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The Editorial Board
Looking Into "The Letter"
While many of the criticisms mentioned in “The Letter” were targeted toward individuals, they brought to light the lack of transparency surrounding the role of the SU and its election process, an issue that must be addressed immediately.
Dear Incoming Classes of 2024 and 2025… The Editorial Board Has ADVICE
As a freshman or sophomore preparing to enter the classroom as a Stuyvesant student for the first time, you’ve certainly heard advice thrown at you from every direction. Our first piece of advice? Read on!
The Spectator NYC Mayoral Endorsement
As NYC faces fiscal, housing, transportation, population, education, crime, and policing crises, the next mayor is responsible for getting the city back on its feet. The Democratic primary on June 22 will decide the outcome of one of the most pivotal mayoral elections in recent history.
Students’ Response to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
In light of the shooting in Atlanta, Georgia and the increase in Anti-Asian hate crimes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we interviewed students and sent out a form to the student body on their thoughts and responses.
Mental Health is a Two-Way Street
With the recent Facebook post regarding students’ declining mental health gaining significant traction, it is clear that our community must address the lack of enforcement of many of Stuyvesant’s academic policies to ensure a smoother, more successful second semester.
In Support of Independent Student Journalism
As an independent student publication, The Spectator does not seek to be an antagonist to the administration or any student organization—our intention is to encourage accountability in these institutions and celebrate their successes.
Recommendations for Rebellion
Lax gun laws and loopholes have led to a string of deadly mass shootings within schools throughout the country at the cost of the lives of our teachers and fellow students. Our generation is frequently criticized for being politically apathetic in the face of these issues. However, the cold-blooded slaughter of 17 students and teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has galvanized student movements and protests all over the country, including at Stuyvesant.
Undocumented at Stuyvesant
Stuyvesant has long been known to have an exceptionally large immigrant student population. A recent survey done by the Spectator revealed that approximately 74 percent of the current freshman class is either an immigrant or a child of immigrants. This makes our current political climate particularly sensitive for Stuyvesant students, especially in light of all of the rhetoric against immigration by the Trump administration. Unfortunately, this negative attention has silenced many students. The truth is that an issue that affects one student in our school affects us all.
Reframing Affirmative Action at Stuyvesant
“Any concerns I have are somehow invalidated because I am both Black and Latino,” senior Eugene Thomas said. “Every single time I’ve ever discussed college, I’ve been told, ‘You're gonna get in wherever you want. Let's face it: you're black!’ like it's some proverbial golden ticket into the top universities.”
Changes On the Horizon for the Big Sib Program: Good or Bad?
Five upperclassmen are entrusted with the responsibility to mentor 30 freshmen through Stuyvesant, and it does not require a large impression to be made in order to remember so few names. What it does require is initiative on the part of Big Sibs to introduce themselves and make legitimate connections.