The Rampage

Not so Fast to Fast

Not so Fast to Fast

Caitlin Levine ’21

October 23, 2018

With Ramaz’s observance of Tzom Gedaliah, the first of four minor fast-days in the Jewish calendar, students were left wondering how many of their peers actually fasted and how many just suffered through a few hours of hunger only to take advantage of the early dismissal by grabbing food the secon...

Changes in the Foreign Language Department

Changes in the Foreign Language Department

Zach Buller ’20

October 23, 2018

Ramaz’s foreign language department has undergone significant changes this year, both in the structure of lesson plans and in the the curriculum’s emphasis on Spanish and French culture. The department chair, Dr. Roldan, has been forced to run fewer Spanish and French class sessions per semester due...

Juniors and Seniors Share a Minyan

Juniors and Seniors Share a Minyan

Zach Buller ’20

October 22, 2018

A quick glance into the lunchroom at 8 AM sparks curiosity-- the room appears to be filled with more people than ever before. For the first time in Ramaz’s history, juniors and seniors have been combined into one daily minyan. Rabbi Slomnicki and Rabbi Schiowitz, along with other members of the administration, wer...

Freshman Class Size-Yay or Nay?

Freshman Class Size-Yay or Nay?

Aliza Freilich ’20

October 22, 2018

Every year, the upperclassmen anxiously await meeting the new freshmen class.  However, this year, there were noticeably fewer ninth graders roaming around-- which, to most, simply meant fewer new faces to meet. According to the admissions office, the incoming freshmen classes from 2013 through 2017 ...

College Advisory Period

College Advisory Period

Esti Beck ’19, `

October 21, 2018

Every C-day, Seniors have a planned College Advisory meeting during 10th period. These sessions are divided into the three advisory groups: Mr. Blumenthal, Ms. Quin, and Dr. Honig separately run meetings for thirty or so advisees. These sessions will continue for the duration of the college application...

Sexual Harassment: Ramaz Enters the Conversation

Sexual Harassment: Ramaz Enters the Conversation

Natalie Kahn ’19 and Harry Shams ’19

October 15, 2018

As the rest of the country finds itself faced with the irrepressible MeToo movement, the yeshiva world has come to a moment of self-reflection after decades of hushed sexual abuse. A week before the start of the 2018-2019 school year, the Ramaz community received a blunt report from Chairman Philip Wil...

Ready the Cannon!

Ready the Cannon!

Natalie Kahn ’19

September 16, 2018

In May 2018, Ramaz announced that Mr. Jonathan Cannon would take over after a year-long search for a new head of school following the departure of Rabbi Eric Grossman from the position in the summer of 2017. Hailing from the UK, Mr. Cannon will be the third head of school in seven years, but he has a...

Updated Dress Code

Updated Dress Code

Josephine Schizer ’20

September 16, 2018

According to Preludes, three factors were considered in creating the Ramaz dress code. First, “the philosophical notion and halachic norms of tzniut, which we translate as ‘dignity.’” Second, much like a workplace, Ramaz wants to “foster an environment in which the learning process is treated...

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