Online Newspaper for Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics

December 8, 2016

Violence Against Women: South East Asia’s Acid-Attack Epidemic

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By Fariha Fawziah Acid-throwing attacks on women have become a serious problem throughout the world. These attacks, for instance, occur when a woman rejects a guy in some manner or “disrespects” him. She then becomes a potential victim. These mistreated women become outcasts in society and have their lives changed forever. Nila, a woman from Bangladesh, was attacked with acid by her husband several weeks after her marriage took place. In most cases, the main characteristic of acid burns is the long-lasting period of tissue destruction that continues until the acid becomes ineffective due to the application of water. Nila …continue reading

ELECTION 2016: My Kind of America?

  By Shumaya Islam   It was just another chilly morning that day as I walked down Pleasant Ave, with my coat loosely worn, one hand stuffed inside my pocket, and the other firmly holding the strap of my backpack. As I walked, you could hear students ranting among their friends. Some were whispering, but others seemed to have no care in the world. It was the same kind of chatter that you always hear, interspersed with snickering and complaints, yet some of them seemed just plain uninterested. But the only thing I really heard was the small steps I …continue reading

FICTION: “The Coffee Bee” Part 2

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By Rifath Islam   [Part One appears in LAST MONTH’S ISSUE] …WE NOW RETURN TO THE COFFEE SHOP WHERE THEO AND ADELINE HAVE JUST MET…   Around 5 minutes had passed before Adeline returned with a steaming cup of coffee. With a smile, Theo accepted the cup and asked her to sit down. “I really shouldn’t. The shop’s still open and it isn’t even my break yet.” With puppy dog eyes that he had learned from Jen, Theo pouted. “Please? Just until I go? You can help keep me company.” Adeline opened her mouth to decline, but closed it and …continue reading

The Road Taken to The New President

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  By Osasere Imade THE SURPRISE As many of you know,  the next president was to be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. This article isn’t about who I think should be president. This article is simply to show you the crazy election journey that most of us would have never predicted. In the beginning of this election cycle,  the presidential candidate Donald Trump was always in the news about running for president. Surprisingly, he has actually been in the news as a possible candidate since 1987. Matter of fact, Donald even initially entered the presidential race as a Reform Party …continue reading

7 Reasons Why the Best Place to Be Right Now Is High School

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By Karla Davis The nation’s high school graduation rate hit its record high in the years 2012-13 at approximately 81%. That is an almost 10% increase in comparison to the graduation rates in years 2005-06. With these two facts at hand, I could not help but question, “why?” and “how?” For all I knew, 1. high school sucked and 2. high school sucked. But go figure. Kids nowadays are staying in high school and obtaining their diplomas (and I’m one of those kids),for all the right reasons; making me think: “hey, maybe high school doesn’t really suck that much.” Therefore, …continue reading

Violence Against Women: South East Asia’s Acid-Attack Epidemic

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By Fariha Fawziah Acid-throwing attacks on women have become a serious problem throughout the world. These attacks, for instance, occur when a woman rejects a guy in some manner or “disrespects” him. She then becomes a potential victim. These mistreated women become outcasts in society and have their lives...

ELECTION 2016: My Kind of America?

  By Shumaya Islam   It was just another chilly morning that day as I walked down Pleasant Ave, with my coat loosely worn, one hand stuffed inside my pocket, and the other firmly holding the strap of my backpack. As I walked, you could hear students ranting among...

FICTION: “The Coffee Bee” Part 2

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By Rifath Islam   …WE NOW RETURN TO THE COFFEE SHOP WHERE THEO AND ADELINE HAVE JUST MET…   Around 5 minutes had passed before Adeline returned with a steaming cup of coffee. With a smile, Theo accepted the cup and asked...

The Road Taken to The New President

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  By Osasere Imade THE SURPRISE As many of you know,  the next president was to be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. This article isn’t about who I think should be president. This article is simply to show you the crazy election journey that most of us would have...

7 Reasons Why the Best Place to Be Right Now Is High School

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By Karla Davis The nation’s high school graduation rate hit its record high in the years 2012-13 at approximately 81%. That is an almost 10% increase in comparison to the graduation rates in years 2005-06. With these two facts at hand, I could not help but question, “why?” and...

Dressing for Halloween…A Scientific Solution

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By Shinelle Black Time is the enemy of all men.  That statement is in no way relevant to the content of this article, yet it accurately depicts how I feel the initial days following October 31st, every year. Halloween, a day more prized, exalted, celebrated, acknowledged, and recognized than...

SCIENCE: Plants, Sunlight, and Global Warming

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By Marvin Agyen   This September, a study in California showed that plants with too much sunlight won’t survive very long,  After wanting to see if plants could combat global warming, the scientists simulated a 30+ year time skip with the effects of global warming, and the results are much...

The Importance of Time Management

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By Deborah Robinson Towards the end of my Junior year, I was facing finals and regents and so many other pointless things that teachers give at the end of the year that I didn’t have time to do SAT prep and write my college essay. I made a vow...

CLUB REPORT: Meet The MSA

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  By Fariha Fawziah It was just a few years ago when students in New York City did not have school days off for Eid. I remember I had to spend the whole day in school, and then after coming back home, maybe I could go visit family and friends...

MUSIC: Revisiting “Lemonade”

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      By Aaron Jackson As I’m typing this, it has been about 5 months since Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter  single-handedly ended every single social injustice ever to plague this disgusting earth. With just the simple swing of a bat and the flip of her middle finger, Beyoncé sent...