The Rampage

Ramaz’s Response to Racial Injustice and the George Floyd Protests: A Student’s Perspective

Ramaz’s Response to Racial Injustice and the George Floyd Protests: A Student's Perspective

Alexandra Paul ’23

June 9, 2020

As 2020 progresses, feelings of chaos and unrest become increasingly prevalent. The most recent occurrence that has added to the hysteria has been the tragic murder of George Floyd and the protests that have taken place since then. The country, and on a wider scale, the world, have responded in differ...

The Problem with Reimagining Education Online

The Problem with Reimagining Education Online

Michal Rahabi '20

June 9, 2020

In early May, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to “reimagine” education and virtual schooling. The goal of this collaboration is to view the future of education through the lens of technology. “The old model of, everybody goes and sits in ...

My Experience with Virtual College Tours

My Experience with Virtual College Tours

Charles Spielfogel ’21

June 5, 2020

Due to COVID-19, all colleges have been closed, leaving it impossible for juniors to visit schools. At the beginning of the pandemic, many students grew worried that they might never be able to visit schools that interest them. But with many virtual college tours available, students can acquire a lot of i...

RAMote Learning: Hearing Student Voices

RAMote Learning: Hearing Student Voices

Rachel Freilich ’22

May 15, 2020

After the first week of school on the Zoom platform, Ms. Krupka posted a survey to which many students answered openly and honestly. Students took this survey seriously because the consensus was that Zoom learning was the only way that we would be able to finish the material in order to complete our spring...

How to Spend Time With Your Family at Home

How to Spend Time With Your Family at Home

Andrew Spielfogel ’23 and Charles Spielfogel ’21

May 11, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the world, our daily lives have come to a halt. As the world has moved online, people have to come up with creative ways to pass time, especially with their families. There are many fun activities and challenges we have done together as a family that we have particularl...

Junior Year and COVID-19: Overcoming the Unknown

Junior Year and COVID-19: Overcoming the Unknown

Tammy Palagi '21

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many emotions, but for juniors, the most prominent one is uncertainty. The SAT/ACT has been canceled, and many universities have gone test-optional. I was planning to take the April ACT, but it was canceled, so I signed up for the June test, which has not yet been canceled. However,...

FAMILY GUY: The Perks of Lockdown with Loved Ones

FAMILY GUY: The Perks of Lockdown with Loved Ones

William Kremer ’21

May 11, 2020

Cabin Fever (noun): “irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors”.  During this unprecedented period in history, it would not be strange for one to be experiencing “quarantine fever,” along with a host of other new emotions and an...

Online Classes: Taxing or Relaxing?

Online Classes: Taxing or Relaxing?

Alexandra Paul ’23

April 3, 2020

In our technology-filled world, it is very hard to catch a break from our phones and computers. School is an escape from the constant notifications and tapping away on our phones. Now that COVID-19 has caused an international pandemic, school is no longer stopping us from turning our devices off, as we ...

Too Much Screen Time

Too Much Screen Time

Gabby Ostad ’21

April 1, 2020

Has your screen time more than doubled since you’ve been learning at home? Do you have trouble falling asleep at night because of all the blue light that you were exposed to during the day? If the answer is yes to either or both of those questions, you are not alone. As the coronavirus pandemic has...

Cell Phones in School: Are they Necessary?

Cell Phones in School: Are they Necessary?

Andrew Spielfogel ’23

March 29, 2020

During the RamJam show this past semester, 400 students watched the spectacular performances created by fellow peers in amazement. A courageous student pulled out a phone with a sly smile, planning to get away with playing video games, until Rabbi Stochel came over and confiscated it. After witnessin...

My Experience at AIPAC 2020

My Experience at AIPAC 2020

Tammy Palagi '21

March 23, 2020

AIPAC 2020 was truly an experience I will never forget. This was my second year attending the conference as a part of the Ramaz delegation. I had the privilege of hearing so many speakers that I usually see on TV, and it made me realize how many influential government officials are willing to fight ...

My Fear of the Anti-Semitism Rally

Photo Credit: Zachary Buller '20

William Kremer ’21

February 5, 2020

On January 1, 2020, as 90,000 Jews gathered to celebrate the 13th cycle of completing daf yomi with a Siyum Hashas at MetLife Stadium, thousands of others read a New Year’s Day editorial in the New York Times titled, “It’s an Old and Insidious Hatred. And New Yorkers Can’t Stand for It: A show of...

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