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By Anne Duncan

Trainor to Leave Stuyvesant This Month

Later this month, social studies teacher Kerry Trainor will be leaving Stuyvesant High School on childcare leave. Trainor’s departure from Stuyvesant comes five months after the birth of his first child, Willa Rose. “My wife just started a new job, so I am going to take the lead by being a stay-at-home dad,” Trainor said

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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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Niels Graham and Paulina Ruta

Midway through their interview, Graham and Ruta said something surprising: they don’t want to put effort into fighting student apathy. “Our grade is abnormally apathetic,” they wrote in their platform. “For the past three years, candidates have run a crusade on apathy in our grade to little fruition.” To Graham and Ruta, continuing to battle

Paulina and Nils

Niels Graham and Paulina Ruta

Midway through their interview, Graham and Ruta said something surprising: they don’t want to put effort into fighting student apathy. “Our grade is abnormally apathetic,” they wrote in their platform. “For the past three years, candidates have run a crusade on apathy in our grade to little fruition.” To Graham and Ruta, continuing to battle

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Art by Christine Jegarl

And So We Must Move On

We awakened on November 9 to find that our world had been shattered. As Stuyvesant students, we had been floating in a bubble: a place open to all backgrounds, but also a place insulated by a progressive, New York City mindset. The 2016 election revealed an America we didn’t know existed: an America that elected

Art by Christine Jegarl

And So We Must Move On

We awakened on November 9 to find that our world had been shattered. As Stuyvesant students, we had been floating in a bubble: a place open to all backgrounds, but also a place insulated by a progressive, New York City mindset. The 2016 election revealed an America we didn’t know existed: an America that elected

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American Immigrants are Dissatisfied with New Country

“Canadoom,” coined by native Canadians, happens every four years from early November to the following January and brings hundreds of thousands of exasperated Americans, many without a passport or visa, to major English-speaking cities. The American immigrants have mixed feelings about Canadoom. Some embrace Canadian culture, believing that the United States of America is far

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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

Stuyvesant Speaks to Harambe Through Ouija Board

The Stuyvesant Spiritual Club, in an attempt to attract members, promised to contact Harambe with a Ouija board during its interest meeting last week. “We were planning on broadcasting the results across the loudspeaker,” senior and co-founder James Lee said. “At first, we were worried that no one would believe us, but then we realized

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The Rousing Chaperone

The lights in the Murray Kahn Theater dimmed to a blackout. The pre-show announcements were made in the dark, and then a shadowy figure emerged in front of the curtain and sat down in a patterned armchair. Moments passed on the pitch-black stage, and then the figure spoke. “I hate theater,” he said. He continued

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Gängeviertal: Hamburg’s Counterculture Center

“Does anyone know what a squatter is?” My counselor, Cedric, was looking to one of us to answer. I raised my hand. “A squatter is someone who illegally lives in an abandoned house. Legally, they can’t be kicked out, at least in the U.S., so it creates a weird grey area,” I responded. I only

Harry Potter and the Cursed Add-On

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” takes place 19 years after the events of the original seven books, but still grips the reader with the same thrill and excitement. This two-part stage play was written by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, with surprisingly minimal input from the original author of the franchise, J.K. Rowling. The

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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Train to Busan: An Unexpectedly Blood-Tingling Ride

South Korea’s film industry is notoriously conservative. A quick glance at the highest-grossing Korean films in the past few years shows why: practically all of the top 50 are either family-friendly melodramas or nationalistic films drawing on events from the Japanese occupation or Korean War. It’s almost as if Korean directors have figured out a

Cheap Ass Food: Vanessa’s Dumplings

118A Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 220 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003 310 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 This chain of cute dumpling shops offers great food at affordable prices. Plates of house-made dumplings are prepared in steaming caldrons right in front of you in an authentic Chinese setting. Dumplings $3.99 The

drowsy chaperone

The Rousing Chaperone

The lights in the Murray Kahn Theater dimmed to a blackout. The pre-show announcements were made in the dark, and then a shadowy figure emerged in front of the curtain and sat down in a patterned armchair. Moments passed on the pitch-black stage, and then the figure spoke. “I hate theater,” he said. He continued

Regina Spektor

An Album to Remember

“It’s like forgetting the words to your favorite song/ You can’t believe it/ You were always singing along.” This is a line from “Eet,” one of Regina Spektor’s most popular songs, and though the lyrics may be applicable to other musicians, they’re definitely not applicable to Spektor. She does not speak forgettable songs. Regina Spektor,

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Miranda’s YouTube Jokes Should Stay on YouTube

She’s loud. She’s hilarious. She wears red lipstick so thick it makes her look like a clown. She talks funny, and she claims to know how to sing. Her name is Miranda Sings. Colleen Ballinger, who plays Miranda, a character that is supposed to portray a parody of a bad YouTuber, started her channel on

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How Killer Clowns Have Hurt the Clowning Community

As a little girl, I loved going to the circus show “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The clowns were a must-see. Like everybody else watching the show, I would smile and applaud for the endless colorful scarf that came from the inside of their jackets and all the other slapstick humor that played out. However,

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A Reflective Revision of the New York City Social Studies Curriculum

Six large, textbook-like guidebooks sit on the coffee table of Interim Acting Principal Eric Contreras’s office. They represent remnants from Contreras’s time as the Executive Director of Social Studies with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and detail the entirely new social studies curriculum he worked to create. The new curriculum, which caters

The Cost of Breathing

“Run, and run north”   By the time Marilena Christodoulou arrived at Stuyvesant on the morning of September 11, the kids were gone. She had been driving down through the confusion on Fifth Avenue, flashing the Stuyvesant Emergency Team pass she had been issued as President of the Parents’ Association, unsure of why she, just

College Essay: Emma Bernstein

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. I was raised on soy lattes and anatomy coloring books. My mother was an art teacher at an elementary school, and my father

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Living and Teaching September 11, in the Classroom and on the Stage

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I emerged from the subway station to see Chambers Street filled with people, all looking up. I looked up too. Both towers of the World Trade Center were on fire, smoke billowing from the gashes left by the two airplanes which had crashed into them minutes before. From

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Issue 15 Caption Contest

Get hype for our first Caption Contest! Each issue, we provide an ambiguous cartoon or image in need of a caption. You, the reader, can submit your caption below. We choose three finalists and their captions will appear in the following issue along with its respective image. Image 1 Image 2   The contest is

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