The Science Survey

Gregg Paravati’s role in the tram cabin has changed over the years: whereas the original tram required more mechanical operation, today’s cabin is kept in motion by a computer system.

From 250 Feet Up, Gregg Paravati Keeps Roosevelt Island Moving

Charlotte Zhou, Staff Reporter August 29, 2023

New Yorkers are best captured when they are in a constant sense of motion. As taxis dart between the intersections of downtown Manhattan and pedestrians weave through the sidewalks of Jackson Heights,...

Grand Central’s Main Concourse sees a large portion of the Terminal’s 750,000 daily visitors. (Photo Credit: Karl Zimmermann, used by permission)

How Grand Central Terminal’s History and Legacy Have Found Their Footing in Today’s New York

Lily Zufall, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

Standing tall on 42nd Street, Grand Central Terminal is a fixture in New York City. The Beaux-Arts structure with its carefully carved edges holds multiple subway lines, the Metro-North Railroad, and a...

Throughout her prolific career at the Opera, Julie  D’Aubigny played a total of 29 different roles, each one critically acclaimed at the time. She also imported different vocal ranges from Italy to France, leaving a lasting impact on French Opera. (Photo Credit: Se vend à Paris, chez Trouvain, rue St. Jacques, au grand Monarque.. Restored by Adam Cuerden, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Marvelous Misadventures of La Maupin

Nehla Chowdhury, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

Throughout history, the exploits of numerous classical figures often become warped by time. Moments of their lives are forgotten, their works are lost, and the nuances of their existence become subject...

Tenzin Samten ‘24 is the Stage Manager for Bronx Science’s Drama Department.

Bronx Science’s Stage Manager: A Profile on Tenzin Samten ’24

Benzir Raida, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

As the seniors receive their roses ranging from all the colors in the rainbow, the auditorium is filled with applause, ringing in everyone’s ears. The curtains begin to close signifying the end of the...

Yu Wang drew this as a gift for her dad on Father’s Day. She made this painting out of gouache.

The Joy of Teaching Art: A Profile of Yang Zhao and His MorningSun Art School

Ellena Wang, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

Amidst the bustling streets of Flushing, Queens, a single art studio emerges as a radiant sanctuary, where countless aspiring artists find their voices and pursue their artistic dreams. Led by a passionate...

“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. This is the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This monument in Independence National Historical Park displays the Founding Fathers’ commitment to free speech and a free press. These rights have helped to catalyze the development of language and culture within the United States and beyond.

A Play On Words: How Modern Words and Phrases Came To Be

David Pagan, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

Language is a tool we use to express our thoughts, and it can serve as a form of art when honing written language into literature. What people often overlook, however, is the complexity hidden within each...

Beaches have always been common places for many people to gather and hang out over sweltering summers. (Photo Credit: FOTO:FORTEPAN / Wein Sarolta, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Changes At Sea: The Evolution of the Modern Swimsuit, From 1800 To Today

Krisha Soni, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

A wave crashes on the beach, as hungry seagulls scour the sandy dunes for their next meal. The smell of salt and washed-up seaweed hangs in the air. This quintessential scene stays stagnant as the world...

 Many photographers have built up their own collection of cameras for their own use and for an appreciation of the engineering feat that is evident in each camera. Photo Credit: Christian Mackie / Unsplash

The Past, Present, and Future of Cameras

Thommy Taing, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

National Camera Day held annually each year on June 29th is a day in which we celebrate the accomplishments of the many inventors and contributors of photography. From the first pinhole chamber in 400...

Here is Mr. Matthew Clark, Kemaxiu, playing the guitar with Cui Jian, known as the Father of Chinese Rock Music. (Photo provided by Matthew Clark)

Matthew Clark, 柯马修 Kemaxiu: Ten Years in China

Fairuz Omar Raya, Staff Reporter July 21, 2023

Matthew Corbin Clark, 柯马修 Kemaxiu. Mr. Clark is a man of many talents and passions. On one side, he is an esteemed history teacher at Bronx Science, guiding ninth grade minds through ancient and...

The Unisphere is one of the few structures that remained in the park following the end of the 1964 New York Worlds Fair. Today, the Unisphere is still an iconic symbol of not only Corona Park, but also of the entire borough of Queens. (Photo Credit: Beyond My Ken, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

A Glimpse of Corona Park from the 1900s to the Present

Grace Mao, Staff Reporter July 20, 2023

Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, is the largest park in Queens, with nearly 900 acres of land. Containing everything from a science museum to a skating rink, the park offers something for everyone, no matter...

Over the years, the American Child Welfare System has undergone significant changes that have shaped the lives of hundreds of thousands of children. Currently, the system seems to be at yet another turning point, one which may completely change the way in which vulnerable children are monitored and cared for. 
(Photo Credit: Phinehas Adams via Unsplash)

Poverty, Race, and Human Capital: The Evolution of Our Nation’s Child Welfare System

Nicholas Anderson, Staff Reporter July 20, 2023

Raising children, at the risk of sounding trite, is one of the most revered and fundamental aspects of society. The value placed on bringing up the next generation leads one to wonder: what happens when...

These are flower patterns that are commonly used in the patterns of Sandy Liang’s pieces. (Photo Credit: AnonMoos, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Fashion Designer Sandy Liang’s Nostalgic Reflections on New York

Katelyn Chiao, Staff Reporter July 20, 2023

Earlier this year, as I was  walking down Orchard Street in Manhattan, I spotted a line snaking around the corner and down the block. It was hard to miss the spirited mass of people in flowered fleeces,...

Dafna Israel-Kotok, music therapist, singer, songwriter, and founder of Shir Fun, said, “I learned that music therapy is a degree that involves not only the study of music, but how it relates physically, mentally, psychologically and emotionally to people in many different populations and how you could use music as a tool to help so many people.” (Photo Credit: Wuhuiru55, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Music Therapy: Harnessing the Healing Powers of Music

Aviv Kotok, Staff Reporter July 20, 2023

Music saves lives. It might be hard to believe, but music has a healing power that even some medicines do not possess. Having trouble reducing pain? Listen to some music. Need to jog someone’s memory?...

Here is Alia Bhatt as Shanaya at the premiere for her debut movie Student of The Year. (Photo Credit: Bollywood Hungama, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Alia Bhatt: A Bollywood Icon

Saziea Biva, Staff Reporter July 20, 2023

Alia Bhatt, an iconic Bollywood actress, has a long and successful career. Bhatt gained fame through her work in movies such as Brahmastra and Student of the Year. Bhatt has become one of the Bollywood...

Here is a female Aedes vexans mosquito sucking human blood. (Photo Credit: James Gathany, USCDCP, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Begone Mosquitoes! How to Steer Clear of Mosquitoes 101

Arianna Hwang, Staff Reporter July 20, 2023

As the weather gets warmer, I cannot help but notice the sudden influx of flying bugs buzzing around the great outdoors. Over spring break, I was playing with my friends when I noticed one of...

Gen Z’s resurgence of the Y2K aesthetic has led to the popularity of elements reminiscent of the era, such as Nokia cell phones. And while the Y2K aesthetic is certainly back, its return doesn’t come without a modern twist. (Photo Credit: Girl with red hat / Unsplash)

Gen Z’s Y2K Takeover

Grace Djabre, Staff Reporter July 19, 2023

Generation Z — the generation born between 1997 to 2012 — has an obsession with faux nostalgia. We have seen (and heard) the fascination with the 1980s, as Netflix’s Stranger Things season 4 release...

When asked her favorite event during the 2022-2023 academic year, Anny Chen 23 noted that it was Homecoming. Homecoming was so fun. I had the privilege of helping to run the event, and it was a memorable experience, Chen said.

A Profile on the Senior Council President Anny Chen ’23

Aaminah Bukhari, Staff Reporter July 19, 2023

“Hellooooo Seniors!” yelled Anny Chen into the microphone during the Bronxtoberfest for seniors held on October 20th, 2022. Anny Chen, the president of Senior Council during the 2022-2023 academic...

Albert Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity shook the world to its core during its inception. The theory forced a radical re-examination of how the world could be understood, and it has been the foundation for breakthroughs in our time. (Photo Credit: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

How to Build a Time Machine In One Easy Step

William Fernando, Staff Reporter July 19, 2023

Have you wondered if time travel is possible? The pinnacle of most Science Fiction movies is centered around the main character entering a Time Machine and finding themselves in an unknown era, either...

Fun Fact: More than a billion bananas are eaten every year. (Photo Credit: Brett Jordan / Unsplash)

The Surprisingly Complex History of the Banana

Khado Tsephel, Staff Reporter July 19, 2023

When thinking of the word “banana,” most people will think of a bright yellow, sometimes green fruit with a smooth curved shape. This type of banana that many people tend to recall is from the Cavendish...

When asked whether her view of Spanish has changed from a child to an adult, Ms. Lozano said, “ In the past, I used to take my language for granted. Now, I am teaching the language so I research more because if [my students] ask me a question about the origins of something, I need to educate myself further. Back then, I was a lot more carefree. Now, I am more rational.”

An Imprint of Kindness: A Profile of Señora Lozano, a Bronx Science Spanish Language Teacher

Sirajum Munira, Staff Reporter July 19, 2023

Mark Twain once said, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” His words immediately reminded me of my Spanish language teacher at Bronx Science, Senora Lozano. While...

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