The Science Survey

Nobody Expected the Spanish ‘Reconquista’

Nobody Expected the Spanish ‘Reconquista’

Daniela Castro, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Spain’s immunity to far-right politics gave out after last year’s regional elections in Andalucía and is no longer a ghost that goes by unnoticed. Since Blas Piñar left the House of Representatives in 1982, no other far-right politicians have been able to step into the country’s Parliament. Thi...

Dog Nose Best: Say Goodbye to Ruff Times

Dog Nose Best: Say Goodbye to Ruff Times

Shamiha Islam, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Every day, thousands of trained police dogs sniff out narcotics, explosives and missing people across the United States. With their help, the police are able to catch criminals and stop crime throughout the country. However, although it is very helpful to have canine assistance, police dogs can be incon...

Can Dimming the Sun Be a Solution to Global Warming?

Can Dimming the Sun Be a Solution to Global Warming?

Suzie Yu, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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On June 15, 1991, the world’s largest volcanic eruption of the century occurred in the Philippines, emitting an immense amount of ash and gas. The volcano, Mount Pinatubo, released a tremendous fifteen million tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere, the second major layer of the Earth’s atmosphere....

Foam Is So Last Year

Foam Is So Last Year

Hyein Lee, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), commonly known as single-use foam, is no longer going to be a NYC fast food staple. On January 1st, 2019, NYC implemented its city-wide ban on single-use styrofoam products, which include but are not limited to cups, bowls, plates, takeout containers, trays, and packing...

Advanced Placement, Advanced Registration

Advanced Placement, Advanced Registration

Michael Ho, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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The time of year has come: Advanced Placement registration, the warning to students that the formidable A.P. exams are drawing near. However, starting with the 2019-2020 academic year, this will not be the case as the Advanced Placement test registration has been moved ahead five months, from March...

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to the Second Tissue Agnostic Drug: Vitrakvi

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to the Second Tissue Agnostic Drug: Vitrakvi

Annie Liu, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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May 23, 2017 marked the first time a tissue agnostic cancer drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Traditionally, cancer drugs target specific parts of the body under the assumption that cells located close to each other have similar receptors that specific treatments can target....

Beto O’Rourke: The Possible Key to Democratic Success

Beto O’Rourke: The Possible Key to Democratic Success

Sarane James, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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To the excitement of many political journalists, Democratic presidential campaign rumblings began just days after the 2018 midterm elections. Potential candidates began to visit swings states, accept daytime talk show interviews, and even put together exploratory committees to gauge the potential for...

California Wildfires: Environmental Causes

California Wildfires: Environmental Causes

Olivia Chen, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Burning hot ash and fire embers falling from the trees, families running in all directions, abandoning their homes, cars, and businesses—this was what you saw in the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties of California during the 2018 wildfire season. This may sound like a scene from an action movie, but...

Trump Refuses to Affirm Findings of Federal Climate Report

Trump Refuses to Affirm Findings of Federal Climate Report

Cameron Leo, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Seventy-five years from now, Americans will no longer reflect upon the Great Depression as the most devastating economic disaster in our country’s history. Instead, that title will be claimed by climate change, a catastrophe expected to leave America with billions in debt. This was one of the central...

Stock Selloff

Stock Selloff

William Fisher, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019


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It seemed like the bull market, the time when shares in the stock market rise, would never end. From March 2009, following the Great Recession, the major American stock markets kept growing in value, year in and year out. It even got to the point where the run surpassed the bull market of the 1990s, w...

Drones Help To Save the Great Wall of China

Drones Help To Save the Great Wall of China

Abby Cheng, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019


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In recent years, the Chinese government has made many efforts to preserve one of its greatest man-made structures: The Great Wall. The Great Wall of China dates back to the Ming Dynasty, made to prevent outsiders from invading the Chinese empire. The wall stretches thirty feet high and 5,000 miles long ...

Historical Firsts for Women in the 2019 Congress

Historical Firsts for Women in the 2019 Congress

Abigail Aronson and Alysa Chen

March 24, 2019


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Votes for Women. Equality for All. Hear Our Voice. The November 6th, 2018 midterm election amplified the echoes of historical women’s rights movements, changing the course of gender diversity in American politics. Congress now boasts a record number of seats held by women from across the country, ...

Extreme Storms, Erratic Jet Streams, and the Global Warming Connection

Extreme Storms, Erratic Jet Streams, and the Global Warming Connection

Lauren Handler, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019


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Mathematics teacher Mr. James Perna headed home from Bronx Science on November 16th, 2018 at 4 p.m. Although he and the rest of the city were aware of the coming snowstorm, none expected the coming perilous journey to get home. Mr. Perna and many others were stuck in complete gridlock. Fallen trees, a...

L Train Shutdown Gets Shut Down

L Train Shutdown Gets Shut Down

Nick Tarr, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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To many Bronx Science students, the L train lives only in imagination, too far from their homes and school to be useful in everyday life. However, to almost 400,000 daily riders, the L train is a reality that almost suffered one of the longest, most expensive, and most impactful renovation projects i...

Bronx Science Starchitect Class of ‘65 Turns Night Into Day

Bronx Science Starchitect Class of ‘65 Turns Night Into Day

Abigail Yoo, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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Christmas festivities have become an integral part of New York City tradition with one of the most anticipated events of the year being the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. The new Swarovski Star star, arguably the most important aspect of the tree, was designed by world-renowned architect and...

Fanning Out the Flames

Fanning Out the Flames

Toni Ouyang, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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The sky is grey for weeks on end in sunny California. A thick blanket of smoke covers Los Angeles. Flourishing vegetation, forest habitats, and thousands of homes all burned to ashes in 2018. Raging fires chased people out of their homes and sometimes even out of their cars as dense traffic moved slo...

Conflict in the Kerch Strait

Conflict in the Kerch Strait

Brian Katanov, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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On November 25th, 2018, three Ukrainian warships were attacked in the Kerch Strait, the passage between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The ships were rammed, fired upon, and seized by Russian ships. This latest provocation is a culmination of decades of animosity between Ukraine and Russia, as the...

What’s Next for Tekashi69

What’s Next for Tekashi69

Kieran Aug, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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Notorious rapper Daniel Hernandez, known to the public as Tekashi69 or 6ix9ine, faces up to life in prison after his most recent arrest on November 19th, 2018. The law finally brought him to justice, when he was cuffed along with five other men. The twenty-two-year-old self-proclaimed “super villa...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Woman of Change

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Woman of Change

Angie Yang, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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Countless cars zoom by a group of tightly bunched stores at a wide intersection in the East Bronx. While this may seem like any ordinary bustling street, what passersby do not know is that the recently most-talked about person in the political world, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has her headquarters nestled in...

Washington Post Journalist Murdered in Saudi Embassy

Washington Post Journalist Murdered in Saudi Embassy

Jehiel Butt, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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On October 2nd, 2018, a Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was murdered by Saudi Arabian agents, who flew into Istanbul and left the same day. Khashoggi was visiting the Saudi consulate in order to resolve marital issues, but almost a month later, there are still more questions than answers about...

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