The Rampage

Q&A: Getting to Know Coach Mike Sweetney

Q&A: Getting to Know Coach Mike Sweetney

Spencer Rubinstein '21

September 25, 2019

The 2003 NBA draft is widely recognized as one of the greatest drafts in NBA history. Four of the top five picks will one day be in the Hall of Fame; you probably recognize the names Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. With the ninth pick of the draft, the New York Knicks sele...

Reactions to the 9/11 Assembly

Reactions to the 9/11 Assembly

Tammy Palagi ’21

September 25, 2019

This past Wednesday, the Ramaz Upper-School gathered as a community to commemorate the tragedy of 9/11. Rabbi Willig, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva University, a member of the Beth Din of America, and a well-respected Rabbi in the Orthodox community, came to address the students about the issue of agu...

Q&A: Getting to Know Dr. Natalya Sukhonos

Rebecca Silber ’23

September 25, 2019

This year, Freshman students are lucky to have Dr. Sukhonos, a graduate of Harvard and Stanford, as their new first and second-year Spanish teacher. Dr. Sukhonos is ready to bring the best of her academic and teaching skills to the Ramaz Upper School. Sharing many of Ramaz’s values, such as friendliness an...

Q&A: Getting to Know Mr. Avraham Kavian

Caroline Schwartz ’22

September 25, 2019

This year, Mr. Avraham Kavian has joined the Ramaz Upper School science department. Mr. Kavian teaches freshman biology and enjoys the buzz of working in New York City.    Caroline Schwartz: Where are you from? Mr. Kavian: I am originally from Los Angeles, California.   CS: Where did you st...

Q&A: Getting to Know Coach Matt

Caitlin Levine ’21

September 25, 2019

In line with Ramaz’s annual theme, “Ramaz 2020: See different,” Ramaz has hired a new athletics director, Mr. Eli Katz, as well as a new boys’ gym coach, Matthew Ospala. Coach Matt, as he is called, graduated from Bergen Community College in Paramus NJ, with an associate's degree in sports management...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Racheli Taubes

William Kremer ’21

September 25, 2019

This year, Ms. Racheli Taubes joined the Tanakh department as a new biblical studies teacher. After teaching at several other yeshiva day schools and spending time as an educator at the University of Pennsylvania Hillel in Philadelphia, she returned to the Big Apple to teach freshmen and juniors at R...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Yael Landau

Rebecca Massel '21

September 25, 2019

Ms. Yael Landau, a new Ramaz teacher, is excited to be back in a Jewish environment, teaching her favorite subject: math. She feels welcomed in the Upper School and is looking forward to teaching and learning from students. To introduce her to Ramaz, the Rampage interviewed her and learned more about her....

Meet the New Rampage Editorial Board!

Hannah Doft ’20, Josephine Schizer ’20, Zach Buller ’20, Aliza Freilich ’20, and Sophia Kremer ’20

September 9, 2019

What was the first article you ever wrote for the Rampage? What was your favorite article you ever wrote? ZB: I wrote my first article with former Ramaz student Alexandra Orbuch, contrasting her freshman experience coming from Ramaz with mine hailing from a different school. My favorite article is defin...

Summer Science: How Ramaz Measures Up

Summer Science: How Ramaz Measures Up

Caitlin Levine ’21

September 2, 2019

Coding classes, hospital internships, lab research. Ramaz students enjoy a myriad of activities over the summer, with many students deepening their exposure to the sciences by partaking in summer science programs that meet their interests. This past summer I chose to explore laboratory ...

Nature Worth Writing About

Nature Worth Writing About

Samantha Sinensky ’21

September 2, 2019

Sitting on decomposing logs and watching spiders walk on tree trunks, would be merely an uneventful scene in the forest, if not creepy and of-putting. Now, I understand that a setting in nature can have meanings that extend beyond what is just seen. Sitting on decomposing logs, I have lear...

Getting to Know the Athletics Director

Getting to Know the Athletics Director

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

September 2, 2019

The stars are shining bright heading into the upcoming 2019-2020 school year with Coach Eli Katz as the new Director of the Athletic Department. As students are eager to learn more about the head of the Athletic Department, Mr. Katz, has been working tirelessly throughout the summer to prepare for his n...

Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Zach Buller ’20

September 2, 2019

This past summer, I was privileged to intern at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), one of the nation’s top cancer institutions, spending eight weeks working in the Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research in the labs of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center. This was my se...

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