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Our Community At Work: Ronnit Vasserman

Our Community At Work: Ronnit Vasserman

David Gerber ’21

December 4, 2018

For this edition’s installment of “Our Community at Work”, we speak to Ramaz parent Ronnit Vasserman. Ronnit is the founder of Art Connect Group, an agency which offers art tours to contemporary art collectors all over the country. ACG’s mission is to connect art buyers to artists, and to that ...

What’s New in the Talmud Department?

What’s New in the Talmud Department?

Maya Chaovat ’21

November 21, 2018

This year, the Talmud Department- led by its chair, Rabbi Schiowitz- is joining forces with other departments in the school to create new projects that will better connect students skills in both Judaic and secular studies. Rabbi Schiowitz has been facilitating this collaboration as part of his new administrati...

Our Community at Work: Robert Schwartz

Our Community at Work: Robert Schwartz

David Gerber ’21

November 21, 2018

“Our Community at Work” is a new series in the Rampage that focuses on the professional achievements of Ramaz parents and school alumni. In this edition’s installment, we speak to Ramaz parent Robert Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz is a partner at Spruce Capital Partners in New York City, is the proud pa...

Interview with the TEC Department

Interview with the TEC Department

Gabby Ostad ’21

November 21, 2018

At the start of the school year, all Ramaz students waited anxiously for their schedules in order to find out which classes and teachers they had been given. Many were surprised to find an entirely new course, TEC, incorporated into their daily schedules. TEC, a technology and engineering class, may...

An Interview with Ms. Bonnie Shine

Rebecca Massel ’21

November 21, 2018

Massel: Where did you work before Ramaz? Shine: I worked in Israel. For 18 years I taught in Nifti Heller high school in Israel, a reform movement semester abroad program. It is mostly American 11 graders who have to learn everything they are missing. I also taught in a program called TRY, Tichon Ramah...

October Crossword

October Crossword

November 21, 2018

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October SFAC meeting

October SFAC meeting

Sophia Kremer ’20, Writer

November 19, 2018

The Student Faculty Administration Committee (SFAC), composed of members of the G.O., student class presidents, grade coordinators and other faculty members, meets monthly to discuss current concerns within the school and to propose ways to resolve them. The administration encourages students to dress up...

“Getting to Know You”: Mr. Canon’s First Months at Ramaz

“Getting to Know You”: Mr. Canon’s First Months at Ramaz

Zach Buller ’20, Writer

November 19, 2018

Now that the chagim have come to a close and school is in full swing, Mr. Cannon too is becoming better acquainted with Ramaz. He referred to the first few months at Ramaz as his “meet and greet phase,” a time when he can get to know as many people as he possibly can, building relationships and acc...

History Department Looks to the Future

History Department Looks to the Future

Esti Beck ’19

November 18, 2018

The history department is one of the leading causes of stress among Ramaz students, who spend tens of hours each year pouring over notes, DBQs, essays, and primary-source materials. It also happens to be one of the more dynamic departments, constantly making changes to the curriculum, testing system,...

PSAT 2018: Educationational or “Meme”-able?

PSAT 2018: Educationational or “Meme”-able?

Aliza Freilich ’20

November 18, 2018

Every year, close to 4 million US high school students, including Ramaz 11th graders, take part in the PSAT, a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This year, the college office notified all junior students via email that ...

The Ramaz Student Body

The Ramaz Student Body

Josephine Schizer ’20

October 23, 2018

90 students responded to a survey sent out via Schoology and grade group chats to get a sense of the composition of the Ramaz student body. Students were asked about their middle schools, where they live, their commutes, and why they chose to attend Ramaz. These graphs show the results of the survey,...

Are YOU Really Safe In School?

Are YOU Really Safe In School?

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

October 22, 2018

In today’s day and age, the issue of school security is at the center of political discourse.  School gun violence is at an all time high in America. According to a report issued by CNN in May of 2018, there were 23 school shootings (which CNN defines as a shooting with at least one fatality) in ...

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