The Science Survey

Then Mayor Dianne Feinstein speaks at a rally in San Franciscos Chinatown in the late 1970s. This appearance underscored her efforts to foster a sense of unity and inclusivity within the city. (Photo Credit: Nancy Wong, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Remembering Dianne Feinstein: A Political Trailblazer or Polarizing Figure?

Pritika Patel, Staff Reporter February 17, 2024

Trailblazing mayor-turned-senator Dianne Feinstein passed away in September 2023 after holding a tenure of over forty years as a public servant. She was a leading Democrat and a pioneering female senator...

This photo captures the feelings that people feel when they dream, as our minds wander. (Photo Credit: Bruce Christianson / Unsplash)

The Significance of Dreaming

Gabriela Tejeda, Staff Reporter February 17, 2024

You lay on the face of a quiet greenly packed hill. As you try to get up, you feel the violent, forceful wind as it pulls on your hair. It travels through the ends of the growing weeds in the ground. In...

East Village Books is found on Saint Marks Place, on a historic street in Manhattan.

East Village Books: A Used Bookstore Among Manhattan’s Best Vintage

Willa Huber, Staff Reporter February 16, 2024

New York City is a city of organized chaos. Uptight businessmen and aspiring actresses scurry from place to place with their eyes on the prize. In a city known for its extravagance and restlessness, it’s...

Here is David Bowie during a concert in 1987. Was he flamboyant, eccentric, extraterrestrial, or all of the above? (Photo Credit: Elmar J. Lordemann (de:User:Jo Atmon), CC BY-SA 2.0 DE , via Wikimedia Commons)

‘A Starman Waiting in the Sky’: A Profile of David Bowie

Nicole J. Zhou, Staff Reporter February 16, 2024

“There’s a starman waiting in the sky. He’d like to come and meet us, but he thinks he’d blow our minds.” With its iconic chorus, accompanied by riveting instrumentals and a strong, liberating...

 Are you ready to dive into Asian urban legends? 
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Haunting Urban Legends Across Asia

Mandy Wu, Staff Reporter February 12, 2024

Many Western urban legends like the Bigfoot and the Yeti (Abominable Snowman) do not particularly send chills down my spine. They all sound ridiculously fake or unbelievable.  So set away any ideas...

Here are Gennady and Tatyana Mamonova during a wonderful trip in Europe. Devoted to sharing their art and activism with the world, the Mamonovas love nothing more than an exciting trip to one of Europe’s many great cities. “We feel now like the world belongs to us,” Gennady said. “We’re international people.” (Photo provided by Gennady Shikariov Mamonova; used with permission)

The Many Faces of Gennady Shikariov Mamonova: an Artist, a Feminist, and a Refugee

Abigael Sidi, Staff Reporter February 12, 2024

In the 81st Street Museum of Natural History train station, a beautiful tune echoes through the long tunnel that leads from the entrance to the platform. Situated in the middle of the nearly deserted underground...

“I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself because I hope it makes my students feel like they can take risks, even if theyre small ones like participating in class,” said Ms. Davis.

The New Generation of Teachers: A Profile on Bronx Science Social Studies Teacher, Ms. Davis

Nora Torok, Staff Reporter February 10, 2024

In the bustling halls of The Bronx High School of Science, there's a teacher whose classroom is more than just four walls. As students shuffle in, weary from the day's demands, her vibrant presence ignites...

Laneige is a popular label of Korean cosmetics, sold in more than 1,370 Sephora stores in 18 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. (Photo Credit: Harper Smith / Unsplash)

The Quest for Perfect Skin: The Rise of Korean Skincare

Katherine Han, Staff Reporter February 10, 2024

As the growing emphasis on looking our absolute best seeps through advertisements and into daily life, Korean skincare has become a holy grail in the beauty industry. From peculiar ingredients to 10-step...

Ever since Dick Grayson’s on-screen debut in 1943, every Robin has appeared in live-action or animated projects. (Image Credit: Warner Bros., CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Gotham War Sets Up Damian Wayne as Batman’s Heir

Lara Adamjee, Staff Reporter February 10, 2024

In June 1971, a character who would alter the Batman mythos forever was made public, one who was a highly skilled assassin and leader, hell-bent on achieving environmental balance – even at the cost...

Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) was an enigmatic composer who was famous for his madrigals, but infamous for his horrific murder of his wife, Maria d’Avalos.  
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Carlo Gesualdo, the Murderous Musical Genius

Maliha Chowdhury, Staff Reporter February 8, 2024

It starts off with a beautiful soft harmony of voices, gradually coming together to form a perfect polyphonic ensemble. As the notes weave through the air, Carlo Gesualdo’s sixth madrigal invites listeners...

The dress reform movement saw the introduction of new fashions such as bloomers. Bloomers allowed for ease of movement in a way that more traditional clothing did not — it would be impossible to perform this sort of physical activity wearing a heavy skirt.
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Scandalous or Progressive? A History of Victorian Dress Reform

Olive Forman-Sarno, Staff Reporter February 7, 2024

It’s a good climbing tree. The branches are low and sturdy enough to support your weight. Unfortunately, your movements are restricted by heavy skirts made of several feet of fabric and a tightly laced...

Pictured is a modern photographic representation of a flapper as she might have appeared at the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Here, she is seen dancing alone. ( Photo Credit: Carrie Borden / Unsplash)

An Overview on the Evolution of Bronx Streetwear

Carlos Martinez, Staff Reporter February 7, 2024

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This ageless adage has never come to define a fashion so misunderstood, yet beautiful as that of the streetwear culture of the Bronx. The Bronx, being...

Here is NF on stage during his Therapy Session Tour. (Photo Credit: Walkster Z, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commonsimedia Commons)

The Legacy and Impact of Nate Feuerstein (NF Real Music)

Isaiah Muniz, Staff Reporter February 6, 2024

Who is NF? Is he a Christian Rapper with few followers outside of a small niche fanbase? No. Nate Feuerstein was born in Michigan on March 30th, 1991 as the oldest of three children. He had a traumatic...

Ice skaters glide around a rink surrounded by flags which encircles the Rockefeller Center Plaza. (Photo Credit: Marc Ruaix / Unsplash)

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Ice Skating at the Rink at Rockefeller Center

Sonali Campbell, Staff Reporter February 4, 2024

As the winter chill begins to blanket the city, New York becomes a center of holiday cheer. Illuminated snowflakes are strung across intersections, glittering window displays are perfectly arranged, and...

Pictured is a rat as a work of graffiti. The most infamous rat, the brown rat, has been in America for over two centuries, and in such time, has also become a cultural symbol in New York City. (Photo Credit: Taton Moïse / Unsplash)

Rats 101: An Investigation Into a Cultural Mystery of New York City

Tammy Lam, Staff Reporter January 26, 2024

New York City is filled with its fair share of cultural touchstones. There is the pizza, the taxi cabs, and a myriad of tourist destinations, for starters. What else?  “The rats are absolutely going...

Here, Slavoj Zizek is in the midst of an address at Liverpool John Moores University in England. Photo Credit: Andy Miah from Liverpool, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Slavoj Žižek: Marxism for the Masses

Aaqib Gondal, Staff Reporter January 26, 2024

“What is the Absolute? Something that appears to us in fleeting experiences – say, through the gentle smile of a beautiful woman, or even through the warm caring smile of a person who may otherwise...

Situated atop Manhattans Upper East Side, Carl Schurz Park offers an exceptional experience. It overlooks the East River, making it a standout among New York Citys many great parks.
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Exploring Carl Schurz Park: A Hidden Gem on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Nicholas Anderson, Staff Reporter January 26, 2024

On the very edge of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, past the typically quiet streets of  East End Avenue, is Carl Schurz Park. At a glance, the park is quaint and unassuming, and for the most part, that...

Mike Colter is known for his notable achievements, including his critically acclaimed portrayal of Marvels Luke Cage, which brought depth and charisma to the iconic character, and his versatile performances in various television series and films, showcasing his remarkable range and talent in the entertainment industry. 
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From Small Screen Beginnings to Silver Screen Success: An Interview With Mike Colter On His Career

Rida Nuamah, Staff Reporter January 26, 2024

With his imposing presence and remarkable acting prowess, Mike Colter has become a recognizable face in the entertainment industry. He’s known for his dynamic range and captivating performances, and...

Commonly known as the “land of a thousand hills,” Rwanda’s mountainous terrain is home to gorillas and flourishing agriculture. (Photo Credit: Erdbeernaut, CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED, via Flickr)

Rwanda is Still Rewriting Its Narrative

Charlotte Zhou, Staff Reporter January 26, 2024

 For 100 days in 1994, Rwanda’s past turned upside down. Following a three-year-long civil war and disputed plane crash, decades of ethnic tensions escalated into genocide. As the Hutu majority killed...

This is a portrait of  Évariste Galois about 5 years before his tragic death at 20. (Image Credit: Unknown Author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Évariste Galois: A Misfortunate Genius Who Solved the Unsolvable

Jinha Yoo, Staff Reporter January 26, 2024

In the dim light of history, certain voices echo louder than others, demanding our attention. One such voice belongs to Évariste Galois, a brilliant French mathematician whose legacy took years to truly...

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