The Stuyvesant Spectator

The Stuyvesant Spectator "The Pulse of the Student Body"
The Spectator, as “The Pulse of the Student Body,” is a forum for student expression. The paper was founded in 1915 and is the official Stuyvesant High School newspaper. It is a bi-weekly publication that is run completely by Stuyvesant students. It is independent of any other organization, such as the Student Union or school administration. It receives no funding and is uncensored. All printing is paid for by subscriptions and advertisements. It is accessible to all parties and is available at no cost. The Spectator has been independent of the school administration, both in terms of funding and prior review since 1998, when the school administration briefly shut down the paper. As a result of this, we developed a formal written charter and the policies of financial and editorial independence. The newspaper staff is composed of 12 departments, six writing and six non-writing. Each member of the newspaper staff, consisting of over 250 students, works for one or two of the 12 departments. The writing departments include News, Features, Opinions, Arts & Entertainment, Sports and Humor. The non-writing departments include Photography, Art, Layout, Copy, Business and Web Development. Together with the Editors in Chief, the Department Editors comprise the Editorial Board, the backbone of The Spectator. The Editorial Board, which meets daily in The Spectator Journalism class, makes most of the decisions that affect The Spectator. These decisions include content selection/changes, voicing opinions through Staff Editorials, and managing work flow. The Spectator, most importantly, is an open forum for the Stuyvesant High School community. We report on issues that affect our school and aim to do so with the best of our ability, while maintaining the highest levels of journalistic integrity and excellence. We welcome and encourage Letters to the Editor, which can be sent to [email protected] or be put in our mailbox in the mail room on the second floor.

Editors-In-Chief: Talia Kahan Erin Lee

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📰 Issue 15 of The Spectator is out! 📰You can view the issue at issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issue15-online as well as on...
05/17/2020
Volume 110, Issue 15

📰 Issue 15 of The Spectator is out! 📰

You can view the issue at issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issue15-online as well as on www.stuyspec.com/ in the upcoming week. We hope you enjoy our content covering topics ranging from Facebook’s enigmatic Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky to the environmental upsides of quarantine.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in receiving a paper copy of the issue: https://forms.gle/z5f4sFNdQJFpcu4V6. 📩

Happy reading (and studying)!

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🗞 Issue 14 of The Spectator is out! 🗞This issue includes news about the grading policy for this semester, analysis of th...
05/01/2020
Volume 110, Issue 14

🗞 Issue 14 of The Spectator is out! 🗞

This issue includes news about the grading policy for this semester, analysis of the political leanings of Stuyvesant students, a deep-dive into how students use Tik-Tok, and an overview of ultimate frisbee as an up-and-coming sport.

You can access the full issue at https://issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issue14_13e80cd0bb977f as well as individual articles at stuyspec.com.

Please enjoy and stay safe!

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The Spectator's issue 14 content will be released on stuyspec.com and issuu.com/stuyspectator TOMORROW (May 1)! We are m...
04/30/2020
The Stuyvesant Spectator Issue 14 Delivery

The Spectator's issue 14 content will be released on stuyspec.com and issuu.com/stuyspectator TOMORROW (May 1)! We are mailing out physical copies of the issue. If you're interested in receiving a hard copy, please fill out this form: 📰💌
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We will be mailing out LIMITED copies of Issue 14 of The Spectator! Please fill out the form if you are interested in receiving a physical copy. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns!

The Spectator’s Issue 13 is officially out! 📰 This issue is full of news concerning how Stuyvesant as a community and as...
04/15/2020
Volume 110, Issue 13

The Spectator’s Issue 13 is officially out! 📰 This issue is full of news concerning how Stuyvesant as a community and as individuals have been responding to the pandemic, as well as articles on topics ranging from how students should be graded for the third marking period to an artist profile on one of Stuyvesant’s very own musicians, Hiro Savage.

You can access the full PDF at issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issue13-online and see all the articles up on stuyspec.com in the coming days. We hope you enjoy Issue 13 despite not being able to pick up a copy from the stands. 💗

✨Have a wonderful Wednesday! ✨

PS: If you would like to receive a physical copy of the paper, 💌 fill out this form: https://forms.gle/6DKDNtebafEEdu4AA

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The Spectator's issue 13 content will be released on stuyspec.com and issuu.com/stuyspectator on April 15!  If you're in...
04/13/2020
The Stuyvesant Spectator Issue 13 Delivery

The Spectator's issue 13 content will be released on stuyspec.com and issuu.com/stuyspectator on April 15! If you're interested in receiving a hard copy, we are sending out limited copies of the issue. Please fill out the form if you are interested in receiving one: 📰💌

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We will be sending out limited copies of Issue 13 of The Spectator! Please fill out the form if you are interested in receiving a copy. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Cuomo Contradicts De Blasio's Announcement of NYC School ClosingsEarly Saturday morning, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced ...
04/11/2020

Cuomo Contradicts De Blasio's Announcement of NYC School Closings

Early Saturday morning, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that all NYC public schools would be closed for the remainder of the school year. During his daily press conference, however, Governor Andrew Cuomo undercut De Blasio, saying that he did not have the authority to reopen NYC schools due to the fact that NY is in a state of emergency. Cuomo suggested that only he has the authority to reopen schools across the state and hopes to coordinate this with reopening businesses.

Photo by Matt Melucci.

How Stuyvesant Marks Up Physical Education UniformsBy Hugo SmithStuyvesant has been quietly marking up the price of Phys...
04/03/2020
How Stuyvesant Marks Up Physical Education Uniforms

How Stuyvesant Marks Up Physical Education Uniforms
By Hugo Smith

Stuyvesant has been quietly marking up the price of Physical Education (P.E.) uniforms, charging students up to four times what it pays for parts of the uniforms that every student is required to buy, according to documents obtained from a Freedom of Information Law request.

Read about it here: https://www.stuyspec.com/news/how-stuyvesant-marks-up-physical-education-uniforms

Stuyvesant has been quietly marking up the price of Physical Education uniforms, charging students up to four times what it pays for parts of the...

Happy April Fools' Day!Issue 12—THE DISRESPECTATOR—is officially out! All our articles are up on stuyspec.com, but you c...
04/01/2020
Volume 110, Issue 12

Happy April Fools' Day!

Issue 12—THE DISRESPECTATOR—is officially out! All our articles are up on stuyspec.com, but you can also see the full PDF at https://issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issue12-color or the individual articles at stuyspec.com. We hope you enjoy the issue filled with goodies from Humor despite not being able to grab a copy on the stands.

Happy reading (and hopefully laughing)!

PS: Here is a link to the printable board game included on pages 4 and 29 of the issue: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OVSk0aIhUaSWXCnSig9TMbdtN4LFiztB/view

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The Spectator's issue 12 (the Disrespectator!) content will be released on stuyspec.com and issuu.com/stuyspectator on A...
03/30/2020
The Stuyvesant Spectator Issue 12 Delivery

The Spectator's issue 12 (the Disrespectator!) content will be released on stuyspec.com and issuu.com/stuyspectator on April 1! If you're interested in receiving a hard copy before school starts, we are sending out limited copies of the issue. Please fill out the form if you are interested in receiving one:

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We will be sending out limited copies of Issue 12 of The Spectator (The Disrespectator)! Please fill out the form if you are interested in receiving a copy. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

**FOR CURRENT STUYVESANT STUDENTS** This is The Spectator's POLITICAL TYPOLOGY SURVEY! While we live in one of the most ...
03/28/2020
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**FOR CURRENT STUYVESANT STUDENTS** This is The Spectator's POLITICAL TYPOLOGY SURVEY! While we live in one of the most liberal cities in the country, the political alignment of the Stuyvesant student body is quite obscure. This survey will help us better understand the political beliefs of Stuyvesant students on key topics such as race, climate change, welfare, and foreign aid. All responses are completely ANONYMOUS.

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While the coronavirus has affected all aspects of our daily lives, closings have particularly affected Stuyvesant athlet...
03/21/2020

While the coronavirus has affected all aspects of our daily lives, closings have particularly affected Stuyvesant athletes and sports fanatics around the world. Read our coronavirus sports coverage in and outside of Stuyvesant by Sports editors Caroline Ji and Matt Melucci, respectively:

Art by Michael Hu.

With schools to close this week, much of the student body will be unable to take a physical copy of our SING! issue, whi...
03/15/2020
Volume 110, Issue 11

With schools to close this week, much of the student body will be unable to take a physical copy of our SING! issue, which arrived last Friday after school. You may view all issue 11 content, including our SING! reviews, Top Fives, and photos, online here:
https://issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issue11_168f4f1fdd9620

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🗞📰Thank you to everybody who came to our recruitments on Tuesday and Thursday. If you weren't able to make it, don't fre...
03/15/2020
The Stuyvesant Spectator

🗞📰Thank you to everybody who came to our recruitments on Tuesday and Thursday. If you weren't able to make it, don't fret—all of the applications, along with descriptions of each department, can be found on the recruitments tab of our website: https://www.stuyspec.com/recruitments

Happy applying!📰🗞

The Stuyvesant Spectator is a newspaper published by Stuyvesant High School students every two weeks.It contains sections such as news, features, opinions, arts & entertainment, humor, sports, photography, art, layout, copy, business, and web. With such a wide range of topics, readers would never ru...

— COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE —Around 1100 Stuyvesant students did not show up to school today, and several students h...
03/13/2020

— COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE —

Around 1100 Stuyvesant students did not show up to school today, and several students have expressed that today was their last day of attendance OR have anticipated that schools would be closed for Monday. In some classes, especially senior ones, as many as 25 students were absent. In a poll conducted in the Dear Incoming Stuyvesant Class of 2020 Facebook group, 118 students reported that they were not coming, while 42 reported that they were. In comparison, in a poll in the Dear Incoming Stuyvesant Class of 2021 Facebook group, 124 students reported that they would attend school, while 34 reported that they would not. 25 teachers also did not show up and their classes were covered by either substitute teachers or attending teachers.

Members of the community have been responding to the epidemic and its impacts on Stuyvesant. The newly appointed Big Sib Chairs are working to create a virtual tour of Stuyvesant in lieu of the canceled Open House for admitted students. A few classes, especially language classes, are going online regardless of whether or not schools are open next week. These classes will only consist of online work, in class or at home.

Here are additional events and activities that have been confirmed to be canceled or postponed:

All PSAL sports teams
Hidden Ivies Panel
Various guest speakers and field trips
Many SAT testing sites
ARISTA events
CSdojo (from 3/16 - 3/27)
Junior College Trip
International Women’s Day Run
Blood Drive
Spirit Week
Admitted Students Night
Musical Showcase
All after school activities including AIS until further notice
All local field trips temporarily
All domestic travel trips through June
Lincoln center performance of Calling All Dawns

Events/activities that have not yet been canceled or postponed:

Prom/Jprom
Graduation
AP exams

Photo by Alex Nobert.

03/12/2020

— What’s Going on With COVID-19 at Stuyvesant, Explained —

As a result of the growing COVID-19 (or coronavirus) pandemic, a slew of changes were introduced to Stuyvesant and the New York City school system generally over the course of Thursday, March 12.

There will be no testing for two weeks starting next Monday, March 16, Principal Eric Contreras announced to teachers Thursday afternoon, and in an email sent via Director of Family Engagement Dina Ingram, Contreras also informed students that parent-teacher conferences and several after-school activities and trips, such as the March 25 musical showcase and the alumni mentoring program, have been canceled. In addition, all Public School Athletic League spring competitions have been canceled, and some spring sports teams, including boys’ track and field, have suspended their practices.

Contreras’s announcement came on the heels of a slew of new measures from lower levels of the school administration to prepare for the possibility of school being canceled. Chemistry teachers have expedited their labs so that students may complete the requirements to take the Regents examination at the end of the year should schools close. And some teachers have eased the difficulty of their classes out of respect for students’ heightened anxieties.

The school has also expanded its efforts to promote sanitation. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been proliferated throughout the school. Custodians and other school staff have been directed to regularly check up on and refill these dispensers as necessary, and to ensure the bathrooms are stocked with sufficient paper towels and soap, and a message about proper handwashing procedure has been added to the daily morning announcements. School nurse Danielle Karunadasa is prepared with instructions and medical supplies should a student fall ill.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency in an address late Thursday afternoon, but he also maintained, in spite of the fact that two public schools in the Bronx had been closed earlier Thursday after a student tested positive for the virus, that the schools are one of three institutions the city will “preserve at all cost,” along with public transit and public health institutions. For now, the city Department of Education has changed its guidelines on student reentry into school after illness: students must now be fever-free for 72 hours instead of 24 hours before returning to school.

This story will be updated as new information comes out.

The SING! 2020 season has officially ended! The seniors won by a slim margin of 82 points, with 1770 points total. SophF...
03/08/2020
2020 SING Scoresheet.xlsx

The SING! 2020 season has officially ended! The seniors won by a slim margin of 82 points, with 1770 points total.

SophFrosh: 1327
Junior: 1688
Senior: 1770

Check out the full scoreboard here:

tinyurl.com/tu8z8r6

📰 The Stuyvesant Spectator is hosting its spring recruitments this Tuesday (3/10) and Thursday (3/12) after school in th...
03/05/2020
The Stuyvesant Spectator

📰 The Stuyvesant Spectator is hosting its spring recruitments this Tuesday (3/10) and Thursday (3/12) after school in the library! 📰

💗 Come to learn more about our different writing departments (News, Features, Opinions, Science, A&E, Humor and Sports) and our non-writing departments (Copy, Layout, Art, Photo, Web, and Business)! 💗

✨ Join Stuyvesant's premier student-run and biweekly school newspaper since 1915, or "the pulse of the student body"! ✨

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The Stuyvesant Spectator is a newspaper published by Stuyvesant High School students every two weeks.It contains sections such as news, features, opinions, arts & entertainment, humor, sports, photography, art, layout, copy, business, and web. With such a wide range of topics, readers would never ru...

Calling all Scholastic Writing Awards recipients! The Stuyvesant Spectator Features department is featuring winning writ...
02/24/2020
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Calling all Scholastic Writing Awards recipients! The Stuyvesant Spectator Features department is featuring winning writing pieces in our next issue. Please submit an excerpt of your piece in the form below if you want to share your piece!

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Don't follow politics? With the Iowa Caucuses tomorrow, Opinions Editor and avid follower of Presidential elections Jona...
02/03/2020
The 2020 Presidential Election: A Spec Explainer

Don't follow politics? With the Iowa Caucuses tomorrow, Opinions Editor and avid follower of Presidential elections Jonathan Schneiderman is here for you with a thorough and informative overview of the 2020 Presidential Election.

Check it out here: https://www.stuyspec.com/opinions/the-2020-presidential-election-a-spec-explainer

The 2020 election has been raging for a bit over a year—since Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren launched an exploratory committee on December 31, 2018. But...

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