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hehe [29 Dec 2006|10:58pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Hipster teen: He got rejected from community college? He must have written on his essay, 'I want to prey on Bronx Science kids and mug them.'

--6 train, 68th St

Overheard by: glad they went to private school

oh bronx science


[02 Nov 2006|02:18pm]

The police have apparently caught David's killer and charged him.

Also, I heard that he won't be having a funeral or wake or anything, but his parents might have a memorial service eventually.

[01 Nov 2006|07:19pm]

As some of you may know already, David Higgins, class of '05, passed away last night, after being violently attacked earlier in the day.

He was nineteen years old, and in his first year at CUNY Hunter, studying creative writing.

Funeral arrangements are in the process of being made, and will be posted as soon as they are made known.

RIP - David Higgins [01 Nov 2006|07:12pm]


An email from Hunter College:

"As many of you may have already heard, a Hunter student was tragically murdered inside his Queens home yesterday. David Higgins, 19, a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, was in his first semester at Hunter.

We are in contact with David’s family and as soon as we have more information, we will let you know about funeral arrangements.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to David’s family, friends, and classmates.

Eija Ayravainen
Vice President for Student Affairs
& Dean of Students"

UChicago [08 Jun 2006|03:32am]

I'm a Bronx Science alum who's going to be a junior at the University of Chicago next year. I'm curious, does anyone know if there are any members of the Class of '06 at science heading to Chicago next year? Also, I can definitely provide advice if you're considering Chicago, so feel free to ask.

'06 yearbook [03 Jun 2006|05:36pm]

Attention Seniors:

As of prom, yearbook distribution is now this coming TUESDAY, NOT Wednesday. Please spread the word because we all know how things seem to be forgotten especially in our school...

The book shipped in last week and it is beautiful.

I hope you're all excited!

[17 May 2006|06:00pm]

So...who is actually going to junior prom?

[14 May 2006|04:52pm]

The Bronx High School of Science Presents


Friday May 19th at 7:00pm
Monday May 22nd at 3:45pm
Tuesday May 23rd at 3:45pm

tickets are $3 for bxsci students and senior citizens and $5 for others
they can be purchased from your friends in the musical and/or drama class or at the door.

Hope to see you all there! ;)

[11 May 2006|08:22am]

I'm missing my AP test today... how do you make it up, or is it not possible?

(I have some kind of stomach virus and was sick the entire night, and can barely walk, I couldn't go.)

Fund Raising for Darfur [11 Apr 2006|06:50pm]

[ mood | angry ]

So for those who don't know, there is a daily genocide of at least 500 people and not to mention countless rape, EVERY DAY IN THE SUDAN IN AFRICA. I have found an organization that sells tshirts to raise money for the sufferers in Darfur. If I were to take orders for these T-shirts, and say they were 15$ a piece, how sucessful do you think it would be?
Also, How many people do you think would come to a protest on apriol 30th to DC to make president Bush budge on the darfur policy. Or if I organized a protest to bring outside the UN, to make them change their position on the use of force to stop the perpatrators of the genocide, do you think people would come to that?
If you want more information on the entire situation, for you own eduacation or that you could tell other people go to


just putting this out there... [03 Apr 2006|08:12pm]

[ mood | sick ]

okay, so, i had a thought this weekend and wanted to know what everyone thinks.

this weekend i got reponses from the rest of my colleges. although i got into some awesome schools, i was waitlisted at my two top choices. i admit i was pretty disappointed, although i probably shouldn't be, but i've decided to stay on both lists because i don't want to pass up the opportunity.

anyway, i know that sometime in may we have a day where everyone wears the t-shirt from the school we have decided to attend. i was thinking about it, and i started to realize, now that i'm in this position, how crappy a day like that is for so many kids. for example, kids who get into their dream school and can't pay for it, kids who don't get into any schools they're particularly excited about, or kids like me who aren't going to know where they've gotten in until maybe june or july.

i understand that getting into the school you love is an amazing accomplishment and it is definitely something to be proud of, but i just feel as though this is one situation where so many people in our school are excluded. i'm aware this is supposed to be a senior spirit day, but the thing is, what kind of school spirit day is it if it makes a bunch of people feel shitty because they are completely left out? i am certainly not trying to belittle the accomplishments of others, but the day inevitably shoves college in the faces of people who really don't want to think about it.

just consider this: i've realized that no matter what, i will have to choose among the schools i have gotten into and send in a $300 deposit. even if i am lucky enough to get into a school that waitlisted me, i will lose that deposit if i choose to attend a different school. in the meantime, i am trying to get supplementary recs and i am writing letters to the schools to update them on all i have done. and it sucks. i really thought this hellish process would be over by now, but it's not. and i know there are people that feel the same way.

i just remember last year i had this discussion with seniors. later on that day i happened to see a girl wearing a shirt from some school that she was waitlisted for or something, and someone came up to her and said "why are you wearing that? you didn't get in!"

overall, i just wish we could stick to spirit days that include EVERYONE. the college process if over. some of us have come out of it incredibly happy, some of us not so happy. so why can't we just leave it at that. you can always wear your college attire some other day. or better yet, if you really want to know where someone is going, why not just ask.
oh and i really don't like the people who say "well, if you don't know where you're going, then don't do it!" wtf is up with a senior spirit day that a lot students can't participate in?! how is that unifying?!

and i apologize in advance if i have offended anyone. i suggested this to someone today and she practically exploded at me. 

one last thing: for those of you who agree with me and feel like cutting school that day and going to six flags or something, i am so down.


Hazing [24 Mar 2006|02:07pm]
Hello, we are two students at Rochester Institute of Technology currently engaged in an independent study project addressing the issue of hazing. The goal of this project is two-pronged - we wish to discover the prevalence of hazing in the state as well as get your opinion on what should be done about it, if anything.

Under the lj-cut is our survey, which asks a variety of questions about your personal experiences with hazing, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a minute or two from your time to fill it out really quickly. We even have questions at the beginning for those who have never experienced hazing but wish to share their opinion on the subject. Additionally, each question gives you the option to answer in more detail beyond the choices we have already provided. We encourage you to take advantage of this if you have more include in your answer.

Your responses to this survey are anonymous, so please do not put your name (or any information that would identify you) anywhere on this survey. You may quit the survey at any time and for any reason, or you may decline to answer any of the questions, but your responses to every question are important and we ask that you answer as many of the questions as you possibly can. You may post your answers however you like - under your user name, anonymously, or you may e-mail them to us at All posts will be screened, so no one except you, us, and the community administrator will be able to see your responses.

Please inform us of any questions, concerns, or feedback you might have. Thank you in advance for your time.

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[23 Mar 2006|09:55pm]

seniors dont forget to wear your favorite pjs tomorrow and come to senior brunch!!!!!

what is it, 96 days til graduation? ♥

[12 Mar 2006|02:52pm]

Friday was so nice. There haven't been that many people in the courtyard since that snowball fight...

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Lunacon 2006 [09 Mar 2006|02:25pm]

Luncaon 2006

When: March 17-19

Where: Hilton Hasbrouck Heights

How to get there: $3.10 via NJ Transit from Port Authority Bus Terminal
Take #163 "Upper Ridgewood via Union City" to Boulevard & Williams Ave,
and call 201-288-6100 for FREE hotel shuttle pickup.

What to bring: Clothing (Comfy Clothes & Pajamas, Optional: Fancy Underwear, Hall Costume, Dressing Up Encouraged)


Convention Programming:
Gaming (RPG, LARP, Settlers and other board games), Anime, Regency Dance, Sci-Fi Fantasy Art Show, Concerts/Filking, Book Exhibit/Raffle, Masquerade Ball (Costume), Dealers Room (Clothes, Books, Jewlery, Weapons, Shoulder Dragons)

Science Highschool's Alumni Suite Programming:
DDR, Karaoke Revolution, Festivities Friday & Saturday Night, Settlers of Catan, Ninja Burger, Scrabble, Jenga, Risk. Bring your own PS/2 games if you wish.

Lunacon is a science fiction fantasy convention unlike any other, with attendance under 1,000, it is small and intimate with a group of attendees that include some of the best and the brightest of New York City (mostly Science Highschool Students and Alumni) and it is a great networking opportunity. You will have an amazing time, there will be programming and people you fall in with, you will have fun.

How Much? $50 for a Badge to go to Con Programming and Bring a Sleeping Bag and Ramen, there are always people willing to host.
The scale: Bring Ramen or Bring $50 for Food. $50-$250 to spend in the dealers room. $20-50 to chip in on a room.

revolution is in the air [08 Mar 2006|10:27pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Although I'm a senior, I've been thinking of starting a club that may help the future generations of bronx science.
This club would be aimed at organizing student protests against the tresspasses of the administration. Everything has just gotten incrimentally worse since I was a freshman: Most every teacher tells you to take out your headphones, they've lengthened the schedule by about 30 mins, you can no longer choose your own lock or locker, In fact, school can go through your things while you're in class and you would never know the difference, Kids applying to college can't see their own recs, some of which may say bad things about you and keep you out of college, every cut is a detention, people get cuts for classes their not in and then are asked to serve them, art classes are cut and classes like research lit, which is the most pointless class ever, are still being taught. The administration knows though, that we nerds are too involved in our studies to dare to participate in a walk out, or stand up for ourselves. Should we gather and show our opposition to these infringements then we can turn the tables on them, make them listen to us. Reidy hates nothing more than having herself look bad at her job. What if we had the news at school watching us picket school, ALL 2700 of us! EVERYBODY, don't you think that would work?
If you think you and people you know would be interested in such a club, please post back or email me at


[27 Feb 2006|02:58pm]

I was just wondering; on naviance- has anyone been accepted into ap bio or ap euro yet? (junior and senior ap euro)


senior classes? [03 Feb 2006|12:19am]

...hey like nat i'm a junior getting ready to apply for classes, and i just had a few questions for current (and past) seniors.

I'm a pretty strong english student, and i've been trying to decide between lit and comp. I'm much stronger in lit, but i've been thinking about taking comp just to better myself; if i'm not the strongest writer in the world is my grade in comp going to be horrible?

Also, how do they determine if you get into ap environ sci? Do they look at your physics and chem grades, or just bio?

thanks so much

Senior Classes [02 Feb 2006|09:56pm]

Well, as well all know, it's that exciting time of year where we get to pick our classes. I'd like to ask a few seniors (or former seniors) for their opinions on some courses.

AP Lit (vs Comp)

AP Psychology (instead of AP Calc or another math. Note: I am currently a jr. in honors trig)

AP Gov (taken in addition to the second year of AP 2 year. Don't tell me I should have taken 1 year 'cause it's too late now :P)

anyway, yeah, thanks in advance ;)

ap us history [02 Feb 2006|09:07pm]

ap us 1 year vs ap us 2 year
does anyone have any opinions or pros/cons or whatever about which one is better to take?
does anyone take either one?
because i dont know which to apply for first choice and ive gotten many contradicting opinions and its like JIOSGUOASGB

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