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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

Unconscious Separation: Racial Segregation in Our Friend Groups

In the classic 2004 film “Mean Girls,” two high school students show a new student a map of the cafeteria’s sacred arrangement of cliques. Each clique has a label. To name a few, there are the preps, JV jocks, Asian nerds, cool Asians, varsity jocks, unfriendly black hotties, and sexually active band geeks. At Stuyvesant,

Their Parents Voted For Trump

When asked to describe the “typical Trump supporter,” you may think of someone who is one or all of the following: white, male, doesn’t possess a college degree, is working class, or lives in a rural area. But these aren’t a hard-and-fast rules. Trump’s supporters come from all classes, genders, races, and religions. Considering Trump’s

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A Reflective Revision of the New York City Social Studies Curriculum

Six large, textbook-like guidebooks sit on the coffee table of Interim Acting Principal Eric Contreras’s office. They represent remnants from Contreras’s time as the Executive Director of Social Studies with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and detail the entirely new social studies curriculum he worked to create. The new curriculum, which caters

Young Artists at Stuyvesant

In a school like Stuyvesant, which has a strong reputation for its strength in STEM fields, the importance of the arts is frequently overlooked. Still, visitors to the school are greeted by the presence of art everywhere: along the school’s vast hallways, on the senior bar, and behind the theater, where vibrant sets are painted.