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As Good As Gold: Scholastic Gold Key Art Recipients

This year, Stuyvesant students won 72 awards for Scholastic Art Awards. Out of these awards, 19 Gold Keys were given to the outstanding pieces of art. Some of the Gold-Key-winning works of art are featured here.   Joanne Chui: Urbanization (Mixed Media) Senior Joanne Chui’s mixed media piece, “Urbanization,” depicts humanity’s encroachment on and exploitation

The Lesser Known Heroes of SING!

Lela Ni, Senior Name and Grade? Lela Ni, Senior.   What is your title for SING!? Director of Lights & Sound.   Can you explain what you do for those who don’t know? I’m in charge of the lights and sound crew, which takes of, well, the lighting and the sound design of the show.

The Majority Still a Cultural Minority

As an Asian American, I’ve always felt out of place in my predominantly white neighborhood and in my journey of coming to terms with my dual-identity. I know I’m not alone. However, upon entering Stuyvesant, I still felt out of touch with my own culture. As a place distinguished by its large Asian community, it

Augie and Travis - Student Actors
Photo by Hayoung Ahn

Spotlight On: Stuyvesant’s Veteran Actors

Two issues ago, The Spectator told the stories of Stuyvesant’s youngest actors; now, we turn the spotlight on their mentors: the upperclassmen actors of Stuyvesant.   Augie Murphy: From Small-town Shows to NBC            Though most people associate junior August Murphy with acting, singing was her first passion. Like many young kids, she thought that she

A SPARK of Hope

Here are some examples of answers that I received when I conducted an informal survey asking students if they ever considered going to a SPARK club meeting or event: “No.” “Who are they?” “Nope.” “What does that mean?” The fact that the majority of the responses questioned SPARK and what sorts of events they hold