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You Can Eat Plant-Based, We BeLEAF in You!

You Can Eat Plant-Based, We BeLEAF in You!

Melanie Lin, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

The global phenomenon of veganism and plant-based foods has increased sevenfold in the past decade. People have decided to change their diets for a variety of different reasons. “My reason is very simple and very personal. I do not believe in killing animals,” said Dr. Scott Savaiano, a history t...

Generation War

Generation War

Sophie Livingstone, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Wars between older and younger generations are events that never fail to happen in a century. Just a few years ago there were papers and journals documenting the feud between the baby boomers and the millennials on matters such as workplace efficiency and student debt. Looking back to the 1960s, ther...

The Future of Tesla

The Future of Tesla

Arian Berisha, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

With aspirations for a nature-friendly and efficient future, Tesla Inc. has spearheaded and streamlined the process of satiating market demands for electric automobiles. It all began with two American entrepreneurs, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who invested in the niche electric car business. ...

It’s Official: We’re Worth the Trip

It’s Official: We’re Worth the Trip

Taylor Chapman and Cameron Leo

March 18, 2020

In a fitting win on National STEM Day, Bronx Science was named the fourth best STEM high school in the nation. The ranking, which was published in Newsweek magazine for the first time this year, included 5,000 public and private high schools across America. Though Bronx Science has never been a stra...

Onto the Streets and Riding the Rails

Onto the Streets and Riding the Rails

Maggie Schneider, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

One of New Yorkers’ most familiar experiences is walking into a subway car only to see a homeless person begging, muttering, or simply laying across an aisle of seats. If you’ve noticed an increase in the number of these incidents, you aren’t the only one; the number of homeless people camping out ...

Tapping into a New Era of Public Transportation

Tapping into a New Era of Public Transportation

Kin Yang, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

It's not difficult to understand why New York City is often referred to as the 'business capital of the world.' With its towering skyscrapers and hundreds of start-ups, it appears to be an exemplary example of what a 21st-century metropolis should be. However, beneath the surface lies a struggling s...

Looking Through The Eye of AI

Looking Through The Eye of AI

Afifa Areya, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Humans are always running on judgments. Their ability to assess a situation allows them to make decisions in their routine lifestyle. However, their perception over people can lead to prejudice. This can create toxic relationships between different groups of people. It is only natural for humans to i...

Hong Kong Has Withdrawn Its Extradition Bill. What’s Next?

Hong Kong Has Withdrawn Its Extradition Bill.  What’s Next?

Theodore Wai, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

On June 9th, 2019, almost a million Hongkongers stormed the streets of Hong Kong in response to the 2019 Hong Kong extradition bill proposed in February. Citizens called for the withdrawal of the bill and the resignation of Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. A tear gas attack led to calls ...

The Fight Continues in the Xinjiang Region in China

The Fight Continues in the Xinjiang Region in China

Angela Phuong, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Being part of an ethnic minority group is hard. There exists so many different forms of prejudice and injustice against them. However, the Muslim ethnic minorities living in China have a new battle to face, one where there’s constant surveillance on them, and one where they risk losing their cultural...

Prejudice Against Rodney Reed in Stacey Stites’ Mysterious Death

Prejudice Against Rodney Reed in Stacey Stites’ Mysterious Death

Josephine Kinlan, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

On April 23rd of 1998, in the Bastrop County of Texas, 19-year old Stacey Stites left for work at 3 a.m., as she did every weekday. She worked at the Bastrop HEB, and had chosen to work morning shifts in order to make a little more money for a wedding dress she was saving up for. She had taken her fianc...

American Students Are Losing Ground in Major Subjects

American Students Are Losing Ground in Major Subjects

Cadence Chen, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Education persists in being a political lightning rod. The latest report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) stirs up controversy and raises many doubts about the quality of education in the United States. The 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), an exam admin...

New Year, Same Executive Branch

New Year, Same Executive Branch

Jiada Valenza, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

A new year is always associated with a time of change. From resolutions to parties bursting with confetti, the build-up to 2020 was full of excitement and expectations of a fresh start. Although this model may work globally, it seems the White House did not follow this trend, with the impeachment inq...

The Democratic Take: Where the Candidates Stand on Three Key Immigration Policies

The Democratic Take: Where the Candidates Stand on Three Key Immigration Policies

Jamie Lee Nicolas, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

As the February 3rd, 2020 Democratic presidential primary draws ever closer, all eyes are set on the Democratic candidates. There are currently fourteen Democratic candidates aiming to become the party’s presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention set to take place this July. Since ...

Are We Sleeping Enough?

Are We Sleeping Enough?

Alex Tembelis, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

Bronx Science is regarded as one of the best high schools in the nation, offering a multitude of courses to satisfy students’ passions. Bronx Science students are seen as hardworking, diligent, and dedicated. Yet, they often sdo not get enough sleep in search of such success. Sleep, a vital aspect ...

Gentrification in Washington Heights

Gentrification in Washington Heights

Spencer McQuaig, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

For decades, the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights has been a thriving area, rich with Hispanic culture. There is a bodega on every corner and the streets are lined with restaurants serving Hispanic cuisine. In the mid-1960s, there was a large wave of immigration to Washington Heights by Latinx...

The Problem of Brexit

The Problem of Brexit

Kate Reynolds, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson campaigned on “Getting Brexit Done.” On December 12th, 2019, the UK public overwhelmingly voted to give Johnson the mandate to do this.  Since the 2016 referendum on Brexit, Boris Johnson has been a staple of British politics. He first burst onto the nationa...

Detention Camp or Human Rights Nightmare? This is al-Hol

Detention Camp or Human Rights Nightmare? This is al-Hol

Azalea Danes, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

In a dusty corner of Northern Syria, a refugee camp without running water or electricity holds 70,000 women and children, some of whom voluntarily joined ISIS, or are related to ISIS members. Of those 70,000, over 13,000 are foreign nationals, hailing from countries like the United Kingdom and Australia....

The Meltdown

The Meltdown

Estee Yi, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

You’re a kid again and it’s lunchtime. You’ve stepped into a fast food restaurant and begged your parents to buy you a kid’s meal just so you could get the toy. You eye the plastic figures in the display case on the side, hoping for that new movie character that you just need to have. Little d...

Houston Astros Cheating Scandal

Houston Astros Cheating Scandal

Maury Ahram, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

The pitcher looks to his catcher for a sign; the catcher puts down four fingers to one side of home plate. The duo hears a faint banging of something to their right, but pay little attention as the pitcher proceeds to throws the ball. But the banging wasn’t for them, the banging was for the batter;...

Mazel Tov or Oy Vey? American Jews Divided Over Trump’s New Executive Order

Mazel Tov or Oy Vey? American Jews Divided Over Trump’s New Executive Order

Sylvie Koenigsberg, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

By now we’re all used to a media firestorm surrounding President Trump’s apparent antisemitism or prejudice: in 2015, for example, the president accused a group of American Jews of “want[ing] to control your own politician." On December 12, 2019, President Trump resparked old allegations when ...

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