The Rampage

The Rampage Through the Years

Rampage Mastheads, 1961-Present

Josephine Schizer ’20

June 15, 2020

Reading back through old issues of The Rampage reveals a treasure trove of school history. Although the paper’s name has changed from The Ramaz Record to The Ram Page to The Rampage over the years, the newspaper has always been an outlet for student voices about the school and the world. The details o...

Seniors Give YOU Advice For Next Year

Class of 2020 at Senior Shabbaton

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 9, 2020

Four current seniors: Olivia Sakhai ’20, Avery Sholes ’20, Gail Hafif ’20, and Ethan Rubin ’20 answered five questions about their time at Ramaz and their thoughts looking back on their four years of high school.    What advice would you give for rising sophomores, juniors, and senio...

Has The Times Changed with the Times?

Has The Times Changed with the Times?

Rebecca Massel ’21

June 9, 2020

Thirty years ago, news arrived with the thump of the paper being dropped at the door. Readers reconnected with the world by peeling open the paper and reading the latest news. Yesterday’s news. Old news.   Today, as the reader wipes sleep from his eyes, he groggily grabs his phone and sees...

Steps To Planning A Successful Zoom Party

Zoom birthday party (Courtesy of Tammy Palagi '21)

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 9, 2020

In addition to being implemented for teaching purposes, Zoon has also been widely used to host other events, such as meetings, panels, and even birthdays! Although it may feel like the world has been on pause, the days have been passing and people are still looking for creative ways to celebrate thei...

Too Much Time “Together” Leaves Students Feeling Alone

Too Much Time “Together” Leaves Students Feeling Alone

Rachel Freilich ’22

June 9, 2020

Over the last few months of Ramaz “online,” one question has been looming on the minds of students: why are there so many assemblies, and what is the consequence of not attending these programs? Although certain assemblies commemorating important days and events are obviously necessary to maintain...

After Hours Zoom Programming

After Hours Zoom Programming

Rachel Freilich ’22

June 5, 2020

Although Ramaz Zoom programming takes up much of Upper School students’ days and weeks, many students are taking advantage of other remote opportunities. Whether it will extend into the summer or only for the time being, students are enrolling in Zoom courses, participating in Zoom internships, and more. ...

Why Wednesday Assemblies?

Why Wednesday Assemblies?

Daniel Kalimi ’23

June 5, 2020

One major development that came with the advent of Zoom school is the addition of Wednesday assemblies. These gatherings are an opportunity to see what various people are doing during this pandemic and to hear from speakers from around the world. Whether it be a doctor fighting in the front lines to ...

Second Semester Grading: How Does Ramaz Compare?

Second Semester Grading: How Does Ramaz Compare?

Sarah Ginsberg ’22

June 5, 2020

Would it benefit students if schools switched to a pass/fail curriculum? Should grades still play a significant role during this time of remote learning? Would it be better to have letter grades or just not have grades at all? These are many controversial questions that have been addressed by many sch...

Online School in September?

Online School in September?

Julia Feit ’22

June 5, 2020

As the end of the virtual school year rapidly approaches and summer programs begin to close, the ambiguity of school in September looms. It’s hard to imagine learning for an entire beginning of a school year on a computer screen. It was difficult for teachers to assess students this year on Zoom, eve...

Reflections on Junior Year

Reflections on Junior Year

Caitlin Levine '21

June 5, 2020

Junior year is known to be the hardest year of high school. I remember well when my older cousin, now a young mother of two and a working professional, attended Ramaz Upper School, commuting from Long Island. Junior year was so stressful for her that she rarely took the time to travel home. Instead, s...

Ramaz 2019-2020 Highlights

Ramaz 2019-2020 Highlights

Caitlin Levine '21

June 5, 2020

The Ramaz Upper School was on a roll until social distancing forced students’ separation. While online learning has continued, students miss the enthusiastic energy and contagious social enjoyment that each day at Ramaz held. It is easy to forget about these past happenings, so here’s a reminder of the t...

Café Ramaz: Coffee Rundown

Yael Webber '20 stocks up on coffee for the day.

Daniel Kalimi '23

May 18, 2020

The coffee industry is estimated to be worth $20 billion and about 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed annually. Millions of people around the world rely on coffee to get through the day, and Ramaz is no exception. Some students drink coffee regularly, or at least once in a while, despite the pr...

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