The Rampage

“Would You Like to Carry the Torah?”

“Would You Like to Carry the Torah?”

Josephine Schizer ’20

November 21, 2018

“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

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...

A Hymn to Connect with Him: The Singing Minyan

A Hymn to Connect with Him: The Singing Minyan

Samantha Sinensky ’21

November 21, 2018

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 “...

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

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 20, 2018

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

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...

Four Years, Four Schools Pt II

Four Years, Four Schools Pt II

Jonah Scherl ’19

November 18, 2018

When I speak to my older sister, who graduated in 2015, about Ramaz, I feel as though we are talking about two different schools. Personally, it has been a struggle to stand by the Ramaz community as it constantly puts my grade through the wringer. Do not misunderstand me, though. As I stated in Part...

Dear Administration, I have some complaints…

Dear Administration, I have some complaints...

Esti Beck ’19

October 22, 2018

The most honest reporting I feel that I can do right now is give my take on the everyday Ramaz student’s complaints. As students, we like to whine: the food is too greasy, the dress code is too restrictive, the administration is non-communicative, the classes are too long, so on, and so forth. As m...

RAMZOO

RAMZOO

William Kremer ’21

October 22, 2018

The end of summer means the end of lazy days at the beach, Fortnite around the clock, and letting the time pass by doing just about anything other than thinking about homework, tests and starting the day at 8 AM. To ease the transition back to school, the Ramaz GO created a back to school welcome called...

Why This Year’s 9/11 Assembly Could’ve Been Better

Why This Year’s 9/11 Assembly Could’ve Been Better

Natalie Kahn ’19

October 22, 2018

As I walked out of the auditorium following this year’s 9/11 assembly, I found myself both crushed under a crowd of screaming students and disappointed. 9/11 survival stories are often incredibly emotional (I’ve cried sometimes listening to them), but this year’s program failed to elicit that s...

Ramaz: Where Consistency is Key? (Part I)

Ramaz: Where Consistency is Key? (Part I)

Jonah Scherl ’19

October 22, 2018

Often, seniors beginning their final full semester of high school cannot help but reflect on the previous four years. As I try to recall memories of my childhood, I tend to merge events together and confuse their exact chronology. However, when it comes to my overall experience at Ramaz, this issue has not pr...

#MeJew–Is it Time for Women to Speak up in Minyan?

#MeJew--Is it Time for Women to Speak up in Minyan?

Sophia Kremer ’20

October 22, 2018

Clocking in overtime hours at shul over the holidays is as characteristic of the month of Tishrei as dipping apples in honey, breaking fasts on bagels, eating pomegranate everything, guarding the pitom on your etrog like your life depends on it, and getting poked by a lulav. From selichot (which beg...

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