The Science Survey

Jigsaw Puzzle Companies’ Business is Booming During Quarantine

Here is the 1000-piece puzzle that Caitlyn Chen '20 completed at home with her mom. “It took me five days and a lot of back pain, but we completed it,” Chen said.

Tina Ou, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Compared to their previously busy lives filled with school work and extracurricular commitments, students are now left to spend much more time alone in this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders during the Coronavirus pandemic. Individuals now have the time to pursue hobbies that they did...

The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Impact Upon the College Application Process

With the nationwide move towards online learning caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, a lot of students are concerned about upcoming college applications. “I am worried whether the pandemic will be taken into consideration when going through the college application process,” said Lucia Cho ’21.

Samantha Cavusoglu, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

As students nationwide continue their work at home due to coronavirus, questions are beginning to arise regarding what these abrupt changes mean for their academic career. Specifically, many high school students are wondering what will happen to their college application process in the wake of the pand...

A City Deserted During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Normally bustling with activity, a McDonald’s restaurant is forced to adhere to social distancing guidelines, shutting down its kiosks for the foreseeable future.

Theodore Wai, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

A mother walks to her local supermarket and waits outside for half an hour in the chilly April weather before being let in. She dons an N-95 mask, two gloves, and cautiously avoids anyone who comes her way.  She hurries around the supermarket, desperately trying to find what she needs.  Her ...

Remdesivir: Miracle or Myth in the Fight Against Coronavirus?

While scientists around the world sacrifice the typical methods in their tests for a cure, students at Bronx Science study the fundamentals of chemistry and learn about the importance of adhering to procedure.

Jing Mae Wang, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

With the global pandemic putting pressure on scientific communities everywhere, there has been a scramble to test for possible cures and treatments for COVID-19. Finally, on April 29, 2020, President Donald Trump announced promising new results for a treatment that could be a “building block to the u...

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: A Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument in Central Park

The statue to be unveiled in August 2020 is long overdue. “I’m surprised it took so long for there to be a statue of non-fictional women in Central Park.” said Kate Reynolds ’21.

Julia Sperling, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

On a walk through Central Park, you might find yourself beside the sculpted versions of William Shakespeare or Hans Christian Anderson. You might walk under a clock adorned with sculpted animals or by Simón Bolívar sitting proudly on a horse. With 23 statues in Central Park, you can travel across tim...

The Loss of Taste: How Restaurant Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Change the NYC Dining Scene Irrevocably

 Izabelle Kwan ’20, is worried that her favorite New York City restaurants may no longer be in business after the Coronavirus pandemic is over.

Ula Pranevicius, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

Food is the backbone of many cultures, including America’s. America’s lack of a singular identity is clear in the variety of restaurants, of which there are over a million. Despite being heavily associated with fast food chains, America’s smaller businesses have made our food culture what it i...

The Great Barrier Reef Isn’t Dead…Yet

During the largest climate strike in history on September 20, 2019, students gathered to rally government officials to take urgent action on climate change. Global warming has had a significant impact upon Australia’s Great Coral Reef.

Suzie Yu, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

As the world is currently faced with the global Coronavirus pandemic, a devastating event also occurred below sea level. The Great Barrier Reef, located in Queensland, Australia, faced its third mass bleaching in five years. In recent years, the Reef has suffered tremendous damage due to global warming,...

Sweden’s Unique Approach Towards the COVID-19 Pandemic

In New York City, the quarantine has become the

Rose Marabello, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a top priority for most countries, given its severity. Countries all over the world have been issuing public safety protocols to slow the spread of the virus. In the United States, many states have instituted state-mandated lockdowns, in addition to taking other precau...

At Home? The Fate of College Classes in September 2020

Seniors enjoy their Spirit Days in school, blissfully unaware that after March 16, 2020, there would be no more in-person Class of 2020 events for the rest of the academic year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Marina Mengual, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

High school seniors across the world have faced the cancellation of events that hold great sentimental value to them during their formative years. Events such as graduation and prom have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has spread around the world. Current high school seniors are...

The Global COVID-19 Pandemic Strikes New York City

Cynthia Chu '20 shares her experiences as a high school senior living through a global pandemic in the era of COVID-19.

Pinkey Lam, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York City was on March 1, 2020. A woman living in Manhattan tested positive after returning from her trip in Iran. Immediate measures were taken to isolate her at home. Just a couple of days later, a man in Westchester County, along with his family, were the...

COVID-19’s Impact on the Global Economy

Students in AP Economics and Government are learning about the causes and effects of a global recession while learning remotely due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Russell Kwong, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

Some say “life is like a rollercoaster,” but billions around the world are not thrilled on this ride. Global stocks had been tumbling due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but they have undergone a recovery as of late. As of this writing, they are only 12% down from their all-time high in February...

Central Park Hosts a Field Hospital to Treat COVID-19 Patients

In the main lobby of the Bronx High School of Science stands Josephine Kinlan ’22, posing for a previous article on style. Kinlan is a Staff Reporter for ‘The Science Survey’ and a Student Life Section reporter for ‘The Observatory.’ During quarantine, she enjoys exercising safely outdoors and frequently takes long jogs in Central Park, where she saw the field hospital for the first time. This sparked her interest in the field hospital’s quick construction, and led her to research the topic and write this article.

Josephine Kinlan, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

New York City, the “city that never sleeps,” typically full of hustling natives and eager tourists, has become deserted over these past few months. New Yorkers have adapted to a new normal: staying inside their homes, working from their beds, calling each other for meetings and get-togethers, and...

A Race Against Time: The Global Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine

“This infection is not going to disappear,” said Jermey Farrar, medical researcher and director of the Wellcome Trust, a research charity based in London, England. “Without science leading us to vaccines, we will get second and third waves,” Farrar said.

Yona Litwin, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

There are still many questions that remain unanswered about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Why do some infected people experience no symptoms? How many virus particles are needed to trigger an infection? For how long does immunity last? Will the virus mutate?  The reason that we know relatively little ab...

Evacuate the City! Families Moving to Secondary Homes Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

Isabel Bernstein '20 plays with her dog in their yard on Long Island.

Sofia Mahairas, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2020

The coronavirus is spreading across the world, and in the United States, New York has been hit harder than any other state. According to data from The New York Times, with 332,931 cases out of the 1,314,295 reported as of this writing in the United States, New York State makes up approximately 25% of the r...

Battling Coronavirus in the Lower East Side

A rise in graffiti can be seen on the Lower East Side as taggers are less likely to get caught given that streets are mostly deserted due to the quarantine orders in effect due to CONVID-19.

Maury Ahram, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

From balcony-singers in Italy to volunteers around the world who help out on the front lines, people of all nationalities have come together during this troubled time of the Coronavirus pandemic in order to boost the morale of their neighbors. New York City’s Lower East Side, one of Manhattan’s most con...

What’s Different? The Changes in the Ways That We Use Technology During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Companies are working on providing students and teachers with expansive network coverage so that their activities at school can seamlessly transition to virtual learning at home.

Arian Berisha, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way that we do our daily tasks, communicate, and use technology. Considering the dire situation at hand, the technological habits that we form now could last for months to come.  Our lives prior to the coronavirus outbreak feel like a world away; they w...

One Crisis After Another: How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Affected Climate Change

The effects of climate change have been seen around the world, and while COVID-19 has put a temporary stop on air pollution and fossil fuel use, the course of climate change will not end there.

Wei Ni Zhang, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

We are currently in the midst of two major global crises. While one is directly affecting our everyday lives and growing in large numbers, the other is happening more slowly and has much higher stakes. Remember the Australian wildfires that destroyed millions of acres of land and over a billion fore...

The World Water Crisis

Charlie Valencia ‘20 feels we should talk about the world water crisis as well as climate change.

Spencer McQuaig, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

The average American uses around 66 gallons of water per day. We use much more than we may think, for cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, drinking, and flushing the toilet. It is so easy to take water for granted when it is easily accessible to us by just turning on the faucet. Every 7 in 10 people o...

From Disney Channel to the Frontlines With COVID-19

Shaira Jafar, News Reporter

Shaira Jafar, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

There are more than 1.2 million Coronavirus cases in the United States as of this writing. To treat the ever growing number of infected individuals, more and more healthcare workers have been sent to hotspots around the country. Mayor Bill de Blasio says that nurses and doctors have been facing “war...

Strong Abs or Quarantine Flabs?

For Bergerson ’20, the Bronx Science  ourtyard is a perfect place to be with friends and let loose. “I was enjoying being a second semester senior. Little did I know this was one of the last memories that I had with my friends in the courtyard. I would have cherished it a little more if I had known,” Bergerson said.

Samama Moontaha, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

As communities across the U.S. experience outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, exposed individuals are being quarantined, and others are encouraged, if not forced, to stay home. While these practices are set in place to save lives, some would go as far as to say that quarantine itself is a virus — especially...

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