BOOKS: Racial Dynamics in Toni Morrison’s “Sula”

By Aaron Jackson In her 1973 novel, Sula, Tony Morrison made it her business to infuse her work with as many racial overtones and allusions indicative of African American struggles during the Jim Crow era as possible.  Morrison, writing fiction in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King’s public civil rights battles and hard won victories of […]

INTERESTING PEOPLE: MCSM’s Local Police Chief

  By Haby Sondo {Editor’s Note: in February of this year, the New York Daily News reported that females now make up 17.5 per cent of the NYPD. Out of these women, 73% are officers, 11% are detectives, 12% are sergeants, 3% are lieutenants, and 1% are captains or higher. Of women on the police […]

SCIENCE: What is Immunotherapy?

  By Fariha Fawziah  In cancer research, there are many advancements in the making, such as immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and several others. Immunotherapy deploys treatments that use the immune system to fight diseases, including cancer. Unlike chemotherapy, which aggressively kills cancer cells but can also harm healthy tissue, immunotherapy simply helps the natural immune system’s cells […]

STUDENT LIFE: Fidgety Spinners…Helpful or Distracting?

  By Osasere Imade We are now deep into June 2017, and the latest “toy” that is sweeping the nation are these fidgety toy spinners. They have been around for a long time now, but recently they have become a trendy item that every child must have. Whether adults or kids are using them, they […]

Robotics Club: MCSM And The FIRST Robotics Competition!

By Marco Gonzalez   Editor’s Note:  The Manhattan Center Robotics Club is one of the most popular and ambitious STEM-related clubs in our school.  As you can see in the team picture above, the MCSM Rambots comprise a diverse array of participants of different grades and ages, both male and female.  Each year our robotics […]

STREAMING MEDIA: Why I Like Netflix

  By Osasere Imade Whether you watch television or not you probably know about the streaming service Netflix. Above and below are only some of the most popular dramatic series from this service which have received mainly high praise for their plots and characters. You do not have to subscribe to Netflix to know at […]

WORLD POLITICS: Egypt and the “Arab Spring”

  By Sami Ahmed Seven years ago a wave of revolutions swept the Middle East. Starting in Tunisia, mass demonstrations spread across North Africa, eventually reaching Egypt. The demands of the Egyptians were simple:  get rid of corruption, increase human rights, improve the economy, implement a working democracy, and end the 30 year reign of […]

A 9th Grader’s Guide to Your First Year In High School

    (From a 9th Grader Who Knows from Experience…) By Osasere Imade   Having anxiety about school is a strong feeling that many people experience. I’m not going to tell you to not panic about the SATS or college essays, because I am a freshman. As a freshmen I have already had my fair share […]

Need Advice? ASK XYZ! (May edition)

  (If you are a student with  questions for our Advice Column, just email them to:  mcsmrampage@gmail.com. Questions can be submitted anonymously. The column will not publish the questioner’s name.) Q:  I am really low on cash, but have a constant need for new clothes. Do you have any ideas on how I can achieve […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Logic’s New Rap Single is all the Rage

 By Karla Davis Logic is back in the public eye with a fiery new single and some exciting news! He has officially shared his new album title Everybody, that will be released on May 5th.  In addition, he has leaked the title track of the project.     Enhancing the announcement with visuals, Logic shared […]

OPINION: Reconsidering America’s Gun Control Debate

    By Fariha Fawziah The implementation of gun control in the United States is a tremendous problem! Tension-filled debates have been going on between gun control advocates and pro-gun activists for at least a decade. For a long period of time, people have given their evidence and statistics to prove that more guns mean […]