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Loss of Rights Causes Short Delay in Fall Play Production

Loss of Rights Causes Short Delay in Fall Play Production

Sadia Haque, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2017

The production of the annual fall play was slightly delayed due to the school not being able to receive the rights to The Mousetrap, a murder mystery by Agatha Christie. The school applied for the rights to The Mousetrap through Samuel French, a leasing company. Unfortunately, the company chose to ...

The Unspeakable Horrors of “The World’s Most Friendless People”

The Unspeakable Horrors of “The World’s Most Friendless People”

Maliha Akter, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2017

The United Nations has estimated that nearly 400,000 men, women, and children have fled Myanmar for refuge in Bangladesh. Identified as the country’s minority Muslim population, the Rohingya are rushing to escape persecution by Myanmar’s government. The minority group is comprised of 1.1 milli...

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Apple with the New iPhone and a Record Breaking Price

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Apple with the New iPhone and a Record Breaking Price

Lauren Choi, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2017

Water and dust resistant, with wireless charging, with an all-screen design, the new iPhone X just released has numerous new features. Apple intends it to serve as a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Apple’s original iPhone debut. Apple officially released information regarding the new iPhone, ...

CAN Bronx Science Recycle?

CAN Bronx Science Recycle?

Katherine Doss, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2017

For the first time ever, Bronx Science has introduced a new recycling system in the cafeteria that separates liquid, recyclable, and non-recyclable waste into three different containers. The Bronx Science administration, faculty, and students have made many attempts to improve the school's impact...

Bronx Science Students Take Election Day By Storm

Bronx Science Students Take Election Day By Storm

Sofija Radulovic, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

Over the past summer, many Bronx Science students experienced the real-life buzz of election season by participating in internships for New York City politicians. This year’s Election Day will determine the mayor, comptroller, public advocate, and all 51 seats on the city council. The main po...

Hurricanes Wreak Havoc

Hurricanes Wreak Havoc

Artea Brahaj, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

“I was born in Houston, Texas. I live in New York City now, but I still have family who lives there. My aunt and uncle used to live in a low area on the bayou. In the middle of the night, their house started filling quickly with water. My aunt and uncle took their kids and moved to a neighbor’s house...

“Farewell, Scrambled Paragraphs!”

“Farewell, Scrambled Paragraphs!”

Kelly Xiao, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

In October last year, around 27,000 students took the SHSAT in hopes of being offered one of 5,000 available seats in a NYC specialized high school. The highly competitive exam grants citywide students an opportunity to attend one of eight possible schools, the most coveted choices being Stuyvesant High...

DOE Makes Lunch Free; Students Rejoice

DOE Makes Lunch Free;  Students Rejoice

Taylor Huang, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

This fall, the cafeteria line is longer than ever before, with students eagerly waiting to receive their free midday meal, before immersing themselves back into their academic studies. With the Department of Education’s recent decision to make public school lunch available for free citywide, Bronx...

Deadly Hurricanes Foreshadow a Grim Future

Deadly Hurricanes Foreshadow a Grim Future

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

Within the span of two weeks, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Jose ravaged the mid-Atlantic region. With two Category 5 hurricanes, this year’s devastating hurricane season is raising questions about the future of recurring extreme weather. With Harvey’s death toll at 82, Irma’s at 69, and...

“Fe Maidens” Take PBS; Strive for Change in Front of U.N.

“Fe Maidens” Take PBS; Strive for Change in Front of U.N.

Alexa Asch, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

Bronx Science’s all female robotics team, the “Fe Maidens,” has long been recognized for being one of the only all female robotics teams in the country, and even the world! The team aims to bridge the gender gap in the STEM field, one girl at a time. In recognition of this unique mission statement,...

Power Shift

Power Shift

Marco Zembo Palzer, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

This past June, the lives of thousands of NYC families changed drastically. Before 2002, control of New York City Public Schools was in the hands of the Board of Education which led to inconsistent decisions, creating an inefficient system that failed to put the interests of students first. In 2002,...

32 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from Class of ’18

32 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from Class of ’18

Kristina Ang, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

The National Merit Scholarship’s prestige is not new to the halls of Bronx Science. Every year, about 700-800 students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in hopes of being qualified for a distinguished scholarship. Of the 712 students of the Class of 2018,...

S.O. Keeps a Good Streak with New Snapchat

S.O. Keeps a Good Streak with New Snapchat

Brianna Le, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2017

While most students spent their summers relaxing, members of the student organization, or S.O., were hard at work trying to figure out how to keep students well informed regarding school events during the upcoming school year. After lots of thinking and planning, the S.O. has launched their very own...

Writer, Activist, Scholar, and Sciencite

Writer, Activist, Scholar, and Sciencite

Kaya Scheman, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2017

Todd Gitlin ’59 to Present the Keynote Address at the 2017 Graduation Commencement Ceremony Renowned journalist, activist, and Bronx Science alumnus Todd Gitlin ’59 will deliver the Keynote commencement address at the United Palace Theater on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, to the graduating class of 2017...

Macron Versus Le Pen: The Election That Matters

Macron Versus Le Pen: The Election That Matters

Ronin Rodkey, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2017

In France, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will face off against centrist Emmanuel Macron in a runoff presidential election on May 7th, 2017. Le Pen, who promotes nationalist, France-first policies, is in many ways the French continuation of the populist wave which has swept the world in recent years...

MTA Fare Hike Stirs Student Body

MTA Fare Hike Stirs Student Body

Radiah Khandokar and Jason Qu

March 22, 2017

When it comes to understanding how New York City runs, one only needs to look at the Metropolitan Transit Authority, commonly known as the MTA. It is the body that administers New York’s public transportation, the veins of the city that pump life across all five boroughs. According to the 2010 Census, o...

A New Initiative: Textbooks in the Auditorium

A New Initiative: Textbooks in the Auditorium

Raidah Chowdhury, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017

  Study hall has typically been a time for students to complete the worksheet that their teacher has left for them in their absence, and if they have time, to go on to do work for other classes. However, many students have had issues with not having access to textbooks. Earlier this month, the Student...

Alumni Advise National Honor Society Seniors

Alumni Advise National Honor Society Seniors

Nicole Liberman, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017

This year, National Honor Society (NHS) coordinators have initiated a new program for its dedicated members, the Alumni Mentorship Program. While it is currently only open to seniors in NHS, the hope is that the program will be successful, so that it will be made available to all members during the comin...

Bronx Science Wins Big at Crystal Competition

Bronx Science Wins Big at Crystal Competition

Lakhsmi Chatterjee, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017

Back in November 2016, three Bronx Science students and a teacher entered the United States Crystal Growing Competitions with three entries. In December 2016, the competition committee revealed the winners, among whom were two of these Bronx Science students. The duo of Tenzin Tsetan ’19 and Chenhao (...

UN Requests Record Monetary Amount for 2017 Humanitarian Appeal

UN Requests Record Monetary Amount for 2017 Humanitarian Appeal

Fatema Lovely, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017

  One would expect that, in this day and age, humanitarian crises would be nonexistent, but statistics say otherwise. According to the United Nations, more than 96.2 million people in thirty-three different countries are in dire need of aid. Statistics like these contributed to a new record, th...

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