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The White House, in Washington D.C., where President Biden resides.  Biden’s choices for his Cabinet have come under close scrutiny from all wings of the Democratic Party, as he works to assemble a diverse and experienced administration.

The Complications of Choosing a Cabinet

Kate Reynolds, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

President Joe Biden repeatedly vowed throughout the 2020 presidential campaign that if elected, his Cabinet would “look like America.” By and large, he has kept this promise.  Biden’s...

Article 1, Section 3 of the United States Constitution gives the Vice President the power to cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate. With the current Senate being split 50-50, Vice President Kamala Harris may have to use that power often.

Elections Have Consequences

Benjamin Fishbein, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

At noon on January 20th, 2021, the Biden Administration officially began. In the following hours, Vice President Kamala Harris administered the oath of office to three new Senators, officially turning...

Grace Zagoria '23 uses Citi Bikes regularly to embark on adventures around New York City.

The Rise of Citi Bikes in New York City

Donna Celentano, Student Reporter March 21, 2021

Many new and unexpected aspects of life have become commonplace in this peculiar timeline of the Coronavirus pandemic that we're living through — many things feel like they are in disarray. Citi Bikes...

Over 41.2 million COVID vaccines have been administered in the U.S., with over 128 million doses administered worldwide.

The Four Vaccines Approved for COVID-19 : A Comparison

Nicole Hu, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

With the FDA’s approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on February 27th, 2021, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on December...

The Washington monument, an iconic symbol of the capitol, stands surrounded by flags and visitors in the morning.

Washington D.C. as the 51st State

Declan Hilfers, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

Since its creation, Washington, D.C. has found itself in a strange and unique position. While it has a larger population than Wyoming and Vermont, the District has been excluded from statehood for a myriad...

The Lucerne Hotel in the Upper West Side of Manhattan has been the focus of controversy over the past year, serving as a temporary homeless shelter during the Coronavirus pandemic.

New York City’s Hotel-Turned-Housing For the Homeless

Marian Caballo, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

Fierce debate across New York City has sparked a conversation on the efficacy, safety, and long-term potential of using hotels to house the homeless, as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to exacerbate...

WhatsApp’s opening screen only shows Facebook for a second before you enter into the 'Chats window'; here, the Facebook logo is not visible.

WhatsApp Comes Out With a Controversial New Privacy Update

Samiul Howlader, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

Ad personalization is simultaneously one of the most powerful marketing tactics of the 21st century and one of the most unnerving aspects for Internet users to see as they browse online. When Google shows...

The U.S. Capitol building is where Chuck Schumer currently presides as the Senate Majority Leader.

Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader

Andrew Zhang, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY, became the first Senate Majority Leader from New York on January 20th, 2021.  After the razor-thin senate elections in Georgia, the Democrats now have a majority in...

Steamboat Geyser, Wyoming, U.S.A. Its eruptions can shoot boiling hot water and steam hundreds of feet into the air.

Steamboat’s Reawakening: Erraticism, or Something More?

Marina Tiligadas, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

Steamboat, the world’s tallest active geyser located in Yellowstone, has been erupting nonstop for nearly 3 years. Breaks in between the geyser’s eruptions last anywhere from four days to 50 years,...

Researchers have been strenuously working to uncover the mysteries of this new U.K. variant, B.1.1.7.

Emergence of New Highly Infectious and Possibly Deadlier Coronavirus Variant: B.1.1.7

Alina Chan, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

Just when the world rejoiced for the end of what has repeatedly been called the worst year in recent history, we have been struck with another crisis at the beginning of 2021. Since December 2019, almost...

Vallo buses would bring students right to the front of Bronx Science in the mornings, and drop them home in the afternoon or evening every day without fail.

Vallo Transportation Has Officially Shut Down

Saamiya Ahmed, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

On January 14th, 2021, students and families were informed that the beloved bus company, Vallo Transportation, would be shutting down all further school bus operations. Although this may come as no surprise...

Newly introduced PSMA-PET imaging allowed scientists at the Netherlands Cancer Institute to find a pair of macroscopic salivary gland structures in the nasopharynx region.

A New Organ Within Us: Nasopharyngeal Salivary Glands

Ryan Ahmed, Staff Reporter March 21, 2021

In the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI), researchers unexpectedly had discovered a new organ in the back of the human head. This discovery and published study are truly astonishing, as no discovery of...

Here is a drone flying through the air. Companies such as Amazon.com are exploring the various ways in which drones can be used for delivery of packages.

The Pros and Cons of Drone Delivery of Packages

Ben Raab, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021

At the start of 2021, the media company TRT World published an article entitled '21 Things to Look Forward To In 2021.' Many of the 21 items consisted of developments that a reader was likely already looking...

Laila Johnson, a nurse responsible for vaccinating hundreds of patients per day, agrees with New York State Governor Cuomo’s recent eligibility changes. “The more people get it and the faster they do, the better,” Johnson said.

Wider Eligibilities in New York Result in Higher Vaccination Rollouts

Shahabir Sami, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021

How can we distribute vaccines quickly and effectively is the question on everyone’s minds, but discarding any portion of them should never be the case. The Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo,...

The White House, where President Biden and his family currently reside, is where Biden is hard at work carrying out his agenda. “I think that Biden may face a decent amount of opposition (as usual for a new President), but I think that most people will support his ideas, or at least will share his cause,” said Shad Talha ’23.

What Does the Beginning of Biden’s Presidency Hold?

Adam Sultan, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021

In light of the disturbing state of global and domestic affairs, President Joe Biden has a lengthy and urgent to-do list now that he is officially President of the United States, and has already done...

The rise of conspiracy groups within extreme right-wing parties has grown tremendously over the past decade in America. Some members of these groups were involved with the storming of the nation's Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

The Moral Imperative of Stopping the Harmful Use of Hate Symbols

Camila Kulahlioglu, Staff Reporter March 20, 2021

A symbol is, in simple terms, defined as a representation of an abstract or literal concept. However, beyond that, it can also serve as the basis of a person’s identity. In many cases, symbols stand...

During quarantine, many have taken advantage of any available outdoor space they may have access to, including balconies.

How the World Has Transformed Public Spaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jessica Zheng, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Outdoor spaces have become an essential part of cities being ravaged by the deadly COVID-19 virus. As a result, businesses have gone to great lengths to make certain activities more accessible and have...

Capitol Hill, Washington DC. Here, a riot took place on January 6th, 2021 while the Congress was in session for counting the electoral votes of the Presidential Election.

Aftermath of the Siege at Capitol Hill

Samia Sultana, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, became an unforgettable day for all Americans after hundreds of Trump supporters laid siege to Capitol Hill and vilified the integrity of our democracy. The question that...

News of the Trump mobs at the Capitol Building made the front page of U.S. Today. “It honestly sounded like something out of an apocalypse,” said Reese Villazor ’21.

The Events Surrounding the Takeover of the Capitol Building on January 6th, 2021

Sarah Lydon, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

As we flipped our calendars from 2020 to 2021, many Americans were optimistic about the future. The new year would bring the inauguration of Joe Biden and much-needed stability to the United States, along...

Here is a satellite image of Earth’s moon taken by NASA. Outer Space is vast, and bodies like the moon exist everywhere, including other planets in our solar system which have multiple moons.

What Awaits Space Exploration in 2021?

William Fernando, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

 Outer space is one of, if not, the most interesting and unknown frontiers known to humanity -- and this statement is by no means a stretch.  Discoveries await around each corner and unimaginable...

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