The Rampage

One Year Later…

One Year Later…

Josephine Schizer ’20

June 24, 2019

FRESHMEN Why are you looking forward to about sophomore year? "Knowing more about the school and doing better now that I’ve gotten the hang of it." "Being familiar with the school and with the people. I’m no longer a lost new kid." "Privileges" "Not being a freshman" "All the ...

Interview with Mr. Jonathan Cannon

Interview with Mr. Jonathan Cannon

Caitlin Levine ’21

June 24, 2019

Caitlin Levine: Looking back, what were the top three changes of which you are most proud, which you have brought to Ramaz this past year? Mr. Jonathan Cannon: I was really looking to learn rather than to change. I am proud of students, faculty and parents, their passion for the school and their willi...

The Class of 2019: A Year in Israel?

The Class of 2019: A Year in Israel?

Josephine Schizer ’20

June 24, 2019

Every year, seniors spent large blocks of time planning for after high school. The most discussed decision is about where to go to college, but seniors also make another important decision: whether or not to take a gap year in Israel. Many factors go into this decision. For some, a year in Israel is a...

SAT vs. ACT

SAT vs. ACT

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 24, 2019

The pressure and stress standardized testing such as the SAT and ACT causes is infamous. These two tests are required in order to apply to most colleges, and are widely considered to be major factors in determining where one is accepted. But what really is the difference between the ACT and SAT? What d...

SAT Adversity score: a letter from two editors

SAT Adversity score: a letter from two editors

Natalie Kahn ’19 and Esti Beck ’19

June 24, 2019

Whenever Affirmative Action is brought up, debates get shut down. It’s the most controversial policy with the best intentions and the murkiest effect in recent American history. Is there a right answer? No. That’s why it’s so hard to debate. Because (almost) everyone would agree that it’s coming ...

Interview with Ms. Davis

Interview with Ms. Davis

Zach Buller ’20

June 24, 2019

Zach Buller: What information did you learn at Cooper Union that you can apply to your college advising at Ramaz?   Abby Davis: The skills that come with college essay writing. With six years reading engineering, architecture, and art applications, I have learned a lot about essays, both in their...

The Ramaz Female Jewish Experience

The Ramaz Female Jewish Experience

Sophia Kremer ’20

June 24, 2019

At Ramaz, women’s Talmud Torah and involvement in the Judaic experience is hardly a new phenomenon—it dates all the way back to the school’s very first class in 1937. Founded as a progressive co-educational school, the female Jewish experience at Ramaz has never differed from that of the males...

How the G.O Plans Chagigas: An Interview with Sophia Kremer

How the G.O Plans Chagigas: An Interview with Sophia Kremer

Hannah Doft ’20

May 28, 2019

Q: What are the first steps in planning a Chagiga? A: When planning a Chagiga we review previous chagigot and brainstorm how the upcoming one can be improved. We get the budget from Dov, which depends chagigah to chagigah. We take into account what students did not enjoy in the past and what we thin...

Interview with Yaakov Shwekey

Interview with Yaakov Shwekey

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019

As students from the Ramaz Lower School stream out of the auditorium after enjoying a concert from famed Jewish entertainer Yaakov Shwekey, I venture backstage for a brief conversation with the singer before his next show, which begins in 15 minutes. He’s performing three times today, once for eac...

Community At Work: Anna Serur

Community At Work: Anna Serur

David Gerber ’21

May 28, 2019

I have joined Dr. Anna Serur, mother of Leah Serur ’21, on more than a few ski trips, and I can honestly say that it is impossible to keep up with her. Perhaps Dr. Serur’s stamina on the slopes can be attributed to her rigorous role as Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Englewood Hospital. As a clo...

Davening

Davening

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019

In a constantly-changing Ramaz schedule, from M day to C day to F day, one thing remains the same: the first 50+ minutes of the day are reserved for davening. These minutes are an important part of school culture, and members of the Ramaz Upper School community have strong and varied opinions about how t...

Mishmar: A Slice of Torah Learning

Mishmar: A Slice of Torah Learning

Samantha Sinensky ’21

May 28, 2019

The Mishmar Program, which offers students the opportunity to participate in Beit Midrash learning after school, has recently been restored under the guidance and leadership of Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz. Students convene once a week to learn Torah without the pressure of grades and assessments. Every Monday n...

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