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A Crystal-Clear Competition

A Crystal-Clear Competition

Payel Islam, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018

The end of October marked the commencement of crystal growing for the annual U.S. Crystal Growing Competition, and this year over fifty Bronx Science students grew and entered crystals in one or more categories of the competition: ‘highest quality,’ ‘coolest crystal,’ and ‘overall crystal.’...

Women in Speech and Debate Aim to Eradicate Sexism

Women in Speech and Debate Aim to Eradicate Sexism

Artea Brahaj, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

“Condescending and aggressive” wrote a judge to a debater who was loud and assertive. “Combative and convincing” wrote a judge to another debater who was also loud and assertive. The difference? The former was a female. It is no secret that there are inherent divisions in the American Spee...

Visionary Views: Pursuing a Passion Through Media

Visionary Views: Pursuing a Passion Through Media

Marco Zembo Palzer, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

In their free time, many Bronx Science students involve themselves in unique forms of media. Amongst all their schoolwork at Bronx Science, one would think there is little time for students to have their own platforms for self-expression creativity. However, many students have found their passion in med...

Jack Cook Navigates his Way to his Interests

Jack Cook Navigates his Way to his Interests

Lauren Choi, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Jack Cook ’18 appears to be a typical student who can be seen walking around the school hallways, going to class, and hanging out with his friends. However, he may not be as ordinary as he seems. As a child, Cook loved Minecraft. Through this interest blossomed his passion for computer science. Out ...

The Third Time’s the Charm: Students Win Big at The New York Math Fair

The Third Time’s the Charm: Students Win Big at The New York Math Fair

Alexa Asch and Anastasia Koutavas

January 5, 2018

Bronx Science was widely represented in the Spring 2017 annual Greater New York Math Fair (judged in April 2017 at Brooklyn Technical High School); this is the largest high school math competition in all of New York. There were ten Bronx Science winners all together; five students won gold medal prizes,...

Student Leadership Strengthens the Speech & Debate Program

Student Leadership Strengthens the Speech & Debate Program

Sydney Teh, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2017

The Bronx Science Speech & Debate Team has been through a tumultuous two years of transition, going through several faculty directors. Thankfully, the 300 person team found their perfect match in Mr. Huth, a Social Studies teacher, who took over the administration of the team last year. Mr. H...

Pinkification: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pinkification: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Susan Huang, Staff Reporter

December 29, 2017

One in eight women receives a diagnosis of invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Millions of women are diagnosed with breast cancer around the world, each year. To show support to those going through breast cancer, many people wear pink garments throughout the month of October, as a show of solida...

Running in the Junior Olympic National Championships

Running in the Junior Olympic National Championships

Meghan Tan, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2017

The Bronx Science Girls Cross Country team runs across the hills of the beautiful Van Cortlandt, a flurry of neon Sauconys and flashy Asics crunching the gravel. One girl runs ahead of the group: Zoe Cooper ’20, a participant in the 2017 Hershey Junior Olympics Championships for track in Kansas. “Runnin...

New Year, New Planner Cover

New Year, New Planner Cover

Jemma Lasswell, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2017

Each year, Ms. Asch, Bronx Science's art teacher, hands out a blank sheet of paper to her art students with a special challenge, to design the next cover of the Bronx Science planner. This year, the watercolor cityscape that was chosen to grace our 2017-2018 planner cover is the work of one student artist,...

Bronx Science Senior Becomes Fashion Designer!

Bronx Science Senior Becomes Fashion Designer!

Tahira Hasan, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

Kristina Ang ’18, hasn’t always had a passion for fashion. In fact, in her first few years at Bronx Science, she felt like an outlier, being such an arts-minded person in a sea of STEM brains. With courage, she embraced fashion and took her first small steps toward a career in couture. Her journey...

Science Seniors Score Big

Science Seniors Score Big

Matilda Melkonian, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

Throughout their four years at Bronx Science, athletes of the Class of 2018 have never failed to work hard. Next year, many will move on to participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, better known as the NCAA. A few of the many students being recruited include Audra Berg, Zachary Siegelstein,...

Science’s Superman – Out to Save Our Minds

Science’s Superman – Out to Save Our Minds

Angie Yang, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017

It’s a plane! It’s a bird! No - it’s Mr. Cogliano. As students and faculty sink into the new year with the old ‘Bronx Science state of mind,’ the school’s new mental health social worker, Mr. Cogliano, sports a radically different state of mind--one of mindfulness. An avid celebrator of...

New Year, New Babies for Several Bronx Science Teachers

New Year, New Babies for Several Bronx Science Teachers

Christi Kim, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017

Breaking news: teachers have lives (and families) outside of school! In a country with a rapidly increasing population, it is not surprising that in the past several years, many of our teachers have gone on maternity leave. English teacher, S!NG advisor, and Coordinator of Student Affairs, Ms. Parness...

Conquering the Cold Weather: Tips for Surviving the Chill

Conquering the Cold Weather: Tips for Surviving the Chill

Shanzana Rashid, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017

As winter comes each year, students have to drag themselves out of a warm, cozy bed every morning and commute through freezing temperatures until they finally reach the safety of our nicely heated school building. Fortunately, some of our peers have a few coping mechanisms to share with you that will eas...

What A CATCH! About the ‘Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare’ Program

What A CATCH! About the ‘Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare’ Program

Olivia Fair, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017

Contraceptive options have been made more available to Bronx Science students through the organization called ‘Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare,’ known by the acronym, CATCH. The program is citywide, and it distributes contraceptives to girls in high school who are over fourteen ye...

Students Showcase Their Holiday Spirit

Students Showcase Their Holiday Spirit

Afsana Hussain, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017

  This winter, Bronx Science held its first-ever locker decorating contest. It was organized by the Student Organization (S.O.) as a part of the annual Winter Wonderland celebration. Students signed up online to be entered in the contest and began decorating from December 12th, 2016 onwards. Th...

Ending the Year on a High Note: A Winter Concert Review

Ending the Year on a High Note: A Winter Concert Review

Raisa Chowdhury, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017

As the lights dimmed and the murmurs in the audience lowered to a hush, beautiful music began to emerge from the stage. Bronx Science’s chorus, jazz band, orchestra, and concert band rehearsed all during the fall semester in order to prepare for this one moment, this year’s Winter Concert on Dece...

Debate Team Dominates at Princeton Tournament

Debate Team Dominates at Princeton Tournament

Tomas Greenberg, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017

Bronx Science turned in yet another impressive outing at a recent debate tournament held at Princeton University in December 2016. The tournament is widely known as significant because those who reach the final rounds and place high enough earn a bid to the Tournament of Champions (TOC). Debaters...

Dating : The Positive Benefits of Relationships

Dating : The Positive Benefits of Relationships

Sofie Levine, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017

Walking around school and seeing couples holding hands, you realize that love is in the air. Our school is full of many couples, new and old. Even though Bronx Science is regarded as an intense, academic school, students still find time to maintain relationships. One couple that has been together for more t...

Kester ’17 and Vercesi ’19 Win 2017 Shakespeare Competition

Kester ’17 and Vercesi ’19 Win 2017 Shakespeare Competition

Kaya Scheman, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2017

On February 16, 2017,  over one hundred Bronx Science students stood before a panel of judges and performed original interpretations of Shakespeare’s monologues during the 34th Annual Shakespeare Competition. The competition is sponsored nationwide by the English Speaking Union (ESU), an educat...

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