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Pennsylvania Redraws Gerrymandered Districts

Pennsylvania Redraws  Gerrymandered Districts

Matilda Melkonian, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

A Time to Unwind From School – at School

A Time to Unwind From School – at School

Taylor Huang, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

After only a few months at Bronx Science, the school’s new social worker, Anthony Cogliano, has already made much progress in addressing students’ mental health — by making it an official part of the school day. As a specialized high school, Bronx Science is notorious for its rigorous academics...

Foreign Language Department Renamed

Foreign Language Department Renamed

Jemma Lasswell, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

The newly renamed Bronx Science World Language Department has made its debut. The change reflects a growing nationwide trend among many high schools and colleges renaming their language departments. Even as the word “foreign” has grown more controversial within American political discourse, the...

Newest Barbie Wears a Hijab

Newest Barbie Wears a Hijab

Anisa Persaud, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

The original Barbie doll made by Mattel had blonde hair, blue eyes, and an unrealistically proportioned figure. She’s come a long way since then, with Mattel’s latest doll having dark skin, a toned figure, and most surprisingly, a hijab. This new Barbie is modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American...

Bronx Science Gives Back to Women in Need

Bronx Science Gives Back to Women in Need

Katherine Doss, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

From November 17, 2017, to January 2, 2018, Project FIRE, which stands for “Feminism: Inclusion, Rights, Equality,” hosted a pad and tampon drive in order to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. The group began in order to promote gender equality and counter the heightened sexism resulting from...

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Tahira Hasan, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Our annual holiday event, aptly titled 'Winter Wonderland' was a great school event to look forward to before winter break. It involved fun games, exciting activities, and great music to put the students in a good mood. What we do not see is how everything miraculously comes together. This is the job...

A Crisis in Saudi Arabia

A Crisis in Saudi Arabia

Angie Yang, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Women’s rights, anti-terrorism, anti-corruption — in 21st century America, the mere mention of these topics can evoke a nod of approval. But it can be easy to forget that in some countries, such topics can be far from the norm, and are instead lofty ideals. Saudi Arabia is one such country. The rec...

Diversity in Recent Democratic Elections

Diversity in Recent Democratic Elections

Stephanie Weng, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

With Democratic victories in recent elections, from state representatives to mayors, the diversity of the American population has been reflected in those elected, conveying how Americans are overcoming gender stereotypes and racial labels. Danica Roem is an acclaimed news journalist and a representative...

Fate of the Union

Fate of the Union

Sofija Radulovic, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2018

On January 30, 2018, Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address was delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives. Traditionally, this address has been a way for the President to communicate with the people of the United States about his policy proposals for the coming year. Prior to t...

Freshmen Battle of the Homerooms: A Great Success!

Freshmen Battle of the Homerooms: A Great Success!

Eileen Tan, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2018

Students in homerooms A02, A04, and A06 cheered as they took the crown for agility ball in the East gym. This fun, upbeat event was the Freshmen Battle of the Homerooms. It was created in response to the slight sense of being overwhelmed that many freshmen used to feel making the transition to high s...

What’s Next for DACA

What’s Next for DACA

Alia Yeancades, Staff Reporter

December 31, 2017

On September 5th, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief program. This decision was met with immediate backlash from thousands of Americans. Created under the Obama administration, DACA was Obama’s last effort to make...

Annual Blood Drive Saves Lives

Annual Blood Drive Saves Lives

Anisa Persaud, Staff Reporter

December 31, 2017

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. An easy way to help solve this issue and make a significant impact on the community is to donate blood. Bronx Science hosted its annual blood drive in conjunction with the Red Cross on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8  a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ...

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