The Science Survey

Here is my grandfather's professional headshot from his time writing for 'The New Yorker.'

My Grandfather, the Writer

Enza Jonas-Giugni, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

My grandfather, Gerald Jonas, used to pick me up from Kindergarten on Wednesdays. I attended P.S. 84 then, a dual-language elementary school on 92nd street located just around the corner from the towering...

In preparation for the Town Hall, members of the different committees come together to finalize plans. (Student names are organized left to right and up to down): Skye Lam ’22, Mamadou Barry ’22, and Edie Fine ’21 are members of the S.O. Cabinet; Angelina Chen ’24, Reese Villazor ’21, Giyun Hong ’21, Jaymie Paredes ’21, and Caleb Yam ’21 are members of the Educational Committee; Mia Goldberg ’22, Bonnie Huang ’22, and Nicolas Kim ’22 are members of the Discussion Committee; Victoria Diaz ’22, Regan Toriello ’22, Tiffany Zheng ’22, Mysha Rahman ’22, and Avery Look ’21 are members of the Promotional Committee.

Promoting Education and Awareness: The Anti-Asian Racism Town Hall at Bronx Science

Jaymie Paredes, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

With a spike in the number of anti-Asian hate crimes across America during the past year, youth activism has been vital in keeping the public aware. On April 29th, 2021, Bronx Science held an Anti-Asian...

Edie Fine '21 takes her 'artivism' personally, while demonstrating her piece for the 'art rebellion'.

Juliet Daniel ’21 and Edie Fine ’21: Today’s Activists

Logan Klinger, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Oftentimes, we forget to remember that excellence goes beyond academics. Bronx Science is home to scientists, artists, writers, performers and politicians who also happen to be studious. They wish to create...

Pictured are the Editors-in-Chief of the 2020-2021 'The Science Survey' planning out this advice column during a Zoom meeting. From left to right, top to bottom: Kate Reynolds ’21, Julia Sperling ’21, Jamie Lee Nicolas ’21, Maggie Schneider ’22, Alina Chan ’21, Michael Toscano ’21, and Lavanya Manickam ’21.

Summer 2021 Advice Column: Transitions, Transitions, Transitions

Hey Bronx Science! Wow! It is hard to believe the 2020-2021 school year is wrapping up already. Since this is the last Advice Column of this academic year, we hope these answers will help students as...

Here is the front of the Black Whale, an iconic City Island restaurant.

The Forgotten Bohemians of City Island

Johannah Doyle, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

City Island is an island neighborhood of New York City located just off the coast of the East Bronx. Today, the insular community is home to seafood restaurants, marinas, and scenic views of the Long Island...

The Met often displays exhibits outside its famous building; for example, the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden hosts a series that commissions pieces for its outdoor space. Pictured is the work that is currently on view, Alex Da Corte's 'As Long as the Sun Lasts,' which can be seen through October 31st, 2021.

New York City, As Seen By the Class of 2021

Lavanya Manickam, Staff Reporter June 16, 2021

It is fair to say that the Bronx High School of Science stands apart from the average American high school. Of course, the eight Nobel laureates and seven Pulitzer Prize winners who have all graduated...

Patsy's Pizzeria can be found on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with several locations there.

Two Favorite Restaurants of Bronx Science Students: Comm Tấm Ninh Kiều and Patsy’s

Rose Marabello, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

Small, locally-owned restaurants have long been New York City's backbone, providing about 8.1 percent of jobs to the city, and attracting visitors from all over the world to try diverse foods. During the...

As the city opens back up and many of us start to become more active, it is important to reflect on our experiences over the past fifteen months of the Coronavirus pandemic and to make new plans.

Post-Isolation Bucket Lists

Victoria Diaz, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

As a rising senior, the thought of graduating and starting my life again is beginning to creep up on me. A vast majority of teenagers around the country have likely limited their social activity during...

“To me, each case is like a story of a puzzle that we have to work to solve. The work i’m doing has a big impact on people’s lives and I really enjoy it” said Ruhika Ponda ’21, regarding her work as a summer intern with Kyle Watters, a criminal defense attorney.

One Last Spectacular Summer Before College

Ellen Wu, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

When people told me that high school would be the fastest four years of my life, I did not believe them for a second. That is, until I suddenly realized it is practically already over. After three years...

Jenny Huang ’21 (left) is grateful as she graduates from Bronx Science on June 24th, 2021. “I will miss my Bronx Science friends who have given me such great memories, along with my amazing teachers who have given me so much good advice,” said Huang.

A Moment of Reflection For the Class of 2021

Caleb Yam, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

Once this year’s graduation takes place on June 24th, 2021, the Class of 2021 will say their final goodbyes to Bronx Science. For many Class of 2021 seniors who chose fully remote learning due to the...

“When I visited Dartmouth's campus, it felt right, and I kind of just knew that that was the school that I would be able to explore what I wanted to learn, because of its liberal arts courses,” said Emma Nguyen ’21. Especially since Nguyen plans on returning to New York City after college for a job, she wanted to have a different experience in a college with a suburban campus.

How Did the Class of 2021 Choose Their Colleges?

Shaira Jafar, Staff Reporter June 13, 2021

Now that Decision Day has passed, our seniors are able to rest easy. But, the weeks leading up to May 1st, 2021 were busy with t-charts, conversations with alumni, and incessant researching. There are...

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Summer 2021 Crossword: Music Festival Theme

Maggie Schneider and Carolyn Chui June 9, 2021

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. Performer booed for his use of electric guitar at the Newport...

“This year has been a wild ride. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we had to learn to adjust with an all virtual performance,”said Bonnie Huang ’22,  the President of the Lunar New Year  Production Club.

The Lunar New Year Production Club’s Virtual Performance

Angela Phuong, Staff Reporter June 9, 2021

In the month of May along with the pending arrival of summer, students were also looking forward to an exciting event: The Lunar New Year Annual Production Showcase! On May 17th, 2021, from 3:30 p.m....

A cherry tree blooms in the Spring, reminiscent of the trees which bloom in the Bronx Science courtyard.

Reflecting on my Virtual Senior Year

Enza Jonas-Giugni, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

When March 2021 fades into April 2021 and the season of Spring fully takes hold, the trees in the Bronx Science courtyard erupt in soft pink petals and vibrant fuchsia hues. The first time that I saw the...

Pictured are some of the Editor-in-Chiefs of 'The Science Survey' discussing this advice column during a Zoom meeting. Pictured from rom left to right, top to bottom are Montana Lee ’21, Julia Sperling ’21, Kate Reynolds ’21, Logan Klinger ’21, Samama Moontaha ’21, Edie Fine ’21, and Jamie Lee Nicolas ’21

May 2021 Advice Column: Springing Into the Spring Semester

 Hi, Bronx Science! Congratulations on making it this far in the year. This 2020-2021 academic year has brought endless surprises and challenges, given the Coronavirus pandemic. However, Bronx...

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May 2021 Crossword: LGBTQ+ Icons Theme

Maggie Schneider, Staff Reporter May 2, 2021

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: 8. Rock musician who sang “Come to My Window” 10. Women’s...

Elma Kabir ’23 tours a popular New York City attraction, The Vessel, at night, in December 2020.

Dear Future Self, Please Do Not Forget

Jaymie Paredes, Staff Reporter May 2, 2021

“When this is all over” has been ingrained in our vocabularies since the first day of lockdown in New York City on March 15th, 2020. Over a year later, the “end” is still an abstract concept. Without...

Eight-year-old Reese Nelson gears up as she performs a drop-in slide trick. She has made many great friends through skateboarding. Some of her closest friends are skaters in Canada, but she has also made many friends after moving to the United States.

Skateboarding Past Gender

Paromita Talukder, Staff Reporter May 1, 2021

“How to do an ollie.” “Steps of an ollie.” “Easy beginner tricks to learn before an ollie.” This has been my YouTube search history for the past two months, as I have tried to pick...

“Reaching out to other students from the class of 2020 who got accepted into my Early Action college was so incredibly helpful. The supplementary questions were exactly the same this year, so I was able to see successful answers to those questions that other Bronx Science students wrote. Their examples helped me to start thinking out of the box and really be unafraid to include some quirky/out there answers. It also made me feel supported to have them edit and look over what I had written. I loved getting to listen and learn from their experiences, and apply that knowledge to my own application. Don’t be afraid to reach out to the class of 2021, even if it’s someone you don’t know very well. We would love to help you with your application process, whether you need advice, edits, or just want to toss ideas around!

Advice on the College Admissions Process From the Class of 2021

Arian Berisha, Staff Reporter May 1, 2021

In a tumultuous school year such as this one, it was expected the college application process would change drastically, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. With SATs becoming test-optional for...

Chloe Kirk, a Ph.D. graduate student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, runs a science blog called Chloe the Scientist.

Science Communication in the Age of COVID-19

Marian Caballo, Staff Reporter May 1, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the resilience in the international science community. However, some scientists worry that the public is losing trust in scientific expertise. While data from...

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