The Rampage

Flaws in the New Schedule

Flaws in the New Schedule

Orli Rabbani '25 November 18, 2021

Ramaz, at its heart, is a prestigious academic institution. Through the four years of our high school experience, students are being given the opportunity to have one of the best co-curriculum educations...

Abolish the Chemistry Quizzing System

Abolish the Chemistry Quizzing System

Sarah Silverman '24 November 18, 2021

Ramaz students' lives and academics can be summed up into one word: busy. We are busy people, who have tons of clubs piled onto our abundance of homework. And due to this overload, we tend to focus our...

Defund the Iron Dome?

Defund the Iron Dome?

David Gitelman '22 November 18, 2021

On September 23, 2021 the House of Representatives passed H.R 5323, a piece of legislation that would provide $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system. The Iron Dome is a high-tech...

Ramaz Needs to Spread Awareness About Antisemitism

Ramaz Needs to Spread Awareness About Antisemitism

Orli Rabbani '25 November 18, 2021

As American Jews in the twenty-first century, we are incredibly lucky to be alive at a time where Jews finally have a home in Eretz Israel. Despite that blessing, we also have to deal with incendiary antisemitism....

To Enforce or Not to Enforce? A Question of Traditional Expectations

To Enforce or Not to Enforce? A Question of Traditional Expectations

Emily Vayner '23 November 18, 2021

The rules and regulations dictating how students are permitted to appear during school are important. In many ways, they demonstrate the economic principle of opportunity cost; while some potential gain...

Bring Back Elevators

Bring Back Elevators

Andrew Spielfogel ’23 November 15, 2021

I did not know if I was going to make it back to school on time because seventh period was in four minutes. I had eight seconds to cross Park Avenue before the light changed to red. As I was speeding across...

Get Rid of the Mask Requirement

Get Rid of the Mask Requirement

David Gitelman '22 October 14, 2021

I do not believe that Ramaz students should be required to wear face masks to school this year. The major political polarization around the issue of masking children in schools is making it hard to have...

The Administration Should Require Vaccines

The Administration Should Require Vaccines

Ashley Behm ’24 October 14, 2021

At the beginning of August, the Ramaz community received an email from Mr. Jonathan Cannon with the announcement that all eligible students and teachers are required to get the Covid-19 vaccine before...

First or Second Period Davening?

First or Second Period Davening?

Emily Vayner ’23 October 14, 2021

As Ramaz students received their 2021-2022 class schedules, many were shocked to see shacharit was scheduled for second period instead of first. The original implementation of second-period davening began...

Zoom: It Should Be Obsolete

Zoom: It Should Be Obsolete

Rebecca Silber ’23 October 14, 2021

Although remote learning may seem ideal for some students—waking up late, showing up to class in pajamas, enjoying home cooked breakfast and lunch—it is not a productive way of learning. Physically...

Underclassmen on Varsity Sports

Underclassmen on Varsity Sports

Romi Chaovat ’24 October 13, 2021

Like many other high schools, Ramaz takes part in the practice of having two teams for their more popular sports: a varsity team and a JV, or junior varsity, team. Just as the title suggests, “junior”...

Tutors: Are They Necessary?

Tutors: Are They Necessary?

Sarah Silverman October 13, 2021

This year, the Ramaz administration along with the English and History departments have created a new requirement regarding a controversial and long-debated topic: tutors. Unlike in previous years, students...

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