The Rampage

Alumni Reunite for Yom Iyun

Alumni Reunite for Yom Iyun

William Kremer ’21

December 6, 2019

Every year, Ramaz hosts a day in the fall to welcome alumni back to school to learn with their former teachers, enjoy one more school lunch, and reconnect with friends. Called the Ramaz Yom Iyun, the school’s alumni-focused event geared toward graduates from the classes of 2015-19 takes place each Nov...

Thanksgiving Community, or International Faculty Talk Show?

Thanksgiving Community, or International Faculty Talk Show?

Rebecca Massel '21

December 6, 2019

“A commitment to democracy.” These words can be found on the Ramaz mission statement, which proudly hangs in every classroom and is even painted in the staircase. But what does this core Ramaz value really mean? How can students show their “gratitude to the United States of America”? This p...

Kristallnacht: 81 Years Later

Kristallnacht: 81 Years Later

Gabby Ostad '21

December 6, 2019

As 2019 marks 81 years since the horrific events of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, the number of first-hand account from the night has ever grown fewer. Hearing the stories of survivors is more vital now more than ever. On Thursday, November 7th, Esther Peterseill, a 95-year old Holoca...

College Night Recap: What Every Junior Needs to Know

College Night Recap: What Every Junior Needs to Know

Caitlin Levine '21

December 6, 2019

Fall college night for the parents and students of the Class of 2021 took place on November 20, 2019. Following a half hour of food and drinks, everyone sat to hear tips from the four members of the College Guidance Office: Ms. Dana Messinger, Mr. Rafael Blumenthal, Dr. Edith Honig, and Ms. Abby Davis...

An Award-Winning First Trip to Princeton Model Congress

An Award-Winning First Trip to Princeton Model Congress

Adam Vasserman '21

December 5, 2019

From November 21-24, the Ramaz Model Congress team traveled to Washington D.C. for the annual Princeton Model Congress conference hosted at the Washington Hilton. This event was the culmination of all the hard work and dedication the team has put in since the start of the year. At the conference, st...

Varsity Basketball Team Takes L.A.

Varsity Basketball Team Takes L.A.

Caitlin Levine ’21

December 5, 2019

For the second year in a row, the Ramaz Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams travelled across the country to compete in the fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament, hosted by Shalhevet High School in beautiful Los Angeles. Although neither Ramaz team brought home the gold, both teams creat...

G.O. Update: Monday Mincha Muffins

G.O. Update: Monday Mincha Muffins

William Kremer ’21

December 5, 2019

Muffins have been a symbol of faculty superiority for years. We’ve all read those depressing warnings: “these muffins are NOT for students” or, “if you’re a student, do not open this door” signs by the lunchroom every morning with hungry eyes and empty stomachs. What Ramaz student hasn’t d...

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: November Edition

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: November Edition

Caitlin Levine ’21

December 5, 2019

For the second time, the Student Faculty Advising Committee (SFAC) met on November 13, filled with invigorating discussions regarding the student body. Here’s what went down. One member suggested that the school should add more fun and bonding activities to the advisory curriculum so that when the...

The Ramaz Open House: What Changed?

The Ramaz Open House: What Changed?

Gabby Ostad ’21

December 5, 2019

Every Ramaz student remembers the Saturday night they came to the Open House as a prospective student. The energy and excitement that fills the building is a feeling that sticks with students. For the past three years, Ramaz has held two nights of open houses; a smaller one on a Wednesday night for...

Kristallnacht Speakers

Kristallnacht Speakers

Eve Schizer ’22

December 5, 2019

November 9th, 1938 is widely known as Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. On this day, Hitler used the desperate action of a Jewish teenager to justify an anti-Jewish campaign; hundreds of synagogues were burnt, Jewish businesses and homes were looted, and approximately 100 Jews were killed. Ramaz ...

Student-Teacher Conferences: What Day of the Week?

Student-Teacher Conferences: What Day of the Week?

Isaac Silverman '21

December 5, 2019

Many students dread student-teacher conferences. Students must wait for hours in long lines to meet with teachers for only a few minutes, and teachers must meet with dozens upon dozens of students with few breaks. With the entire day free of classes, all students have the same goal in mind: try to f...

Ramjam

Ramjam

Rachel Freilich ’22

December 4, 2019

On Tuesday afternoon before an eagerly-awaited Thanksgiving break, students from all four grades strolled into the auditorium and quickly found seats next to their friends to experience Ramjam. The room buzzed with excitement as the stage was illuminated with bright lights and filled with performers runn...

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