Letters From Your New Student Editors

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Deborah Robinson

 

My name is Deborah Robinson.
I am a senior at MCSM, and I first joined the newspaper staff in September 2015, the beginning of my Junior year. As a staff reporter my main interests were writing about anything I was given to write. I didn’t have a specific thing that I liked to write about so I was given assignments that had to do with news reporting. As one of your new Editors in Chief I am interested in seeing more articles about your interests and what’s going on in the world.

Attendance at weekly newspaper meetings is mandatory for club members unless editors are notified in advance by text or email. During meetings we will discuss story ideas, current events, and writing styles. The best ways and times to contact me about newspaper business are my email [deborahrobinson307@gmail.com] and my cell: (917) 753-7181.  As our faculty adviser, Ms.Cooper will supervise final edits and weekly meetings. Writers having trouble with stories, pictures or edits can always consult with her via email.
My hopes for the Rampage in the coming year are to have several more serious writers so we can have more articles on our website and to have more people reading what you all are writing. New columns and features I hope to bring into the paper include poetry,advice, etc. I especially want to encourage people who are not regular members of the newspaper club to submit their poetry (anonymously if they are too shy to have their name published); and I want students to be able to submit serious questions to us, so they can get helpful advice if they need it.  Finally, one thing I also hope to see this year is more opinion pieces. I look forward to making the Newspaper Club both fun for writers and educational for readers.

 

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Haby Sondo

 

Hey there!
My name is Haby Sondo. My family originates from Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in Francophone West Africa. I have grown up around African culture my entire life–from dance to languages to music and traditions. I love anything and everything that has to do with learning about a continent of people, my people, who pride themselves in the beauty of Africa’s culture and ethnic diversity.

I am a senior at MCSM, and I first joined the newspaper staff in 2015. I am an SEO Scholar as well as a Teen Volunteer at the 92Y, and MASA, a community center located in the South Bronx.  As a staff reporter, my main interests revolved around sports reporting and TV Show and documentary reviews. Attendance at weekly newspaper meetings is mandatory for club members unless editors are notified in advance by text or email. During meetings we will discuss story ideas, current events, and writing styles.

The best ways and times to contact me about newspaper business are through my email [haby.sondo@gmail.com] and my phone number (just ask for it ). As faculty adviser Ms. Cooper will supervise final edits and weekly meetings. Writers having trouble with stories, pictures or edits can always consult with her via email. My hopes for the Rampage in the coming year are to get more articles highlighting the student demographic at Manhattan Center and what makes each individual student in this school unique.

Articles I hope to write or encourage new reporters to write include more coverage of sports games at MCSM, regular Humans of Manhattan Center profiles, beauty columns, and a current events column. If you find solace in expressing yourself on paper, or have a story you want to tell, feel free to join the Newspaper Club!

 

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Azizat Sadiq

 

My name is Azizat Sadiq.

I am a senior at MCSM and I’m of Nigerian descent. My career goal is to one day become a Sports Physical Therapist, a job in which I can work with different teams. My favorite subjects are math and science, which is part of my motivation for becoming a Sports Physical Therapist. I believe in the quote “You only live once” and that is why I work hard every day in hopes that one day my dreams can come true.

I first joined the newspaper staff in my junior year of high school. As a staff reporter my main interests were writing about school issues and doing sport interviews. As one of your new Editors in Chief I am interested in seeing more articles about fashion and the current events that are shaping the world we live in.

Attendance at weekly newspaper meetings is mandatory for club members unless editors are notified in advance by text or email. During meetings we will discuss story ideas, current events, and writing styles.

The best ways and times to contact me about newspaper business are during meetings and after school. As faculty adviser Ms. Cooper will supervise final edits and weekly meetings. Writers having trouble with stories, pictures or edits can always consult with her via email.

My hopes for the Rampage in the coming year are creativity, enjoyment, and most of all success. New things I hope to write or encourage other staffers to write are poems, sport interviews, book interviews, fashion articles, and more. I look forward to making the Newspaper Club both fun for writers and educational for readers. I do believe we can make this year’s newspaper magnificent and truly memorable.

 

 

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