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A Profile of Mr. Guercio and the Revitalized Italian Club

A Profile of Mr. Guercio and the Revitalized Italian Club

Tobias Dohlin, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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As a result of the departure of former Italian teacher, Ms. Caldarola, Bronx Science has hired a new Italian teacher and Sicily native, Salvatore Guercio. While it took Mr. Guercio some time to adjust to and get a feel for the school, he has taken the initiative as of late to successfully spearhead ...

New Mental Wellness Initiatives

New Mental Wellness Initiatives

Artea Brahaj, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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In the midst of college applications and midyears, the constant demands of being a student can be overwhelming and the guidance department along with this year’s first Mental Wellness board has begun their first strides in tackling this problem head on. The Mental Wellness Board, spearheaded by...

Mr. Rainford’s Terrific Ties

Mr. Rainford’s Terrific Ties

Leann Goldberg, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Mr. Michael Rainford. You may see him everyday walking down the halls, but what do you really know about him? After interviewing a couple students, many mentioned, without any prompting, his tie collection. “[We] often engage in short exchanges, usually me complimenting his stylish ties,” Baboucarr...

Knitting Up a Storm

Knitting Up a Storm

Sowad Ocean Karim, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Every day is a challenge for Bronx Science students.  Workloads increase, sleep schedules become shorter, and the stress levels are always high. But a new initiative is taking on these challenges by storm: Ms. Cooper’s Stitch & Relax! With meetings held every Wednesdays during and after...

The Origins of Honors Speech

The Origins of Honors Speech

Pinkey Lam, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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First introduced by Richard Sodikow in the 1970s, Forensics, now known as Honors Speech, was once a class exclusively for members of the Speech and Debate Team and was intended to improve their speaking skills. After Mr. Sodikow’s retirement, Mr. Joseph Gazzola, an English teacher at Bronx Science,...

Dancers At Bronx Science

Dancers At Bronx Science

Caitlin Yeung, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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In today’s society, entertainment industries, social media, and celebrities play a major role in shaping people’s interests. Dancing is especially influenced by contemporary culture. Looking back to the early 2000s, films such as ‘Street Dance,’ the ‘Step Up’ series, ‘High School Musical,’...

We Can Do It!

We Can Do It!

Susan Huang, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Lasting from November 13th to December 17th, the annual Bronx Science Food Drive was once again a success. For the second consecutive year, our school has met our goal of 3000 cans - and this year, we’ve even exceeded our goal and raised 3,374 cans! Through the hard work of students and faculty alike,...

Life Lessons From Our Very Own Bronx Science Teachers

Life Lessons From Our Very Own Bronx Science Teachers

Sazida Marzia, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019


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We know our teachers at Bronx Science for their academic prowess, but we don't often think about the fact that they were students once, just like us. Since they have all already completed high school, college, and graduate school, they have much sage advice to offer us in terms of life lessions, gained...

Dr. Tramantano: English Teacher and Painter

Dr. Tramantano: English Teacher and Painter

Eytan Stanton, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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Dr. Tramantano may seem like your average Bronx Science English teacher: he enjoys literature, wears semi-formal clothing, and brings his laptop to school. However, if you look a little closer at his laptop, you may notice colored spots scattered along its surface. They cover his phone case and his sweater...

The Cooper Phenomenon

The Cooper Phenomenon

Daniela Castro, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018


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Bronx Science’s extensive curriculum and hefty workload can be  challenging, especially when a student is trying to balance teams, clubs, and a social life at the same time. For some students, trying to keep up with extracurriculars can seem nearly impossible, but this is not the case for Zoe Co...

A Fashion Professional in High School: Felix Lugo ’19

A Fashion Professional in High School: Felix Lugo ’19

Max Steiker, Staff Reporter

December 23, 2018


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You may not know it, but Bronx Science has its very own fashion professional. Since he was fifteen years old, Felix Lugo ‘19 has been designing and styling clothes, and he is working on turning his passion into a career. In a move to further his career prospects, Lugo is planning an upcoming fashion...

Perene Wang ’19, Tennis Player, Commits to UChicago for the Class of ’23

Perene Wang ’19, Tennis Player, Commits to UChicago for the Class of ’23

Joselyn Kim, Staff Reporter

December 22, 2018


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The Common Application, supplements, letters of recommendation, and anxious days waiting to find out college acceptances: all of these are things that Perene Wang ’19 does not need to stress about during the 2018-2019 academic year as a senior. In April 2018, during her junior year, Wang committed...

Hidden Gems: Getting to Know Bronx Science’s Literary Publications

Hidden Gems: Getting to Know Bronx Science’s Literary Publications

Katherine Doss, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


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The bell rings and SGI is now over. For many students, the best part of the school day has just begun. Bronx Science has various types of clubs, but not all of them get the same amount of attention. Publications especially could use a boost in student recognition. Two of these underappreciated publications...

Food Truck Renaissance

Food Truck Renaissance

Nick Tarr, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


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It’s a sight Bronx Science students know too well; the lunch bell rings and large crowds of hungry teenagers gather to shout their orders to food trucks. To an exhausted student who has not been in direct sunlight since first period, going to Ned’s or Jay’s during lunch can be the highlight of...

Not-So-High-School Sweethearts

Not-So-High-School  Sweethearts

Payel Islam, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


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Going to the same high school and later, the same college, while never meeting each other seems quite impossible. However, for Jan Alscher ’66 and Michael Greenstein ’66, it was the beginning of their love story, the impossible made possible. The two attended Bronx Science together while never...

Bronx Science’s Bravest

Bronx Science’s Bravest

Sazida Marzia, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


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As the fire trucks race by, flashing their red lights and emitting their ear piercing sirens, the gallant firefighters driving them dash to the scene. However, not all of these firefighters save lives as a career. Some do it out of pure kindness as volunteers, choosing to make a difference without earning...

Poetic Personalities

Poetic Personalities

Yanny Liang, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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With each cycle of the seasons comes a new chance for thousands of New York City students to showcase their literary prowess and creativity. The City College of New York hosts its prestigious annual poetry contest for high school students during March of each year. The Spring Poetry Festival that fol...

Two Physics Teachers Lead Climate Awareness

Two Physics Teachers Lead Climate Awareness

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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“100-year storm,” “500-year rainfall,” and “1,000-year flood.” These are descriptions of recent disasters that pop up on news headlines regularly now. From Hurricane Florence in North Carolina to Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines, deadly storms that have historically occurred once every...

Project FIRE x Novel Girls Book Drive

Project FIRE x Novel Girls Book Drive

Chloe Frajmund, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


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Drew Faust, the President of Harvard University, once said, “We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.” This is the motto that drives ‘Novel Girls,’ a student-run organization from Brooklyn Technical High School with the goal of educating women and girls...

Alexander Warren ’18 Wins the Congressional App Challenge

Alexander Warren ’18 Wins the Congressional App Challenge

Vivian Ma, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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Bronx Science proudly announced the winner of 2017’s Congressional App Challenge on their website during the month of April 2018, congratulating Alexander Warren '18 on his achievement. The annual Congressional App Challenge began in 2013 as a way to incentivize teenagers to learn how to code and get th...

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