The Science Survey

The Supreme Court recently removed its barricades, signaling a full in-person return for the Justices.

The Future of Freedom is in the Supreme Court’s Hands

Charlotte Zhou, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

With 39 controversial cases down the docket this term, the Supreme Court’s 6-3 conservative majority will determine the future of abortion laws, gun regulations, and other fundamental issues. And after...

A Russian icebreaker ship powers through the Arctic water.

The Arctic: The New Cold War?

Oliver Whelan, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Russia is increasing its presence in the Arctic in order to expand its economic and militaristic assets, setting off an international race to colonize the frozen ocean — and possibly start a new cold...

With arguments over masking happening across the country, America’s mask predicament is nothing new. In fact, it’s at least a hundred years old.

The “Mask Slackers” of the 1918 Pandemic — Different Time, Same Complaint

Meriel Crowley-Wang, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

“Three Shot in Struggle with Mask Slacker” read the headline of an article published by The San Francisco Chronicle on October 29, 1918, describing an incident that was not the only form of resistance...

Bronx Science students had mixed feelings about their SAT scores. Initially, I was happy with my SAT score. but after consulting with some of my peers, I realized that when it comes to Bronx Science standards, my score was well below average. despite it being an excellent score relative to average scores of American high school students, said Christopher Lall 22.

A Paradigm Shift: the SAT Exam is Now Optional at Many Colleges and Universities

Tzvi Kalb, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

On October 28th, 2021, many Bronx Science seniors who had signed up to take the SAT exam walked to the gym in a final bid to increase their SAT scores, before applying to early decision/early action colleges...

The Merck Covid relief pill will be another tool in our arsenal against our fight against COVID-19.

An Analysis of Merck’s New COVID-19 Treatment Pill and the State of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Anton Karp, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Merck and Co., best known for its invention of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, recently announced the surprising successes of molnupiravir, its “Covid Treatment Pill.” Although the pill...

An adult Spotted Lanternfly feeds on a leaf, revealing its distinctive look.

The Invasion Happening Under Our Noses: Invasive Species

Declan Hilfers, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Over the past few decades, the world has continued to globalize at an unprecedented rate, leading to everything from individualized goods to entire cultures being shared over thousands of miles. This revolution...

The November 2021 reopening holds great promise for tourism in New York City, where international visitors are crucial to the revenue of a majority of businesses, both large and small.

Hope For the Holidays: New York City is Poised For a Successful Travel Reopening

Mandeep Kaur, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Monday, November 8th, 2021 marked the momentous reopening of the American tourism industry to fully vaccinated travelers from dozens of countries. The reopening is the newest addition to a plethora of...

Getting out the vote will be important for all of these candidates; New York has historically low voter turnout, with only 42% of eligible voters casting ballots in 2018.

The State of Play Regarding New York State’s 2022 Gubernatorial Race

Lily Zufall, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

In the wake of Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, eyes are beginning to turn to New York State’s 2022 Gubernatorial race. The three term former governor has left a hole in the state’s political landscape,...

“Vaccines help to greatly reduce the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 because they help to decrease the viral load that can be found in individuals,” said Dorothea Dwomoh ’22.

Hope Against the Coronavirus Variants, Delta and Omicron

Melanie Lin, Staff Reporter November 29, 2021

Do not be misled by the fear-mongering surrounding information about the Delta variant, about which much is known, or the brand new Omicron variant, about which little is known as of this article's publication....

The California oil spill sparks debate over the efficacy of our current regulations on the oil industry.

One of California’s Worst Oil Spill in a Decade

Wei Ni Zhang, Staff Reporter November 29, 2021

Contaminated reserves, washed up birds covered in oil, and devastated wetlands -- the aftermath of the California oil spill that took place on October 2nd, 2021 can be seen from miles away and is still...

Adirondack Chairs are making a new appearance on college and university campuses across America.

An Old Product Taking a New Seat on College Campuses: Adirondack Chairs

Maximilian Kramer, Staff Reporter November 24, 2021

There’s a new trend taking the college world by storm, and it might surprise you. It is not a TikTok dance, nor a new type of class; rather it is the resurgence in use of the Adirondack Chair. Colleges...

A Tasmanian Devil smiles for the camera.

The Devil We Know and the One We Don’t: The Tasmanian Devil, Face Cancer, and a Strikingly Similar Future for Humans and Marsupials Alike

Marina Tiligadas, Staff Reporter November 24, 2021

Confined to the island of Tasmania, just south of Australia, the Tasmanian Devil roams the undergrowth in search of carrion. Named for their blood-curdling shriek, a Devil’s bite is about the same as...

According to the CDC, side effects of the third COVID-19 booster shots closely mirror those of the second dose.

What is a COVID-19 Booster Shot? And Other Questions Answered Regarding Boosters

Jessica Zheng, Staff Reporter November 23, 2021

Booster shots are additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine intended for certain populations, in order to help keep immune levels high enough to protect from the different strains of the COVID-19 virus. Back...

Hospitals and schools across America are providing free COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Now Mandated For Students in California

Khado Tsephel, Staff Reporter November 23, 2021

In the State of California, Governor Gavin Newsom has added the Coronavirus vaccine to the state’s expansive list of mandatory vaccinations. Students ages 12 or older must now get the vaccine if they...

How much control does Facebook (Meta) have over our collective futures?

The Whistleblower: Facebook and Instagram Place Profits Above All Else

Samgar Aidarhanov, Staff Reporter November 23, 2021

On January 6th, 2021, hundreds of rioters banged on the doors to the United States Capitol building, waving “Trump 2020” flags and chanting “Take the Capitol,” loud and clear. They wanted to break...

The Trojan Asteroids are associated with the planet Jupiter, as they orbit the Sun along Jupiter’s path.

Lucy: NASA’s First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids

Elizabeth Colón, Staff Reporter November 22, 2021

How did the universe begin?  This commonly asked question is one of countless that remain unanswered, as humanity has remained perplexed about the origins of our galaxy.  Mission Lucy, one of...

Big Sibs Safwan Almobin 22, Ahanaf Samin 22, Ben Raab 22, Harper Prentice 22, and Yilin Manfredi 22, along with guidance counselor Ms. Maylor, run an advisory session for homeroom B18.

Bronx Science’s 9th and 10th Graders Adjust to In-Person Learning

Benjamin Fishbein, Staff Reporter November 22, 2021

Coming to the Bronx Science building for the first time has always been an adjustment for each ninth grade class since the school's creation in 1938, and the 2021-2022 school year has proved to be no different....

Could one of these Bronx Science students  become a future Nobel prizewinner?  The Bronx High School of Science counts eight Nobel Prize recipients as graduates.

The Background Behind the Nobel Prizes

Saamiya Ahmed, Staff Reporter November 22, 2021

We’ve just had another round of Nobel Prize announcements in 2021, for “achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind.” Members of the news media gushed over the accomplishments...

A bright red sun, caused by haze from the California wildfires, appeared in Toronto, Canada on July 20th, 2021. (DESIGNECOLOGIST / Unsplash)

The Increase in Forest Fires is a Harbinger of Climate Change

Sarah Derkach, Staff Reporter November 20, 2021

In July 2020, the northeast saw a haze that covered a bright red sun. Though the deep red color is known at sunrise and sunset, this specific sun appeared to carry its crimson hue all day. This sun gave...

The MIEP fuels the ongoing cycle of mental health and substance abuse in prisoners.

Prisoners Are Denied Medicaid by the Government

Pritika Patel, Staff Reporter November 19, 2021

Many of us love to see irony play out in our books, TV shows, movies, and even in real life. But the one place irony should not be is in our government. The Eighth Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual...

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