The Rampage

How Did Ramaz Students Spend Their Summers?

How Did Ramaz Students Spend Their Summers?

Sydney Eisenstein '22

September 10, 2020

This summer, many students found themselves experiencing a different summer than what they had envisioned. Unfortunately, many students’ original summer plans were derailed due to COVID-19 and they were forced to replan their summers. A majority of students remained in New York City, some students...

Quarantined, Yet Transported Around the World: My At-Home Art Studio

Rebecca’s art corner in her room

Rebecca Kalimi '23

September 10, 2020

Coronavirus stripped a multitude of opportunities away from us this summer. Unlike activities such as traveling, some activities can be done from the comfort of our own homes. Many students enrolled in online courses in order to dip their feet into a new field, how, and I focused mainly on my artistic...

Standing Up To Anti-Semitism: An Interview With Anna Braun

Anna Braun's workspace for her virtual internship

Nicole Hirschkorn ’22

August 28, 2020

With anti-Semitism on the rise, it is our responsibility as Jews to stand up to anti-Semites and debunk anti-Semitic propaganda. One way to confront anti-Semitism is to spread awareness based on facts. A few Ramaz students took on this significant responsibility this summer by taking part in a virtual Ant...

Educational Diversity

Eliana Sobel ‘22 showed her support for the Black Lives Matter Movement by posting this on her Instagram.

Julia Feit ’22

August 25, 2020

As a leader in Jewish education, Ramaz’s students are expected to have a broad understanding of American History and the forces that shape our current political and social climate. Ramaz has the responsibility to educate students about the world with particular emphasis on the plight of oppressed mino...

Revealing Cover-up

Revealing Cover-up

Samantha Sinensky ’21

August 25, 2020

“Cellphone, keys, mask.” When sprinting out the door, looping a mask over your ears has become as habitual as throwing on a coat; it is the armor of every cautious citizen hoping to evade the coronavirus. People have relied on face-coverings to avoid infection throughout history. In the 17th century, p...

Break the Outbreak

Alex Paul donating PPE to Marinara Pizza NYC.

Alexandra Paul ’23

August 24, 2020

For the past six months, teenagers all over the country have been stuck in their homes, watching COVID-19 cases rise throughout the world. Though there was initially a lot of uncertainty about the virus, many of those uncertainties have dissipated. However, one issue remains constant: the United States fac...

ALMA MATTERS: Interview with Abbey Lepor ’16 from NYU

ALMA MATTERS: Interview with Abbey Lepor '16 from NYU

Charles Spielfogel ’21

August 24, 2020

Abbey Lepor graduated from Ramaz in 2016. She graduated from NYU this past May with a B.A. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies and minors in Chemistry and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS). Abbey loved her Ramaz experience and even returned to coach the Ramaz Tennis Team! She is active in t...

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...

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