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 […]

MUSIC: Five Non-White Artists You Should Be Listening To

By Aaron Jackson In today’s broad, decentralized musical marketplace, it’s become ever so easy to find artists that fit your personal music tastes. However it has not become as easy to find new and distinctive artists you might like that who aren’t white. Racism obviously plays a huge role in this, and while I could […]

NEW COLUMN: Humans of MANHATTAN CENTER!

From The Author:   I’m Yassin El Abbassi. I’ve been trying to make my mark on this school since freshman year. I’ve learned it is pretty hard to do that. However this year, I still wanted to give back to my friends and MCSM family, yet I couldn’t figure out how. After taking Photography Class […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

SCIENCE: Plants, Sunlight, and Global Warming

By Marvin Agyen   This September, a study in California showed that plants with too much sunlight won’t survive very long,  After wanting to see if plants could combat global warming, the scientists simulated a 30+ year time skip with the effects of global warming, and the results are much worse than expected.   Too much […]

MUSIC: Revisiting “Lemonade”

      By Aaron Jackson As I’m typing this, it has been about 5 months since Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter  single-handedly ended every single social injustice ever to plague this disgusting earth. With just the simple swing of a bat and the flip of her middle finger, Beyoncé sent misogynoir along with its lackeys –scuttling […]

GRADUATION 2015: Final College Story of The Month!

By Keisha Aboagye As the end of the school year rolls around, seniors feel a major sense of relief. They have sent in all of their college applications and are now awaiting their final acceptance letters. Seniors are thrilled about being through with the tedious, dreadful college application process. Many students of Class of 2015 have […]

TECH COLUMN: The Importance of Twitter in Our Lives

By Chimdi Alagor Although some may dismiss Twitter as a place where people air their most frivolous thoughts, few can argue that it has not had a significant impact on our world, no matter how undeveloped it is. In spite of the 140-character word limit, Twitter has managed to change the way we communicate in a […]

Latino Rampage: Volumen 2

EJERCICIOS PARA HACER EN CASA DURANTE EL INVIERNO Por Benny Ogando En medio de un clima extremadamente frío y constantes batallas contra la naturaleza, muchos de nosotros no queremos hacer nuestro viaje diario la escuela, y mucho menos al gimnasio. Pues aqui les tenemos una ofertaexclusiva de ejerciciospararealizar en casa. Muchos de los ejercicios de […]