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Who (Won’t) Let the Dogs Out?

Who (Won’t) Let the Dogs Out?

Olivia Chen, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

In New York City, walking dogs on the street in the morning is a normal routine for many. There are golden retrievers, pomeranians, corgis, and occasionally the hyper and fluffy husky if you are lucky enough to see one. But what would human life be like without their canine companions on the street?...

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Afifa Areya, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

After giving birth to triplets in Egypt, Mihrigul Tursun was waiting to return home in China to celebrate her growing family. However, upon her arrival, Tursun was immediately placed into a prison camp and separated from her newborns. When released, Tursun was met with the news of her dead child, Mohaned,...

Big Moves at Amazon After Jeff Bezos Divorce

Big Moves at Amazon After Jeff Bezos Divorce

Lucian Dobroszycki, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

“We want prenup! We want prenup!” Kanye West’s immortal words from his 2004 hit song ‘Gold Digger’ ring true for male divorcees around the world. Yet, for Jeff Bezos, they probably feel more like a knot in the stomach. That is because Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the wealthiest man...

Who’s On the Other End?

Who’s On the Other End?

Angie Yang, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

As a huge catalyst of the ongoing China-U.S. tradewar, the Chinese 5G company Huawei has recently been getting a lot of unfavorable attention from around the world. After it was suspected that Huawei’s technology may have security loopholes that could potentially allow the stealing of information from...

The Scandal Bringing the Church to a Standstill

The Scandal Bringing the Church to a Standstill

Ava Vercesi, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

The Catholic Church is not a stranger to sexual abuse allegations. Broken in 2002 by The Boston Globe, a story of covered-up sexual abuse allegations riddled the Catholic Church in Boston, and caused a wave of survivors to come forward with their stories. This happened almost sixteen years before the...

Questions Raised as Mueller Investigation Comes to an End

Questions Raised as Mueller Investigation Comes to an End

Sadia Haque, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

For the last two years, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating President Trump and his campaign on possible ties to Russia. In late March 2019, after months of arrests, indictments, and guilty pleas, the investigation came to an end, and a summary of the Mueller Report was released to...

2020 Vision

2020 Vision

Cameron Leo, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

As the countdown to the 2020 Presidential election commences, the battle for the primaries has already taken flight. While it’s shaping up to be a relatively traditional election in some aspects, political voices across the country agree that it could be the most significant election in decades. In...

Nobody Expected the Spanish ‘Reconquista’

Nobody Expected the Spanish ‘Reconquista’

Daniela Castro, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Amazon Backs Out of Plans for New York

Amazon Backs Out of Plans for New York

Yanny Liang, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

This giant retailer sells more on Cyber Monday than any other company in the world. A cornucopia for consumer choice, anything one needs can be bought from its website and delivered within a couple of days, or fewer, with the company’s ‘Prime’ membership. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington for...

Thirteen Regeneron Scholars for 2019!

Thirteen Regeneron Scholars for 2019!

Julia Catrambone, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

After countless hours poured into experimentation and hundreds of meticulous edits, the final submissions for Regeneron Science Talent Search have been concluded and three hundred Regeneron scholars across the country have been announced. With thirteen semi-finalists hailing from Bronx Science, making...

Advanced Placement, Advanced Registration

Advanced Placement, Advanced Registration

Michael Ho, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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