The Rampage

More Than Just a Color

More Than Just a Color

Rebecca Massel ’21, Writer

December 7, 2018


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Over the course of October, Ramaz, under the guidance of Ms. Benel, raised awareness for two painful situations currently affecting Americans. On Friday, October 12, Ramaz participated in Pink Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Two weeks later, on Friday, October 26, Ramaz students dres...

Ramaz Rams Take on L.A.

Ramaz Rams Take on L.A.

Sophia Kremer ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018


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Four days of basketball, nineteen teams, two hundred and fifty players, hundreds of spectators, and thousands of fans watching via live-stream. For the first time in history, the Ramaz girls and boys varsity basketball teams had the privilege of participating in the annual Glouberman Tournament at Shalhe...

A New Day for Student-Teacher Conferences

A New Day for Student-Teacher Conferences

Hannah Doft ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018


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Unlike previous years, this year, student-teacher conferences took place on Thursday, not Friday. Rabbi Dov Pianko said that the purpose of the switch was “to try and eliminate the mentality of students rushing through all of their teachers. I always vote for students to have a more chill experience...

Ramaz Holds Annual “Israel Night”

Ramaz Holds Annual “Israel Night”

Harry Shams ’19

December 7, 2018


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On November 12th, the Ramaz Upper School hosted its annual Israel Night for seniors who are considering taking a gap year in Israel after graduation. The night serves as an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the benefits of the year and the options available. Students met personally w...

Showing Thanks to Those Who Protect Us

Showing Thanks to Those Who Protect Us

Rebecca Massel ’21

December 4, 2018


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“The whole room felt joyful and celebratory,” said Jonas Kahan ’21, an attendee of the pre-Thanksgiving dinner for veterans. On Tuesday, November 20, thirty US veterans visited Ramaz to celebrate an early holiday with over thirty students. Each veteran was a member of Samaritan Daytop Village, a hum...

Pittsburgh Shooting: Ramaz Responds

Pittsburgh Shooting: Ramaz Responds

Josephine Schizer ’20

December 4, 2018


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When members of the Ramaz community turned on their phones after Shabbat on October 27, they faced devastating news. That morning, during Shabbat services, a shooting had occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, the neighborhood of Pittsburgh home to over 50% of the city’s Jews. Eleve...

Jucovy Palooza! : Ramaz Celebrates Election Day

Jucovy Palooza! : Ramaz Celebrates Election Day

Esti Beck ’19

December 4, 2018


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A few weeks before election day, several club leaders - including, among others, the heads of Math Team, the Rampage, and Debate Team - received an email asking them to meet in 301 during their lunch period. When they arrived, however, they found that Dr. Jucovy had been double booked between his Age of...

Admissions Update

Admissions Update

Natalie Kahn '19

November 21, 2018


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Who primarily puts the pressure on you when it comes to college?    Rank your priorities in making a college choice. ...

Ari Fuld Memorial

Ari Fuld Memorial

Sophia Kremer ’20

November 21, 2018


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Ari Fuld, a New York-born pro-Israel activist and defender of the Israeli settlement movement, was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian teenager at a shopping mall in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Sunday morning, September 16. A graduate of MTA high school, Fuld’s death was especially devastating to t...

Freshman Shabbaton

Freshman Shabbaton

Eliana Casper ’22, Writer

November 20, 2018


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On Shabbat, October 20th, the freshman had the opportunity to spend their first weekend together as a great. They arrived at school on friday morning and departed on a two-hour bus ride, stopping at the Bogota Golf Center on their way to their ultimate destination, the Berkeley hotel in Asbury Park. ...

Lu “Love” Drive

Lu “Love” Drive

Avigail Dupont '22

November 20, 2018


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This fall marked the second year of the Ramaz lulav drive. The lulav drive began with a goal to take steps towards composting and helping our environment. For the second time, they took on the mission to collect as many lulavs and etrogs from Ramaz students, staff, and members of KJ as possible to ma...

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