Stuyvesant Hosts Project Cicero Book Drive
Project Cicero, a non-profit book drive that creates or supplements libraries in underprivileged New York City public schools, was held in Stuyvesant from Monday, March 3 to Thursday, March 6. Junior and coordinator Georgia Stasinopoulos said, “Project Cicero has provided a million books to students.” Stuyvesant collects and donates hundreds of books for the organization annually. Stasinopoulos set up three collection boxes on the second floor, advertised for the event and asked publishing companies for donations.
Black History Month
The Black Student League (BSL) hosted Black History Month this past February. Unlike previous years, BSL members gave brief biographies of notable African Americans in the morning announcements to promote awareness, and a banner saying “Stuyvesant Honors Black History Month” was hung by the bridge entrance. “This year we wanted to be more involved,” sophomore and BSL president Hayward Leach said. BSL previously advertised Black History Month by posting flyers in the school. BSL will continue the announcements next year and “hopefully have a speaker come and give a presentation,” Leach said.
Barth’s “Retirement” Party
The Stuyvesant roller hockey team, the Spartans, hosted a fundraising party for Physical Education teacher Lawrence Barth in honor of his resignation as Spartans coach. It was held in the cafeteria on Monday, March 3. The money raised will cover the team’s food and lodging costs for their trip to The North American Roller Hockey Championships in Newburgh, New York. Money was raised through a skills competition and players were auctioned off as dates.