Why Google and Apple Won’t Give the Police Your Phone’s Passcode Anymore

  By Chimdi Alagor In the past month, both Google and Apple announced that the next generation of their operating systems, Android L and iOS 8 respectively, will encrypt information on cell phones automatically. As soon as you create a passcode for your device running iOS 8 or the soon to be released Android L, […]

The “Latino RamPage” Bi-Monthly: Vol.1, Issue #1

 It is with great pride that the RamPage presents its first bilingual section,  the  Latino RamPage supplement.  Editorial coordinator Yeritza Mejia and her team  are among the many students at MCSM for whom Spanish is a first language.  Unlike many parts of the world where every citizen is fluent in more than one language, America has always enjoyed […]

2014-2015 Student Council Leaders

  It is an honor, and gives me great pleasure, to introduce the Student Council section of the MCSM RamPage. The mission of this section is solely to inform the students of Manhattan Center about their class representatives, the goals they have for each grade, the whole school, and the important things that are brought […]

A “YouTube” Revolution for Tibetan Youth

By Carol Cooper BOOK REVIEW:  Message From Tibet Through Songs and Dances.  Compiled by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. (Shang Shung Edizioni, Italy). www.shangshungstore.org In a bold attempt to bridge the cultural gap between the last generation of  Tibetans raised in Tibet before the Chinese invasion (like the Dalai Lama), and today’s Tibetan teens (many of whom have been born to exiles forced to flee their native land), a Tibetan Buddhist teacher […]

CEA’s Tech-Savvy Event

By Carol Cooper Once a year near the end of June the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), and its media-outreach partner ShowStoppers, invite journalists, bloggers, young inventors, public policy advocates,  early adopters  and professional retailers to gather in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion for an exciting week of tech-savvy exhibits and panels.   The purpose of this event is to […]

“This Could be Us”

By Penda Smith   Imagine this, we are lying on grass, No not green grass, but this grass will be a vibrant red,   So we are lying on red grass, watching the sun set, melodramatic,   your cheek, my canvas, lip stains of cherry   your smile, a bending rainbow, stitched moon,   captivate […]