The Rampage

Farewell to Rabbi Lookstein’s Jewish Sexual Ethics Class

Farewell to Rabbi Lookstein's Jewish Sexual Ethics Class

Rebecca Massel ’21

November 10, 2019

For the past three decades, Rabbi Lookstein has taught Jewish Sexual Ethics, a class specially designed for Ramaz sophomores during their teenage mental and physical development. This class focused on Judaism's view of sexuality, prompting the students to explore their bodies and sexuality within the...

Sukkot Festivities

Sukkot Festivities

Caitlin Levine ’21

November 10, 2019

Chol Hamoed Sukkot at Ramaz is a special time. Although Ramaz was open on both Wednesday and Thursday of Chol Hamoed Sukkot, the school day was very different than usual. Some classes were held, but the administration also incorporated a lot of exciting events into the day to make it feel like a chag.  B...

No Strikes Until October 4th? Behind The Scenes of The Ramaz Strike System

No Strikes Until October 4th? Behind The Scenes of The Ramaz Strike System

Rebecca Silber ’23

November 10, 2019

Through October 4th, tardiness wasn’t accounted for, allowing student records to remain free of strikes towards detention. While the delay seemed like a positive situation for students, this systematic failure raised questions about the attendance system itself. Who is responsible for maintaining ...

Ramaz Freshmen Hear the Shofar That Survived Auschwitz

Ramaz Freshmen Hear the Shofar That Survived Auschwitz

Clemi Roth '22

November 10, 2019

Ramaz students have been fortunate enough to meet survivors of the Holocaust, but rarely have they seen, heard, or touched religious artifacts from this low point in human history. For thousands of years, the shofar has symbolized our relationship with God and Jewish history. On a special class trip, Andrew...

Honoring Creation: Luv Your Lulav Drive 2019

Lulav & Etrog Collection at Congregation Orach Chaim.

Samantha Sinensky ’21

November 10, 2019

Ramaz students pride themselves on procuring the most robust and beautiful etrogim for Sukkot. The arba minim are treated with great care during these seven days, but at the conclusion of the holiday, they are often discarded or abandoned in shul after Hoshana Rabba services. Over the last three ye...

Master of Books: New Reading Initiative

Master of Books: New Reading Initiative

Isaac Silverman '21

November 10, 2019

Mr. Deutsch, better known as the “The Master of Books” has been in charge of the library since last year, making impressive strides and transforming the library through several initiatives, including hosting monthly movie nights, offering textbooks for student use in the library (with the help o...

Ra-MOUSE: Is Mickey the School’s New Mascot?

Ra-MOUSE: Is Mickey the School's New Mascot?

William Kremer '21

October 9, 2019

Here’s a thought: should the Ramaz school logo be changed from a ram to a mouse? Recent sightings throughout the building may support that claim. Beginning last school year, mouse sightings have been rampant and are increasing by the day. Ella Rabani ’21, one of the first to spot a mouse in the...

RamLife: The Ramaz App Is Coming Soon

RamLife: The Ramaz App Is Coming Soon

Alexandra Paul ’23

October 7, 2019

Since last year, students have been hearing rumors about RamLife,  the new Ramaz app and wondering when it will be released, how it will help the student body, and most importantly, exactly what it does. To answer some of these questions, The Rampage met with Sophia Kremer ’20 and Levi Lesches ’21, t...

A New Senior Advisor Position

Charles Spielfogel ’21

October 4, 2019

There is a lot of excitement about the fact that there has been a new position added, making Ms. Dashiff the new senior advisor. What does this mean for the senior grade? Ramaz created a new advisory system last year. The freshmen have an administrator as an advisor. Sophomore year, they get handed o...

SFAC Meeting 9/24/19: What You Need to Know

SFAC Meeting 9/24/19: What You Need to Know

Caitlin Levine '21

October 3, 2019

The Student Faculty Administration Committee (SFAC) met for the first time this academic year on Wednesday, September 24th. Every month, the members of the G.O., student class presidents,  grade coordinators and certain faculty members meet to discuss current concerns within the school. Together, SF...

Update: College Office Renovated

Update: College Office Renovated

Taylor Roslyn '21

October 3, 2019

Update: the college guidance office has been dramatically renovated. Students now comparing the old to the new will realize that the old college office was outdated, displayed bland-colored walls, and presented an openness not conducive for private meetings. This new office is quite the opposite with mode...

The Annual Club Fair

The Annual Club Fair

Avigail Dupont ’21

September 29, 2019

Nothing marks the beginning of a new school year like the club fair. Club fair is a time when students sign up for too many clubs, many of which they probably won’t even attend, but also an amazing opportunity to learn about the extensive programs Ramaz has to offer. There are clubs ranging from sp...

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