BOOKS: Racial Dynamics in Toni Morrison’s “Sula”

By Aaron Jackson In her 1973 novel, Sula, Tony Morrison made it her business to infuse her work with as many racial overtones and allusions indicative of African American struggles during the Jim Crow era as possible.  Morrison, writing fiction in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King’s public civil rights battles and hard won victories of […]

SCIENCE: What is Immunotherapy?

  By Fariha Fawziah  In cancer research, there are many advancements in the making, such as immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and several others. Immunotherapy deploys treatments that use the immune system to fight diseases, including cancer. Unlike chemotherapy, which aggressively kills cancer cells but can also harm healthy tissue, immunotherapy simply helps the natural immune system’s cells […]

STREAMING MEDIA: Why I Like Netflix

  By Osasere Imade Whether you watch television or not you probably know about the streaming service Netflix. Above and below are only some of the most popular dramatic series from this service which have received mainly high praise for their plots and characters. You do not have to subscribe to Netflix to know at […]

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 […]

2016-2017 Staff Bios

2016-2017 Co-Student Editors (See full bios in Sept 2016 Letters From Your Editors post) 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 […]

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 […]

TALENT SHOW REPORT: The MCSM Dance Team

Editor’s Note:  RamPage reporter Mariama Bah was in the audience when the 2015 MCSM Dance Team brought their choreographed performance to the school stage.  If you were not there, Ms. Bah records here all the exciting dance moves and musical numbers you missed, along with a list of the featured dancers.  Mariama also offers us […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Harlem Renaissance

 A BLACK HISTORY MONTH MOMENT:  What Was the Harlem Renaissance?            Although African-American writers all over the U.S. had managed to publish both fiction and non-fiction in various formats since (at least) the 1850s, there was something special about the brilliant new writing that emerged from Harlem-based authors between the end of […]

APAP 2015:  Making Entertainment Better, More Multi-Cultural, and More Socially Responsible

  By Carol Cooper High school kids usually have to wait for free summer concert series in city parks like Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn to see the wide range of international talent that perform all year round in New York nightclubs, dancehalls and small jazz bars.  But do you ever wonder how a  Kenyan rock […]