The Rampage

The Tonight Show: A Highlight of the Ramaz Open House

The Tonight Show: A Highlight of the Ramaz Open House

Sophia Kremer ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018


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The Open House is Ramaz’s most important recruitment event. The evening acts as an opportunity to share our school’s mission statement, as well as to showcase how those ideals are expressed throughout the building on a day-to-day basis. Short lessons on catchy subjects presented by our outstanding fa...

The Pittsburgh Catastrophe In My Eyes

The Pittsburgh Catastrophe In My Eyes

Gabrielle Ostad ’21, Writer

December 7, 2018


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Never had I experienced a morning like that of Saturday, October 27. Like many of us, I was at synagogue that Shabbat morning, but my arrival home was not per the usual. I vividly remember my mom saying “There was a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning.” As soon as these words left ...

Fake Clubs

Fake Clubs

William Kremer ’21, Writer

December 7, 2018


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Once upon a time, every extracurricular activity available at Ramaz was entirely legitimate. Think Math Club, Chess Team, Debate Team, Model Congress, Mock Trial - these clubs, with only a handful of others, are the foundation upon which Ramaz’s extracurricular catalog was built. Each of these clubs ...

A Depersonalized Lateness System

A Depersonalized Lateness System

Tammy Palagi ’21, Writer

December 7, 2018


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You’ve barely slept, faced a stomach ache, braved traffic, and missed your train when, at 8:15 AM, you arrive to school and dreadfully tap in, knowing you’ll be getting a lateness email from noreply@ramaz.org later that day. There is nobody there to help you, no one to whom you can explain just how when everyt...

Skirt Length Struggle

Skirt Length Struggle

Natalie Kahn '19

December 7, 2018


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It’s no secret that Ramaz has struggled with the issues surrounding skirt length for a long time. One of this year’s biggest topics of discussion has been dress code, following a modified policy in Preludes. Just how effective has this new policy been? Honestly, not very. At the beginning of ...

A Hymn to Connect with Him: The Singing Minyan

A Hymn to Connect with Him: The Singing Minyan

Samantha Sinensky ’21

November 21, 2018


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Entering Ramaz as a freshman in September, I was unaware of the various davening options available to students. As far as I was concerned, students were allowed to daven either with their grade or in the Sephardic Minyan. In October of this year, however, I began to hear murmurs of something called “...

A Revolution in Technology

A Revolution in Technology

William Kremer ’21

November 21, 2018


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“No young person in America should miss out on the chance to excel in STEM fields just because they don’t have the resources,” said former President Barack Obama in 2015. Obama was obviously not referring to private schools on the Upper East  Side, but his statement did bring a lot of atten...

“Would You Like to Carry the Torah?”

“Would You Like to Carry the Torah?”

Josephine Schizer ’20

November 21, 2018


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“Would you like to carry the Torah?” I ask, approaching a junior or senior girl during Shacharit. More often than not, the answer is a polite shake of the head paired with “I’m really tired today,” or “I’ll drop it!” Even after being assured that none of the girls who have carried the ...

#MeToo – Inconsistent, Politically Biased, and Doomed for Failure

#MeToo – Inconsistent, Politically Biased, and Doomed for Failure

Caitlin Levine '21

November 21, 2018


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Unless something changes quickly, the #MeToo movement will die down and never accomplish what it could for women.  This movement, which aims to eradicate discrimination against women and encourage their being treated with respect and equality in all aspects of life, is itself riddled with discriminat...

Our Eyes Were Watching God: A Reaction to the Joint Minyan

Our Eyes Were Watching God: A Reaction to the Joint Minyan

Natalie Kahn ’19, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2018


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A large public outcry ensued at the beginning of the school year from the announcement that juniors and seniors would be davening together in the lunchroom. Aside from the darkness and dimensions of that small room, exacerbated by the now doubled number of people, I was one of the few people to actual...

The Freshman Perspective

The Freshman Perspective

Jake Rubin '22

November 19, 2018


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After spending two months at the Ramaz Upper School, I can confidently say that being a Freshman at this school has its perks and drawbacks. For starters, I would like to thank all of the faculty, advisors, and senior advisors for being so welcoming and listening to all of my questions about the schoo...

A Letter from an Editor: Controversy Who?

A Letter from an Editor: Controversy Who?

Esti Beck ’19, Co-Editors-in-Chief

November 19, 2018


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I have written for the Rampage for three years now, and full disclosure, I’ve only actually read the paper once or twice. Don’t get me wrong — I’ve put in my time as a writer. I dutifully emailed teachers for comments, made up quotes from my friends, and ended up hunched over my computer scr...

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