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StuyFem Hosts First Women’s History Month Dinner

  The lights were dimmed, and the familiar tables of the school cafeteria tables were covered with platters of cupcakes, pizza, and empanadas. After adjusting the microphone and setting up her PowerPoint Presentation, Public Housing Organizer of the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence Shahana Hanif began. “My feminist trajectory comes from when I was in high

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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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AP: Another Problem?

As the selection process for Advanced Placement (AP) courses for the 2016-17 school year began, the administration announced that it would no longer permit students to submit parent-signed waiver forms allowing them to take more AP courses than their grade-point averages permitted them. Though intended to relieve student stress, the policy was met with a

AP: Another Problem?

As the selection process for Advanced Placement (AP) courses for the 2016-17 school year began, the administration announced that it would no longer permit students to submit parent-signed waiver forms allowing them to take more AP courses than their grade-point averages permitted them. Though intended to relieve student stress, the policy was met with a

Humor

Boy Seeking Girl: A Résumé

Curriculum Vitae [Insert $waggy and slightly photoshopped photo here] Name: Deepak Ali Mobile: 917-666-XXXX Email: [email protected] Objective: I’m looking for a casual relationship with a female at this school that is aged anywhere from 15-18, preferably with a GPA of at least 88.3 (but at this point, I don’t really care about GPA) and also

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Junior Found Dead Under Six-Foot Tall Pile of College Mail

Last week, a Stuyvesant student was found dead in her room under a six-foot tall pile of college mail, consisting of at least 100 letters. Junior Alexa Berg was covered in paper cuts. Her fingers were in between a letter from the Ohio College of Clown Arts. Her mother said that right before she bled

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Student Unaware His Voice Has Dropped Too Low to Go Trick-or-Treating

Much to the dismay of his close friends and peers, freshman Kevin Mitchell has reportedly yet to realize that his voice has dropped too low for him to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. With Mitchell unaware that puberty caused his voice to drop from Spongebob Squarepants to Barack Obama over the past 12 months, Mitchell’s friends

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Asian Snacks Meet City Life: Asian Street Food in New York

Scroll through your Instagram feed and you’re bound to see your friends’ pictures of mouth-watering desserts purchased somewhere in the city. These posts range from selfies with geotags to pictures of ice cream rolls and their toppings carefully placed for the sake of aesthetics. Besides being taken during squad hangouts you weren’t invited to, the

Questions and Irony

What’s your spirit animal? Perhaps you think it’s one with ferocity associated with it, like a lion, or maybe one attributed to wisdom, like an owl. Or, maybe you’re more like Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Their work continually features two animals, thought to be their alter egos: a rat and a panda

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Behind the Rise of Dystopias

I fell in love with “The Giver” in sixth grade. While the rest of my class hated it, I found myself intrigued by the concept it portrayed—everyone was treated the same and was colorblind, and everything was chosen for them by The Elders. The lack of freedom should’ve killed the libertarian side of me, but,

Your Guide to the Upper West Side

Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side is a neighborhood teeming with history, culture, great food, and interesting landmarks. The Upper West Side represents many different cultures, and is the home to world-class museums and performance centers. Despite being primarily residential, the Upper West Side has plenty of unique stores

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Allegiant: A Feminist Dystopia

The latest installment of the Divergent movie series, “Allegiant,” is one more example that not every sequel should be made into a movie. Robert Schwentke directed the film, along with the first two films, “Divergent” (2014) and “Insurgent” (2015), which was premiered on March 9, 2016. He starts the movie by throwing us into the

Asian Snacks Meet City Life: Asian Street Food in New York

Scroll through your Instagram feed and you’re bound to see your friends’ pictures of mouth-watering desserts purchased somewhere in the city. These posts range from selfies with geotags to pictures of ice cream rolls and their toppings carefully placed for the sake of aesthetics. Besides being taken during squad hangouts you weren’t invited to, the

Congrats to the Seniors, But the Real Winner of SING! is Everyone

Disclaimer: This review of SING! was modified slightly so as to not annoy or offend anyone involved in SING! [Everyone] had an amazing showing in SING! this year. While point values may have varied, [everyone’s] performance was truly enjoyable. [Everyone] clearly put a lot of time and effort into their performance, and it really showed.

It’s Z016… Or is it?

The date March 25, 2015 may bring unpleasant flashbacks for anyone who remembers it as the day Zayn Malik left the British boy band, One Direction. However, the young English and Pakistani singer has decided to release his new album, “Mind Of Mine,” the following year on the exact same date. In his debut album,

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Five Shows on Netflix That You Need to See if You Haven’t Already

In the past few years, Netflix has become the go-to activity for whenever people have time to spare. Because Netflix has a vast array of television shows and movies, it can be difficult to know what to watch. A select few shows have all sorts of hype surrounding them—everyone from your cousins to your next

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The Legal Dilemma of Kesha’s Rape Allegations

Focus sentence: A thinkpiece on Kesha’s legal case and its relationship to rapThe music industry, and more specifically, Sony Music, have been at the center of a large controversy for the past few weeks. In 2014, pop star Kesha Sebert (formerly known under the stage name Ke$ha), best known for hit singles like “Tik Tok,”

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Vipers Strike Back

Last year the Vipers, Stuyvesant’s girls’ varsity fencing team, went undefeated in the regular season. But in the second round of playoffs, Tottenville, led by a strong senior class, outperformed them in both épée and foils, ending their season. With Tottenville’s strong senior class having graduated, the Vipers are excited by their opportunity to go

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Minkyu Kim: The Gracious Thief

In between periods on the 6th and 8th floors, students may catch him in the hallways going to his next class. Walking in smooth strides, wearing a simple button-down and tie with khakis, he makes a memorable impression thanks to his signature gelled up quiff. To some students, English teacher Minkyu Kim may be mistaken

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

Infinite

She was the promise of a new beginning, a crimson dawn blazing across the night sky. She was the epitome of destruction, veiled beneath a meticulously-constructed facade. She was the fiery sun, prepared to wreak havoc on anyone who dared to gaze upon her. She was the moon, vulnerable without her entourage of twinkling stars,

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