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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...

Socializing While Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bronx Science students use online programs and websites to spend time with their friends. Thanh Dao ’20, Audrey Hill ’20, Sadia Rahman ’20, Harper Learmonth ’20, Andy Geagan ’20, and Nayu Shimo ’20 frequently schedule Zoom calls to hang out, catch up, and play online games together.

Darya Lollos, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is still going strong, and it is incredibly important for people to practice social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Current social distancing measures have been effective in reducing the rate of infection. As Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top inf...

Baking Cupcakes, Making Zoom Calls, and Running Nine Miles: A Glimpse Into Birthday Celebrations Under Quarantine

Allie Smithie ’22 dressed up for her birthday and went outside of her building to take a  photo with her sister, while maintaining social distancing, of course. She put her mask back on immediately after this photograph was taken!

Ellora Klein, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

While it may seem like the opposite of a party to spend your special day in quarantine, March, April, and May 2020 students have found their quarantine-birthdays to be less dreadful than expected. Holding onto a piece of normalcy like a birthday celebration during a global pandemic may seem trivial, but ...

Seniors’ Last Words on Virtual Celebrations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Bronx Science Class of 2020 seniors gather around the courtyard on November 1, 2020, the standard date for early college applications, for ‘Senior Scream’ in order to commemorate their efforts together.

Daniela Castro, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

“Canceled,” “suspended,” and “pushed back” are words that the Class of 2020 have come to be all too familiar with over the past couple of months. Schools have been closed for nearly two months now, and it has been officially announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that they will not reopen...

Coping with Being Cooped Up: Hobbies During Quarantine

To crochet, “I like trying out my own styles and stitches. I see different techniques used so I combine them to make my own style,” Tajriyan Chowdhury '21 said.

Raitah Jinnat, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

On March 15, 2020, Bill DeBlasio announced that New York City schools would be closed to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. While originally anticipating for them to reopen on April 20, it has now become clear that schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year. On May 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo...

Podcasts on the Rise

Kristina Ang ’18 has turned her podcast ‘The Life of a Fashion Student’ into a platform through which she can engage with her audience on a personal level.

Najmul Miah, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

Now more than ever, during the Coronavirus pandemic with quarantine in effect in many parts of the country, people are tuning in to podcasts and using them as a medium through which they can explore different topics of interest.  Seen as an alternative to streaming services, listening to music, o...

May 2020 Crossword: Harry Potter Theme!

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

Maggie Schneider, Staff Reporter

May 4, 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: Concoction Harry and Ron use to interrogate Malfoy Location inhabited by centaurs, acromantulas, and Grawp the giant Salazar Slytherin’s speci...

Disney Crossword

Print out this crossword box so that you can fill in the answers at home!

Maggie Schneider, Staff Reporter

May 2, 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 Disney movie with Experiment 626 Unlucky suitor in Beauty and the Beast Where the Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter reside Fantasia piece that ...

A Tribute to Our Lunch Staff

Students enjoy a delicious and healthy lunch in the Bronx Science cafeteria, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the cafeteria workers.

Rasheed Hossain, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2020

Last summer, I worked at Reading 4 Smiles, a summer camp dedicated to teaching career-oriented skills to marginalized youth. At the program finale, I was working in the kitchen, preparing and serving food to my students and their parents. I never thought that serving food would be such a daunting task, ...

Dressing to Impress

Josephine Kinlan '22 believes that “a lot of 90’s trends are making comebacks; I’ve specifically seen low rise jeans, flared pants, and wallet chains become popular recently. I think that certain fashion trends, like plaid, ripped denim, and Jordans will always maintain themselves. They might not be the first option on someone’s shelf, but they become more like staples until styling can make them a fashionable element,” Kinlan said.

Arianne Browne, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2020

As the curtains open on the new decade, some fashion trends from years past have stepped in and reclaimed their spotlight. If you walk into any clothing store, you will immediately be surrounded by bright neon t-shirts, pastel pants, wallet chains, and bomber jackets, all of which were made popular ...

An Analysis of Self-Esteem During the Teenage Years

Aissata Barry ’22 has created support groups for teenagers over Instagram, FaceBook and Reddit.

Rose Marabello, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2020

Self-esteem is essential to leading a fulfilling life. It can be broadly defined as regard for one’s abilities. However, it is experienced differently by every person. “I would define self-esteem as how I feel about myself, and my confidence in my abilities,” said Cynthia Zacapa ’23. Alexis Ch...

April 2020 Advice Column

Your favorite Editors-in-Chief, coming to you with more advice! 
(Not pictured: Cameron Leo, Celeste Abourjeili & Leann Goldberg)

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

April 10, 2020

From the Editors: Hi everyone!! We hope you and your families are all safe and doing well during this difficult time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Obviously, this year has taken quite the turn, so we just want to make sure that you’re all doing okay and making the most of this situation. We’ll g...

If I Could Go Back

Jean Namgung, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

We all come in different ways.  Some came in as ninth graders, a bit worried at the thought of crowded hallways filled with unfamiliar faces. Others come in boldly, confidently, prepared to fulfill their hopes and dreams of a High School Musical experience.  Regardless of whether it wa...

Introduction to Neuroscience

Celeste Abourjeili '20 works individually to learn more about her mind in the 'Introduction to Neuroscience' course.

Mayesha Soshi, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

Dive into the world of neuroscience and discover the depths of your own mind with Bronx Science’s new lab science course, 'Introduction to Neuroscience!' This year, AP Biology and research teacher Dr. JoAnn Gensert started the course in order to provide students with the opportunity to explore the ...

Science Olympiad Team Sweeps Regionals

In Science Olympiad, students work together in groups to prepare for the States competition after the success at the Regionals.

Areebah Qutub, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

One of the most all encompassing science extracurriculars at our school is the Science Olympiad team. With different categories ranging from Anatomy and Physiology to Wind Power to Food Science and more, Science Olympiad has something for anyone with an interest in real world applications of science. ...

S!NG: An Entirely Student-Run Production

Anthony Bonavita '20 (pictured above), a devoted member of S!NG for the past three years, expressed his joy in performing alongside his friends and cast members. “This was during our first number in our show ‘That's A Band?’.  It was so great to put on an original show that encapsulated a story about high school students.” Bonavita said.

Kaitlyn Chan, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

Lights, Curtains, Scene! On March 11th and 12th, 2020, Bronx Science’s S!NG was back and better than ever, gracing the stage for their ninth annual showcase. Featuring performances from both new and returning stars, this year’s performance was definitely a date to mark on the calendars. With a p...

New Clubs Come to Bronx Science

Mohammed Zaid ’21 (left), Tajwar Rahman ’21 (middle), and Ummol Fatema ’21 (right) are working on creating their own neural network in the Machine Learning Club. “It’s a really fun club with great leaders, and it exposes us to a field that seems to be growing more and more important,” said Rahman.

Jillian Chong, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

Looking back on their high school careers, adults often say that high school is what you make of it. Some students only seek a diploma and avoid every school activity while others strive to involve themselves in their community in every way possible. Those who enjoy getting involved participate in school ...

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