairas '20 and Leann Goldberg '20, and on the bottom row are Celeste Abourjeili '20 and Daniela Castro '20 (not pictured are Cameron Leo '20 and Kaitlyn Romanger '20).

Leann Goldberg, Daniela Castro, Cameron Leo, Celeste Abourjeili, Sofia Mahairas, and Kaitlyn Romanger

June 22, 2020

Hey Bronx Science! We hope you and your families are staying safe. It’s crazy that it’s somehow already June 2020, and even though this was not the way we thought our academic school year would end, we are so proud to see how everyone is persevering and trying to stay strong. Seniors, this ye...

Summer 2020 Crossword: Classic Movies

Print out this crossword box so that you can fill in the answers.

Maggie Schneider, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

Note: To complete the crossword at home, simply click on the crossword box, print it out, and fill in the boxes using the clues below! Across: 2) All About ___ 6) Stanley Kubrick movie with the famous line: “Gentlemen! you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!” 11) Dissentient character in...

Celebrating Eid During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Some people make decorations as a part of their Eid celebrations, which they hung outside of their houses.

Areebah Qutub, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

Every year, after fasting the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world participate in the celebration known as Eid-al-Fitr. The sighting of the new moon determines what day Eid-al-Fitr will be every year. This year, Eid-al-Fitr fell on either Saturday, May 23, or Sunday, May 24, 2020, depend...

A Hairdresser’s Worst Nightmare: Cutting and Dying Your Hair at Home During Quarantine

Many of the hair trends inspired by the quarantine have been done on a whim and have become quite popular. Jessie You '23 said, “it was originally a highlight at the front strands, and then I got impulsive and bleached the whole thing.”

Arianne Browne, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

Quarantine has proved to be a strange experience for everyone; some are bored and some are just exhausted. These feelings are what have driven people to do the “big chop”: cutting their hair themselves. Many students have cut bangs or dyed their hair as a way to cope with all of these sudden change...

Tuning in Together in a Time of a Crisis: The Soothing Power of Music

Many Bronx Science students have turned to each other for music recommendations. They share playlists in order to find new tunes and new methods of relaxing. “Listening to music has helped me to make sense of the uncertain times that we live in now,” said Phoebe Anne Marbid ’21.

Julia Sperling, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

With so much unstructured time at home during the last few months of quarantine, Timothy Brett ’21 has had more time to explore his favorite musical artists and to discover new music. He exhausted all of his usual music platforms and sources, but he wanted a new way to find songs. He decided to ta...

The Evolution of Our Sibling Relationships Since Quarantine Began

Yvonne Fong '23, her twin sisters, and her youngest sister all spend quality time together during quarantine, a silver lining during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ellen Wu, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

Quarantine during the Coronavirus pandemic means spending as much time as you can inside, but it also means spending more time with family members. As someone with an older sister, I definitely understand the struggle of having a sibling -- having the urge to rip out their hair one minute, and then wanti...

Quarantine Reflections: What Bronx Science Students Are Doing With Their Time

Jonah Massey '20 reminisces on his time spent with friends and peers before the Coronavirus pandemic changed the dynamic to virtual meetings only through online platforms.

Albar Subekti, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

Franz Kafka once wrote, “isolation is a way to know ourselves.” While almost a century has passed since the novelist’s death, this quote seems to resonate with the students of Bronx science through this long period quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While many sulk in their desire to so...

A Universal Problem: How Unemployment Affects the Bronx Science Community

As COVID-19 forced New York to be in a state of lockdown starting on March 19th, 2020, many students and their families had to stay at home, which left many parents unemployed.

Angela Phuong, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

During the Coronavirus pandemic, people are being affected in a myriad of different ways. Some have been affected medically while others have been affected socially. However, everyone has been affected financially, with many left jobless. At the end of March 2020, more than three million workers in the...

Bored? Tune in to Bronx Science Math Department Karaoke!

This photograph, taken  earlier in the academic year, shows Mr. Liang winning the rap battle that he had with physics teacher Mr. Blake. Ms. Li and Ms. Costanzo are there as well. In the karaoke sessions, Mr. Liang does rap, which is another reason why these karaokes are so great. The Mathematics teachers are happy to show off their musical talent, whether it is through their singing, guitar playing, or by rapping.

Dorothea Dwomoh, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

It’s Friday, 5:00 p.m. You have managed to complete most (or at least some) of your remote learning assignments for the week. Like others, you are bored, cocooned in the surroundings of your home. The faces of your teachers appear and laughter bounces off of the walls as you socialize with peers.&nb...

‘Students Combat Corona’ : How New York Teens are Helping Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

“I joined SCC because the idea of students helping out their community was really appealing to me,” said Kyle Pinzon, Director of Partnerships.  “It’s easy to feel powerless when you’re stuck at home, especially as a student, so SCC was a great way for me to help out.”

Theodore Wai, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2020

What do you think of when you envision people fighting against COVID-19 outside of healthcare?  Do you think of workers helping to distribute food to those who critically need it?  How about the average person, wearing PPE and maintaining the practice of social distancing?  Perhaps COVID...

Class of 2024 Becomes Class of 2025

Ms. McHugh, a guidance counselor and the Co-Director of the College Office at Bronx Science, is in a college meeting with one of her students back in March 2020 before the Coronavirus pandemic upended many seniors' plans for in-person college this fall.

Sofia Mahairas, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2020

Nationwide, it seems like the senior class of 2020 can’t catch a break. After losing the second semester of our senior year, there is now the risk of missing out on our first year of college as well. With all of the uncertainty that we are all experiencing right now due to the Coronavirus pandemic...

The Pros and Cons of Changed Summer Plans Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

The view of Colorado from a plane before COVID-19 interrupted travel plans for the summer of 2020 worldwide.

Jillian Chong, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

This year, our lives have been flipped upside down due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With the fear of a second wave of COVID-19 this fall, and the slow reopening of the country, travel has slowed, in-person contact has been limited, and many of our summer plans have had to be readjusted. In a normal y...

What Happened to the Theatrical Performers?

Jesse Swimm responded to his show's cancellations by saying, “I am grateful that they were not all together cancelled, as I have seen happen with some other friends' shows.”

Ellora Klein, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

With the world in quarantine due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, theaters around the world have been left empty and abandoned. What once held hundreds of performers and audience members now remains devoid of life. The velvet curtains, opera glasses, and live quartets have now been replaced by compu...

What Are Your Plans After Quarantine?

 Getting bubble tea with friends is one of the activities that Bronx Science students are looking forward to the most, after Quarantine ends.

Anna Ye, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

As our time in quarantine continues in the middle of June, events in New York City are still being postponed and canceled. While this may be disappointing for us all, it is important to stay positive and to support each other through this unfortunate time. After fully feeling the dismay for the acti...

We’re All in This Show Together: The First Virtual Student/Faculty Talent Show

The Math Department’s group performance of “We Are the World” was a message of hope, especially during these difficult times.

Akshay Raju, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

Lights, camera, action — at home? Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, closed schools with virtual learning only may be keeping us physically apart, but school spirit showed itself on May 29, 2020, when both teachers and students came together for the first Virtual Student Faculty Talent Show. The show p...

Mission Accomplished: Students Explore New Hobbies and Passions During Quarantine

Kieran Aug ’20 wears a Bronx Science apron.

Leann Goldberg, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2020

As a disclaimer for this article: no one should feel obligated to “accomplish” anything while in quarantine. In the midst of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the only important thing is to take care of your mental and physical health and those of the people around you. For some people, the most ...

May 2020 Advice Column: Quarantine Edition

Your EICs are back again with more advice! Pictured in a Zoom meeting, from top right: Celeste Abourjeili '20, Daniela Castro '20, Cameron Leo '20, Leann Goldberg '20, Sofia Mahairas '20 (Not pictured: Kaitlyn Romanger '20)

Daniela Castro, Sofia Mahairas, Celeste Abourjeili, Leann Goldberg, and Kaitlyn Romanger

May 15, 2020

Hey, Bronx Science! We hope that you are all still staying safe and healthy during our continued quarantine. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, so we wanted to do a special Quarantine Advice Column. We just wanted to answer some of your questions and help ease some uncertainty ...

Juniors: This One’s For You! Advice From a Senior on Navigating the College Process During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Bronx Science student works with her guidance counselor on her college application process in the weeks before schools closed on March 16, 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Now students meet with their counselors through virtual office hours via Zoom.

Mayesha Soshi, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the American education system has experienced immense changes, from transitioning into a remote learning environment, to canceling standardized testing and shortening Advanced Placement examinations to 45 minutes.  All of these changes have come as a sudden adjustment for the cu...

Zoom University 2024

Students spend four years of their high school careers preparing for college, as this Bronx Science student is doing in his meeting with Ms. McHugh, his Guidance counselor, to plan on the colleges to which he will apply.  The thought that many colleges will be online only during the Fall 2020 semester due to COVID-19 is one of the many terrible outcomes of this pandemic.

Jean Namgung, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

At last, the day has finally come -- students beaming brighter than ever in caps and gowns as the whole room commemorates their four years of high school. It’s graduation. However, for the class of 2020 in high schools across the country, they will not stride across the grand stage in front of the...

The Experience of Ramadan During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During Ramadan, people try to spend time doing acts of worship, such as reading the Quran.

Areebah Qutub, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

This year, Ramadan started at sunset on April 23, 2020. For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a month filled with acts of worship, celebration, and community. In this holy month, Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, in order to physically detox their bodies a...

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