The Rampage

Caught in the Web of Sex-Ed

Created by Isaac Silverman '21

Arielle Levy '21

September 10, 2020

On the first day of their junior year, the Ramaz class of 2021 looked down at their new course list, confused. The sex-ed class, usually covered in the 11th grade health class, was no longer being taught at Ramaz. The school’s administration explained that the health was removed due to the resignation...

RAMAZ ROUND TABLE: Is the back to school plan the right model? Will it be effective?

RAMAZ ROUND TABLE: Is the back to school plan the right model? Will it be effective?

Eric Kalimi ’22, Nicole Hirschkorn ’22, Rebecca Kalimi '23, and Isaac Silverman ’21

August 24, 2020

Problems with the Protocol Eric Kalimi ’22 New York and the rest of the world are trying to figure out the best way to restore employment and education while protecting the health of their citizens. I believe that our administration has done an outstanding job outlining a reasonably safe and eff...

Does Ramaz Have a Responsibility to Denounce Anti-Semitic Comments?

Philadelphia Eagles' player DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic Instagram post.

Sydney Eisenstein '22

August 12, 2020

As both a school and community, it is important for individuals to unite against any type of hatred. I think that community leaders should assure members of their community to condemn injustices they experience in society. Communication is especially important during a time where the future seems unp...

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...

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