The Rampage

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...

The History Paper: Is It Necessary?

The History Paper: Is It Necessary?

Isaac Silverman ‘21

October 4, 2019

 It’s that time of year again when the year-long history paper begins. The paper consists of months of research done by students, all to be compiled into one long combination of arguments to prove a thesis. Ramaz is one of the few schools with a history paper, or at least one of such great magnitu...

Interview with Ms. Messinger: New Dean of College Guidance

Interview with Ms. Messinger: New Dean of College Guidance

Zach Buller ’20

October 3, 2019

Ramaz is excited to announce that it now has a Dean of College Guidance. Ms. Dana Messinger joined the College Guidance Department this fall in the newly-created role, growing the department to a total of four. Her position includes working with Mr. Blumenthal, Dr. Honig, Ms. Davis, and all of their stu...

A New and Improved College Guidance Office is Set for Success

A New and Improved College Guidance Office is Set for Success

Gabby Ostad '21

October 2, 2019

Even teachers need their space. This year, Ramaz Upper School students, specifically juniors and seniors, will benefit from a new College Guidance Office. Since the end of school last year, the office, located on the C-level, has been under construction. The entire floor remained off-limits to students...

Our Community at Work: Ramaz Parent Penny Aryeh

Our Community at Work: Ramaz Parent Penny Aryeh

David Gerber ’21

September 27, 2019

The modeling industry is not at all what it seems. The common belief is that only “good looking” people are selected to pose while wearing clothing for big retailers and are subsequently paid big bucks for this seemingly simple task. The Rampage interviewed APM Models’ Penny Aryeh, the owner and foun...

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