The Rampage

Remembering The Sacrifices of So Many This Yom HaZikaron

Remembering The Sacrifices of So Many This Yom HaZikaron

Rebecca Massel ’21

June 24, 2019

Every day, the Ramaz community prays for the State of Israel and its soldiers. Some students stand in shul and listen to the names of fallen Israeli soldiers every week; others have an alarm on their phone every time a missile is shot into Israel. Ramaz students are intrinsically connected with Israel, yet, hal...

The G.O Elections: Who were the candidates? What did each candidate propose? Who was elected?

The G.O Elections: Who were the candidates? What did each candidate propose? Who was elected?

Jake Rubin ’21

June 24, 2019

The G.O. Elections are an annual school wide event that take place in the Auditorium and this year there were 13 candidates; Beth Kahn, Ethan Morali, Avery Sholes, Ryan Leibowitz, Alex Zemmol, Gabby Ostad, Maxine Pravda, Judah Wahba, Aaron Zanger, Sam Deutsch, Sophia Kremer, Caitlin Levine, and Gabby Schwa...

It Is Your Turn to Carry the Load

It Is Your Turn to Carry the Load

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 24, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30, Ms Benel led a chesed mission to go meet soldiers, veterans and family members who are carrying the load of their loved one, either from their immediate family or their military family. That morning Ms. Benel took the students via the subway to Chase Bank where they met with tho...

Exodus: The Teachers We Won’t See Next Year

Exodus: The Teachers We Won’t See Next Year

Charles Spielfogel ’21

June 24, 2019

Ramaz Faculty and Students bid farewell to so many great teachers that have been a vital part of our community. Ms. Cohen, Ms. Lattin, Ms. Quin, Rabbi Frazer, Ms. Sterental, Mr. Kabot, and Dr. Dunitz will be missed in our school. I asked all the teachers 3 questions: How long have you been teaching at ...

The New SAT Adversity Score

The New SAT Adversity Score

Samantha Sinensky ’21

June 24, 2019

The College Board, with all good intentions, decided to “level the playing field” in the college application process by creating a new scorecard. Every applicant will be given a rating based not on their academic or extracurricular activities, but based on the address of the applicant and the socioe...

Sophomore College Night

Sophomore College Night

Tammy Palagi ’21

June 24, 2019

All throughout high school, college is a constant topic on all students’ and parents’ minds. Students are constantly asking themselves if they’re doing well enough, if they’re in a sufficient amount of clubs, or if their summer plans are advantageous to their future applications. The environment i...

RAMtreat At Its Finest

RAMtreat At Its Finest

Sophia Kremer ’20

June 24, 2019

In the middle of a stressful month of studies and tests, what could be better than a two-day break? In coordination with Lag B'Omer, Ramaz students were treated to a school-organized respite at Camp Kaylie, a summer camp in Wurtsboro, NY. Over the 32 hours, students had a chance to enjoy lush greenery...

Hitlahavut: Ramaz’s Best Kept Secret

Hitlahavut: Ramaz’s Best Kept Secret

Zach Buller ’20

June 24, 2019

Did you know that your peers are writing novels? Conducting research? Composing music? Well, if you didn’t, you are not alone. Out of 60 respondents, 39 students agreed that he or she did not know what the Hitlahavut Scholar program was before opening the poll on Schoology. For a school that loves to adve...

Senior Ditch Day?

Senior Ditch Day?

Natalie Kahn ’19

May 28, 2019

On Friday, March 29, the senior grade decided as a collective to cut school after a bout of anger and stress in response to the release of college decisions. Most colleges had released their decisions over the course of the previous two weeks, and Thursday, March 28 was the culmination, with all eight...

Ramaz Says Goodbye to Ms. Quin

Ramaz Says Goodbye to Ms. Quin

Esti Beck ’19

May 28, 2019

On Friday, April 12th, Ms. Quin left Ramaz for a position at the Agnes Irwin School, ending a two-year tenure as a Ramaz college advisor. This vacancy in the college office has already been filled, though at the time of this article’s publication, the school has not yet revealed the name of her re...

AIPAC Policy Conference 2019

AIPAC Policy Conference 2019

Caitlin Levine ’21

May 28, 2019

The annual conference of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) took place on March 24 to March 26 in Washington DC. 18,000 pro-Israel Americans attended, and 6,000 of the them were new attendees. AIPAC 2019 came at a time when the support of Israel by the different political parties, and the...

Math Trip to Yale

Math Trip to Yale

Zach Buller ’20

May 28, 2019

On Sunday, April 14th, nine Ramaz students participated in the annual Math Majors of America Tournament for High Schools (MMATHS) at Yale University. Accompanied by Dr. Fabio Nironi, Zach Buller ’20, Jacob Davis ’21, Eitan Linhart ’21, Anna Braun ’22, Ben Cole ’22, Finley Horowitz ’22, E...

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