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 […]

NYC Women Respond to Trump’s Inauguration

  By Haby Sondo Words matter. The way in which they are so uniquely formed creates hundreds of different tones and shades of meaning which each individual listener can interpret, and make their own. The rhetoric which Trump has used during his entire campaign matters.  His words have evoked fear and anger amongst young women […]

Beauty: Why Hair Porosity Matters

  By Azizat Sadiq The three types of natural hair porosity levels are low, normal, and high porosity.  Natural hair porosity is not determined by what hair type you have. It is determined by whether your hair accepts or declines moisture easily and quickly. Low, normal, and high porosity hair are often handled differently. There […]

Got Questions? “ASK X,Y,Z!”

  Welcome to the MCSM Advice Column! Students can ask our XYZ columnists for help by emailing us at mcsmrampage@gmail.com. Don’t worry, all questions and replies are kept anonymous! Each month our advice experts will respond to the 3 or 4 best questions or problems submitted. Dear XYZ: How do I stop procrastinating? X responds: […]

Interesting People: What 2016 Taught One History Teacher

By Karla Davis Mr. Robert Cannobio came to MCSM in September of 2016, as a new 11th grade History teacher.  He went to Hofstra University in Long Island, with initial pans of being involved in economics, but after careful consideration while in his senior year of college, he decided to get involved in the field […]

Inside The World of Advanced Science Research

  By Shumaya Islam The Advanced Science Research Program (better known as ASR) is an important academic option at MCSM. However, when I asked fellow students about the program it seemed to me that many students were not aware of any insider details. By interviewing Fariha Syeda, a second-year ASR student and also a fellow […]

Science: Three Types of Human Chimeras That Already Exist

  The Chimera from Greek mythology, not the genetic anomaly that shares its name.   By Fariha Fawziah Researchers have recently declared that they wish to create human-animal “chimeras,” a genetic intervention which has sparked major medical and ethical debates. The reason behind this may be the experiments of creating hybrid animals by human geneticists […]

FICTION: “The Coffee Bee” (Part 4)

By Rifath Islam   (Only two days have passed since the events recounted in last month’s  chapter!  As we rejoin our protagonists, Theo is once again back in the coffee shop with Adeline.) “Adeline?” Theo asked, poking the girl in the cheek. It was closing time at the coffee shop and Matthew had already left.  Adeline […]

SPORTS: Inside the JV Girls Basketball Team!

By Osasere Imade Here at Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics we have a variety of sports. One sport that I am personally fond of is basketball. I am currently on the junior varsity team and so far it’s been a rollercoaster; not only for me, but also for other players on the team who […]

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 […]