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Econome to Fill Research Coordinator Position

Ever since physics teacher Rebecca Gorla resigned from the position of research coordinator in January, the vacancy has not gone unnoticed. “It was really hard to find a lab without someone else’s guidance,” senior and Intel Research Biology student Fauna Mahootian said. “I worked with [Assistant Principal of Chemistry and Physics Scott Thomas] over the

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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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Success: $775/hr

Our lives are filled with standardized testing: the ACT, SAT, SAT IIs, AP exams, Regents. We prepare for weeks, even months, to earn top scores, so much so that it’s hard to imagine high school without them. A century ago, the testing industry was in its infancy, and the College Board we all know and

Stuy Should be an Open Door

For a school of 3,000 students, Stuyvesant usually seems to be associated with the top-performing fraction of the student body: the students who skip to trigonometry in freshman year and seem to glide through their four years with perfect test grades in every subject. Yet students at Stuyvesant know that those precocious few are the

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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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What Happened When I Stayed for the Whole Movie

I am not the type to see a chick flick in the theater. Instead, I’m more the type to stay home and watch it online at 1 a.m. But my friend asked me if I would go with her, and I figured it might be a good, cleansing experience. In fact, the end of my

iOS 8: Glitz, Glamor, and Productivity

At the World Wide Developer Conference in June, Apple announced its new operating systems, iOS 8 and OS Yosemite. However, iOS 8 was only available to app developers during the summer, and Yosemite to desperate users who wanted to get a glimpse of it during beta testing. Apple has finally released these updated operating systems

By Amy Zhen

The Intrigue of an Almost Angel

Well-written modern fairy tales for young adults are a rarity—almost as rare as Ava Lavender, a girl with bird wings, and the protagonist of Leslye Walton’s debut novel, “The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.” Centered on the mysterious, myth-imbued Roux family, this novel attempts to explain the irrationalities and intricacies of love by

Issue1_Art_If I Stay (Courtney Chiu)

What Happened When I Stayed for the Whole Movie

I am not the type to see a chick flick in the theater. Instead, I’m more the type to stay home and watch it online at 1 a.m. But my friend asked me if I would go with her, and I figured it might be a good, cleansing experience. In fact, the end of my

by Nicole Rosengurt

Best Food and Drink

Terry’s or Ferry’s? Like South and North Korea, you can’t mention one of these without dragging the other into the discussion; they only exist relative to each other. The Deli Duo, the Pizza Bagel War and its successor conflict, the Chicken Pizza Bagel War; these two establishments have presided over an era of unprecedented partisanship

Behind the Changing Curtain

Performance has always given Stuyvesant that little extra something that makes it more than just a math and science school. Over the last century, this element of Stuy has blossomed into a wonderful community of talented artists, but the 1904 boys-only Stuyvesant had nothing more than a Glee Club and Dramatic Society to its performing

Ethereal Music Brought Down to an Earthly City

Street performance is a time-honored art form in New York; buskers, mariachis, bucket drummers, and established bands surround everyday life. In the summer, the city even licenses dozens of artists to play on streets and subway platforms. Though City of the Sun has performed at Rockwood Music Hall and the 2013 TEDxNYIT conference, the band

Clowns, Elephants, Freaks, and Creatures Beyond: Enter the SING!ing Circus!

Welcome to the Junior SING!ing circus! Get ready for the show of a lifetime, where you’ll witness dysfunctional families, adorable romances, catchy tunes, and more! Junior SING!, led by Coordinator Emily Ruby and Producers Isaac Gluck, Natalie Ruby, Claire Burghard, and Chloe Long, produced an engaging, but sometimes perplexing, circus to watch. The script, written

Faking It: The Real Deal?

As untraditional 21st century pop culture is growing more liberal with its message in the media, television shows do not fail to keep up. Hundreds of new shows circle around the effect of being gay in today’s generation and how it doesn’t change how you should be treated. Many television writers, while trying to keep

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Penguins Dive in For Another Season

The beginning of the Penguins’ season is generally filled with excitement and optimism as they bond with new team members and look forward to another year of division domination. This season, however, the Penguins expect slightly rougher waters ahead. Although they won their sixth consecutive PSAL championship in 2013, the Penguins know that their toughest

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Endless Summer

Picture Mr. Bemis, a bank clerk with thick glasses from “The Twilight Zone” who loves to read but can never find the time; whenever he opens a book, his boss or wife snatches away his precious literature and suggests something better for him to do. One day, a hydrogen bomb hits their city and everything

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

Say Hi to Hell’s New Barber Shop of Doom

7TH CIRCLE, HELL – For the umpteenth millennia, sentient life forms with vile hairdos have yet again terrorized our sacred planet and spread bad hairdo-itis through annoying commercials and slogans. Hell’s newest torture workshop, the Barber Shop of Doom, was built just to contain criminals whose hair is violent to all eyes. Located in the

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