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The November 8th, 2022  election for Governor of the State of New York is a microcosm of the political climate in the United States at large.

The Fight For the Governor’s Mansion Exemplifies Our Current Political Climate

Lily Zufall, Staff Reporter October 30, 2022

Across the country, the upcoming midterm elections on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, are looming large. President Biden’s agenda stands in the balance as Democrats and Republicans fight for control over...

Around the world, people who rely on imports from Russia and Ukraine have been hit hard by the ongoing war.

The Hidden Effects of the War in Ukraine: Famine and Increased Prices

Jessica Zheng, Staff Reporter July 25, 2022

According to the United Nations (U.N.), below average rainfall across East Africa has created some of the driest conditions in four decades leaving more than 13 million people severely food insecure. Seasonal...

Mohammad Akonda 22 rides his electric bike around the Bronx Science courtyard before he prepares to bike home.

Electric Bikes are Here to Stay

Nora Maher, Staff Reporter July 25, 2022

The hum of electric bikes is not new to New York City. Residents might recognize the buzz of makeshift electric delivery bikes with motors attached from years prior, but this year, the noise is deafening....

Microplastics have been found in most remote reaches of the Earth including arctic glaciers, Mount Everest, and the deep ocean.

The Dirty Truth About Microplastics

Carolyn Chui, Staff Reporter July 25, 2022

When you think of plastic inside a human being, you probably think about plastic surgery and the various implants involved. However, nowadays you might have plastic inside your lungs, blood, or organs...

Is employing more police on the streets and subways of New York City an effective means of bringing down the crime rate?

Crime and Punishment in New York City

Declan Hilfers and Rose Marabello July 25, 2022

As New York has reopened over the last months, millions have finally started to return to their pre-pandemic lives, even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much a part of our lives. The great...

A group of children dressed in red and gray play in Kabul, Afghanistan. This photo was taken on October 7th, 2020, a full year before the Taliban resurgence. During this time, tensions between the US and the Taliban rose once more, with Taliban attacks increasing.

Afghanistan and the Forever War

Nehla Chowdhury, Staff Reporter July 25, 2022

December 17th, 2001. After two months of fighting, US-led military forces drove the Taliban out of Kabul as part of the Global War on Terrorism, commonly abbreviated as GWOT. The campaign, as described...

Many New Yorkers feel a sense of pride at the first Amazon labor union being established in New York City. “New York City has long been a leader in industrial innovation, both technologically and culturally,” said Kat Rjavinski ’20.

The Potential of Amazon’s First U.S. Labor Union

Aissata Barry, Staff Reporter July 25, 2022

“Do you wish to be represented for purposes of collective bargaining by Amazon Labor Union?” read the ballot placed in front of nearly 5,000 Amazon workers on April 2022 at the JFK8 Amazon warehouse...

Tigray War

The Overlooked Tigray War in Ethiopia

Anton Karp, Staff Reporter July 24, 2022

For eighteen months, the central government of Ethiopia has tried to reestablish control over the Northern Tigray Region. The war is only the last installment of a decades-long conflict between the...

The University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) is known as New Mexico’s flagship university and is one of the many schools that will be participating in the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, giving residents of all ages the opportunity for free college education.

Free College Tuition For All at State Colleges? The Dream Becomes a Reality in the State of New Mexico

Saamiya Ahmed, Staff Reporter July 24, 2022

Back in 2019, many high school students were intrigued to learn of a proposal in the State of New Mexico to make all state colleges in New Mexico tuition-free. When I wrote about the plan for free college,...

Ukraine responded swiftly to the Russian invasion, broadcasting resistance across the globe.

Social Media and the Ukraine Crisis

Griffin Weiss, Staff Reporter July 24, 2022

The first recorded piece of war propaganda is widely recognized as an epic collection of short film reels created by American forces in the Spanish-American war. American media fabricated atrocities, emphasized...

The Amanita muscaria is a toxic mushroom of the same Amanita genus as the Deadly Dapperling, the Funeral Bell, and the Destroying Angel, and it is widely known as the mushroom in the Super Mario video game series.

Where Do the Toxins in Mushrooms Come From?

Ashley Lim, Staff Reporter July 22, 2022

Horizontal gene transfer sounds like a modern discovery in bioengineering. As it turns out, it is a completely natural process and has been taking place for years within the environmental world. Think...

The new subvariant, BA.5, has shown an increased ability to mutate and change its protein structure.

The Omicron BA.5 Variant and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Marina Tiligadas, Staff Reporter July 22, 2022

In New York City, with one of the highest vaccination rates in America, almost 90% of New Yorkers have received at least one dose of a Coronavirus vaccine, and over three-fourths are fully vaccinated....

A government worker sanitizes a shut down airport in China.

Silently Suffering: The Cost of Shanghai’s COVID-19 Lockdown on Residents

Phoenix Chen, Staff Reporter July 22, 2022

“Serve the people! Serve the people!” Residents of a locked down community in Shanghai protest from behind the chain-link fence that encircles their block. Days after Shanghai’s 2-month long lockdown...

The electoral map is a common way to represent who is leading in presidential elections. The midterm primary elections, while not as consequential as presidential elections, are important to determine who would be the most likely contender for important political positions, such as those in the Senate and House of Representatives.

How the 2022 Midterm Primary and General Elections Will Fundamentally Change President Biden’s Next Two Years

Dorothea Dwomoh, Staff Reporter July 21, 2022

Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives are in a precarious position. The difference between a Democratic-controlled Senate and a Republican one is just a single seat. Whether it is the general...

Neurosurgery requires focus and precision. Dr. Matthew Bradley, Chief of Trauma at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, performs an emergency neurosurgical procedure on a patient in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

What’s Next For Neurosurgery?

Ryan Ahmed, Staff Reporter July 21, 2022

The surgical treatment of brain, spine, and nerve diseases is the focus of neurological surgery, sometimes known as neurosurgery, such as aneurysms, brain tumors, spinal stenosis, hydrocephalus, and more....

The problem of drivers using fake license plates has surged in New York City during the Coronavirus pandemic. Pictured is a street scene in Manhattans Chinatown district.

Fake License Plates Take Over

Johanna Doyle, Staff Reporter July 21, 2022

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching in New York, and have resulted in yet another dilemma facing the city: fake license plates.  The number of fake, obscured, or absent...

1942 - Journalists for the New York Times work and read the newspaper. Eighty years later, journalism has changed radically and, as new technologies continue to emerge, it is almost guaranteed journalism will continue to change.

The Future of Journalism

Oliver Whelan, Staff Reporter July 21, 2022

Over the last decade, the usage of automated journalism has increased exponentially – so much so that you have probably read an article written by an ‘AI journalist’ before, maybe without even realizing...

Here is the front façade of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC.

The Overturning of Roe v. Wade and Its Effects in New York

Louisiana Stahl, Staff Reporter July 21, 2022

America, at the moment, is restless with what seems to be the peak of the ongoing fight over abortion rights, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24th, 2022. Given the uncertainty that...

A dog chasing its tail fervently.

Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

Elizabeth Gloria Jung, Staff Reporter July 20, 2022

Tail-chasing is a ubiquitous behavior that is seen in dogs around the world. Although the behavior seems rather normal, tail-chasing could actually be the result of something more daunting. “Occasional...

Abnormal hemoglobin has a point mutation, the alteration of a single nucleotide, which changes the amino acid from glutamic acid to valine.

Using Viruses to Cure Sickle Cell Disease?

Meriel Crowley-Wang, Staff Reporter July 20, 2022

 Who would have thought that one day scientists would be using modified versions of pathogenic viruses, like HIV and HPV, to cure rare genetic disorders? These disorders have always been difficult...

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