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Members of the Bronx Science Chess Club play chess in 2019, before the Coronavirus pandemic stopped in-person activities. This year, the club continues to stay active. “Chess Club adapted well to the virtual world,” said Asif Anzum ’21, Vice President of the Bronx Science Chess Club. “We have been playing chess with each other online, and we plan on teaching chess strategies, watching chess videos, streams, and movies together.”

The Rise of Chess Into the Mainstream

Yona Litwin, Staff Reporter January 10, 2021

In the wake of the immensely popular Netflix show ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and the Coronavirus pandemic that has kept many of us at home, chess’s popularity has exploded this year, with websites offering...

Members of Bronx Science's Boys' and Girls' Varsity Bowling teams pose for photographers after placing in the Borough Individual Championships. “Recognition for the bowling team's achievements is meaningful because it recognizes all of the time and dedication that my teammates and I have put into the sport that we love,” said Skye Lam ’22, a member of the Boys’ Varsity Bowling team.
Pictured (Left to Right): Starr Lam ’20, Suporna Das ’20, Coach for the Girls’ Varsity Bowling team Mr. William O’Hara, Yi Qi (Angel) Zhu ’20, Skye Lam ’22, Jiwon (Ester) Yi ’20, Russell Kwong ’21, Rasheed Hossain ’20, Luke Chavez ’20, Coach for the Boys’ Varsity Bowling team Mr. Patrick Daughton.

STRIKE! It’s Bowling, Not Baseball

Jillian Chong, Staff Reporter January 10, 2021

Although the Bronx Science community is known for its academics, it also frequently celebrates the achievements of its athletic teams. We have heard about everything from our track team’s podium placements...

IOC president Thomas Bach and many others hope that the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will be a light at the end of the very long pandemic tunnel.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Serves as a Beacon of Hope For the End of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ramisa Promi, Staff Reporter January 10, 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided nine months ago to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics until 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are currently planned to be celebrated from July 23 to August...

The Undertaker made his final appearance at Madison Square Garden in 2018.

After Three Decades Wrestling For World Wrestling Entertainment, The Undertaker Finally Hangs Up His Boots

Saad Khandakar, Staff Reporter January 8, 2021

“My time has come to let The Undertaker rest in peace.”  Those were the last words uttered by The Undertaker, or Mark Calaway, before making his grand exit from the pay-per-view that started...

A row of three netless hoops at the 111th Street courts in Riverside Park in Manhattan illustrate the poor quality of net maintenance that is to be found at some basketball courts around New York City.

Why Are There So Many Basketball Hoops Without Nets in New York City Parks?

Tobias Amstutz, Staff Reporter January 5, 2021

One in ten. That is how many basketball hoops actually have nets at the courts in Riverside Park and 111th Street. This is a particularly grim illustration of the problem New York City Parks have in maintaining...

Pictured are two pieces of signed NBA apparel, sold exclusively through the NBA Store, a Stephen Curry Jersey and a Frank Ntilikina Signed Board.

A Pandemic Offseason for the NBA: Short, But Dynamic!

Ethan Weinberg, Staff Reporter January 5, 2021

In a year dominated by the Coronavirus pandemic, the norms of an action-packed, training-focused NBA offseason were thrown out the window. Instead, teams and players have had to deal with a remote draft,...

Sakeef Kibria '21 believes that the signings of so many talented attacking players is wonderful for the Chelsea Football Club, but in order to win the League, an emphasis needs to be put on their defensive tactics.

A Run for the Title: A New Makeover for the Chelsea Football Club

Sakeef Kibria, Staff Reporter November 19, 2020

After a 4th place finish in England’s top flight Premier League last year, Chelsea Football Club (Chelsea F.C.) wasted no time spending large amounts of money to bring in new talent. Many consider that...

The “Le Champion” defends his AEW Championship against the current AEW Champion, Jon Moxley, in AEW Revolution.

Celebrating Chris Jericho’s 30-Year Professional Wrestling Career

Saad Khandakar, Staff Reporter November 19, 2020

“And accompanied by Jake Hager, from Manitoba, Canada - weighing 225 pounds, he is the AEW World Champion - Le Champion, Chris Jericho!” That is how Christopher Keith Irvine - or Chris Jericho - was...

Members of the Esports Club talk together during a club meeting, pre-pandemic.

Everything You Need to Know About the League of Legends Worlds Championship 2020

Sophie Livingstone, Staff Reporter November 17, 2020

At this time last year, the Chinese Esports team, FunPlus Phoenix (FPX), won the world championship of the popular game League of Legends (LoL). League of Legends is an online battle arena video game in...

Harris field remains empty as all Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) sports are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

BxSci Strong: Our Athletes During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ben Raab, Staff Reporter November 16, 2020

On August 8th, 2020, the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) announced that fall sports would be indefinitely postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Students on teams such as soccer, tennis and volleyball...

Physical Education teachers Mr. O'Hara and Mr. Fallon often record videos for their classes. Here, they are demonstrating some simple bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, which do not require equipment.

Bronx Science Physical Education Classes Go Virtual

Russell Kwong, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

No longer do we hear the whistles blow as our Physical Education teachers ask us to take a knee and head to our floor spots. As substitutes for this energetic scene are Google Forms and exercise videos....

Here is the MetLife Stadium before a New York Jets game prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Unprecedented Return of Sports During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ethan Weinberg, Staff Reporter November 12, 2020

Let’s play ball!  In mid-July 2020, sports returned with a bang, providing an escape for many after three months of lockdown, but fans, players, and coaches have had to adjust to a new normal. The...

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.

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

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...

“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.

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

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...

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

La Pelota: More than a Cuban Pastime

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...

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

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

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,...

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.

How Bronx Science Spring Athletes are Dealing with Quarantine

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...

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

World Cup for Soccer in Qatar Faces Brand New Barriers

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,...

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.

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

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,...

Leo Ellenberg, Sports Columnist.

The NFL Draft Goes Virtual During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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...

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