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Donations to New York City SING! Programs Not Expected to Affect Stuyvesant

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced on Tuesday, February 24, that $50,000 has been donated to the public school system by singer and NYC & Company Global Welcome Ambassador Taylor Swift, from the proceeds of her song “Welcome to New York.” The earnings are intended to fund SING!, a program in many

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Gabe Rosen and Justin Kong

We have seen a year with little progress made in advancing students’ rights. The election of current leaders Eddie Zilberbrand and Keiran Carpen was without a popular mandate and marred by controversy, which is justified. As The Spectator pointed out in a recent editorial, Zilberbrand and Carpen failed to follow through on most of their

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College Rape 101: It’s the School’s Fault Too

Three years ago during summer vacation, Drew Sterret, a student at the University of Michigan, received a call from his school requesting a Skype interview to discuss an unspecified topic. Sterret was informed during the interview that he was being investigated for raping his friend, identified in court documents as CB. He was also told

Healing our School’s Health Class

As a basic tenet of life, mental and physical health are essential to the well-being of all people. It seems almost self-evident to state that health should be a priority, both for students at Stuyvesant and those responsible for their well-being, but the reality is that health often plays second fiddle to our other commitments.

Humor

Stuyvesant Introduces Revolutionary New Delaney Cubes

On the first day of second semester, students walked into their classes expecting to be bored with the tedious, familiar routine of filling out Delaney cards. However, thanks to students in the school’s Applied Physics elective, they found themselves surprised by a groundbreaking piece of attendance-taking technology: the Delaney cube. After many complaints from teachers

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Athlete’s Foot Bad, Although Probably Not as Bad as Athlete’s Face

High school athletes—along with Jesus, Nelson Mandela, and Brian Scalabrine—are the most widely worshipped people in America. On the surface they have it all: charisma, killer abs, and the attention of the nation’s top colleges. But underneath that façade of confidence and ease, these brave boys and girls carry the weight of the world on

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Victims’ Names Revealed to be Inscribed on Cocoros’ Pennants

On the second day of parent-teacher conferences, beloved math teacher Jim Cocoros revealed to a small crowd of stunned parents that the names written on college pennants hung around his classroom are not just the names of his former students. They are actually the names of the many Stuyvesant seniors that he has sacrificed to

Art & Entertainment

Let José González Carry You Away

Listening to José González’s new album is a lot like moving amongst the subtle breezes of the deep forest. “Vestiges & Claws” is comprised of soothing acoustic melodies and deep lyrics about silent subjects and emotions. Even after an eight-year hiatus, José González fails to let go of his usual characteristics from previous albums. Again,

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Sandwiches—and Poison—at Teatime

Hercule Poirot is less familiar to Americans, and young people in particular, than his predecessor, Sherlock Holmes, but his creator is certainly not. Agatha Christie is the second-best-selling fiction author of all time, behind only her countryman Shakespeare. Everyone is at least passing familiar with “And Then There Were None” and “Murder on the Orient

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We’d Like to Thank the Academy…

With the 2015 Oscars approaching, there are fewer than two weeks for the general public to do its usual during awards season: predictions. With such a strong list of nominees, the competition is blown wide open this year. Below, some members of the Arts & Entertainment department share their predictions:   The Theory of Everything

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Hunt for Macarons

Cupcakes are delicious, but they are often too rich and large. Cotton candy brings a nostalgic taste of childhood, but it dissolves and disappears in your mouth too quickly. If you want a heavenly balance, meet macarons. They’re sweet, meringue-based French confections that resemble hamburgers, except with biscuit-like tops and a filling, usually of jam,

SING! 2015 Top Fives

Actors Dennis Ronel, Teddy, SophFrosh Portraying a cynical Teddy bear, Ronel provided endless comic-relief for the SophFrosh show. He captured his character perfectly, always offering the negative perspective on his predicament, and managed to deliver his comical lines completely seriously. Jordan Foster, Pharaoh, Juniors Foster, playing an exuberant, emotionally immature pharaoh in Junior SING!, added

Let José González Carry You Away

Listening to José González’s new album is a lot like moving amongst the subtle breezes of the deep forest. “Vestiges & Claws” is comprised of soothing acoustic melodies and deep lyrics about silent subjects and emotions. Even after an eight-year hiatus, José González fails to let go of his usual characteristics from previous albums. Again,

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Passing on the Crown of Late-Night

Some say monarchies are an element of the past, but late-night television begs to differ. The so-called “crown of late-night” has been steadily passed on from mentor to apprentice for many years, but in the last year, the line-up has been shaken up a bit. An entire set of hosts announced their exits, and the

Sports

Rebirth of the Phoenix

Holders of a remarkable 12-2 record last season, it was difficult to imagine that the Stuyvesant Phoenix could get any better. However, this season, Coach Vincent Miller led the girls’ basketball team to an even better 14-1 record. Despite an early second round exit in the playoffs, the Phoenix had an exceptional season in which

Features

The Queen of SING!: Leslie Bernstein

You are sitting in the theater among hundreds of other students, anticipating the start of the annual SING! production. The lights dim as everyone begins to applaud. The heavy blue curtains are swept aside to reveal a beautiful set onstage, signaling the beginning of the show. Without the hard work backstage, the beautiful scene that

College Essay: Shannon Daniels

What matters most to you and why? My family is a blend of roast pork with rice, corned-beef, and cabbage: we consume culture just as much as food. We visit relatives for Christmas dinners as well as honor the Buddhist tradition of laying out a picnic beneath a loved one’s tombstone. Of all the things

10 Steps

The following is a piece of fictional writing Possibility. He asked me out. A simple question and answer, nothing fancy. But his eyes showed it all. The desire, the love, the flicker of doubt. The beginning. My eyes shift to my right hand. His hand lightly brushes against mine. Slowly, I sneak a peek at

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