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Plain Milk, But Not a Plain Menu

Plain Milk, But Not a Plain Menu

Samantha Cavusoglu, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

Enjoy your chocolate milk while you can; it may not be here for long. The New York City Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza recently announced the possibility of a complete phase-out of chocolate milk from school cafeterias. With obesity rates of New York high school students reaching...

Student Debt Contender: Cornell University

Student Debt Contender: Cornell University

Arona Islam, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

In an age of exponentially increasing student debt, the United States has accumulated over $1.5 trillion in college debt alone, with over two million students owing more than $100,000 in loan debt. In light of these startling figures, students can find comfort in colleges’ continuous effort to ease...

New York’s New Jails

New York’s New Jails

Ula Pranevicius, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

Three hundred and seventy people. That is how many people have died at Rikers Island since 2001. A fact pushing Mayor De Blasio’s plan to open four new jails as a means to ultimately close down Rikers Island, an attempt at which both Mayor Bloomberg and Edward Koch infamously failed. Rikers Island...

Is the U.S. Destined for Another Recession?

Is the U.S. Destined for  Another Recession?

Declan Hilfers, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

Recently, the American economy has been seen as a constant in a changing country, but what if we are readily headed for disaster? Since late 2018, there has been much speculation from economists about the possibility of an upcoming American recession. The majority of these claims center around a combination...

The Boys in Blue Need Help Too

The Boys in Blue Need Help Too

Kieran Aug, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

Ten officers. That’s the amount of NYC police officers, retired or active, that have taken their own lives in the year 2019, bringing the total to the highest it has been in over a decade. In early September, two former police officers committed suicide, bringing the count to nine fallen officers....

MTA Improvements

MTA Improvements

Alisha Wang, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

Most New Yorkers have taken some form of the public transit system at least once in their lives, and many of them take advantage of it almost every day. It’s how people get to work, to school, or meet up with friends -- a large spider web network that connects people all across the city. It even has...

Impeachment Begins

Impeachment Begins

Jing Mae Wang, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

On September 24th, 2019, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. This inquiry came after an anonymous whistleblower complaint was released with a few redactions. The August 12th complaint brought to light that the whistleblower had “received...

The Controversial Plan to Eliminate NYC Gifted Programs

The Controversial Plan to Eliminate NYC Gifted Programs

Yona Litwin, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2019

Two months ago, the School Diversity Group formed by Mayor Bill de Blasio released a report recommending the elimination of gifted and talented programs throughout the city. Under this controversial plan, gifted programs in Anderson, Nest+M, Q300, and other high achieving schools would be replaced with...

Let’s Swim in New York City’s Rivers

Let’s Swim in New York City’s Rivers

Taylor Chapman, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

For New York City residents, the filth of our rivers is a well known reality. Joanna Zhao '20 is on the Girls' Varsity Swim Team at Bronx Science. But even with her love for swimming, when I asked her if she would like to take a dip in the Hudson or East River on a hot day, she laughed. “There’s ...

Apple Antitrust Lawsuit

Apple Antitrust Lawsuit

Milène Klein, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2019

In 1911, Theodore Roosevelt - one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable presidents in American history - achieved a feat that would fundamentally alter the United States’ economy. Roosevelt recognized that individual businessmen, most prominently J.P. Morgan, had acquired monopolies on cert...

Shakespearean Vibes: Our 2019 CUNY Poetry Contest Winners

Shakespearean Vibes: Our 2019 CUNY Poetry Contest Winners

Daniela Castro, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2019

“Do you love writing poetry and are you interested in meeting a famous American poet?” If you have been keeping up with your e-mails then you’ll definitely recognize Mr. Thorp’s frequent e-mails encouraging students at Bronx Science to participate in the prestigious CUNY Poetry Contest. Th...

Look! There’s A Hole In The Sky

Look! There’s A Hole In The Sky

Afifa Areya, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2019

The stellar sky is full of wonders that are awaiting to be discovered. It is full of beautiful and stunning objects that enthrall the naked eye; however, there are more objects that are invisible and not on the list of being as photogenic. Black holes are not only sinkholes of space but they are also hole...

Sacking Plastic

Sacking Plastic

Sanford James, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2019

Currently, you may exit a store with your purchase in a plastic bag.  This practice is a daily norm for New Yorkers, who use 23 billion plastic bags annually, but that is soon going to change.  New York’s state legislature passed Senate Bill 1508, which banned the distribution of plastic bag...

The Man-Made Fires Choking Indonesia

The Man-Made Fires Choking Indonesia

Anna Ye, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

The Amazon isn’t the only forest being burned to the ground at this very moment. On the other side of the world, in Indonesia’s tropical forests, home to 10% of the world’s species of reptiles, birds, and mammals, palm oil plantation owners are actively setting fire to the landscape to clear land...

New York’s Governor Cuomo Bans the Sale of E-Cigs

New York’s Governor Cuomo Bans the Sale of E-Cigs

Pamela Li, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

On September 15th, 2019, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced a total ban on the sale of flavored E-cigarettes. Governor Cuomo’s decision made New York the first state to enact such a ban on flavored E-cigarettes. Many believe that the ban is the result of a mysterious rise in vaping-related illnesse...

The Slow Decline of Airline Pilots

The Slow Decline of Airline Pilots

Alex Tembelis, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

Fifty percent of current airline pilots are expected to retire within the coming years, leaving a major vacuum in the industry. Data from aerospace manufacturer Boeing has projected that 645,000 new pilots will need to enter the global field by 2038, and Airbus’s charts have projected a demand of 550,...

The Global Water Shortage Still Persists, and It’s Getting Worse

The Global Water Shortage Still Persists, and It’s Getting Worse

Sophie Livingstone, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

2020 is fast approaching, and with it comes impending doom for millions of people as their clean water runs out. A global water crisis, especially prevalent in the Middle East, is on the rise as the effects of climate change become more widespread. Countries such as India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Ira...

The Unfair Fight

The Unfair Fight

Margaux Reyl, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

We all remember learning about extreme voter suppression in the south during the Jim Crow Era in American History.  Designed by state governments, literacy exams of thirty questions had to be completed in less than ten minutes, and one wrong answer meant failure. These were designed to frustrat...

Big Tech Takeover

Big Tech Takeover

Cadence Chen, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

2020 Presidential Democratic hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has revitalized the Big Tech censorship conversation with her $50 million lawsuit against Google last August. The candidate alleges that the tech giant has encroached on her First Amendment rights to free speech and is attempting to interfere in t...

New York Becomes the Second State to Ban Single Use Plastic Bags

New York Becomes the Second State to Ban Single Use Plastic Bags

Russell Kwong, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

With growing concerns about climate change, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill earlier this year in which New York would become the second state, following California, to ban plastic bags. As the movement for sustainability increases, climate activists are taking action to save the planet. In Septembe...

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