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Faculty Book Recommendations

Faculty Book Recommendations

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 17, 2020

Do you have some extra time to read while you’re at home? Are you a senior who wants book recommendations from your teachers before you graduate? Here’s a list of top 5 books to read before age 25 from 20 different teachers. For all faculty members not yet featured on this list, feel free to send you...

Bored in Quarantine? Here’s What You Should Watch

Bored in Quarantine? Here’s What You Should Watch

Tammy Palagi '21

May 15, 2020

There are countless ways COVID-19 has negatively impacted all of our lives, but there is always a silver lining! While you’re sitting at home contemplating the future, these shows will help get your mind off things. Here’s your chance to escape reality for a couple hours (or more). Enjoy! Hu...

How Are Students Keeping in Touch With Their Friends?

How Are Students Keeping in Touch With Their Friends?

Sydney Eisenstein '22

May 11, 2020

Social distancing can make it difficult to stay in touch with friends, as hanging out in the lounges, lunchroom, and hallways is simply not compatible with school online. Seeing your friends in Zoom classes is not the same as seeing them in person. How have students been dealing with the social struggl...

Quarantine Personalities: Which Are You?

Quarantine Personalities: Which Are You?

William Kremer ’21

May 11, 2020

What has been the line you have heard most often in the past few months? Is it “there’s nothing to do,” or “I’m bored”? Probably. Although everyone claims they are suffering from immense boredom, almost everyone fits into at least one of these quarantine personalities.    The Chef: No doubt one of the most popular...

How Does RamZoom Compare?

How Does RamZoom Compare?

Rebecca Massel ’21

May 11, 2020

With COVID-19 sweeping through the country, Ramaz students are missing out on many important parts of the Ramaz experience. While the situation isolates students from one another in some ways, it brings them closer to their peers at other schools. To get a sense of how Ramaz online learning compares ...

A Summer Like No Other

A Summer Like No Other

Charles Spielfogel ’21

May 11, 2020

Summer is usually a time to pursue interests outside of school. This could include summer camps, trips at home or abroad, internships, or summer learning programs. With COVID-19 taking over the nation and the world, all plans are up in the air. Many camps are undecided as to whether they will open, m...

Tutoring and Ramaz Students: There are Rules?

Tutoring and Ramaz Students: There are Rules?

Sydney Eisenstein '22 and Ethan Davidovitch ’22

April 21, 2020

Is it the school’s business to know if a student has a tutor in a specific subject? Is it acceptable for a student to keep his or her tutor private? In Preludes, there is a section about the appropriate way for students to hire tutors. If a student is thinking about hiring a tutor, he or she must ...

Dr. Gaylord’s Top Ten Games to Play During COVID-19

Dr. Gaylord’s Top Ten Games to Play During COVID-19

Charles Spielfogel ’21

April 17, 2020

Games with Good Online Implementations: Codenames Jaipur Sushi Go   Games to Play Over Zoom: Welcome To... On Tour Railroad Ink   Games to Play Solo: Friday Deep Space D6 Wingspan  ...

What the See Different Campaign is All About

Jake Rubin ’22

April 6, 2020

Every year, Ramaz has a theme that connects the school year to the Jewish community and its values. This year, the Ramaz administration chose the theme “See Different,” a reference to the “Think Different” Apple advertisement from the ’80s. The phrase is grammatically incorrect for a reason; it help...

Quarantine Recipe: Homemade Brownie With Chocolate Chip Cookie Center

Quarantine Recipe: Homemade Brownie With Chocolate Chip Cookie Center

Gabby Ostad ’21

April 6, 2020

Ingredients: 4 oz chocolate bar 6 oz butter (or butter substitute) 1 ¼ cups sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¾ cups flour ¼ cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt (Store-bought) cookie dough   Steps and Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut...

Mental Health of the Ramaz Community

Mental Health of the Ramaz Community

Rachel Freilich ’22

April 6, 2020

As the Coronavirus outbreak turned into a pandemic in mid-March, the future of the Spring semester at Ramaz became part of the great unknown. When Upper School students finally found out that they would be off from school for an indeterminate period of time, the excitement reached a high. Since many othe...

A Renewed Commitment To Recycling At Ramaz

A Renewed Commitment To Recycling At Ramaz

Nicole Hirschkorn ’22 and Eric Kalimi ’22

April 6, 2020

“I strongly believe we need a renewed commitment to recycling at Ramaz. I regret that we have not been as scrupulous about this essential environmental concern as we should be,” said Rabbi Stochel. “We need a revival of our efforts and I include myself in this self-criticism.” Recycling at Ramaz has been neg...

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