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 […]

NEED ADVICE…? Ask X,Y,Z! (March Edition)

Q: Are there any paid internships available? How do I find them? X Responds:  There are many paid internships available, but unfortunately I do not have a list. I believe the best way to find them is to ask around or do your own research. I know sometimes school administrators post flyers about internships or […]

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: […]

7 Reasons Why the Best Place to Be Right Now Is In High School

By Karla Davis The nation’s high school graduation rate hit its record high in the years 2012-13 at approximately 81%. That is an almost 10% increase in comparison to the graduation rates in years 2005-06. With these two facts at hand, I could not help but question, “why?” and “how?” For all I knew, 1. […]

Dressing for Halloween…A Scientific Solution

By Shinelle Black Time is the enemy of all men.  That statement is in no way relevant to the content of this article, yet it accurately depicts how I feel the initial days following October 31st, every year. Halloween, a day more prized, exalted, celebrated, acknowledged, and recognized than my own birthday, (or Christmas, Thanksgiving, […]

Your Ultimate Test Guide: SAT vs. ACT

  By Shumaya Islam      As a current junior at MCSM, I am personally attempting to balance my normal school work with preparing for the upcoming standardized tests—best known as the SAT and the ACT.  When I first started planning my study guide, all I knew was that the SAT and the ACT were required tests […]

OPINION: Are Sports and Entertainment Stars Intelligent?

  By Mariama Bah   Do you think that basketball players or other kinds of celebrities are intelligent? Usually when we hear words such as “celebrities,” one of the things that comes to mind is that they don’t care about school, and that they probably didn’t even get their high school diploma. However, individuals like […]

STUDENT LIFE: How to Ace the AP Exams With Less Anxiety

By Cesay Camera Amidst the stress of upcoming AP Exams, it is not uncommon for AP students to feel like giving up despite all the sleepless nights and early morning cram sessions endured, and lunch periods sacrificed with your peers. It’s May and you probably feel like you are running out of mental energy and […]

MCSM RamPage Staffers Make New Year’s Resolutions…

 By Beverly Danquah,  Editor in Chief A New Year’s resolution is an act of self-improvement in which one starts or stops doing something in the new year. This year, 2015, writers from the MCSM RamPage decided to start off right by establishing a few goals for themselves and for the paper. From bettering our grades to […]