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The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic Upon College Admissions

One of the most competitive institutions in the world, Harvard University, will potentially have to make room for a larger class size next year.

Milène Klein, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

Over the course of the past several months, one thing has become abundantly clear -- the Coronavirus pandemic will have a significant ripple effect on all of our futures. Throughout all the different echelons of our society, the Coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty over what the coming months wil...

An Analysis of Taiwan’s Coronavirus Response

This building houses the Control Yuan, a legislative branch of the Taiwanese government that acts as an investigatory agency that monitors the other branches of government. During the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Control Yuan are important in safeguarding public health, because they closely inspect elements of disease prevention methods and policies.

Kin Yang, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

As countries around the world continue to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have been drawn to the forefront in the battle against the virus. For the WHO, this means upholding their main objective which is the “attainment by all people...

The Dangers of Takeout For People Who Produce it, Cook it, Load it, and Deliver It to Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Like many families, my father chose to purchase our groceries at the local market in Chinatown, rather than buy them through online delivery services.

Caitlin Yeung, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

Countries and states are taking different initiatives towards mitigating the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic: each city has its own timeline. In Los Angeles, people are urged to stay home and avoid stepping out, even for groceries. Other places like Hong Kong and New Jersey are permitting people to...

Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic

During the Coronavirus pandemic with empty grocery shelves in many neighborhood groceries in New York City, Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is restocking her constituents' pantries.

Mayesha Soshi, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

38,872. As of May 29, 2020, the total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in New York’s 14th Congressional District was 38,872. The New York Times has deemed District 14 the “epicenter of the epicenter” of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Within weeks, the pandemic has decimated the i...

‘Coronavirus is Feminine’ Decrees the Académie Française

People roam the streets of Paris before the arrival of the novel Coronavirus.

Darlene Park, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

With over 28,000 deaths from COVID-19, France is one of the worst-hit countries in the world. Although scientists are still conducting research about the novel Coronavirus, one fact has been confirmed: it is feminine. After months of fighting the virus, the Académie Française has declared “non” (no) to ...

A Mysterious New Children’s Illness Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

Raitah Jinnat, Staff Reporter

Raitah Jinnat, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2020

There have been over 211,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 along with over 17,000 confirmed deaths in New York City, from the beginning of March to today. But while the United States has been struggling to keep up with COVID-19, a new disease linked to it has surfaced in children. There have been cases...

Politics, Toxicity, and TikTok

Discussing politics is a popular trend on TikTok, and some of the most attention-grabbing topics include President Trump and the current state of our country. Videos addressing such controversial issues gain thousands of likes and views.

Byul Sak, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

Where do you get your daily dose of political news or debate? Your answer to this question might have been a newspaper like The New York Times or a news channel like CNN -- TikTok is probably not a platform that has ever crossed your mind. After all, TikTok is just for dancing and comedy videos…ri...

A Double-Edged Sword: State Reopenings During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Businesses such as 'Starbucks' are excited to reopen and rebuild the economy. But the question remains, what is the health cost of doing so?

Yona Litwin, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

Three months after the coronavirus sent the United States into lockdown, all 50 states have begun to reopen. With forty million people out of work and millions more struggling to pay rent, there is heavy pressure on the government to take action. Many experts, however, remain skeptical that reopening...

What’s Going On With New York City Beaches?

Orchard beach is usually filled with thousands of New Yorkers on Memorial day weekend. This year, it is nearly empty.

Margaux Reyl, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in mid May 2020 that opening the city’s fourteen miles of public beaches by Memorial Day weekend was “not in the cards.” Memorial Day weekend is when the beaches have traditionally opened, marking the first days of summer in the city. De Blasio explained the beaches...

Economic Trouble in the Age of Coronavirus

Scott Ernsberger, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

Quarantine has had a distinct and undeniable impact on our daily lives. While it is necessary for public health, there is unquestionable damage being done.  One of the potentially largest threats is in the harm posed to Wall Street and the economy at large.  When the stock market crashed in February 20...

A Hard Hit to the Navajo Nation

Students in the A.P. U.S. History classes at Bronx Science learn about past treaties between the United States and Native Americans.

Wei Ni Zhang, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

On March 17, 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic hit the Navajo Nation with its first COVID-19 case. Since then, the number of cases has skyrocketed. The Navajo Nation now holds the record for the highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the United States. With limited healthcare facilities over a 27...

The Problem of Price Gouging in New York City During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Here are some of the sanitation products whose prices are most often inflated during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Olivia Chen, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

On the corner of Main Street and 41st Road in Flushing, there is a booth where a middle-aged Chinese man sells bootleg films. On a typical day in Flushing, you can hear him promoting the newest Asian dramas and movies to passersby. “It’s the newest one! Everyone in Korea is watching it now!” A...

Profiles of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2020

Zoë Cooper is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2020.

Celeste Abourjeili, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

To watch Zoë Cooper ’20 and Lily O’Sullivan ’20 give their Valedictorian and Salutatorian speeches to the Class of 2020 at 92nd Bronx Science Commencement Ceremony, click on the video above.  COVID-19 may be keeping us inside this spring, but seniors are celebrating their graduation fro...

The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Impact Upon Voting in the November 2020 Presidential Election

This notice was sent to New York City residents by the Board of Elections in the city of New York. Primary elections are being conducted through absentee ballots, via mail, in order to curb coronavirus transmission while voting.

Ruhika Ponda, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2020

At the start of this year, 2020 promised to be an impactful year for everyone as it was the start of a new decade, a leap year, and a presidential election year. Since 2016, when President Trump was first elected, there has been a deep divide in American society between those who support the president...

Summer Opportunities Amidst the Uncertainty of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Summer is a great time to pursue your own interests, while you have the time to do so.

Miles Yamner, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2020

These past few months have been really tough for all of us, some more than others. Whether it has been financial struggles, dealing with isolation and loneliness, COVID-19 sickness, or plain boredom, we have all struggled in our own ways. Stemming from all these struggles has been the cancellation of se...

America Launches Into a New Era

For the first time in nine years, American astronauts have returned to space on an American-built Rocket.

Alex Tembelis, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, NASA astronauts Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley lifted off from Kennedy Space Center aboard a SpaceX rocket. Behind them were nine Merlin rocket engines, roaring to life as they thrusted the men into orbit. The flight was the first launch from an American-based rocket s...

Coronavirus Antibody Testing

As COVID-19 makes its way through the United States, a large variety of antibody tests are becoming available to the public.

Kaitlyn Romanger, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

When the Coronavirus pandemic reached the United States at large in early 2020, there was low quality and scarce testing for the virus. Now, nearly two months since social distancing measures were put into place, more and more people are being tested for coronavirus antibodies, and some test positive.  ...

Order In! Takeout and Delivery Options During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tidal Tea is currently open to the community. “We are open for take out and pick up. We take cash and any electronic method of payment,” said Ethan Chen ’20.

Samantha Cavusoglu, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

The strain on the restaurant industry continues to be one of the most pronounced effects of the Coronavirus in the country. Ever since Governor Cuomo’s  initial decision in late March 2020 to close all New York restaurants, limiting them to  take out and delivery only, many restaurants have str...

Asian Giant Hornets Are ‘Buzzy’ in the United States

Here is a up close photograph of the male Japanese giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia japonica.

Alina Chan, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

News is buzzing around concerning the deadly and venomous Asian giant hornets. The giant hornets, indigenous to Asia, have mysteriously traveled across the vast Pacific Ocean to North America. As of May 2020, there have only been two sightings within the United States, both of which were in Washingto...

Industries Hurt by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Several businesses in New York City have already closed permanently, a side effect of the state being necessarily closed down for weeks in order to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Declan Hilfers, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

Throughout the quarantine, the government has been trying to help large corporations and industries with huge bailouts to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. This raises the question: to what extent are these industries feeling the weight of the Coronavirus pandemic, and what consequences...

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