The Rampage

One Heartbeat: My Experience in Witness Theater

One Heartbeat: My Experience in Witness Theater

Rebecca Massel ’21

May 9, 2019

A heartbeat. A constant, single beat that keeps you alive. It stops, you stop. Your life depends on it. Over this academic year, I participated in Witness Theater. Every week, seven Holocaust survivors shared their stories with eleven high school students. Hand in hand, they passed their experienc...

Being Happy With What I Have: My Experience on the Mission to Moldova

Being Happy With What I Have: My Experience on the Mission to Moldova

Rebecca Massel ’21

April 4, 2019

Warmth and chills; smiles and tears; laughing and crying; giving and receiving; support and emptiness. These words are the only way to describe my experience on the Ramaz February Break Mission to Moldova. The Jews of Moldova are among the poorest in the world. Without the support of the Jewish ...

Is the Third Language Still Relevant?

Is the Third Language Still Relevant?

Charles Spielfogel ’21

April 4, 2019

Ramaz currently offers French and Spanish as foreign language options, even though other schools offer not only a wider variety of languages (i.e., Arabic and Mandarin being two common ones), but also an opt-out option. Technically speaking, Hebrew serves as our “second language.” Today, there are m...

Is Extra Time Extra?

Is Extra Time Extra?

Natalie Kahn ’19

April 4, 2019

With the emphasis on standardized testing in today’s college process, extra time has moved to the forefront of academic controversies. The well-intended idea behind extra time is to level the playing field for all students. A student who is quite intelligent but who may have a disability that coul...

The Rampage Rorschach Tests the Faculty

The Rampage Rorschach Tests the Faculty

Esti Beck ’19

April 4, 2019

The Rorschach Test, rather unsurprisingly named after its creator, Hermann Rorschach, records subjects’ perceptions of an inkblot and then examines what that reflects about the way they think. What each person sees first when looking at the card and what that person associates with those elements ...

Grey Rock

Grey Rock

Josephine Schizer ’20

April 4, 2019

In January, La MaMa Theater on East 4th street housed a weeklong run of Grey Rock, a play about a Palestinian man building a rocket to send to the moon. The play focuses on the relationships between the five characters as well as the idealism behind the dream of reaching the moon. Grey Rock is written ...

Our Community at Work: The Rabbanis

Our Community at Work: The Rabbanis

David Gerber ’21

February 20, 2019

Many of my Shabbat dinners are spent with Kevin and Ann Rabbani. Mrs. Rabbani is an amazing cook, and Mr. Rabbani is a great host-- yet, despite all the time we’ve spent together, I never knew how they started a successful cosmetic business. At many of our Shabbat dinners, much of the conversation revolve...

Spicy Article, without the Dirt!, The Environmental Club visits Farm.One

Spicy Article, without the Dirt!, The Environmental Club visits Farm.One

Samantha Sinensky ’21

February 20, 2019

Ramaz prides itself as having the city as its backyard. Students can take advantage of the many museums and other cultural activities. Ms. Benel, the faculty advisor of the Environmental Club, accompanied club members on an excursion to visit Farm.One. Farm.One is an enterprise that specializes in growing rar...

American History and Jewish Values: The Life and Death of President George H.W. Bush

American History and Jewish Values: The Life and Death of President George H.W. Bush

Charles Spielfogel ’21

February 20, 2019

After watching some parts of the funeral of George H.W. Bush, who served as the forty first President of the United States, I felt a great sense of attachment to the man. I couldn’t help but appreciate to a lot of the praise expressed by people who spent time with Bush during his lifetime and who got...

It’s College Time!

It’s College Time!

Natalie Kahn ’19

February 20, 2019

It’s homeroom in the lounge in early December. Normally, seniors would be lying on the couches, half asleep, while playing loud rap music. But instead, they’re huddled together, backs bent, with serious expressions plastered on their faces. It is hunting season, or that is what it feels like at R...

College Stress

College Stress

Becky Tauber ’19, Co-Online-Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2018

There’s no doubt that Ramaz is a highly competitive environment— students work hard to excel academically and achieve their goals. Many would argue that Ramaz is the most “college obsessed” Yeshiva in the tri-state area. And while it may be true that every school has individual students who str...

Boo: A Ramaz Halloween

Boo: A Ramaz Halloween

Josephine Schizer ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018

“Ramaz supports the stance of refraining from celebrating Halloween, while recognizing and respecting the need for parents to make decisions for their families regarding personal home practice,” read an email sent out to the Ramaz parent body a few days before Halloween. The email, signed by Mr. Cannon...

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