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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...

The Silent Genocide

The Silent Genocide

Benjamin Oestericher, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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On August 25th, 2017, Tula Toli, an enclosed village in the northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, awoke to gun shots. The village, predominantly inhabited by the Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority in a majority-Buddhist country, was used to living in fear, with military raids occuring frequently whenever ethnic...

WeChat: Is the Chinese Government Watching?

WeChat: Is the Chinese Government Watching?

Sydney Teh, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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With over 900 million daily users and a networth of $100 billion, WeChat, the mobile messaging app, has taken over China as a social media platform for communication between families, friends, businesses, and now, the government. Connie Chan, a partner at investment firm Andreessen Horowitz, spoke...

Brazil in Chaos

Brazil in Chaos

Marina Mengual, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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With Brazil’s presidential elections in October 2018, there was extreme commotion in the polls. This direct democracy suffered from uncertainty, opposition, and riots. For Brazilian men and women, displaying their political views is extremely dangerous. This is the extent to which these elections have...

The True Blue Wave Dethrones the IDC

The True Blue Wave  Dethrones the IDC

Sowad Ocean Karim, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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Jessica Ramos, a thirty-three year-old community organizer and activist, unseated incumbent Democratic State Senator Jose Peralta in New York’s Democratic State Primary on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Her campaign against Peralta, a powerful eight-term officeholder who represented Jackson Heights,...

Women Set A New Record in the November Elections

Women Set A New Record in the November Elections

Suhaima Islam, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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2018 is a monumental year. It is the year when women broke the record for the number of female winners in the House and Senate Primaries. Winning a total of 256 nominated positions, the female candidates headed on to the General Election on November 6, 2018, where they worked hard to beat their competitors....

Earth’s Big Brother?

Earth’s Big Brother?

Sanford James, Staff reporter

December 12, 2018


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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was launched earlier this year and was designed by MIT to find exoplanets, also known as planets outside of our solar system. It is powered by four cameras that allow it to photograph the potential planets light years away from Earth. TESS is the successor...

DeBlasio Strikes Again

DeBlasio Strikes Again

Maliha Akter, Staff reporter

December 12, 2018


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Rikers Island is home to a notorious jail filled with severe violence where more than 1,000 stabbings occur annually. On average, Rikers Island holds around 10,000 permanent residents, and 77,000 inmates who cycle through annually. Many inmates have not yet been convicted of a crime: they are pretrial...

The Fate of New York City’s SHSAT Lies in the Hands of Mayor Bill de Blasio

The Fate of New York City’s SHSAT Lies in the Hands of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Pamela Li, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2018


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On June 2nd, 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a controversial proposal to either modify or eliminate New York City’s Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). The dynamic discussions over this proposition have not stopped since. Though de Blasio has proposed these changes in the hopes of t...

Resources Available to Avoid Stress at Bronx Science

Resources Available to Avoid Stress at Bronx Science

Milene Klein, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018


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The Bronx High School of Science, minutes before first period. Students swarm the staircases, rushing to get to their classes and talking to their friends before the school day commences. Countless others line the hallways on every floor, hunched over their notebooks as they race against the clock to finis...

A Whole New World: A Revamped Guidance Suite, Gym, and Roof

A Whole New World: A Revamped Guidance Suite, Gym, and Roof

Nuzat Zaman, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018


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By senior year, it is assumed that everyone can navigate the school with their eyes closed. After all, they have been in this school for four years. However, when a freshman asked an upperclassman which room their guidance counselor was  in, the upperclassman was unable to answer. The upperclassman...

Hurricane Florence: A Violent Storm and its Aftermath

Hurricane Florence: A Violent Storm and its Aftermath

Elton Moy, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018


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As Hurricane Florence traveled from Bermuda to the coastal United States, it went from a tropical storm to a massive Category 4 hurricane featuring wind speeds up to 140 miles per hour. With the storm on its way, inhabitants scrambled to prepare for the worst. As the storm approached the Carolinas, resid...

Bangladesh Students Oppressed After Protesting For Safer Roads

Bangladesh Students Oppressed After Protesting For Safer Roads

Afifa Areya, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018


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On July 29, 2018, multiple university students in Bangladesh were waiting at their bus stop. It was during the wait, that a bus ran over these innocent students. For these students, what would have been a regular day turned into a tragic nightmare after many lives were lost by the recklessness of the...

Haunted House, Monster Mash for Halloween 2018

Haunted House, Monster Mash for Halloween 2018

Joachim Romanosky, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2018


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This year, Bronx Science continued its tradition of celebrating Halloween with the annual Monster Mash. Throughout lunch periods on October 31st, 2018, the cafeteria was filled with costumed students playing games, listening to music, and dancing. Dancing to music in the school cafeteria on Halloween is a great...

Is Your Facebook Profile Safe?

Is Your Facebook Profile Safe?

Sydney Teh, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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Facebook users across the world were shocked in early April 2018 by reports that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, would appear in front of Congress after the company was accused of selling user information to Cambridge Analytica, a political firm, without the knowledge or consent of Facebook users. ...

Devastation in Syria: U.S. Airstrikes, U.N. Response, and Next Steps

Devastation in Syria: U.S. Airstrikes, U.N. Response, and Next Steps

Artea Brahaj and Andrew Lee

October 25, 2018


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“Hunger, poverty, chaos, and desperation,” was how General George C. Marshall described the status of Western Europe after World War II. Today, the same sentiments can be used to describe the dire condition in Syria. It seems as if history has begun to repeat itself; in direct parallel to World War...

Admissions Investigation at Elite Liberal Arts Colleges

Admissions Investigation at Elite Liberal Arts Colleges

William Fisher, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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They are some of the most sacred and sought-after institutions in the United States and around the world. Students work arduous hours, stress over every single grade, and try to fill up their schedules with extracurriculars just to gain access to them through a grueling admissions process. Now these s...

The Story of Wang Quanzhang and His Wife’s March for Justice

The Story of Wang Quanzhang and His Wife’s March for Justice

Joachim Romanosky, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2018


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The situation regarding human rights in the People’s Republic of China today is very controversial. The Chinese government and its supporters claim that it protects against human rights abuses. However, other governments, such as the State Department of the U.S., in addition to international NGOs,...

New Schools Chancellor Takes on Nation’s Largest School District

New Schools Chancellor Takes on Nation’s Largest School District

Maliha Akter and Ronin Rodkey

September 10, 2018


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Mayor Bill de Blasio had convinced one of the nation’s most successful educators, Alberto M. Carvalho, to become the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. But in less than twenty-four hours, the administration was shocked to see the official abruptly change his mind and renounce th...

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