The student newspaper of the Ramaz Upper School

The Rampage

ESL in Laos

Natalie Kahn

September 9, 2017


Filed under Features

This summer, I spent a week in Laos teaching English to the staff at Lao Friends Hospital for Children. Located in the city of Luang Prabang, it is considered to be the country’s best children’s hospital. This prestige is largely due to its foreign volunteer doctors and nurses, most of whom are fr...

Bluestamp Engineering

Bluestamp Engineering

Josephine Schizer

September 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Over the summer, the Ramaz labs were filled with busy students, all working to create gesture-controlled robots, raspberry pi cameras, boxes with musical locks, omnidirectional robots, and many other projects. For six weeks, the labs echoed with the sounds of students sharing their ideas, frustratio...

Festival of Light in Jerusalem’s Old City

Festival of Light in Jerusalem’s Old City

Zachary Buller

September 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

This summer, the Jerusalem Development Authority organized the 9th Annual Festival of Light in Jerusalem. A special two-week event, visitors had the opportunity to walk through the ancient streets of the Old City while experiencing new innovations in technology and art through incredible light presen...

An Interview with the New Junior Class Presidents

Harry Shams

September 7, 2017


Filed under Features

With significant changes taking place at Ramaz, many students have found themselves in search of a new and effective student government to ensure that their interests remain relevant to the administration. Luckily for juniors at Ramaz, their new presidents plan on doing just that. Tom Shemia ’19 and...

Senior Lounge Dynamics

Emily Stemp '18

March 4, 2017


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The entire student body at Ramaz is well aware of the invisible yellow tape stretching across the entrance to the fourth floor lounge that reads “No Trespassing: Seniors Only.” For years, the cozy spot has been exclusively reserved for seniors, especially during second semester. While a lounge set...

“What’d You Get?”

Natalie Kahn '19

March 4, 2017


Filed under Features

When teachers hand back an exam, the classroom instantly fills with whispers and side conversations all containing the question - “What did you get?” Students often compare their grades to one another and compete to receive the highest score. Grade sharing certainly has a few positive aspects. “It helps ...

Finals Scheduling: Students and Teachers Share Their Opinions

Josephine Schizer '20

March 4, 2017


Filed under Features

Finals are always extremely stressful, but student stress levels vary based on the actual organization of finals schedules. The placement of each exam affects how much time students can devote to it, so they feel strongly about having a schedule that allows them to have enough time to study for the ha...

Advisory: A Closer Look

Julia Levi '18

March 4, 2017


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One of the first things a Ramaz student does when entering the high school as a freshman is meet with their advisory: a group of about ten other students lead by a selected adult advisor, a current teacher at Ramaz. Students are part of this group for their entire high school experience until senior ...

What is Cheating?

Naomi Freilich '18

January 15, 2017


Filed under Features

“What is cheating?” is a question many students at Ramaz ask. Although one basic example of cheating, according to the standards of most high school students, is looking at a peer’s test while taking an exam, cheating can manifest itself in many forms. Everyone knows that the school unapologeticall...

Channukah and Christmas Coincide

Channukah and Christmas Coincide

Yasmine Sokol ’19

January 15, 2017


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This year, for just the fifth time in 111 years, the first night of Channukah fell out on Christmas Eve. This situation presented a unique opportunity for both Jews and Christians to celebrate their respective holidays simultaneously. December 25th was a day in which Jews and Christians alike could rejoice. T...

Aleppo: A Broken Siege and an Uncertain Future

Aleppo: A Broken Siege and an Uncertain Future

Derek Korff-Korn

January 15, 2017


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On December 13th 2016, the Syrian government forces captured Aleppo, ending a four-year siege of the city by rebel forces. The Syrian civil war has been deadliest conflict of the 21st century. Five years since the conflict began, more than half a million Syrians have been killed in the fighting, more ...

Should Languages be Mandatory at Ramaz?

Esti Beck '19 and Natalie Kahn '19

January 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Many students, especially here at Ramaz, struggle with having to learn a new language on top of all of the rest of their schoolwork. The question remains: does the school’s requirement to learn a new language benefit or hurt the students?   Kahn: We already know how essential it is for Ramaz stu...

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