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The Young LGBT Latino Who Cares About a Strong Israel

Daniel Hernandez, recently elected to the Arizona House of Representatives,  visited Stuyvesant on Tuesday, December 6, to give a presentation titled “Strange Journey: My Story as a Young LGBT Latino Who Cares About a Strong Israel.” The lecture, well-publicized through posters hung around the school bearing the talk’s intriguing title, drew approximately 70 students. Hernandez,

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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

Opinions

Standing Rock Protest

Stand for Standing Rock

A banner reading “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” proudly flies over the heads of 2,100 U.S. military veterans as they march to the Northern Plains. Robin Gage is one of them. She is a former member of the California National Guard whose grandmother was a part of the Choctaw Nation. “Here’s my chance to use

Leveling the Playing Field for Girls in the Classroom

In a Spectator survey taken by 555 Stuyvesant students—302 female, 233 male, and 20 who identified as other genders—42.7 percent of respondents reported having experienced what they perceived as gender-based treatment from teachers. Female students reported sexist behaviors on the part of teachers which ranged from microaggressions to inappropriate physical contact. More commonly, both girls

Humor

Christmas Gift Recommendations For the Desperate

1: Are their backpacks falling apart from all of their textbooks, 27-section binders, lab notebooks, and SAT review books? If so, get them a wheelie backpack. They’ll be sure to flaunt their new set of wheels without causing any inconvenience and scorn at all. Adorn it with jingle bells for the holiday spirit! 2: If

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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

Art & Entertainment

Digitour

Digitour Delivers Social Media Stars to the Preteen Masses

When the first two boys appeared on stage at the Highline Ballroom, their enthusiastic, albeit heavily-rehearsed, voices cut through the sound of pop music blaring from the speakers. Unable to make out their names in the combination of shrill cries and parental exasperation that came from the audience, I asked the young girl in front

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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

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“The Boondocks” Connects Viewers to Reality

  In sixth grade on a school trip to the Cloisters, two of my friends and I gathered in a field next to the museum and joyfully chanted as we broke down in laughter, “Slavery works!” Now, while we did get some strange looks from passersby (three black kids who appear to be advocating for

"Loving" Art

Loving: When Race and Love Collide

It’s a hot summer night in 1958 Virginia. Mildred and Richard Loving sit hand in hand on the ledge of their porch. Mildred slowly lays her head on Richard’s shoulder. It’s a scene that’s endearing, but filled with conflicted emotions. There are crickets chirping in the background, but everything else is silent. This is the

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

Don't Shoot

Every 28 Hours: Using Theatre as a Mobilizing Platform

A man lists names of the people of color who were killed by law enforcement. The list seems to go on forever, and each new name is recited with equal weight. Some names, like Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and Tamir Rice, have become household names. Others are less well-known to the American public. Some names

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Unadorned and Unembellished: Alicia Keys’s New Style

It is the hub of modern civilization. A holy place where, every year, people from across the nation gather together as millions more watch from the comfort of their homes. A veritable mecca for people of all races, genders, and sexualities that have one thing in common: an unusual appreciation for music videos. Year after

Boondocks

“The Boondocks” Connects Viewers to Reality

  In sixth grade on a school trip to the Cloisters, two of my friends and I gathered in a field next to the museum and joyfully chanted as we broke down in laughter, “Slavery works!” Now, while we did get some strange looks from passersby (three black kids who appear to be advocating for

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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,

Sports

Boys Basketball

Runnin’ Rebels Earn Back-to-Back Victories

After losing their first three games of the season, the Runnin’ Rebels, Stuyvesant’s boys’ basketball team, came into their game against their division rivals the Eleanor Roosevelt Huskies with a must-win mentality. As a result, the Rebels played their best basketball of the season, defeating Eleanor Roosevelt by a score of 58-51. The Rebels found

Features

Dr. Moore’s Election Song

No one truly knows who will perform during Open Mic, so when English teacher Dr. Emily Moore came to the stage almost a month ago, it was a welcome surprise. Known by many students for teaching the poetry elective, many probably expected her to recite a poem. But then she pulled out a chair, sat

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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A Voice From the <1 Percent

        Growing up in Brooklyn, I’ve been exposed to almost every culture. This city truly is the melting pot of the world—and yet, it’s still a struggle to connect with people who identify as Native American. Even in a city as diverse as New York, at every school I’ve attended, I’ve found myself to be

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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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