The Rampage

New Makeup Test Policy

New Makeup Test Policy

Josephine Schizer ’20

September 26, 2019

Between school trips, family vacations, doctors’ appointments, college visits, and inevitably getting sick once in a while, Ramaz students occasionally miss school. Ramaz administrators have long discussed how to deal with students who miss tests, and this year, they imposed significant changes. Th...

September 11th: Ramaz Remembers

September 11th: Ramaz Remembers

Rebecca Massel ’21

September 26, 2019

Ask any adult where they were on September 11, 2001, and they will share a detailed and emotional story, but for the current students of the Ramaz Upper School, the tragedies of 9/11 are simply history. This was one of the main reasons the Ramaz administration decided to dedicate two days of learnin...

Launch of a New Talent: Evelyn Landy Publishes Her Debut Novel

Launch of a New Talent: Evelyn Landy Publishes Her Debut Novel

Samantha Sinensky ’21

September 25, 2019

Debuting her first novel, she stepped onto the stage with a confident stride. At just 17 years old, she is the youngest author the Barnes & Noble of East 86th Street has ever featured. Her peers were impressed that she could write a complete novel while managing the infamous Ramaz workload. The au...

Freshman Orientation: The Start of a New Beginning

Freshman Orientation: The Start of a New Beginning

Andrew Spielfogel '23

September 25, 2019

It wasn’t just the start of a new year. It was the start of a new chapter, a new school, new friends, and new challenges. On Tuesday September 3, the freshman class of 2023 convened on 78th Street for freshman orientation. Their journey was just beginning. As the freshman entered the building, they w...

No Health Class This Year?

No Health Class This Year?

Tammy Palagi ’21

September 25, 2019

As of now, there is no health class at Ramaz and in its place is a ‘mental health’ free period. Ms. Axel, the previous health teacher, began teaching health at Ramaz in 2014 and developed a curriculum well suited to the needs of a Ramaz Upper School student. In freshman year, students learned about sl...

What in the World?

What in the World?

Rachel Freilich ’23

September 25, 2019

Every September, Ramaz Upper School students look forward to reconnecting with old friends and teachers. These students also eagerly await changes that are made in the curriculum and student policies, often stemming from feedback from the prior year. Yet as many surprising new changes were revealed durin...

DonorsChoose Basketball Tournament

DonorsChoose Basketball Tournament

William Kremer ’21

September 19, 2019

Usually, students are eager to get home after the conclusion of a long day at school, but not on orientation day. After the Ramaz student body was welcomed back to school, Jack Fisher ’20, and Sophia Kremer ’20, hosted a charitable basketball tournament that raised money and awareness for DonorsC...

Welcome to The Mob!

Students watch the Glouberman Tournament in the lounge.

Sophia Kremer ’20, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2019

This year, the first thing Ramaz students will learn is vocabulary. “The Mob,” “Horns up,” and “RamFam” are phrases that will populate school social media accounts and spirit days as the G.O. introduces a new initiative to boost sports and spirit called SPIT (Sports and Spirit). T...

Remodeled Library

Caitlin Levine ’21

September 2, 2019

The theme this year at Ramaz is “see different.” Upon returning to school, the student body will do just that. What was once the library is now a communal lounge space designed for group and independent study. Te area is complete with comfortable seating and a phone charging locker ...

Remembering The Sacrifices of So Many This Yom HaZikaron

Remembering The Sacrifices of So Many This Yom HaZikaron

Rebecca Massel ’21

June 24, 2019

Every day, the Ramaz community prays for the State of Israel and its soldiers. Some students stand in shul and listen to the names of fallen Israeli soldiers every week; others have an alarm on their phone every time a missile is shot into Israel. Ramaz students are intrinsically connected with Israel, yet, hal...

The G.O Elections: Who were the candidates? What did each candidate propose? Who was elected?

The G.O Elections: Who were the candidates? What did each candidate propose? Who was elected?

Jake Rubin ’21

June 24, 2019

The G.O. Elections are an annual school wide event that take place in the Auditorium and this year there were 13 candidates; Beth Kahn, Ethan Morali, Avery Sholes, Ryan Leibowitz, Alex Zemmol, Gabby Ostad, Maxine Pravda, Judah Wahba, Aaron Zanger, Sam Deutsch, Sophia Kremer, Caitlin Levine, and Gabby Schwa...

It Is Your Turn to Carry the Load

It Is Your Turn to Carry the Load

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 24, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30, Ms Benel led a chesed mission to go meet soldiers, veterans and family members who are carrying the load of their loved one, either from their immediate family or their military family. That morning Ms. Benel took the students via the subway to Chase Bank where they met with tho...

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