News

Kucher, Lin

Kucher and Lin Named Regeneron Scholars

Seniors Phillip Kucher and Sharon Lin were named Top Scholars of the Regeneron Science Talent Search, previously known as the Intel Science Talent Search, on Wednesday, January 4. Lin’s project, “A Novel Multiparameter Optical Sensor Using CMOS Imaging and Remote Neural Networks for Microbial Analysis,” meets the intersection of computer science and environmental science. The

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

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

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

Reviewing Obama's Domestic Policy

Determining Trump’s Damage to Obama’s Domestic Policy

President Barack Obama gave his farewell address from Chicago last week with a domestic legacy in jeopardy. President-elect Donald J. Trump and a Republican Congress seem poised to undo everything Obama has done in the United States in his two terms in office. Odds are, few major Obama policies will make it through the next

In Defense of Student Autonomy

Step is stomping, reverberating up to the ceilings; artists are on the floor, painting giant canvases; and students are sewing costumes underneath their desks during class. It’s SING! season and it’s madness, but it’s always worth it: in the end, each grade will come together to produce a hilarious, beautiful, and moving display of incredible

Humor

IDNYC Moves Into 2-4 Escalators, Escalators Closed For Next Eight Months

Recently, IDNYC, a program that gives out free IDs to NYC students, has moved into the student lounge. Because of this, the student lounge is closed to keep students away from IDNYC’s expensive equipment and from having a convenient location that promotes passionate student collaboration and work on the extracurriculars that make Stuyvesant special. Although

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

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

Winter Concert

The 2016 Holiday Concert and Art Show Deck the Halls With Boughs of Talent

The Holiday Concert and Art Show are Stuyvesant traditions where the art, technology, and music departments present a semester’s hard work to the school. While we have a reputation for having a STEM focus, we also have strong visual and performing arts programs, as displayed by the breadth of talent in this year’s show. Art

Berlin 1

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

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

2016 Coming-Of-Age Movies In Review

Looking back at the major movies of 2016, one theme stays constant: finding yourself. Films about young people overcoming obstacles and choosing their paths flooded American cinema. Here are my reviews of five of these unique stories.      LA LA LAND Unlikely Romance In the City Of Stars “La La Land” has the quiet dignity

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

Winter Concert

The 2016 Holiday Concert and Art Show Deck the Halls With Boughs of Talent

The Holiday Concert and Art Show are Stuyvesant traditions where the art, technology, and music departments present a semester’s hard work to the school. While we have a reputation for having a STEM focus, we also have strong visual and performing arts programs, as displayed by the breadth of talent in this year’s show. Art

It’s Not Death Metal, I Promise

When battles happen in movies, you usually expect an appropriate score to match. No important scene would be complete without exciting battle music. While this same music might bleed into other dramatic scenes and trailers, one has to admit that it’s rare to find such music outside the setting of movies, TV shows, and video

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

Obamas

How the Obama Administration Used Social Media

What will happen to @POTUS on Twitter? Since Obama was the first @POTUS on Twitter, there is no official protocol for presidential social media accounts. It is likely that, starting on inauguration day, Trump will inherit Obama’s 11 million followers and be the new @POTUS. Not only was he the first president on Twitter, but

Sports

Title: Rebels Confident Despite Fisher’s Departure

Rebels Confident Despite Fisher’s Departure

The Runnin’ Rebels, Stuyvesant’s boys’ basketball team, are sitting with a .500 record at 5-5. After enjoying a five game win streak the Rebels have hit somewhat of a rough patch suffering two tough defeats in a row. The Rebels suffered a loss against East Harlem Pride on January 12 in a back and forth

Features

from the heart

“From the Heart,” An Alumna’s Children’s Book That Redefines Young Love

It is almost the middle of February at Nieve Elementary School, and all the students—a classroom full of bears—are excited for the biggest holiday of the month. “Aim: Valentine’s Day!” is scrawled across the green chalkboard inside the gray and beige classroom. The bears chat amongst themselves, either talking to their neighboring classmates or walking

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

features-being-a-minority-by-sarah-chen

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

Photo

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

Top