The Science Survey

Why the Major Sports Comeback Has Begun — During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Members of the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team sit together on the field during a practice. Huddles and group meetings like these are essential to the game, but with the pandemic, leagues must consider all of the potential ways to limit player contact.

Karen Phua, Staff Reporter

June 21, 2020

A single positive COVID-19 test of one athlete in one league was all it took to put a stop to the entire world of American sports.  On March 11, 2020, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, immediately triggering a suspension of the NBA season. Thousands of fans quickly l...

MLB 2020 Season: A 9th Inning Save or a Strikeout?

“If the MLB and the Players Association do not come to an agreement soon, this may be the start of a new reality for professional sports,” said Skye Lam ’22.

Russell Kwong, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

Summers in America: Beaches, Barbeques, Baseball. Will we be able to enjoy these summer pastimes, or will this summer be a strikeout, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic? While beaches and other recreational areas are beginning to open, sport teams have not been given the green light to resume...

La Pelota: More than a Cuban Pastime

 For many Cubans, baseball is a way to hang on to their national identity and culture.

Daniela Castro, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2020

To say that baseball is the most popular sport in Cuba is to underestimate the cultural and social effects that it has had on the country and its citizens. Baseball in Cuba is much more than a sport and pastime, and much more than just the game itself. Baseball has made its way into the core of the Cu...

A Final Whistle for All Sports This Year Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Jeremy Valdez ‘20, a huge Yankees fan, remains optimistic that the season will start in some capacity.

Albar Subekti, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

As humans, we grow accustomed to things that we love, and we often do not understand the value of those things until they are gone. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, loved ones, childhood events, Brazy Bowl, and basic social interactions are now severely missed, but amid this global crisis, the sports commu...

How Bronx Science Spring Athletes are Dealing with Quarantine

Noah Bushlow ‘20 has faced an unsatisfying end to his athletic career, as all Spring 2020 PSAL sports seasons have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Josh Kutler, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

For most Bronx Science students, the Coronavirus pandemic and the necessity of quarantine has been a disappointing end to the school year. For spring athletes, this disappointment has been amplified, as they have missed out on playing a sport that they love with a team atmosphere that they cherish.&n...

World Cup for Soccer in Qatar Faces Brand New Barriers

The country of Qatar is set to host the 2022 World Cup in soccer, but there is a lot of controversy surrounding the decision.

Ramisa Promi, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

When Qatar made a bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the world was in shock. They would be facing fierce rivals, such as the United States, despite only being ranked 113th in the world in soccer. In fact, the Qatar national soccer team has never even made it to the World Cup since its independence in 1...

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is Postponed to 2021

Tas Rothshi '21 expresses  her disappointment after hearing the news that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics jas been postponed tp July 2021. “The Games only come by once every four years. Even though delaying them this year was necessary due to the circumstances and in consideration of health and safety concerns, I cannot lie. It was disheartening for me. feel especially bad for all the athletes. They have trained so hard, and having put their dreams on pause must be a hard thing to do,” Rothshi said.

Kaitlyn Chan, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2020

Summer 2020 is not quite here yet, but with the Coronavirus spreading across the globe at an alarming rate, many of this summer’s plans have been canceled. To the disappointment of many talented athletes, so have the long-anticipated 2020 Olympics. For the first time not due to a war, this internat...

The NFL Draft Goes Virtual During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Leo Ellenberg, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2020

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic across the world has led to the disappearance of live sports for the foreseeable future. Fortunately one of the most popular sporting events, the NFL draft,  was still able to occur from April 23 to April 25, 2020. In the safety of their own homes, coaches and ge...

Due to COVID-19, the National Basketball Association is Suspended: What Next?

With well over 100 million outspoken fans worldwide, the National Basketball Association is one of the most popular and beloved sports known to mankind. Thus, the fans’ concern for the health of players is inspiring to see and bodes well for the future of the sport.

Kieran Aug, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

On March 11, 2020, basketball fans witnessed what may have been the last of NBA games for the 2019-2020 season. With the NBA Playoffs set to start only a month later and Round One scheduled to start on April 18, teams were making their last push for a playoff spot. Yet, on that day, only four of the s...

How the Pro-Wrestling World Accepts The COVID-19’s Challenge

Pictured is a sold-out AEW show before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saad Khandakar, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Sports and Entertainment businesses from all angles, from the suspension of the NBA season to the closing of theaters worldwide. The world of professional wrestling, which combines both these industries, is not exempt. While major wrestling companies such as Ring of Honor...

2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Figure skating is a sport that many people love to pursue, across all different levels. Izzi Holmes '21 said, “To me, figure skating is basically everything. I love it with every fiber of my being, especially doing synchronized skating. It’s just the best thing in the world. Waking up early, going to the rink, getting to see my best friends and skate with them; I love it all.”

Byul Sak, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

Figure skating is a unique sport that continues to captivate millions of Americans across the country. Every year, eager figure skating fans gather at the arena or by the T.V. to watch the nation’s top figure skaters give their all on the ice at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.  This ye...

Welcoming a New Member of the Bronx Science Athletics Community

Coach Maraj looks forward to facing new challenges with the Girls’ Varsity Swimming team after a successful season.

Kaitlyn Romanger, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

A new coach has joined the Bronx Science community! Coaching the Girls’ Varsity Swimming team, the Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball team, and the Boys’ Varsity Tennis team, Mark Maraj has fully immersed himself in our school athletics department. As a former coach at Roosevelt Educational Campus...

Triple Crown: the Girls’ Varsity Indoor Track Team Wins Bronx Borough Championships for the Third Time!

Ninth graders smile for the camera at the annual Martin Luther King track meet. “I enjoyed the moments that we had at the armory which contrasted with cross country,” said Chloe Chan ’23 who ran the 600m and 3000m in indoor track.

Yi Lan Zhang, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

“S-C-S-C-I-S-C-I-E-N-C-E! Let’s go SCIENCE!,” the athletes cheered in unison. Pumped with adrenaline after an outstanding win, the Girls’ Varsity Indoor Track team jumped up and down and chanted their team cheer as PSAL officials handed the gold plaque to Bronx Science—naming the team the I...

The Life and Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant has left behind an incredible and profound legacy.  “Kobe has inspired countless people from all over the globe, and he lives on through them,

Theodore Wai, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

2020 has been off to a rough start. Forty-six million acres of land were burned in Australia, World War III almost broke out, and the entire world is on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.  But just as things couldn’t seem to get worse, the news broke out: Kobe Bryant, one of basketball...

NBA Records Broken This Season

Zhi Xing (Tim) Wang '21 is an avid NBA fan and has been watching for years. He believes that the NBA has some of the most talented and gifted scorers and offensive players of all time right now.

Miles Yamner, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

The 2019-20 season is well underway, and there's no shortage of notable stats and numbers to know about this season. Here are five records that have been broken this historic NBA season. Lebron Passing Kobe: On January 25th, 2020, Lebron James eclipsed Kobe Bryant on the all time NBA scoring lea...

Girls’ Varsity Table Tennis Team Wins PSAL Championship for the Second Year in a Row!

The Bronx Science Girls’ Varsity Table Tennis team has gone undefeated for two years in a row. From left to right (top): Bronx Science alumnus and volunteer coach Michael Song, coach Ms. Sisilli, Kristina Lian ’22, Lara Belton ’21, Joy Herrera ’20, Emery John ’20, manager Juliet Fleischer ’20, Xinrui Ge ’22, Chloe Guerrero ’22,  Valerie Ng ’22, Kaitlyn Lai ’22.
(bottom): Beryl Sin ’21, Gina Seo ’22, Jasmine Lo ’21, Emily Shang ’22

Darya Lollos, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

With the total game score tied at 2-2 against Brooklyn Tech in the championships, tensions ran high as first singles player Gina Seo ’22 battled in the final game to decide the team’s fate. The slow-paced, but intense match had everyone watching on the edge of their seats. Seo’s hand shook with ...

New Season, New Goals for the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Team

As Samantha Mayol ’22 runs towards the goal during a Girls' Varsity Lacrosse meet, she looks for an opening to make her shot.

Tina Ou, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

The spring season is associated with the change in season from frostbites to showers of rain. It’s also associated with the coming of a new beginning. As the spring season of 2020 approaches, new activities and new sports seasons begin. This year, the Girls' Varsity Lacrosse team is starting their...

The End of Amateurism

Ethan Genn ’21 is a firm supporter of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act because he believes that student-athletes should be able to benefit from the use of their likeness.  He also says that, “I think it will lead to a more widespread use of this law, eventually becoming NCAA policy.  I think it will eventually spread to the rest of the D1 schools in other parts of the country.”

Leo Ellenberg, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

“Now we’re rebalancing the power arrangement,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom on the September 30th, 2019 episode of HBO’s The Shop.  Moments later, as he signed Senate Bill 206, otherwise known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, the room full of agents, former players, and current athletes...

New York City Just Got Served!

As Jessica Muller ’21 sets the volleyball high into the air, Carolina Hohl ’22 prepares to aid her in bumping it over the net. “I am ready for anything when I’m on the court,” said Muller.

Lavanya Manickam, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

The scoreboard in the Queens College gym beamed “24:22.” The Bronx High School of Science’s Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team was a mere two points away from losing the PSAL championship to Brooklyn Technical. While the Bronx Science supporters in the crowd were filled with tension as they suspe...

Boys’ Cross Country Team Crowned PSAL Champions

The varsity team lines up with their medals after claiming the PSAL championship title. “We knew we could win if we ran well, and we didn't want to let ourselves down,” said Wyatt Morgan ’20.

Karen Phua, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Against the two-time defending champion, Susan Wagner, few expected the Wolverines Cross Country team to come out as victorious. However, after an intense, nerve-wracking cross country season, Bronx Science went from being last year’s underdogs to sweeping the 2019 Cross Country Championship.  ...

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