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Republican CEO Frank Lavin Speaks to Stuyvesant’s Young Democrats

Former Republican White House aide Frank Lavin spoke to students in the library on Monday, March 27. The event, hosted by Stuyvesant’s Young Democrats, started with Lavin speaking about his present endeavors as CEO and founder of Export Now. He later discussed his political views on various issues. Earlier in his career, Lavin served in

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

Oh, the Places We’ll Go: The Two-Way Street of College Applications

Four years of our lives boil down to four pages: the college application. We spend high school chasing college acceptance, obsessively competing with our friends for grades, leadership positions, and a seat at an elite university. We pour countless hours into perfecting how we look on paper rather than focusing on what we can learn

Oh, the Places We’ll Go: The Two-Way Street of College Applications

Four years of our lives boil down to four pages: the college application. We spend high school chasing college acceptance, obsessively competing with our friends for grades, leadership positions, and a seat at an elite university. We pour countless hours into perfecting how we look on paper rather than focusing on what we can learn

Humor

An Open Letter to Stuyvesant

Dear Stuyvesant,   I don’t think I’ve ever told you this, but I love you. From walking through the bridge entrance on that very first day (after getting yelled at and kicked out by the security guards at the main entrance), to smiling through my tears as teachers assign my fifth project of the week,

An Open Letter to Stuyvesant

Dear Stuyvesant,   I don’t think I’ve ever told you this, but I love you. From walking through the bridge entrance on that very first day (after getting yelled at and kicked out by the security guards at the main entrance), to smiling through my tears as teachers assign my fifth project of the week,

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

by Christine Jegarl

Fitter, Happier, More Innovative… The Legacy of Radiohead’s “OK Computer”

Albums such as Radiohead’s landmark “OK Computer” (1997), which celebrates its 20th anniversary this May, are released only once in a generation. “OK Computer” challenged listeners to consider popular music not merely as a form of entertainment, but more importantly as a culturally relevant medium of art and philosophy. Its most definitive aspect is its

The Art of Protest

  Nina Simone once asked, “How can you be an artist and not reflect the times?” Art has been around for a long time and it’s difficult to pinpoint when it was first used as a form of protest. Each person who creates art to protest has a unique, personal reason behind their protest, and

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

A Look Into the Lives of NASA’s Invisible Heroes

In the opening act of “Hidden Figures,” released in theaters on December 25, 2016, we meet our three world-changing heroines in front of a broken down blue Ford Mustang on a lonely two-lane highway in Hampton, Virginia. Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) is merely a pair of stout legs sticking out from under the car’s bonnet,

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

Soph-Frosh SING! Puts on a Sweet Show

Watching this year’s Soph-Frosh SING! proved to be something akin to the experience of eating a Hershey’s chocolate bar: pretty enjoyable, but lacking much of the nuance and expertise required to truly make it a rich and fulfilling experience. Nevertheless, the underclassmen showcased their burgeoning talent, creating a lighthearted production with relatable characters and an

by Christine Jegarl

Fitter, Happier, More Innovative… The Legacy of Radiohead’s “OK Computer”

Albums such as Radiohead’s landmark “OK Computer” (1997), which celebrates its 20th anniversary this May, are released only once in a generation. “OK Computer” challenged listeners to consider popular music not merely as a form of entertainment, but more importantly as a culturally relevant medium of art and philosophy. Its most definitive aspect is its

Review of Season 4 of Sherlock

The Composition of a Genius

To be truly intellectually superior, must one sacrifice sentiment? For three seasons of Sherlock, I thought so. Sherlock (BBC) is a modern take on the classic story by Sir Conan Doyle, one of the many to be produced in recent times. However, this show seems to simply grasp the attention of viewers more than its

Someday My Prince Will Come: A Ranking of the Disney Princesses

Whether they are defeating armies or going to balls, the famous Disney princesses have been a huge part of childhoods for millions of children across the globe. However, there is an age-old debate about whether the messages some of these movies give little girls growing up is harmful to their opinions of themselves. Little girls

Sports

A Solid Start for the Huskies

After having to miss multiple practices and four league games due to cold weather, the Huskies, Stuyvesant’s girls’ lacrosse team, began their season on March 27 against a KIPP NYC College Prep team. The girls were eager to finally start their season as they took charge of the field at Randall’s Island. The delayed start

Features

Wellness on the Go

Every morning, set up in front of the senior bar, is a crowd of people busily handing out white paper bags full of breakfast to sleepy and late Stuyvesant students. Called Breakfast on the Go, it is an initiative led by the Wellness Council. The Wellness Council was created by seniors Vanna Mavromatis, Hasan Tukhtamishev,

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

Okay Ladies, Now Let’s Get In Formation

Like any New York City kid my age, I have these events as the bookends to my childhood: Just before my first memories was the September 11, 2001 attack; Donald Trump’s election serves as the prologue to my coming-of-age. In between was a confusing tangle that included rising bigotry against Muslims; an opposite, liberal force

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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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