The 11 victims of the “Tree of Life” synagogue shooting (Photo courtesy of CNN). On October 27th, Robert Bowers, an armed gunman opened fire on Pittsburgh’s “Tree of Life” synagogue. He proceeded to kill 11 Jewish worshipers and injure six other individuals, four of whom were police officers. Those who perished include Bernice and Sylvan Simon, David and Cecil Rosenthal, Jerry Rabinowitz, Rose Mallinger, Melvin … Continue reading Eleven Killed in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
Early in the evening on Wednesday, October 31st 2018, a man in his early 20’s held a pharmacist at gunpoint at the Stop & Shop in Franklin Lakes, NJ. The man was said to have light-colored hair and wore a gold and blue flannel coat with a blue hooded sweatshirt underneath, blue jeans, and white sneakers. Witnesses around the scene said he was of medium … Continue reading Franklin Lakes Stop&Shop Robbery
When I was a rising sophomore, my passion for English had compelled me to write for our school newspaper Rampage under the direction of Mrs. Manzo. I worked my way up from a staff writer, and this year, I am the Editor-in-Chief. I am excited to to contribute quality-editorials and objective pieces that are relevant and interesting to our student body. This lengthy and collaborative … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Meet the Rampage Editors!
On October 8th, former Yale student, and seated member on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn into a lifelong position on the nation’s highest court. The events that transpired over the 13 weeks leading up to the Kavanaugh nomination were chaotic. Brett Kavanaugh was expected to be voted into the Supreme Court; however, on September 12th, Senator Feinstein … Continue reading Sworn In: Kavanaugh’s Confirmation
On September 25th, 2018 the once idolized father figure, Bill Cosby, was sentenced three to ten years in prison for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand after being convicted back in April. Although over 60 women had accused Cosby of sexual assault or harassment, Constand was the only case taken to court, marking the case as the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo movement. Throughout … Continue reading Comedian, Actor, Musician, Author, & Convicted Sex Offender
In September of 2018, Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas and caused significant damage to the area. The main cause of the catastrophic damage was due to the freshwater flooding. This hurricane included strong winds and rainfall that stretched all over the area. The status of the hurricane kept growing until it reached high measures on every scale. It reached a strong status of a Category … Continue reading Hurricane Florence
Yet another tragedy has taken place in our country; hearts are broken, lives are mourned, and serious discussion and investigation is in effect. The deadliest modern-day US mass shooting took place on Sunday, October 1 at 10pm at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. The 64-year-old mass murderer Stephen Paddock was camped on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, … Continue reading Sorrow in Sin City