The Rampage

Gadna: An Authentic IDF Experience

Gadna: An Authentic IDF Experience

Avigail Dupont ’21

September 2, 2019

If you’ve never heard of Gadna, don’t worry, because I hadn’t either until I spent three weeks in Israel with a French organization called Yaniv. Over the span of three weeks, we traveled around Israel, starting in the North and making our way down to the South. We enjoyed various activi...

A Summer of Inclusion

A Summer of Inclusion

By Rebecca Massel ’21

September 2, 2019

Imagine walking into a room full of clusters of friends deeply engaged in conversation. Someone looks up and sees you, and there is a quiet murmuring as all eyes turn your way. Suddenly, half the room rushes toward you. “You’re so cute!” someone exclaims as she pinches your cheeks. “Can ...

Girls Who Code: Challenging Stereotypes

Girls Who Code: Challenging Stereotypes

Basia Fellner-Dublin ’20

September 2, 2019

This summer I had the opportunity to take part in the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Adobe, learning computer science with nineteen other girls at one of Adobe’s offices in Union Square. These seven short weeks consisted of learning python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, Arduino, and r...

One Year Later…

Student responses to a poll asking them to rate the difficulty of their year as compared to their expectation.

Josephine Schizer ’20

June 24, 2019

FRESHMEN Why are you looking forward to about sophomore year? "Knowing more about the school and doing better now that I’ve gotten the hang of it." "Being familiar with the school and with the people. I’m no longer a lost new kid." "Privileges" "Not being a freshman" "All the ...

Interview with Mr. Jonathan Cannon

Interview with Mr. Jonathan Cannon

Caitlin Levine ’21

June 24, 2019

Caitlin Levine: Looking back, what were the top three changes of which you are most proud, which you have brought to Ramaz this past year? Mr. Jonathan Cannon: I was really looking to learn rather than to change. I am proud of students, faculty and parents, their passion for the school and their willi...

The Class of 2019: A Year in Israel?

The Class of 2019: A Year in Israel?

Josephine Schizer ’20

June 24, 2019

Every year, seniors spent large blocks of time planning for after high school. The most discussed decision is about where to go to college, but seniors also make another important decision: whether or not to take a gap year in Israel. Many factors go into this decision. For some, a year in Israel is a...

SAT vs. ACT

SAT vs. ACT

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 24, 2019

The pressure and stress standardized testing such as the SAT and ACT causes is infamous. These two tests are required in order to apply to most colleges, and are widely considered to be major factors in determining where one is accepted. But what really is the difference between the ACT and SAT? What d...

SAT Adversity score: a letter from two editors

SAT Adversity score: a letter from two editors

Natalie Kahn ’19 and Esti Beck ’19

June 24, 2019

Whenever Affirmative Action is brought up, debates get shut down. It’s the most controversial policy with the best intentions and the murkiest effect in recent American history. Is there a right answer? No. That’s why it’s so hard to debate. Because (almost) everyone would agree that it’s coming ...

Interview with Ms. Davis

Interview with Ms. Davis

Zach Buller ’20

June 24, 2019

Zach Buller: What information did you learn at Cooper Union that you can apply to your college advising at Ramaz?   Abby Davis: The skills that come with college essay writing. With six years reading engineering, architecture, and art applications, I have learned a lot about essays, both in their...

The Ramaz Female Jewish Experience

The Ramaz Female Jewish Experience

Sophia Kremer ’20

June 24, 2019

At Ramaz, women’s Talmud Torah and involvement in the Judaic experience is hardly a new phenomenon—it dates all the way back to the school’s very first class in 1937. Founded as a progressive co-educational school, the female Jewish experience at Ramaz has never differed from that of the males...

How the G.O Plans Chagigas: An Interview with Sophia Kremer

How the G.O Plans Chagigas: An Interview with Sophia Kremer

Hannah Doft ’20

May 28, 2019

Q: What are the first steps in planning a Chagiga? A: When planning a Chagiga we review previous chagigot and brainstorm how the upcoming one can be improved. We get the budget from Dov, which depends chagigah to chagigah. We take into account what students did not enjoy in the past and what we thin...

Tips for College Admissions

Tips for College Admissions

Esti Beck ’19

May 28, 2019

Disclaimer: I’m only a senior. I barely know what’s going on in my life, let alone the college admissions world. These are just my thoughts based on my experience in the 2018-19 college admissions cycle, ones which may or may not be useful in the coming years. I am also not a trained college advi...

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