The Rampage

Choir Trip to Boston

Choir Trip to Boston

Zach Buller ’20

May 28, 2019

The Ramaz High School Choir has enjoyed an annual trip for the last 12 years, ever since Mr. Henkin began running the choir. In the past, the choir has ventured near and far, traveling to Maryland, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Virginia Beach, Los Angeles, and, last year, to Israel. This April, the Rama...

Admissions

Admissions

Sophia Kremer ’20

May 28, 2019

What is the greatest measure of success in the Yeshiva League?  To students, it may be the number of varsity sports banners on the gym walls; to parents, college admissions; and to administrators, the percentage of the graduating class who spend a gap year in Israel. However, all agree that the siz...

Good Vibes at G.O. Purim

Good Vibes at G.O. Purim

Sophia Kremer ’20

May 28, 2019

On Shushan Purim, the halls of the Ramaz Upper School were decked with elaborate costumes: seniors wearing inflatable sumo costumes, the G.O. dressed as Mario Kart characters. There were celebrity sighting such as Post Malone and Justin Bieber, and of course plenty students showed up garbed  in sports je...

Finding a New College Advisor

Finding a New College Advisor

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019

With the announcement that Ms. Sarah Quin would be leaving Ramaz, the college guidance office launched a search for a new college advisor to fill the vacancy. According to Ms. Shulman, the process began with advertising the position, after which the first round of interviews “didn’t turn up anyone who ...

Albany Trip

Albany Trip

William Kremer ’21

May 28, 2019

Founded in 2013 to advocate for equitable government funding in non-public schools, Teach New York State is a vast network of community leaders, parents and lawmakers who work to keep the costs down of sending children to non-public schools.  Since the organization’s founding, government aid for no...

Model Congress

Model Congress

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019

On Thursday, March 28, the Model Congress team left school to spend the weekend at the University of Pennsylvania for their annual Model Congress competition. From Thursday night to Sunday afternoon, Ramaz students were Senators and Congressmen, supporting or opposing each bill their committee debat...

Ramaz Science Olympiad Competition

Ramaz Science Olympiad Competition

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

May 28, 2019

With binders in hand, handmade towers in boxes, and information booklets, the fifteen members of the Ramaz Science Olympiad team made their way to Landers College on March 31 to participate in the Annual Yeshiva Day School Science Olympiad, an event where students from different yeshivot are able to ...

Reforming the Senior Exit Interview

Reforming the Senior Exit Interview

Esti Beck ’19

May 28, 2019

I know a lot of kids look forward to their exit interviews as if they were the light at the end of the tunnel of their high school careers, the metaphorical pearly gates of Ramaz. It’s really not uncommon to hear “I’m gonna talk all about this [expletive] at my exit interview, you’ll see,” or ...

Test Swindlers

Test Swindlers

William Kremer ’21

April 4, 2019

What's worse: an attendance strike or a failed test? To a growing number of Ramaz students, it’s a failed test.  More than ever, freshman, sophomores, juniors, and even seniors have taken up the practice of arriving to school late on days when they have AM tests. Although Preludes clearly forbids tappin...

JSPA Conference

JSPA Conference

Josephine Schizer ’20

April 4, 2019

During the first weekend of February, four Rampage writers and Dr. Milowitz attended the Jewish Scholastic Press Association Conference in Los Angeles. The conference was co-sponsored by Shalhevet High School and took place at the Beth Jacob shul in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles. ...

Fire Merch Drops by the GO

Fire Merch Drops by the GO

Sophia Kremer ’21

April 4, 2019

This year, Ramaz’s student government has upped its merchandise game by creating well designed, trendy sweatshirts that all community members can enjoy. Thanks to the new selection of apparel, tens of Ramaz students can be seen wearing chic sweatshirts and tasteful crewnecks, with many upper schoolers aband...

The Juuling Epidemic

The Juuling Epidemic

Tammy Palagi ’21 and Maya Chaovat ’21

April 4, 2019

Millions of teenagers in America have become swept up in the new culture of Juuling. A Juul is a type of E-cigarette that was created in 2015 with the intention of helping adult smokers quit cigarettes. But what started as a means of helping adults quit cigarettes quickly turned into an independent smok...

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