The Rampage

Summer Mentorship Program: Worth Giving Up Beach Time?

Keren Kubersky '21 presented her project on sustainable fashion at the end of the summer.
September 10, 2020

Because of rigid school curriculums, Ramaz students often think of learning as a tedious chore, but it can also be one of the most fun and rewarding ways to pass time. Students were able to learn this...

Six Months Later…. Finally Back on 78th!

Socially distanced students
Ramaz's New Hybrid Learning System
September 10, 2020

Last March, when COVID-19 hit New York City, the city that never sleeps quickly shut down. In-person school was closed to prevent the spread of the virus, and classes switched to online for the rest of...

A Tribute to Ms. DeeDee Benel

Ms. Benel and her students in Peurto Rico on a chesed mission in 2019.
September 10, 2020

After a lifetime of dedication to numerous chesed initiatives in the Ramaz Upper School, Ms. Deedee Benel, Educational Director of Student Programming and Chesed, is retiring. The Ramaz community was disheartened...

“Experimenting” with Socially-Distant Science Labs

Ramaz Upper School Chemistry Lab
August 24, 2020

Whether you are examining cells through a microscope, racing weighted cars, or creating explosions, science is one of the most interactive and hands-on subjects in high school. Last spring when the pandemic...

Class of 2020: What is the Plan for Graduation?

Class of 2020: What is the Plan for Graduation?
June 9, 2020

After four years of hard work at Ramaz, the class of 2020 is finally graduating. Before quarantine, the plan was to have a graduation celebration like every other year: blue and white caps and gowns with...

Bridging the Gap: Are Seniors Taking Gap Years in Israel?

Bridging the Gap: Are Seniors Taking Gap Years in Israel?
June 9, 2020

For some Ramaz Upper School graduates, this summer is a break before leaving for college. For others, college is still over a year away. Come fall, these students are looking forward to a gap year, likely...

The Final Classes: Senior Programming in May

Faculty Postmodernism & Morality Great Debate
June 9, 2020

Everyone knows that the highlight of their four years in high school is the second semester of senior year. No work, easy classes, and their grade rules the school. At Ramaz, this idealized experience...

Farewell Tribute to Rabbi Slomnicki

Farewell Tribute to Rabbi Slomnicki
June 8, 2020

When the school doors (potentially) reopen this fall, Ramaz will be missing a key player. On May 26, Rabbi Stochel announced that Rabbi Eli Slomnicki, Dean of Students, Junior Grade Dean, and a freshman...

Virtual Celebration of the Arts is Alive!

Virtual Celebration of the Arts is Alive!
June 5, 2020

Artwork lined from floor to ceiling, the band plucking tunes on the perimeter of the room, murmurs of guests wafting through the aisles: Ramaz’s annual Celebration of the Arts is a culmination of the...

June Tests During Corona: Pros and Cons

June Tests During Corona: Pros and Cons
June 5, 2020

During the week of June 15 to 19, Ramaz students will be taking exams despite the virtual learning environment. Although having these tests may be a nuisance to some, tests will give students the opportunity...

Teachers With Young Children Struggle Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

Teachers With Young Children Struggle Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown
June 5, 2020

With COVID-19 ravaging the lives of everyone around the world, and many living their lives online and from a distance, schools are closed, and young children need their parents to teach them or help them...

Absence of Anecdotals

Absence of Anecdotals
May 15, 2020

A typical semester at Ramaz consists of in-person classes, tests, assignments, and socializing with friends. This semester of school is anything but normal. Perhaps the biggest change to students’ “new...

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