Staff Editorials articles

Leveling the Playing Field for Girls in the Classroom

In a Spectator survey taken by 555 Stuyvesant students—302 female, 233 male, and 20 who identified as other genders—42.7 percent of respondents reported having experienced what they perceived as gender-based treatment from teachers. Female students reported sexist behaviors on the part of teachers which ranged from microaggressions to inappropriate physical contact. More commonly, both girls

Stuyvesant’s Race Issue

To those who are familiar with our school, hearing the words “race issue” and “Stuyvesant High School” together in one sentence can only mean one thing. And for those who aren’t as familiar with the school, all it takes a pie chart depicting Stuyvesant’s racial demographic to point out the obvious problem that exists within

Art by Christine Jegarl

And So We Must Move On

We awakened on November 9 to find that our world had been shattered. As Stuyvesant students, we had been floating in a bubble: a place open to all backgrounds, but also a place insulated by a progressive, New York City mindset. The 2016 election revealed an America we didn’t know existed: an America that elected

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Art by Jenny Gao

Election Anecdotes

These anecdotes were written by members of the Editorial Board and other members of the Stuyvesant Community. They were placed alongside our Staff Editorial for Issue 5 Volume CVII, which can be found here. Matteo Wong, junior My mother, who has straight posture and green, sunny eyes, slouched back against the counter and gave the floor

Three Realistic Ways to Improve Graduation Requirements

Stuyvesant’s graduation requirements should be tweaked so that they no longer prevent us from availing ourselves of the school’s valuable course offerings, or lead us to overload our schedules and sacrifice our health for the classes we really want to take. Many of Stuyvesant’s unique course offerings—from forensics to New York City history—are oversubscribed because

AP: Another Problem?

As the selection process for Advanced Placement (AP) courses for the 2016-17 school year began, the administration announced that it would no longer permit students to submit parent-signed waiver forms allowing them to take more AP courses than their grade-point averages permitted them. Though intended to relieve student stress, the policy was met with a

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