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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Violence Against Women: South East Asia’s Acid-Attack Epidemic

By Fariha Fawziah Acid-throwing attacks on women have become a serious problem throughout the world. These attacks, for instance, occur when a woman rejects a guy in some manner or “disrespects” him. She then becomes a potential victim. These mistreated women become outcasts in society and have their lives changed forever. Nila, a woman from […]

STUDENT TRAVEL: A Research Trip to Senegal

  By Haby Sondo “Na’nga def. Mangi tudd Haby Sondo. Mangi American la. Senegal neek la.” The phrases above translate into: “Hello/How are you? My name is Haby Sondo. I am American. Senegal is nice.”   These little bits of Wolof (the native language of the Wolof people) were pieces I attempted to use as […]

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 […]