The Science Survey

Historical Firsts for Women in the 2019 Congress

Historical Firsts for Women in the 2019 Congress

Abigail Aronson and Alysa Chen

March 24, 2019

Votes for Women. Equality for All. Hear Our Voice. The November 6th, 2018 midterm election amplified the echoes of historical women’s rights movements, changing the course of gender diversity in American politics. Congress now boasts a record number of seats held by women from across the country, ...

Extreme Storms, Erratic Jet Streams, and the Global Warming Connection

Extreme Storms, Erratic Jet Streams, and the Global Warming Connection

Lauren Handler, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019

Mathematics teacher Mr. James Perna headed home from Bronx Science on November 16th, 2018 at 4 p.m. Although he and the rest of the city were aware of the coming snowstorm, none expected the coming perilous journey to get home. Mr. Perna and many others were stuck in complete gridlock. Fallen trees, a...

L Train Shutdown Gets Shut Down

L Train Shutdown Gets Shut Down

Nick Tarr, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019

To many Bronx Science students, the L train lives only in imagination, too far from their homes and school to be useful in everyday life. However, to almost 400,000 daily riders, the L train is a reality that almost suffered one of the longest, most expensive, and most impactful renovation projects i...

Bronx Science Starchitect Class of ‘65 Turns Night Into Day

Bronx Science Starchitect Class of ‘65 Turns Night Into Day

Abigail Yoo, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019

Christmas festivities have become an integral part of New York City tradition with one of the most anticipated events of the year being the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. The new Swarovski Star star, arguably the most important aspect of the tree, was designed by world-renowned architect and...

Fanning Out the Flames

Fanning Out the Flames

Toni Ouyang, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019

The sky is grey for weeks on end in sunny California. A thick blanket of smoke covers Los Angeles. Flourishing vegetation, forest habitats, and thousands of homes all burned to ashes in 2018. Raging fires chased people out of their homes and sometimes even out of their cars as dense traffic moved slo...

Conflict in the Kerch Strait

Conflict in the Kerch Strait

Brian Katanov, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019

On November 25th, 2018, three Ukrainian warships were attacked in the Kerch Strait, the passage between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The ships were rammed, fired upon, and seized by Russian ships. This latest provocation is a culmination of decades of animosity between Ukraine and Russia, as the...

What’s Next for Tekashi69

What’s Next for Tekashi69

Kieran Aug, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

Notorious rapper Daniel Hernandez, known to the public as Tekashi69 or 6ix9ine, faces up to life in prison after his most recent arrest on November 19th, 2018. The law finally brought him to justice, when he was cuffed along with five other men. The twenty-two-year-old self-proclaimed “super villa...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Woman of Change

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Woman of Change

Angie Yang, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018

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

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...

FDA Cracks Down on JUULing Epidemic

FDA Cracks Down on JUULing Epidemic

Taylor Chapman, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

On April 24th, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that an alarming epidemic has gripped America’s adolescent population. Instead of the swine flu or HIV/AIDS, this nation-wide crisis was sparked by a small, handheld device, often mistaken for a USB drive: the JUUL. According to a study by...

The Impact of Kavanaugh

The Impact of Kavanaugh

Julia Catrambone, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

The search for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s replacement grew contentious as soon as it began. When Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a vocal conservative, was nominated to replace Kennedy, a moderate Republican swing vote, Democrats immediately protested. Thankfully, both Republicans and Democrats...

The Silent Genocide

The Silent Genocide

Benjamin Oestericher, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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