A 9th Grader’s Guide to Your First Year In High School

(From a 9th Grader Who Knows from Experience…) By Osasere Imade   Having anxiety about school is a strong feeling that many people experience. I’m not going to tell you to not panic about the SATS or college essays, because I am a freshman. As a freshmen I have already had my fair share of late […]

Need Advice? ASK XYZ! (May edition)

  (If you are a student with  questions for our Advice Column, just email them to:  mcsmrampage@gmail.com. Questions can be submitted anonymously. The column will not publish the questioner’s name.) Q:  I am really low on cash, but have a constant need for new clothes. Do you have any ideas on how I can achieve […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Logic’s New Rap Single is all the Rage

 By Karla Davis Logic is back in the public eye with a fiery new single and some exciting news! He has officially shared his new album title Everybody, that will be released on May 5th.  In addition, he has leaked the title track of the project.     Enhancing the announcement with visuals, Logic shared […]

OPINION: Reconsidering America’s Gun Control Debate

    By Fariha Fawziah The implementation of gun control in the United States is a tremendous problem! Tension-filled debates have been going on between gun control advocates and pro-gun activists for at least a decade. For a long period of time, people have given their evidence and statistics to prove that more guns mean […]

MUSIC: Five Non-White Artists You Should Be Listening To

By Aaron Jackson In today’s broad, decentralized musical marketplace, it’s become ever so easy to find artists that fit your personal music tastes. However it has not become as easy to find new and distinctive artists you might like that who aren’t white. Racism obviously plays a huge role in this, and while I could […]

NEW COLUMN: Humans of MANHATTAN CENTER!

From The Author:   I’m Yassin El Abbassi. I’ve been trying to make my mark on this school since freshman year. I’ve learned it is pretty hard to do that. However this year, I still wanted to give back to my friends and MCSM family, yet I couldn’t figure out how. After taking Photography Class […]

NEED ADVICE…? Ask X,Y,Z! (March Edition)

Q: Are there any paid internships available? How do I find them? X Responds:  There are many paid internships available, but unfortunately I do not have a list. I believe the best way to find them is to ask around or do your own research. I know sometimes school administrators post flyers about internships or […]

FICTION: “The Coffee Bee” (The CONCLUSION!)

  By Rifath Islam   [THIS FINAL CHAPTER CONTINUED FROM OUR PREVIOUS ISSUE!] *** Adeline blinked, breaking the intense stare between them. “My…my keys?” “Yeah, the ones with the keys to the shop.” said Theo.  “Where are they?” “Why?” “Just tell me Adeline, it’s a surprise,” Theo whined. Adeline told him they were in the […]

SPORTS: The NYPD v. MCSM Invitational Basketball Game

NYPD vs. Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics Basketball Game On February 10th, 2017, officers from the 25th precinct of New York City’s Police department graced the gym of Manhattan Center to play intense group games of basketball with Manhattan Center’s amazing Basketball Team! Not only does the 25th precinct serve MCSM’s surrounding neighborhood, but […]

FEATURE: A Visit and Interview With TEEN VOGUE

Story: By the RamPage Staff      Photos:  By Chesley Jimenez and Carol Cooper       On March 3rd of this year, lucky members of MCSM’s Newspaper Club together with students from Ms. Chiavola’s English classes, were invited downtown to the Conde Nast offices at #4 World Trade Center to talk with the young editorial […]

MCSM PEOPLE: Who is Mr. Tramm?

Mr. Tramm in his extracurricular role as organizer of the MCSM Music Club   By Aaron Jackson At just a little past 3:00 pm, Mr. Tramm donned a black hoodie and khaki cargo pants.  Then, as he prepared to enjoy two donuts purchased at the Love Café right across from the school, he welcomed me […]

Science: How “Ball Mills” Create Better, Faster Chemical Reactions

Dr. James Mack in his lab.   By Fariha Fawziah Tony Mack (who is an 8th grader), and his father James Mack (who is a chemist at the University of Cincinnati), had a race to prepare a mix of stilbene molecules to make dyes. However, both were using different preparation methods. Dr. Mack was heating […]