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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

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

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