Stuyvesant, Deconstructed

This survey sought to analyze some of the most hard-hitting topics Stuyvesant students have to face, with questions such as “What color is your toothbrush?” uncovering coveted Stuyvesant secrets.

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By Ying Chen

Considering the stereotype of the caffeine-addicted Stuyvesant student, the finding that over 50 percent of students don’t drink coffee is surprising. Taking second place, Ferry’s and Terry’s seems to be the number one provider of caffeine to students, with Starbucks close behind at 10.4 percent.

With the large wave of students always exiting the 1/2/3 station, it makes sense that 37 percent of students take those trains. The A/C/E is a distant second at 17.4 percent, continuing the trend that the closer the station, the more students who take those trains. A solid six percent of students don’t take the train at all—they are fortunate enough to live within walking distance, the bus is their only option, or they live in the school.

Contrary to popular belief, Stuyvesant students do not sleep very much.

With the Stuyvesant building’s close proximity to Rockefeller Park, it’s no surprise that over a third of the students prefer the hangout spot. The relatively new froyo store 16 Handles now rivals bubble tea shops like Vivi for the preferred afterschool sweet treat. The Whole Foods cafe deserves more love though.

The debate that has plagued Stuyvesant students for millennia has finally been settled! The ultimate victor is Ferry’s. It seems like their Bacon Avocado Chipotles can go a long way.

It seems that Stuyvesant’s hatred of freshmen surpasses even that of AP Chemistry—over 50 percent of students would rather take four years of chemistry than live as an eternal freshman for the same duration of time. Perhaps by the fourth year, students will finally be able to understand thermodynamics.

Unsurprisingly, over half of Stuyvesant students have an admiration for the 7-9 escalator, with the high ceilings and incredible view. More practical escalators follow, with the 2-4 and 2-3 taking second and third place respectively. The 6-8 received little love at 3.1 percent, probably because it’s always broken.

If you ever needed proof that Stuyvesant students are boring, look no further. With 31.7 percent using a blue toothbrush and 24.7 percent using white, other far more interesting colors like pink and orange are left in the dust at 7.5 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively. An embarrassing number of students also own a green toothbrush, prompting the question, why?