The Rampage

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

Zach Buller ’20

October 3, 2019

Ramaz, for the first time ever, 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 student advise...

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...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Susannah Grossman

Rachel Freilich ’22

September 26, 2019

This year, Ramaz welcomes Ms. Susannah Grossman as the new English teacher. Ms. Grossman is passionate about learning English Literature and sharing it with her students. She loves listening to old bands and opera, taking bike rides through Riverside Park, and participating in voter registration drives th...

Q&A: Getting to Know Mr. Patrick Letourneau

Nicole Hirschkorn '22

September 25, 2019

Mr. Patrick Letourneau loves math, soccer, skiing, and teaching. He enjoys helping students improve not only their academic abilities but also their athletic abilities. He is looking forward to the school year, and is eager to get to know the students. The Rampage interviewed Mr. Letourneau to learn more ab...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Cynthia Webb

Caitlin Levine ’21

September 25, 2019

Following an intensive search, the Ramaz administration appointed Ms. Cynthia Webb as the school’s new Learning Center Director. Ms. Webb has a law degree from Boston University, an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a MEd in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia...

Q&A: Getting to Know Dr. Nancy Block

Nicole Hirschkorn '22

September 25, 2019

Dr. Nancy Block, the new Sophomore Grade Dean and Learning Center Specialist has an affinity for chesed. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and helping others. Dr. Block is looking forward to helping students make a difference in the world by encouraging them to doing acts of chesed. She hopes to make a ...

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