Human Diseases or Topics in Neurobiology? I've heard a lot of good things about both, and read up about them on the stuy.edu website, but still can't decide.

At the point where you have done the research and gotten a wide variety of opinions, it really is up to you! Students often have wholly different opinions of the same class and there is never a singular way to rate a class, but the best thing you can do is what you've already done-- the research.

I also recommend that you write out a positive and negatives list for each-- having to put it in writing helps you see everything in perspective and more closely compare the pros and cons. An important question to consider is, what do YOU want to get out of the class? Is it a class you want to enjoy yourself in, or is it a class you want an easier grade in? You should think about what factors matter the most, personally -- the workload, the teacher, the period that it is taught, the classroom vibe-- these are all things that matter to some but not others, and affects what kinds of students the elective attracts. Do the students who take the class and reccommend it have similar qualities to you? 

Posted on June 3, 2017 .

I heard that everyone is expected to go to Part II of Camp Stuy but I will be on vacation. What should I do on the first day, since I won't have a chance to buy some stuff?

On the first day, you will have an extended homeroom in the morning. Let your big sibs and homeroom teacher know that you had to miss Camp Stuy, and need to be filled in! Nothing that happens at Camp Stuy Part II is extremely urgent, so you will have time to catch up in the first few days. 

Posted on June 3, 2017 .