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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SCIENCE: Can Voice Analysis Diagnose or Predict Disease?

By Fariha Fawziah When humans have an abnormal mental and/or a physical condition, we tend to speak in an unclear tone, such as mumbling our words or perhaps having little creaks in our voices. These small changes are, however, undetectable to our ears. Scholars and researchers are now attempting to develop a technology to diagnose […]

ART: The Studio Museum’s 2016 Exhibition Makes Us Reflect Upon African History

By Karla Davis   Observant eyes roamed around a space filled with the buzzing sounds of the 1970s.  Paint and African history creeped into the cavities of my nose.  The newly installed Circa 1970 exhibition greeted me as I opened the doors of the Studio Museum. The Studio Museum recently added a new set of […]

MUSIC: Do You Know Keny Arkana?

By Carol Cooper Even though American rap and hip hop went international as soon as reps from the Bronx-based Zulu Nation toured Europe during the early 1980s, contemporary pop radio in the USA seldom supports rap records from other countries.  When you remember how many early rappers were inspired by tapes of Jamaican toasting deejays–or […]

2016-2017 Staff Bios

Karla Davis—Staff Reporter My name is Karla Davis. I am from the Dominican Republic, and I aspire to be a journalist and/or an author. I have been in the Newspaper Club since my freshman year at MCSM. The newspaper for me has been like an outlet for my fear and stress of being in high […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Goodbye, Scaffolding!

Have you noticed something missing from the front of our lovely school?  That’s right, after almost 3 years the heavy green scaffolding meant to facilitate roof repairs and protect students from falling debris has been taken down!       We first noticed workmen removing the protective structure on October 5th, and now the full […]