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 with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ESSAY: Has The Spirit of Christmas Changed?

By Shumaya Islam It was about a week or so ago, when I woke up around my usual time in the morning. A sharp tremor of coldness ran from the top of my dark brown locks to the bottom of my round toes. My whole body shivered, as I pulled my comforter closer attempting to […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Letters From Your New Student Editors

  My name is Deborah Robinson. I am a senior at MCSM, and I first joined the newspaper staff in September 2015, the beginning of my Junior year. As a staff reporter my main interests were writing about anything I was given to write. I didn’t have a specific thing that I liked to write about so I was given assignments […]

Not Just Another Pro-Black Performance

By Roberta Nin Feliz My first encounter with Kendrick Lamar’s artistry can be traced back to a 14-year-old Roberta trying hard to stray from the norm and the “cool kids.” After my 8th grade teacher checked me on calling myself a feminist while being a fan of the Odd Future mogul, Tyler The Creator, I latched onto Kendrick for his socially aware lyrics and the raw truth I […]