The Rampage

Ram Couture: An Interview with Apparel Chair Cayla Todes

Ram Couture: An Interview with Apparel Chair Cayla Todes

Samantha Sinensky ’21

December 8, 2019

Among their many unique attributes, Ramaz students are very fashionable, dressing très chic for school. It is not uncommon to find a Ramaz student in the hallways proudly sporting his or her Ramaz apparel, designed by the Upper School’s Apparel Chair, Cayla Todes ’20 along with the G.O.. The first ...

Ramaz’s New Jewish Inspiration: Interview with KJ/Ramaz NCSY Director Rabbi Manu Hass

Ramaz’s New Jewish Inspiration: Interview with KJ/Ramaz NCSY Director Rabbi Manu Hass

Rebecca Massel '21

December 6, 2019

It can be easy to limit the teachings of Judaism to a set of books. It is easiest to connect to religion and God in Tanach and Talmud class. But Ramaz strongly believes that Judaism can, and should, be much greater than that. The school strives to envelop students in a life of Judaism through Shabbat...

Our Community at Work: Dr. David Serur

Our Community at Work: Dr. David Serur

Tammy Palagi '21

December 6, 2019

Dr. David Serur is parent of Leah Serur ‘21 and a world-class nephrologist, a specialist that focuses on the treatment of diseases that affect the kidneys. On a daily basis he goes to the hospital and visits his patients, always making an extra effort to keep his patients comfortable. His day-to-day beg...

Anecdotals and Student-Teacher Conferences: Are Both Necessary?

Charles Spielfogel ’21

December 5, 2019

Anecdotals and student-teacher conferences have been a long-standing tradition at Ramaz. This year, with conferences weeks before anecdotal release, the question arises: do the students need both anecdotals and conferences, or is one mode of student-teacher communication sufficient to ensure positive l...

Are Ramaz Students Driven to Drive?

Are Ramaz Students Driven to Drive?

Rebecca Massel ’21

November 13, 2019

Henry Ford passed his driver’s test for the first time at the age of 56. It was 1919, the first year Michigan required driving licenses. While not as old as Ford, New York City kids are also at the older end of the spectrum in the timing of being able to drive. Outside of New York, in states like Sou...

General Studies vs. Judaic Studies

General Studies vs. Judaic Studies

Alexandra Paul ’23

November 12, 2019

As a school in the Yeshiva League, Ramaz maintains a dual-curriculum, which is very rigorous and academically challenging. As a result of that, students have to learn to balance the workload of up to 11 classes every day, along with extracurriculars and other parts of their lives. That alone brings ...

Our Community at Work: Dr. Samuel Moche

Our Community at Work: Dr. Samuel Moche

David Gerber '21

November 10, 2019

Japanese and Hebrew murmurs fill the waiting room of a dental clinic on Fifth Avenue. is spoken in the waiting room. Patients are waiting anxiously for their appointments, hoping to get back to their busy work lives as soon as possible. Some even have to catch an international flight immediately after their ...

Women and Sukkot: Poll

Women and Sukkot: Poll

Josephine Schizer ’20

November 10, 2019

After Sukkot, the Rampage investigated the opportunities women have in different communities during this holiday. In Ramaz families, who owns a lulav? Who shakes the lulav, and who brings one to school? What do women do during hoshanot and on Simchat Torah? Do Ramaz families have their own sukkot? Based on...

Inside the Freshman Class of 2023

Inside the Freshman Class of 2023

Ilan Puterman '23

October 9, 2019

The Ramaz freshman class of 2023 is quite a diverse group. Students come from myriad backgrounds and boast various fun facts, athletic interests, summer vacation spots, favorite part about freshman orientation, and reasons for coming to Ramaz in the first place. There were many different reasons for why th...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Diana Arboleda

Hannah Doft ’20

October 9, 2019

Hannah Doft: What are your hobbies outside of school?  Ms. Diana Arboleda: I love reading, gardening, yoga and pilates. I also enjoy going to Broadway and off-Broadway shows in the city.    HD: What are two fun facts about yourself?  DA: I love dogs but I don't have one. I am the youngest of...

Poll: Vending Machines

Poll: Vending Machines

Jake Rubin ’22

October 6, 2019

Have you ever wished that your favorite snack was in the vending machine? The Rampage polled Ramaz students about their thoughts on the contents of the Ramaz vending machines. When asked which snacks the surveyees wanted added to the vending machines, out of the 73 submissions, 52 (72.6%) said th...

The Evolution of Freshman Orientation

The Evolution of Freshman Orientation

Julia Feit '22 and Jordan Sebag '22

October 6, 2019

Every year, a group of awkward, excited, and nervous students begin its first day at Ramaz with freshman orientation. Unfamiliar with the Upper School and the many new students in their grade, freshmen begin to bond and adjust to Ramaz during their orientation. The program acclimates them to their high s...

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