With the possibility of swine flu returning as school resumes, all students at New York City public and private schools , including Stuyvesant, will be given the option to receive free vaccine shots later this fall. Information regarding the shots was posted in a letter by Chancellor Joel L. Klein on the New York City [...]
Writing Across the Curriculum, Principal Stanley Teitel’s initiative to improve students’ writing skills, is continuing in full force this term. The program, which was created last October, aims to help students become better writers by giving them more opportunities to write in every major subject class. This has now been extended to all classes. “The [...]
S-A-T. For more than 80 years, this test has been an unavoidable aspect of the college process.
They come 112,000 strong, hailing from every corner of the city. Every morning, while most New Yorkers are cramming themselves into overcrowded subway cars or stuck in rush hour traffic on buses, these commuters are whizzing along the city’s streets and greenways, helmet-clad, bookbags and briefcases strapped to their backs, all of them biking to [...]
Robert Weldon, Spanish Teacher How many students can say, “My new teacher is an ex-actor, amateur bullfighter, world-traveler, and oh, he teaches me Spanish”? The experiences and travels of Stuyvesant’s newest Spanish teacher, Robert Weldon, enable each of his students to say this. Born in Michigan, Weldon’s travels have frequently taken him not only away [...]
As much as we dreaded it, our daily school year routine has begun.
Walking into the Jazz Record Center on 26th street is like walking into the past. After pushing open the large front door on the eighth floor of an old office building, the smoky sounds of saxophone melodies and smooth drum grooves envelop the surroundings. The store is about the size of an apartment, but each [...]
Located across from City Hall, J&R Music and Computer World is a destination for tourists and wandering music junkies alike. Founded by Joe and Rachelle Friedman in 1971, J&R has been a fixture on the Lower East Side, much like the Virgin Megastore was a hallmark of Union Square. In the age of internet downloading, [...]
With students’ wallets slimming down because of the country’s economic state, prices play a huge part in determining which venues get more business. However, expensive eateries near the school like Palm Restaurant, Amanzi Tea, and Zucker’s Bagel and Smoked Fish are not suffering. But for restaurants around a high school, reputation may have a stronger [...]
Have you ever needed the Internet during the school day? Many students may not realize that there are other options besides waiting for a computer in Stuyvesant’s overcrowded library. Since the ability to connect to wireless internet (Wi-Fi) has become a staple on many laptops and cellular devices, businesses around TriBeCa known as “hot spots” [...]