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THE SPECTATOR IS HOSTING SPRING RECRUITMENTS!Save the date! The Spectator is hosting Spring Recruitments on March 16 & 1...
03/09/2022
Spectator Recruitments Spring 2022

THE SPECTATOR IS HOSTING SPRING RECRUITMENTS!

Save the date! The Spectator is hosting Spring Recruitments on March 16 & 17 at 4PM in the Cafeteria. Come to learn more about each of the Spectator’s 13 departments and how to apply!

Save the date! The Spectator is holding Spring Recruitments on March 16 and 17 in the Cafeteria at 4pm.

NEWS—All freshmen out there: did you know that the SAT would no longer be taken on paper starting when you're in junior ...
03/01/2022
College Board Announces Digitalization of the SAT

NEWS—All freshmen out there: did you know that the SAT would no longer be taken on paper starting when you're in junior year? Read more on what further changes the College Board plans to implement regarding the exam's digitization and the thoughts assosciated with them from the school.

READ MORE HERE: https://www.stuyspec.com/news/college-board-announces-digitalization-of-the-sat

By Kevin Chan and Andy Lau

The SAT will become digitized in 2024 in addition to a few other changes to the test, including its duration and format of questions.

SPORTS—Tennis fans began to speculate whether legend Rafael Nadal would ever return at all, but he recently win the Gram...
02/28/2022
The Return of Rafael Nadal

SPORTS—Tennis fans began to speculate whether legend Rafael Nadal would ever return at all, but he recently win the Gram Slam at the 2022 Australian Open. Join writer John Jay Wang as he explores how the Spanish tennis player managed to overcome his challenges and rise back to the top.

READ MORE HERE: https://www.stuyspec.com/sports/professional-sports/the-return-of-rafael-nadal

By John Jay Wang

At 35 years old, suffering from a foot injury that has held him back since 2005, Nadal found himself facing a predicament. Would he compete...

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT—Are you looking for a new place to sample some delicious, cheap eats? Well, look no further. Cicc...
02/28/2022
Cheap *ss Lunch #11: The Best Thing You'll Eat (for $10) All Year

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT—Are you looking for a new place to sample some delicious, cheap eats? Well, look no further. Cicci Di Carne is a promising restaurant that recently opened in the Stuyvesant neighborhood. With its mouthwatering sandwiches and excellent side dishes, Cicci Di Carne will undoubtedly satisfy your hunger pangs and leave you coming back for more.

READ MORE HERE: https://www.stuyspec.com/ae/food/cheap-ss-lunch-11-the-best-thing-you-ll-eat-for-10-all-year

By Matthew Wagman

Dario Cecchini, “the world’s best butcher,” comes to Brookfield Place armed with a plethora of delicious Italian sandwiches and a variety of interesting sides.

OPINIONS—There are an abundance of socioeconomic and sexist problems in the debate world. Opinions writer Lauren Chin di...
01/29/2022
The Flaws of High School Debate

OPINIONS—There are an abundance of socioeconomic and sexist problems in the debate world. Opinions writer Lauren Chin dissects her personal experiences with sexism in the popular after-school activity and why she continues debating despite its flaws.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/opinions/the-flaws-of-high-school-debate

By Lauren Chin

Modern debate has its fair share of issues, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying.

NEWS—With Omicron cases surging, the administration has implemented new protocols to ensure the safety of Stuyvesant tea...
01/26/2022
Omicron Variant Causes New Schoolwide Policies and Updates

NEWS—With Omicron cases surging, the administration has implemented new protocols to ensure the safety of Stuyvesant teachers and students.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/news/omicron-variant-causes-new-schoolwide-policies-and-updates

By Lauren Chin, Olivia Haven, Madison Kim, Jina Koh, and Fiona Shi

A rise in Omicron cases has led to the implementation of new administrative protocols to ensure the safety of Stuyvesant teachers and students.

Hi everybody! The ninth issue of The Stuyvesant Spectator is out now! Read the full issue online here: https://issuu.com...
01/25/2022
Volume 112 Issue 9

Hi everybody!

The ninth issue of The Stuyvesant Spectator is out now! Read the full issue online here: https://issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/volume112issue9

This issue is the last for all current seniors on the Editorial Board, including the Editors-in-Chief. We would like to begin by extending our gratitude to all of our readers over the past four years. With each new issue, we have strived to inform and engage with the school community, especially amidst the pandemic and in-person school transition and we are so grateful to everybody for coming along with us on the ride.

Inside of the new issue, check out our coverage of school changes in response to the Omicron variant, recent citywide PupilPath outages, the winners of The Spectator’s 2021 Middle School Writing Competition, and a breakdown of the Junior Varsity Basketball team’s season so far.

Thank you so much for reading and hope everyone has a wonderful last week of January.

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01/14/2022

1/14/22
Stuyvesant Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Eleanor Roosevelt Boys Varsity Basketball

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT—Similarly to 2021, 1991 ushered some of the largest names in music to the mainstream, popularizin...
01/02/2022
1991: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT—Similarly to 2021, 1991 ushered some of the largest names in music to the mainstream, popularizing genres, artists, and techniques that would go onto shape music for years to come. A&E writers Madison Kim and Jaein Ku take a trip to the past, revisiting some monumental albums from 30 years ago and their impact on the music industry today.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/ae/music/1991-the-most-revolutionary-year-in-music

By Madison Kim and Jaein Ku

At 30 years old, these albums changed the scopes of their respective genres forever.

SPORTS—Recently, soccer legend Lionel Messi was awarded his seventh Balon d'Or, cementing his legacy into the soccer wor...
12/31/2021
Just Another One for the Collection

SPORTS—Recently, soccer legend Lionel Messi was awarded his seventh Balon d'Or, cementing his legacy into the soccer world. Join junior Nakib Abedin as he walks through how Messi won the award and what is next for the Argentinian forward in the coming years.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/sports/professional-sports/just-another-one-for-the-collection

By Nakib Abedin

Lionel Messi was awarded an unprecedented seventh Ballon d’Or, a decision that came with controversy but nonetheless well made.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT—It’s no news that 2021 has been a big year for music. As the world began to return to some sembla...
12/29/2021
A&E’s 2022 Grammy Predictions

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT—It’s no news that 2021 has been a big year for music. As the world began to return to some semblance of normalcy, so did the music industry. With nominations for the 2022 Grammys being released earlier this month, the buzz around this year’s popular projects has only grown. Read here about how A&E writers Samira Esha and Julie Grandchamp-Desraux expect music’s biggest night to go down.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/ae/music/a-e-s-2022-grammy-predictions

By Samira Esha and Julie Grandchamp-Desraux

Our predictions for the 2022 Grammy Awards.

SCIENCE—The novel Omicron variant is spreading across the globe and, though not extremely severe, worry is centered arou...
12/27/2021
Is Omicron as Ominous as it Sounds?

SCIENCE—The novel Omicron variant is spreading across the globe and, though not extremely severe, worry is centered around the transmissibility rate and efficacy of vaccinations.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/science/is-omicron-as-ominous-as-it-sounds

By Sophia Wan-Brodsky and Karina Gupta

The novel Omicron variant is spreading across the globe and, though not extremely severe, worry is centered around the transmissibility rate and efficacy of vaccinations.

FEATURES—There is no literary canon here. Immerse in the lore of the sixth floor, from hidden rooms and archival troves ...
12/25/2021
Lore of the Sixth Floor

FEATURES—There is no literary canon here. Immerse in the lore of the sixth floor, from hidden rooms and archival troves to the ever mystical presence of the English Department.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/features/lore-of-the-sixth-floor

By Isabelle Lam, Soobin Choi, and Andrew Oh

Students, teachers of the English Department, and others give insight to the various facets of the renowned sixth floor, making it a more open book.

NEWS—Only 32 college students nationwide were selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, one being Liam Elkind ('1...
12/23/2021
The Long and Winding Rhodes

NEWS—Only 32 college students nationwide were selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, one being Liam Elkind ('17). Learn more about Elkind's backstory and how he managed to accomplish this feat.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/news/the-long-and-winding-rhodes

By James Lee

Stuyvesant alumnus Liam Elkind (’17) is among the 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars for the class of 2022 due to his work at Invisible...

Dear readers,  The Spectator’s Eighth issue is out! Read the issue here: https://issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issue8fina...
12/22/2021
Volume 112, Issue 8

Dear readers,

The Spectator’s Eighth issue is out! Read the issue here: https://issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issue8finalcolor

Issue 8 marks The Spectator’s special college-themed issue—”Spectator University.” Within the paper’s sleeve (first four and final four pages), read pieces breaking down Stuyvesant-related college myths, Stuyvesant’s competitive college culture, profiles of alumni and teachers’ experiences in college, and more.

Within the regular issue, be sure to check out our countdown of the Best Albums of 2021, an opinions point-counterpoint on metal detectors in schools, and a photo essay of the holidays.

Happy reading, have a wonderful winter break, and good luck to all seniors on their college applications!

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SCIENCE—NASA’s deadline for sending a person to the Moon after over 50 years has recently been pushed back to 2025 due t...
12/20/2021
A New Chapter in Space Exploration

SCIENCE—NASA’s deadline for sending a person to the Moon after over 50 years has recently been pushed back to 2025 due to concerns regarding time and resources. Learn more about how recent events have affected the trajectory of space exploration.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/science/a-new-chapter-in-space-exploration

Written by Subaah Syed

NASA’s deadline for sending a person to the Moon after over 50 years has recently been pushed back to 2025 due to concerns regarding time...

NEWS—Mental health and emotional wellbeing aren't new concerns at Stuyvesant. The counseling department recently partner...
12/12/2021
Stuyvesant Hosts Robin Mental Health Seminars for Freshman

NEWS—Mental health and emotional wellbeing aren't new concerns at Stuyvesant. The counseling department recently partnered with community organization Robin to work with freshmen students through seminars designed to help students alleviate stress. Learn more about this initiative and the new staff involved here.

READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/news/stuyvesant-hosts-robin-mental-health-seminars-for-freshman

Written by Elaine Huang, Mary Lee, Kara Yip, and Allison Zhao

Stuyvesant partnered with Robin, a community organization focused on mental health and emotional wellbeing, to work with freshmen students through seminars in order to help...

Hello everybody! Issue 7 of The Spectator is out! Click here to read the PDF:  https://issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issu...
12/11/2021
Volume 112, Issue 7

Hello everybody! Issue 7 of The Spectator is out! Click here to read the PDF:
https://issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/issue7color

Inside the issue, read about the Freshman Caucus’s newest co-presidents Andy Xian and Fin Yang, the Boys’ Fencing Team Championships, how English teachers at Stuyvesant choose their books, and a Staff Editorial about the need for bathroom reforms.

Thanks and happy reading 📰❤️

Read Volume 112, Issue 7 by The Stuyvesant Spectator on Issuu and browse thousands of other publications on our platform. Start here!

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SCIENCE—Learn about the history of cypherpunks and the key role cryptography plays in maintaining our privacy. READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/science/cypherpunks-and-the-battle-for-privacy By Ishaana Misra
FEATURES—Students reflect on the rise of Omicron cases and the possibility of returning to remote learning. READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/features/the-omicron-predicament-in-the-school-that-never-sleeps By Theo Sassano
OPINIONS—There are an abundance of socioeconomic and sexist problems in the debate world. Opinions writer Lauren Chin dissects her personal experiences with sexism in the popular after-school activity and why she continues debating despite its flaws. READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/opinions/the-flaws-of-high-school-debate By Lauren Chin
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT—Halal food is likely the hallmark of the Stuyvesant diet. But if you’re tired of the usual chicken over rice, Soup & Gyro’s inventive take on Halal is must-try for any food cart fiend. READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/ae/food/cheap-ss-lunch-10-halal-in-a-burger-why-not By Matthew Wagman
HUMOR—A look into one exceptional student's college application. READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/humor/senior-writes-a-totally-not-recycled-unique-why-college-essay By Karen Chen
NEWS—With Omicron cases surging, the administration has implemented new protocols to ensure the safety of Stuyvesant teachers and students. READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/news/omicron-variant-causes-new-schoolwide-policies-and-updates By Lauren Chin, Olivia Haven, Madison Kim, Jina Koh, and Fiona Shi
Hi everybody! The ninth issue of The Stuyvesant Spectator is out now! Read the full issue online here: https://issuu.com/stuyspectator/docs/volume112issue9 This issue is the last for all current seniors on the Editorial Board, including the Editors-in-Chief. We would like to begin by extending our gratitude to all of our readers over the past four years. With each new issue, we have strived to inform and engage with the school community, especially amidst the pandemic and in-person school transition and we are so grateful to everybody for coming along with us on the ride. Inside of the new issue, check out our coverage of school changes in response to the Omicron variant, recent citywide PupilPath outages, the winners of The Spectator’s 2021 Middle School Writing Competition, and a breakdown of the Junior Varsity Basketball team’s season so far. Thank you so much for reading and hope everyone has a wonderful last week of January.
1/14/22 Stuyvesant Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Eleanor Roosevelt Boys Varsity Basketball
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT—Similarly to 2021, 1991 ushered some of the largest names in music to the mainstream, popularizing genres, artists, and techniques that would go onto shape music for years to come. A&E writers Madison Kim and Jaein Ku take a trip to the past, revisiting some monumental albums from 30 years ago and their impact on the music industry today. READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/ae/music/1991-the-most-revolutionary-year-in-music By Madison Kim and Jaein Ku
SPORTS—Recently, soccer legend Lionel Messi was awarded his seventh Balon d'Or, cementing his legacy into the soccer world. Join junior Nakib Abedin as he walks through how Messi won the award and what is next for the Argentinian forward in the coming years. READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/sports/professional-sports/just-another-one-for-the-collection By Nakib Abedin
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT—It’s no news that 2021 has been a big year for music. As the world began to return to some semblance of normalcy, so did the music industry. With nominations for the 2022 Grammys being released earlier this month, the buzz around this year’s popular projects has only grown. Read here about how A&E writers Samira Esha and Julie Grandchamp-Desraux expect music’s biggest night to go down. READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/ae/music/a-e-s-2022-grammy-predictions By Samira Esha and Julie Grandchamp-Desraux
HUMOR—Humor reporters stumble upon a massive underground operation right under Stuyvesant's nose. The implications of their findings will shock Christmas lovers everywhere! READ MORE HERE: https://stuyspec.com/humor/stuyvesant-elves-go-on-strike Written by Anjali Karunadasa and Michelle Huang