The Rampage

Ramaz Cuts February Break

Ramaz Cuts February Break

Sophia Kremer ’21

April 4, 2019

Over the past few years, various controversies have polarized the Ramaz community, though none are as debated as the number of days given off in February. It affects each division and family directly. Students complain that the number of vacation days from school are sparse; parents complain that they are ...

The Greatest Show on Earth – The Ramaz Dinner

The Greatest Show on Earth – The Ramaz Dinner

Rachel Freilich ’22

April 4, 2019

Menschlichkeit was the theme of the 82nd annual Ramaz dinner, which was held on January 13th at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. While the temperature outside was well below freezing, the Ramaz dinner proved to be warm and inviting. With over one thousand people watching, the students from the Lower, Mi...

No Rest for the Weary

No Rest for the Weary

Sophia Kremer ’20

April 4, 2019

After two weeks of camping out in my apartment, studying for hours on end for finals, the last place I want to spend my intersession is at home. During finals’ weeks (yes, plural because it is more than a week) I spend my days, and occasionally even part of my nights, at my main base camp — our ...

A Responsibility for All Jews: February Break Mission to Moldova

A Responsibility for All Jews: February Break Mission to Moldova

Rebecca Massel ’21 and Samantha Sinensky ’21

April 4, 2019

Trekking through the mud to a dilapidated house without running water or a bathroom, the five students on the Ramaz Mission to Moldova were expecting to find its resident, 18-year old Alexander, hopeless and ashamed. Instead, they met an upbeat, spirited teenager, who described his life as “happy....

Ramaz Takes On YUNMUN LIII

Ramaz Takes On YUNMUN LIII

Gabrielle Ostad ’20

April 4, 2019

Unlike a majority of Ramaz students, whose break began after the final bell rang on Friday, February 8, vacation would not begin until Tuesday afternoon for the Ramaz Model UN Team, which was busy attending the YU National Model UN conference. On Sunday, February 10, eight of the team members met at the Cro...

Ramaz Holds Annual Alumni-Senior Career Showcase

Ramaz Holds Annual Alumni-Senior Career Showcase

Harry Shams ’19

February 20, 2019

On Thursday, December 13th, the Ramaz Upper School hosted its annual Alumni-Senior Career Showcase. The program is an opportunity for seniors to learn more about some of the different career paths undertaken by Ramaz alumni. Seniors had the chance to hear from around fifteen alumni of the Upper Scho...

Sanders Music Symposium

Sanders Music Symposium

Zach Buller ’20

February 20, 2019

On November 29, 2018, Natalie Kahn ’19, Sammy Henkin ’20, and I had the incredible opportunity to participate in a Masterclass program, sponsored by The Martin and Susan Sanders Family Foundation for Classical Music Enrichment at Ramaz. Three professional musicians, each one paired with the musica...

The G.O. Lounge

The G.O. Lounge

Sophia Kremer ’20

February 20, 2019

As part of the student government's initiative of this year and to honor the celebration of Hanukkah, the G.O. put together various special treats for the student body. The G.O. kicked off the holiday with gifting the students with RMZ gloves as they walked through the door in the morning to warm the...

Chanukah At Ramaz

Chanukah At Ramaz

Caitlin Levine ’21

February 20, 2019

The week of Chanukah was quite exciting at Ramaz, partly because students had the challenge of getting acquainted with a new schedule each day and partly because of the various assemblies and trips to celebrate the holiday. On Monday, December 3, the second day of Chanukah, students were dismisse...

The Message Behind the Pink: Ramaz’s Legally Blonde Fall Musical

The Message Behind the Pink: Ramaz’s Legally Blonde Fall Musical

Rebecca Massel ’21

February 20, 2019

A pink backdrop. Pink shining lights. Girls in pink singing and dancing. And then the star comes out: a pink-dressed, sorority girl flipping her blonde hair! This year’s fall music of Legally Blonde was a hit. On Tuesday, December 11, the Ramaz students, faculty, and parents travelled to a very pink, ver...

The Class of ’21 Take On Asbury Park

The Class of ’21 Take On Asbury Park

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

February 20, 2019

Every grade is prone to be excited before embarking on a Shabbaton, and that was certainly the case for the Sophomore grade. On November 30th, tenth graders arrived to school as they always do at eight o’clock, but instead of carrying backpacks into the building, they were lugging overnight duffel b...

Chanukah Excursion

Chanukah Excursion

Hannah Doft ’20

February 20, 2019

Each year, the GO and the administration plan three schoolwide excursions. This month, Ramaz students had the opportunity to venture on the Winter (or Chanukah) Excursion. Unlike the earlier Fall Excursion, each grade experienced a different trip or activity. The Freshmen travelled to the American Natur...

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