ESSAY: Has The Spirit of Christmas Changed?

By Shumaya Islam It was about a week or so ago, when I woke up around my usual time in the morning. A sharp tremor of coldness ran from the top of my dark brown locks to the bottom of my round toes. My whole body shivered, as I pulled my comforter closer attempting to […]

SCIENCE: Can Voice Analysis Diagnose or Predict Disease?

By Fariha Fawziah When humans have an abnormal mental and/or a physical condition, we tend to speak in an unclear tone, such as mumbling our words or perhaps having little creaks in our voices. These small changes are, however, undetectable to our ears. Scholars and researchers are now attempting to develop a technology to diagnose […]

BOOK REVIEW: A Tale of Modern Day Slavery

By Chelsea Rahiman Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave         By Shyima Hall (with Lisa Wysocky) Simon & Schuster,  240 Pages Nonfiction Memoir Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave is a compelling and eye opening memoir about Shyima Hall, a former child slave. When […]

ART: The Studio Museum’s 2016 Exhibition Makes Us Reflect Upon African History

By Karla Davis   Observant eyes roamed around a space filled with the buzzing sounds of the 1970s.  Paint and African history creeped into the cavities of my nose.  The newly installed Circa 1970 exhibition greeted me as I opened the doors of the Studio Museum. The Studio Museum recently added a new set of […]

How To Read Our Newspaper Site

1. Our newspaper’s Homepage is usually a moving “slideshow” showing the most recently posted articles. Our mobile app will look different than our desktop site. 2.   To stop the slideshow and read the  article, just click on the article before it moves. 3. If you want to read older articles just  scroll down the […]

FICTION: “The Coffee Bee” (Part 3)

 Part 2 of this story appears in the November Edition of the MCSM Rampage    By Rifath Islam Two weeks later, it was December 15th, and Adeline and Theo had been talking and hanging out more often than not. Any chance they would get, they would make plans together. Theo had found out that Adeline […]

MUSIC: Do You Know Keny Arkana?

By Carol Cooper Even though American rap and hip hop went international as soon as reps from the Bronx-based Zulu Nation toured Europe during the early 1980s, contemporary pop radio in the USA seldom supports rap records from other countries.  When you remember how many early rappers were inspired by tapes of Jamaican toasting deejays–or […]

OP-ED: Minority Groups that Oppress Other Minorities….Are You Guilty?

By Aaron Jackson Okay, so get this: you’re in the third grade again. You’re outside in the playground, when all of a sudden, some fifth grader begins to pick on you, along with some random fourth grader. You survive that torment, but as soon as the fifth grader leaves, the fourth grader who experienced the […]

2016-2017 Staff Bios

2016-2017 Co-Student Editors (See full bios in Sept 2016 Letters From Your Editors post) Karla Davis—Staff Reporter My name is Karla Davis. I am from the Dominican Republic, and I aspire to be a journalist and/or an author. I have been in the Newspaper Club since my freshman year at MCSM. The newspaper for me […]