By Nada Hameed, James Kang, Madison Kim, Rebecca Kim, Mahir Hossain
As the unprecedented year 2020 comes to an end, here are some highlights on the international, national, and local level as well as an In Memoriam section on the lives lost.
Issue 8, Volume 111
By Maggie Sansone, Ziying Jian, Mary Lee, Sakura Yamanaka
In light of COVID-19, Stuyvesant’s math team hosted their Downtown Math Invitational competition virtually this year.
By Rajhasree Paul, Zuzi Liu, Emma Chio
StuySquad, SING!, Tap Club, and StuyArts organized a cultural dance appreciation discussion panel featuring guest speakers Eboné Vanityzo Johnson, Jason Samuels Smith, and Sangita Shresthova.
By Christina Wang, Kai Li, Fahima Miajee, Peter Goswami
Social studies teacher Linda Weissman hosted guest speakers Mark Berman (’82) and Judge Charlotte Davidson in her Criminal Law elective on December 2 and December 4, respectively.
By Josslyn Kim, Amanda Brucculeri, Rachel Vildman
A look how classes that required in-person interaction are working virtually.
By Ellen Pehlivanian
By Isabella Jia, Ellen Pehlivanian
A look into jobs over quarantine.
By Ariana Devito, Angela Cai, Christina Pan
In a climate of much uncertainty, Stuyvesant students are weighing in on how quarantine has affected their family dynamics.
By Andrew Oh, Khujista Umama, Juni Park
By Ellen Pehlivanian, Catherine Ching, Vanessa Chen, Kaeliana Yu
Stuyvesant student holiday wishlists and how gift-exchanging is being affected by COVID-19.
By Sonya Sasson
As the second wave of COVID-19 ravages Sweden, authorities consider whether or not to abandon their laissez-faire strategy and play it safe this time around.
By Elizabeth Black
Mayor de Blasio’s plan to ticket casual visitation to Rockefeller Center is unnecessary and harmful. COVID-19 safety can be accounted for in more efficient and comfortable ways.
By Alex Cho
Some claim that the SHSAT is biased, but the real bias lies in the unequal education students receive.
By Jinseo Hong
As an immigrant from Hong Kong, moving to America made me realize the multitude of problems that I never knew existed in the island.
By Matthew Qiu
The nexus of Western knowledge production about the East has consecrated Orientalism in international relations discussion, propping up a caricature of China as a diametrically opposed entity in the reflection of the Occident.
By Olivia Zheng
From infamous murder cases to everyday cyberbullying, many partake in bystander apathy, a behavior psychologists and neuroscientists continue to try to explain.
By Hellen Luo
The main cause of brain overload is fairly simple: our brains only have a limited capacity to store a certain amount of information at once. Experts and researchers have suggested a number of ways to improve the brain’s ability to process and handle information.
Arts and Entertainment
By Yasmine Chokrane
Examining the relevance of virtual art tours and the solace they provide in such a stressful time.
By Jaein Ku
Netflix’s best titles are leaving by the end of the year, leaving Netflix viewers yearning for similar shows.
By Ethan Lam
Apple Unveils Its Innovative New iPhone 13
By Nora Miller
A look into the various conspiracies around Santa Claus.
By Logan Ruzzier
I describe the sport of Stuyathlon and recount a couple stories from its history
By Matt Melucci
The Columbus Crew emerged victorious in the 2020 MLS Cup Final, overcoming both the Seattle Sounders and a global pandemic.
By Jakob Gorisek-Gazze, Janna Wang, Neil Sarkar, Pulindu Weerasekara, Isabella Jia
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many tests, including the AMC, Science Olympiad exams, and the Independent School Entrance Exams, have adjusted accordingly to a virtual test-taking setting.
By Isabella Jia, James Kang, Samia Islam
The Alumni Association hosted a conversation with Stuyvesant alumni and contenders of New York’s upcoming mayoral election Kathryn Garcia and Dianne Morales.
By Calista Lee, Isabel Ching, Chloe Boccara
Remote learning has left Stuyvesant students with an abundance of free time. How are they using it?
By Olivia Woo, Sammi Yang, Liana Wu, Angela Cai
Physical Education––a class known for its interactive aspect––has switched over to a virtual setting. Stuyvesant Physical Education teachers and students share their opinions about the new format.
By Ariana Devito, Khujista Umama, Melia Moore
How Stuyvesant students’ styles have changed over the course of quarantine.
By Christina Pan, Sabrina Chen, Shivani Manimaran, Judy Chen, Soobin Choi
Stuyvesant reflects on what feminism means to them.
By Isabel Ching, Jennifer Ji
Many Stuyvesant students are sick. The coronavirus and other illnesses have struck at a difficult time—so how has it been?
By Nelli Rojas-Cessa
Socialization events fail to make natural and long-lasting friendships, but we can take steps on our own by removing the focus on friendship entirely or becoming self-sufficient in creating friends.
By Loy Hashimoto
It may be possible to engineer tomatoes with an active molecule found in chili peppers using gene editing, but there are ethical concerns regarding genetically modified crops.
By Sathirtha Mondal
Florian Krammer at Mount Sinai has developed a universal flu vaccine that can grant immunity against all strains of influenza and eliminate the need for revaccination. It was recently tested in the phase one trial and the results were promising, suggesting that the use of chimeric HA to target the stalk of the HA glycoprotein is able to effectively produce antibodies against a wide variety of influenza strains.
By Shivani Shah
Why don’t women support women in power?
By Rae Seong Jeong
There is more than what meets the eye behind the popular winter clothing brand Canada Goose—namely, its exclusivity and unethical sourcing.
By Aryana Singh
Despite having discovered so many exoplanets, astronomers are still having difficulty finding “Earth 2.0.”
By Erica Li
We need to switch from Google Meet to Zoom for everyone’s benefit.
By Samira Esha
Contrasting the structural style of the first season, Levinson creates a special episode of “Euphoria” that faces the realities of substance abuse at a far deeper level.
By The Humor Department
All we want for Christmas~ is you~.
By Krista Proteasa
I have this super fun fruitcake recipe for you all to try!
All we want for Christmas~ is you~
By Jasmine Wang
You’ll never look at dentists the same way again.
By Morris Raskin, Shivali Korgaonkar
In a year as tumultuous as 2020, music has faced a unique challenge: helping people cope. Here are the best albums that got the world through the year.
By Yoonah Chang
Triathlete Chris Nikic made history as the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon.
By The Editorial Board
By Vernon Hughes
After an act of alleged racism involving fourth official Sebastian Coltescu in a Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and İstanbul Başakşehir, players walked off the field in protest.
By Maya Brosnick
Here’s what the free agent market looks like thus far into the offseason.
By Kaeden Ruparel
Kwanzaa is a celebration of African heritage amongst Black Americans, one in which community is lifted above all, and Black culture comes alive.
By Benjamin Hamel, Yaqin Rahman
Overall, the Chiefs may even go down as one of the best teams of all time and are most certainly the odds on favorite to be crowned Super Bowl champions at the end of this season.
By Nicole Liu
Though “Dash and Lily” is not the most original show, it is still a cute and cheesy rom-com that is great for spreading holiday cheer.
By Nakib Abedin
Cricket is the second-most popular sport in the world, yet the first thing that comes into the minds of many Americans when they hear the word “cricket” is the insect. Why is this so?
By Salman Rahman
The Ball family is an extremely interesting basketball family who have an inspiring story of a dad who was able to bring all three of his kids into the NBA.
By Althea Barrett
Cartoon Saloon has once again produced an amazing film with gorgeous animation, loveable characters, fun storytelling, and a brilliant incorporation of historical strife.
By Aidan Look
Meet senior Nicklaus Yao from the boys’ volleyball team!
By Theo Kubovy-Weiss
Here’s what your 2020 Spotify Wrapped top artists say about you.
By Yasmine Chokrane, Jenny Liu
With several musical endeavors and Grammy nominations now under her belt, indie rock artist Phoebe Bridgers (and her beautifully tragic music) is finally getting the recognition she deserves.
By Taee Chi, Shafiul Haque
The Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. undercard proved that as long as they train like real fighters, there is a place for YouTube and social media personalities in the sport of boxing.
By Clara Shapiro
Opera is ailing! Here is why it must be saved.
By Julia Panas
Four steps to build a cohesive and fashionable outfit.
By Roxy Perazzo
A review of season four of “Big Mouth,” Nick Kroll’s dirty, hilarious animated series.
By Adele Bois
A look at some of the hidden gems streaming online right now.
By Christina Pan
The genre of Nordic Noir is told from the perspective of a consulting detective.