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RAMAZ ROUND TABLE: Do You Miss Zoom School?

RAMAZ ROUND TABLE: Do You Miss Zoom School?

Romi Chaovat ’24  Every student, not only at Ramaz but throughout the world, has their own unique opinions and experiences when it comes to Zoom school. Some people loved it because studying in the...

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Mask Mandate: Enforcement of the “Grey Area”

Rebecca Silber ’23 November 18, 2021

The ability of the administration to enforce school rules can be much more intricate than expected. There are some school rules that are extremely clear cut: they are easily enforced, clearly understood,...

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Thanksgiving Plans With a Twist

Rachel Buller '25 November 18, 2021

This Thanksgiving will be unlike any other Thanksgiving as a result of new challenges while adjusting to our “new normal”. Although some people have a strong desire to revert to our “pre-COVID”...

Get Rid of the Mask Requirement

Get Rid of the Mask Requirement

David Gitelman '22 October 14, 2021

I do not believe that Ramaz students should be required to wear face masks to school this year. The major political polarization around the issue of masking children in schools is making it hard to have...

Zoom: It Should Be Obsolete

Zoom: It Should Be Obsolete

Rebecca Silber ’23 October 14, 2021

Although remote learning may seem ideal for some students—waking up late, showing up to class in pajamas, enjoying home cooked breakfast and lunch—it is not a productive way of learning. Physically...

Ian Bernsteins Year on Zoom

Ian Bernstein’s Year on Zoom

Rachel Abelson ’24 October 14, 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, last year students were divided between zoom and in-person classes. Ian Bernstein ‘24, who has been a Ramaz student since kindergarten, was one of three students in this...

What To Expect When You’re Projecting: Ms. Krupka Previews New School Year

What To Expect When You’re Projecting: Ms. Krupka Previews New School Year

Aviva Schilowitz ’24 October 14, 2021

After a few months of complete remote learning followed by a full year of hybrid learning, Ramaz Upper School students are back in school this year with hopes for a return to relative normalcy. According...

Camps and Summer Programs vs. Covid-19: A  Look Into Protocols and Precautions

Camps and Summer Programs vs. Covid-19: A Look Into Protocols and Precautions

Emily Vayner ’23 October 14, 2021

As the 2020-2021 school year concluded, Ramaz students departed for their respective summer adventures. Some students chose to return to their beloved sleep-away camps, and others embarked on trips nationally...

Q&A With Ramazs Medical Team: Vaccines

Q&A With Ramaz’s Medical Team: Vaccines

Emily Vayner ’23 October 14, 2021

In the 2021-2022 school year, Ramaz has required the Covid-19 vaccine for “all eligible students and employees in order to return to school.” Masks are still required for all vaccinated individuals....

Will Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation Affect COVID-19 Protocols?

Will Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation Affect COVID-19 Protocols?

Romi Chaovat ’24 August 26, 2021

Andrew Cuomo, the New York State governor, has been the topic of discussion within New York for months. Discussions among New Yorkers began with Cuomo’s COVID-19 guidelines, including a scandal involving...

The Problem with Reimagining Education Online

The Problem with Reimagining Education Online

Michal Rahabi '20 June 9, 2020

In early May, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to “reimagine” education and virtual schooling. The goal of this collaboration is to view the...

Class of 2020: What is the Plan for Graduation?

Class of 2020: What is the Plan for Graduation?

Eric Kalimi ’22 June 9, 2020

After four years of hard work at Ramaz, the class of 2020 is finally graduating. Before quarantine, the plan was to have a graduation celebration like every other year: blue and white caps and gowns with...

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