The Rampage

Senior Grade Receives Perfect Attendance Record

Senior Grade Receives Perfect Attendance Record

Natalie Kahn ’19

April 5, 2019


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In previous years, the senior grade has reached a point when students just stop coming to school or caring. But this year’s senior grade has started a new movement, which they’ve called SPAR, “Senior Perfect Attendance Record,” in which the entire grade has been showing up on time to school, a...

The Truth Behind the Schoology Lost and Found

The Truth Behind the Schoology Lost and Found

Rebecca Massel ’21

April 5, 2019


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How often do Ramaz students open their phones and see a post reading “A pair of Airpods have been lost,” or “If you see a black Canada Goose jacket please let me know”, or “My white binder has gone missing”? The list of lost objects posted on Schoology is long and extensive, ranging from thi...

Alternative Mission Statement

Alternative Mission Statement

Hadley Kauvar ’19

April 5, 2019


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As a co-educational, Modern Orthodox Day School, Ramaz strives to educate students toward the following goals:   - A commitment to waking up every morning and hitting snooze at least eight times before having to run to school to get there on time - A commitment to having at least one c...

Grinberg’s Net Worth Leaked by Mystery Man

Grinberg’s Net Worth Leaked by Mystery Man

Harry Shams ’19

April 4, 2019


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At Ramaz, students have historically aspired to become wealthy. There is a strong case to be made that the main reason Ramaz students are so motivated and studious is because they feel that academic success begets financial success. Indeed, how many of us have thought, “If I attend ‘X’ college,...

Is Extra Time Extra?

Is Extra Time Extra?

Natalie Kahn ’19

April 4, 2019


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With the emphasis on standardized testing in today’s college process, extra time has moved to the forefront of academic controversies. The well-intended idea behind extra time is to level the playing field for all students. A student who is quite intelligent but who may have a disability that coul...

Being Happy With What I Have: My Experience on the Mission to Moldova

Being Happy With What I Have: My Experience on the Mission to Moldova

Rebecca Massel ’21

April 4, 2019


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Warmth and chills; smiles and tears; laughing and crying; giving and receiving; support and emptiness. These words are the only way to describe my experience on the Ramaz February Break Mission to Moldova. The Jews of Moldova are among the poorest in the world. Without the support of the Jewish ...

Is the Third Language Still Relevant?

Is the Third Language Still Relevant?

Charles Spielfogel ’21

April 4, 2019


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Ramaz currently offers French and Spanish as foreign language options, even though other schools offer not only a wider variety of languages (i.e., Arabic and Mandarin being two common ones), but also an opt-out option. Technically speaking, Hebrew serves as our “second language.” Today, there are m...

The Rampage Rorschach Tests the Faculty

The Rampage Rorschach Tests the Faculty

Esti Beck ’19

April 4, 2019


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The Rorschach Test, rather unsurprisingly named after its creator, Hermann Rorschach, records subjects’ perceptions of an inkblot and then examines what that reflects about the way they think. What each person sees first when looking at the card and what that person associates with those elements ...

Grey Rock

Grey Rock

Josephine Schizer '20

April 4, 2019


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In January, La MaMa Theater on East 4th street housed a weeklong run of Grey Rock, a play about a Palestinian man building a rocket to send to the moon. The play focuses on the relationships between the five characters as well as the idealism behind the dream of reaching the moon. Grey Rock is written ...

Our Community at Work: The Rabbanis

Our Community at Work: The Rabbanis

David Gerber

February 20, 2019


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Many of my Shabbat dinners are spent with Kevin and Ann Rabbani. Mrs. Rabbani is an amazing cook, and Mr. Rabbani is a great host-- yet, despite all the time we’ve spent together, I never knew how they started a successful cosmetic business. At many of our Shabbat dinners, much of the conversation revolve...

Spicy Article, without the Dirt!, The Environmental Club visits Farm.One

Spicy Article, without the Dirt!, The Environmental Club visits Farm.One

Samantha Sinensky

February 20, 2019


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Ramaz prides itself as having the city as its backyard. Students can take advantage of the many museums and other cultural activities. Ms. Benel, the faculty advisor of the Environmental Club, accompanied club members on an excursion to visit Farm.One. Farm.One is an enterprise that specializes in growing rar...

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