The Science Survey

Cultivating Leaders of Peace

Edie Fine ’21 writes a spoken word piece 
for a special activity.

Payel Islam, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

Impromptu dance parties in the small hall, color games, and two-hour dialogue sessions about facing conflict were all typical aspects of camp. Last summer, Edie Fine ’21 spent her time in a campsite in Maine. She attributes her personal growth to the meaningful experiences that she has had in Seeds...

Studying for Finals: Strategies of Successful Students

Students complete classwork in an AP Statistics class.

Suzie Yu, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019

Although the school year is coming to an end, the beginning of finals season is just around the corner. Students will be taking in-class finals, Regents, AP Exams, SAT Subject Tests, as well as other exams all within a span of two months. With these dates quickly approaching, many Bronx Science students wil...

A Profile of Mr. Guercio and the Revitalized Italian Club

Mr. Guercio, Italian and Spanish teacher, is the new face of the Italian Club.

Tobias Dohlin, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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

Azalea Danes ’20 has spearheaded the Mental Wellness initiatives at Bronx Science during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Artea Brahaj, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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...

Dana Crumb, the Bronx-Based Clothing Brand, Created by Eytan Stanton ’19

Eytan Stanton ’19, creator of DANA CRUMB tag and brand.

Chloe Frajmund, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

You might have seen the cartoon caricatures and scrawlings of DANA CRUMB on t-shirts, sweaters and stickers throughout the school. With a unique font and style, the eye-catching tag has now evolved into a small, Bronx-based, clothing brand. The creator of the brand and tag, Eytan Stanton ’19, found...

Mr. Rainford’s Terrific Ties

Mr. Rainford in the math office, wearing one of his many dazzling ties.

Leann Goldberg, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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

Members of Stitch & Relax start off with the basics, learning how to cast-on.

Sowad Ocean Karim, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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

Mr. Gazzola speaks to his class about the dynamics 
of the plot in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.'

Pinkey Lam, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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

“The ‘passion’ part is indescribable to me...the presence of dance movements helps me to socially get along with people,” said Daniela Noelle Alavazo ’20.

Caitlin Yeung, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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!

Miles Tamner ’21 donated 318 cans to the 2018 Food Drive.

Susan Huang, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

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

Mr. Liang, Mr. Grossman, and Mr. Schorr (left to right) recount their high school lives, offering sage advice for Bronx Science students today.

Sazida Marzia, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019

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

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Eytan Stanton, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018

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

Zoe Cooper before the Girls' Varsity 3.1 Mile Race at Van Cortlandt Park, in the Bronx.

Daniela Castro, Staff Reporter

December 24, 2018

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

Felix Lugo '19

Max Steiker, Staff Reporter

December 23, 2018

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 posing in front of the University of Chicago Tennis Court.
Courtesy of Perene Wang ’19

Joselyn Kim, Staff Reporter

December 22, 2018

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

Mian Hua Zheng ’19 stands next to Exposition’s previous publications, hoping to improve the quality of this year’s journal.

Katherine Doss, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

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

Pictured above, Jay and his father pose in their new truck. “It’s a family business,” he said.

Nick Tarr, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

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

The senior portrait of Jan Alscher ’66 as seen on the 1966 Bronx Science yearbook.

Payel Islam, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

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

Christopher Dahlem (far left) working with the rest of his firefighting team during a training exercise. Such exercises are vital towards ensuring that firefighters are prepared to fight real fires.

Sazida Marzia, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018

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

Caption: Second place winner Michelle Li ’19 (middle) and honorable mentions Julia Gonzales ’19 (left) and Sylvie Koenigsberg ’20 (right).

Yanny Liang, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

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...

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