The Rampage

Ties Postponed Until After Sukkot

Ties Postponed Until After Sukkot

DJ Presser ‘16

November 25, 2014


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  This year, male students were told on September 30th that they would not be required to wear ties this year until after Sukkot Break. This gave male students an extra four days of school in which they did not have to wear ties.   The senior class presidents, Alex Agus an...

Ali Abu Awwad Speaks at Ramaz

Gabriel Klapholz ’17

November 25, 2014


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  Last month, the Ramaz Politics Society (RamPo) invited Ali Abu Awwad to speak at Ramaz. Mr. Aw- wad spoke on behalf of an organiza- tion called Encounter, which works to bring Palestinians and Jews into closer contact with one another. Mr. Awwad spoke about his life as a Pal- estinian, hi...

The Death of Klinghoffer

The Death of Klinghoffer

Gabriel Klapholz ’17

November 14, 2014


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  Rallying the crowd, a speaker practically chanted his speech on the stage as people pumped up signs denouncing John Adams’s The Death of Kling- hoffer, an American opera currently at the Metropolitan Opera. On Monday, October 20th, Jews from the immediate community and elsewhere ga...

Should Mandarin Be Offered at Ramaz?

Gabrielle Amar-Ouimet ’17

November 14, 2014


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  Considered the number one leading language in the world, Mandarin is offered in many schools across the United States. It is believed that Mandarin will help students better prepare to compete in a global environment. By learning Mandarin, American students’ education might even be what br...

A Failed Responsibility

A Failed Responsibility

Eliana Doft ’16

November 14, 2014


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  Monday, October 27th, marked the opening night of the controversial opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer” at the Metropolitan Opera. The opera has been a subject of outrage in the Jewish community over the past couple of months. The play itself has been accused of being anti-Semitic, his...

NBA Preview

NBA Preview

Jonny Povman ’17

November 14, 2014


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  As all true NBA fans know, the basketball season began on October 28, with three games: Magic vs. Pelicans, Mavericks vs. Spurs (the reigning champions) and Rockets vs. Lakers. Let me first begin to tell you about this incredible offseason, starting off with the Cleveland Cavilers. On July 1...

Updated Email

Updated Email

Gabriel Klapholz ’17

November 14, 2014


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  Over the summer, the Ramaz email was updated to a newer version of Microsoft Outlook. “Ramaz had been running their outdated email system on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003,” said Tzvi Merczynski-Hait ’15. “Recently, they upgraded to Office 365...the newest version,” he said. Fo...

Bus Crash in Brooklyn

Bus Crash in Brooklyn

Eddie Mattout '15

November 13, 2014


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  Manhattan- On October 6, 2014, the Brooklyn late-bus was involved in an accident on the FDR drive. At around 6:50, a car hit the back of the bus which caused it to go into the railing. The bus was around the railing for about 10 seconds before it came to a stop. There were a total of 10 ...

Mr. Rapp Goes to Israel

Mr. Rapp Goes to Israel

DJ Presser ‘16

November 13, 2014


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  Just weeks before school began, Mr. Rapp sent an email to the student body announcing that he would not be returning this year because he would be making Aliyah. Not only did Mr. Rapp teach many JLT, Economics, and various other senior classes, but he also played an important role for students o...

Mr. Shaviv to Leave

Mr. Shaviv to Leave

Andrew Lobel ‘15

November 13, 2014


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  On September 10, Jacob Doft, the Chairman of the Ramaz Board of Trustees, announced in an email to the Ramaz community that Paul Shaviv would be leaving Ramaz at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, coinciding with the conclusion of his contract. Mr. Shaviv has been the head of school sinc...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Alex Ratzker '14 and Sydney Sarachek '14

October 14, 2014


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    One of the best choices we made throughout high school is the very piece of paper you are hold- ing onto right now: The RamPage. Joining the RamPage gave us an opportunity to improve our writing and editing skills as well as a forum to share our thoughts and voice our opinions....

Club Fair Pictures

Club Fair Pictures

October 8, 2014


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