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 […]

FICTION: “The Coffee Bee” (Part 4)

By Rifath Islam   (Only two days have passed since the events recounted in last month’s  chapter!  As we rejoin our protagonists, Theo is once again back in the coffee shop with Adeline.) “Adeline?” Theo asked, poking the girl in the cheek. It was closing time at the coffee shop and Matthew had already left.  Adeline […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BOOK REVIEW: A Tale of Modern Day Slavery

By Chelsea Rahiman Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave         By Shyima Hall (with Lisa Wysocky) Simon & Schuster,  240 Pages Nonfiction Memoir Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave is a compelling and eye opening memoir about Shyima Hall, a former child slave. When […]

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 […]

How To Read Our Newspaper Site

1. Our newspaper’s Homepage is usually a moving “slideshow” showing the most recently posted articles. Our mobile app will look different than our desktop site. 2.   To stop the slideshow and read the  article, just click on the article before it moves. 3. If you want to read older articles just  scroll down the […]

FICTION: “The Coffee Bee” (Part 3)

 Part 2 of this story appears in the November Edition of the MCSM Rampage    By Rifath Islam Two weeks later, it was December 15th, and Adeline and Theo had been talking and hanging out more often than not. Any chance they would get, they would make plans together. Theo had found out that Adeline […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

ELECTION 2016: My Kind of America?

  By Shumaya Islam   It was just another chilly morning that day as I walked down Pleasant Ave, with my coat loosely worn, one hand stuffed inside my pocket, and the other firmly holding the strap of my backpack. As I walked, you could hear students ranting among their friends. Some were whispering, but […]

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. […]

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, […]