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StuyHacks Hosts Its Fourth Hackathon

StuyHacks held its fourth hackathon, StuyHacks IV, on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28. The event provided an opportunity for 175 high-school students from the U.S. and Canada to learn about and to immerse themselves in computer science. A hackathon is an event where programmers can collaborate on a range of computer science projects.

Stuyvesant Goes National in National History Day Competition

Stuyvesant participated in the National History Day (NHD) competition for the second year in a row. In the New York State division, junior Shameek Rakshit placed second in the individual website category with his project “B.R. Ambedkar: Framing an Egalitarian India.” In the group website category, juniors Kristin Lin, Samantha Ngo, and Jenny Gao placed

Student Wins Best Paper Award at CNERT Workshop

Junior Caleb Smith-Salzberg won the Best Paper Award for his entry, “Bridging the Digital Divide Between Research and Home Networks,” at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) in Atlanta on May 1. He had previously presented his paper on April 21 at the New York University (NYU) Research Expo held at the Tandon

Amnesty Prison Speaker
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Stuyvesant Amnesty International Hosts “Behind Bars: A Look at the American Prison System”

Motivational speaker and personal Trainer Carlos Bernal visited Stuyvesant on May 26, 2017, at the request of Stuyvesant Amnesty International to speak about his experience with and opinions on America’s criminal justice system. The visit, titled “Behind Bars: A Look at the American Prison System,” aligned with Stuyvesant Amnesty International’s goals to educate students on

Arista EC
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A Clean Break For the 2017-2018 ARISTA EC

“In the long run, we want ARISTA to serve the purpose of adding to and building up your character,” ARISTA President Nicholas Li said. “That’s one of the things we want to focus ARISTA into becoming: not just an organization for your college applications, but an organization that holds actual meaning.” The 2017-2018 ARISTA Executive

Environmental Club Hosts Sixth Annual Earth Day Fair

The cafeteria was transformed into a scene of commotion as students crowded to attend the sixth annual Earth Day Fair, held by the Environmental Club on Friday, April 20. Students lined up beside tables covered in multi-color tablecloths, in the hopes of partaking in arts-and-crafts activities or viewing poster boards. The Earth Day Fair focuses

“Concerned Stuyvesant Alumni” Boycott Alumni Association Over Issues of Transparency

Concerned Stuyvesant Alumni (CSA), a forum of alumni, announced a boycott of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association (SHSAA) during the SHSAA’s Annual General Meeting on May 3, to protest an alleged lack of transparency and accountability. The forum is calling on alumni to donate directly to the school instead of through the SHSAA. The

Eric Contreras Appointed to Principal of Stuyvesant

Former Interim Acting Principal Eric Contreras was confirmed as the Principal of Stuyvesant High School on Friday, March 31. He served as the Interim Acting Principal for seven months following former Principal Jie Zhang’s retirement from the Department of Education (DOE) last year. Contreras has an extensive background in the education field. He originally worked

Stuyvesant Holds First Japan Day Festival

The fifth floor buzzed with 500 students lining up to don sumo suits, learn the art of Bon dancing, and decorate the walls with their wishes for Tanabata, the Japanese Star Festival, in celebration of Stuyvesant’s First Annual Japan Day on Friday, May 5. The event was organized by Japanese teacher Chie Helinski and an

Evan Wong and Nicole Russack

Evan Wong and Nicole Russack — Sophomore Caucus

Though freshmen Evan Wong and Nicole Russack seem to have made a genuine effort to create a platform that is in touch with the concerns of the student body, their ideas are underdeveloped and lack concrete solutions. For example, the pair proposes a revised cell phone policy. Unlike other tickets, they could name a specific