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 […]

MCSM PEOPLE: Who is Mr. Tramm?

Mr. Tramm in his extracurricular role as organizer of the MCSM Music Club   By Aaron Jackson At just a little past 3:00 pm, Mr. Tramm donned a black hoodie and khaki cargo pants.  Then, as he prepared to enjoy two donuts purchased at the Love Café right across from the school, he welcomed me […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Club Fair 2016 ! ! !

        This year’s after-school Club Fair took place on October 5th in the MCSM cafeteria. Students in search of fun extracurricular activities had plenty to choose from during this Wednesday afternoon event. Dozens of club leaders and faculty advisers made themselves available to talk to new and returning students about joining all […]

Our Illustrious Alumni: A New Column

  Kiara Ventura  Hosts an Art Show Party! Rampage founding-editor and MCSM graduate Kiera Ventura is currently entering her Junior year at NYU with a double major in Journalism and Art History. This fall she heads to Spain for her junior semester abroad, but Ventura kept busy in July by curating an innovative gallery show […]