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Get Busy with JPROM Committee

Get Busy with JPROM Committee

Sydney Teh, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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With second semester in full swing, we are all looking forward to the start of a relaxing summer vacation.  For the juniors, it is soon going to be time to celebrate the end of three years and the transition into their final one.  If a night getting dressed up with your friends, dancing, eat...

Mueller Investigates Russian Meddling

Mueller Investigates Russian Meddling

Rahma Tasnim, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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In a January 2017 report, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) collectively determined that Russian President Vladimir Putin had influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. This report also stated that Russia’s goals we...

North Korea and its Relationship With the United States

North Korea and its Relationship With the United States

Vivian Ma, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2018


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The relationship between North Korea and the United States has been steadily deteriorating ever since President Donald Trump’s administration began. With multiple threats of nuclear war and ill-mannered behavior erupting from both sides, the two have made it absolutely clear that they lack respect fo...

Putin Wins Russian Election By a Landslide

Putin Wins Russian Election By a Landslide

Bridget Kulcsar, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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While many in the United States are still focused on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Russia just had its own Presidential election. President Vladimir Putin has effectively been in power since 2000 as either President or Prime Minister, and has succ...

The Fitness of Our President

The Fitness of Our President

Adam Israelevitz, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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It’s no secret that Donald Trump is the most controversial figure in contemporary American politics. As politics in Washington and across the country become more divisive, it is essential for Americans to understand President Trump behind the scenes, and how his decision making and political agenda is ...

Shutdown Showdown

Shutdown Showdown

William Fisher, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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After weeks of anticipation and speculation, it happened for the first time since 2013. The votes were tallied and it was official: there would be no money to keep the lights on. It was Friday night, January 19, 2018, and the federal government had shut down. What exactly does that mean? In short, it me...

Newly Discovered “Amigo1” Neuron is no “Amigo” for Nicotine Addiction

Newly Discovered “Amigo1” Neuron is no “Amigo” for Nicotine Addiction

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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Nicotine addiction is one of the leading causes of death in contemporary society. The World Health Organization estimates that the number of deaths due to nicotine addiction is around seven million a year, and it is predicted that it will reach eight million by 2030. Although these growing numbers are distr...

An Analysis of President Trump’s Recent Foreign Policy Comments

An Analysis of President Trump’s Recent Foreign Policy Comments

Annie Liu, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2018


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Notable for his unconventional style as president, it is no surprise that President Donald Trump’s recent comment regarding “*** countries” like Haiti and Africa has garnered much attention. In a White House Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on January 11, 2018, a proposal to halve the visa lo...

Staying Connected: Free Wi-Fi is Back

Staying Connected: Free Wi-Fi is Back

Taylor Huang, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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In the midst of midyear week, Bronx Science students were given unexpected yet uplifting news: the return of student Wi-Fi access. As a specialized high school, Bronx Science is known for having ample resources to ensure the success of its students such as modernized classrooms, advanced STEM labs,...

“Never Again”: Students Walk Out to Protest Gun Violence

“Never Again”: Students Walk Out to Protest Gun Violence

Talia Protos and Christina Papageorgiou

May 3, 2018


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On February 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz killed seventeen students and injured seventeen more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 rifle. To mark a month since the shooting, survivors from M.S.D. led over a million high schoolers in a nationwide school walkout. On March 14, 2018, nearly...

Concerns on the Future of Unions

Concerns on the Future of Unions

Lauren Choi, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Unions throughout history have provided negotiation platforms between union members and the businesses that employs the members for better working conditions and other benefits. Improvements in working conditions have shown benefits in the health of workers, through complementary health care access and...

Pennsylvania Redraws Gerrymandered Districts

Pennsylvania Redraws  Gerrymandered Districts

Matilda Melkonian, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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In anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections, the Supreme Court voted on February 5, 2018, that Pennsylvania’s highest court ruling, requiring lawmakers to redraw the state’s congressional district map, would stand. Pennsylvania originally had until February 15th to draw their new map. The case...

De Blasio’s School Renewal Program Spirals to Failure

De Blasio’s School Renewal  Program Spirals to Failure

Maliha Akter, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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In a typical high school classroom, students furiously scribble notes as the teacher quickly flips through powerpoints. On some days, fifteen hands shoot up in the air to participate in a friendly discussion, while on others mouths spit fire during a heated debate. With only a teacher and thirty -four...

City Invests One Billion Dollars in Improving Tap Water

City Invests One Billion Dollars in Improving Tap Water

Stephanie Weng, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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New York is renowned as one of the few cities in the country that can supply most of its tap water without relying on an expensive filtering system run by a corporation. Since the 1990s, the New York government has spent over $1.7 billion to protect this unfiltered water reserve. Now, New York City has...

Differentiating the Course Additions

Differentiating the Course Additions

Kelly Xiao, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018


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The Math Department is welcoming three new courses for the 2018-2019 academic year. These exciting additions to the Bronx Science curriculum include: Algorithms, C++ Programming, and Mathematical Applications in Engineering; these classes do not require special permission in order to enroll. The Algorithms...

Robotics’ Build Season

Robotics’ Build Season

Aaron Wu, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2018


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Throughout the Spring of 2018, the Bronx Science Robotics teams, the Sciborgs and the Fe (Iron)Maidens, are preparing themselves for the highly competitive First Robotics Competition(FRC). “At the moment, the best that we can do is to speculate on what type of devices we may want to use on our robo...

A Narrow Escape for Students with GOP Tax Plan

A Narrow Escape for Students with GOP Tax Plan

Alysa Chen and Jonathan Rodriguez

March 2, 2018


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Following protests by students and complaints by congresspeople from both parties, the final version of the Republican tax bill came into effect on December 19, 2017, when the Senate narrowly voted for it 51-48. Bronx Science students, especially those with plans to attend graduate school, may take a...

Regeneron Names Seventeen from Science as Scholars

Regeneron Names Seventeen from Science as Scholars

Maggie Wong, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


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On January 9, 2018, the new Bronx Science Regeneron Scholars were named, making history with 17 semifinalists. Bronx Science students have competed in the Regeneron Science Talent Search for over seventy-five years. The competition, formerly known as the Intel Science Talent Search and originally...

Annual Can Drive is Most Successful Ever

Annual Can Drive is Most Successful Ever

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


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From juicy green beans to flour-dusted macaroni, homeless shelters receiving food from City Harvest, a nonprofit organization dealing with food rescue and distribution, were filled with more donations than usual on Christmas and New Year’s Day thanks to the hard work of Bronx Science students. Each...

Zimbabwe’s Coup and the End of an Era

Zimbabwe’s Coup and the End of an Era

Max Steiker, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


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On Tuesday November 21, Robert Mugabe stepped down as the president of the Nation of Zimbabwe, after thirty-seven years of rule marked by corruption with the seizure of Rhodesian Corporations, prejudice and genocide Ndebele people, and severe inflation during a nationwide 2006 recession. Robert Mugabe...

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