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Matt & Tahseen

Matthew So and Tahseen Chowdhury

When The Spectator Managing Board interviewed junior Matthew So and sophomore Tahseen Chowdhury for Student Union (SU) President and Vice President, the candidates were poised and charismatic. In near-matching stone blue blazers, they responded to questions eloquently and succinctly, making clear not only that they had given their platform considerable thought, but that this wasn’t

Gabe Rosen and Justin Kong by Jin Hee Yoo COLOR

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

Matt & Tahseen

Matthew So and Tahseen Chowdhury

When The Spectator Managing Board interviewed junior Matthew So and sophomore Tahseen Chowdhury for Student Union (SU) President and Vice President, the candidates were poised and charismatic. In near-matching stone blue blazers, they responded to questions eloquently and succinctly, making clear not only that they had given their platform considerable thought, but that this wasn’t

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stress

How Stressed Are We, Really?

You’ve been there. Stressed out of your mind on a Sunday night, you sit in your room, telling your parents that you can’t possibly go to sleep. You simply have too much work to do. Yet, sitting there, alone in your room, you find yourself unable to pick up a pencil and start your work.

stress

How Stressed Are We, Really?

You’ve been there. Stressed out of your mind on a Sunday night, you sit in your room, telling your parents that you can’t possibly go to sleep. You simply have too much work to do. Yet, sitting there, alone in your room, you find yourself unable to pick up a pencil and start your work.

Humor

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz Forced to Carry Out Presidential Campaign to Full-Term

After a crushing defeat in Indiana, presidential candidate Ted Cruz dropped out of the 2016 presidential election. While he tried to delay his inevitable downfall, nothing he tried was able to stop it. After a final attempt where he realized that choosing former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as vice president did not equate to his

college mail

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

Issue4_Art_Humor_ Voice Too Deep (Yuchen Jin)

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

Art & Entertainment

Queer Folks Meet Teen Gala

A breather, a sanctuary––flowers, palm fronds, tea, and teal. Perks included infinite possibilities and people waiting to be met. The school cafeteria became a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride on the afternoon of April 1. Hosted by Annegail Moreland, senior and president of Stuy Spectrum, and made possible with the assistance of Spectrum members (and

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

Dystopian Novels

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

“I am Cait”: The Importance of Transition

From an iconic Olympic champion to a commercial marketer to a reality television dad, 66-year-old Caitlyn Jenner is now an icon in the LGBTQ+ community. A symbol of momentous breakthroughs in the long battle for transgender issues, the powerful surge of support from various social media platforms during her transition last year is a testimony

Kombucha: The Bubbly Hippie Drink You Can Make At Home

As with many of the various health drinks I’ve brought into my house—cold pressed juices, matcha, and just about every other fad—the first time I brought a bottle of kombucha into my house, my dad shook his head and asked how much of his money I had spent this time. It wasn’t until a few

This Is Not For You

By now, you’re probably tired of hearing about the award-winning, smash-hit musical “Hamilton.” I get that. After enduring the gushing and unintelligible noises of excitement (or exasperation) oozing out of everyone from your history teacher to me to my parents to the Starbucks barista who can’t even spell your name but can spell Okieriete Onaodowan’s

Prince the Prophet

Prince was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who sold almost 100 million records embracing a variety of genres including rock, funk, R&B. His hits include “When Doves Cry,” “Purple Rain,” and “1999.” He and his music were so flamboyant and eternally young-sounding that I didn’t realize how old he was until his

The Controversy Surrounding LGBTQ+ Character Deaths

Lexa, a recurring character on The CW’s popular TV drama, “The 100,” was killed on March 3 of this year. It is not at all unusual for characters to be killed off of popular television series, and Lexa is certainly not the first “The 100” character to die, but her death sparked a much different

Queer Folks Meet Teen Gala

A breather, a sanctuary––flowers, palm fronds, tea, and teal. Perks included infinite possibilities and people waiting to be met. The school cafeteria became a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride on the afternoon of April 1. Hosted by Annegail Moreland, senior and president of Stuy Spectrum, and made possible with the assistance of Spectrum members (and

Sports

Huskies Hunting for Late Playoff Run

The boys of the lacrosse team smiled smugly. They clearly held the favorable side of the bet they had just made against the girls’ lacrosse team, the Huskies, in which the boys maintained that the girls would be unable to beat the Bronx High School of Science in their second to last game of the

Features

Opening Up the Conversation: Mental Health at Stuyvesant

Certain names in this article have been changed to preserve students’ anonymity. I’m young, but I’m already screwing up my life. I’m smart but not enough—just smart enough to have problems. Not smart enough to get good grades. Not smart enough to have a girlfriend. Girls think I’m weird. I don’t like to spend money.

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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Art

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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