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Ties Postponed Until After Sukkot

Ties Postponed Until After Sukkot

DJ Presser ‘16

November 25, 2014


Filed under Archives

  This year, male students were told on September 30th that they would not be required to wear ties this year until after Sukkot Break. This gave male students an extra four days of school in which they did not have to wear ties.   The senior class presidents, Alex Agus an...

Ali Abu Awwad Speaks at Ramaz

Gabriel Klapholz ’17

November 25, 2014


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  Last month, the Ramaz Politics Society (RamPo) invited Ali Abu Awwad to speak at Ramaz. Mr. Aw- wad spoke on behalf of an organiza- tion called Encounter, which works to bring Palestinians and Jews into closer contact with one another. Mr. Awwad spoke about his life as a Pal- estinian, hi...

The Death of Klinghoffer

The Death of Klinghoffer

Gabriel Klapholz ’17

November 14, 2014


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  Rallying the crowd, a speaker practically chanted his speech on the stage as people pumped up signs denouncing John Adams’s The Death of Kling- hoffer, an American opera currently at the Metropolitan Opera. On Monday, October 20th, Jews from the immediate community and elsewhere ga...

A Problem With ESPN?

A Problem With ESPN?

Alex Leibowitz '15

November 14, 2014


Filed under Opinions

  Searching the Internet in school this year I was horrified to find that ESPN.go.com is blocked. Apparently, ESPN is a dangerous website that will distract the minds of yeshiva students from their studies. Obviously, as almost any student can tell you, this is a ridiculous argument. ES...

Pro-testing the Test Schedule

Pro-testing the Test Schedule

Devil's Advocare

November 14, 2014


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  Welcome to Ramaz, where everyone has, at least, one opinion. In a student newspaper where adolescent journalists gut administrative policy and vent about complicated issues, there has always been one thing lacking: a defense of the administration. This column seeks to keep in the spirit of the S...

Should Mandarin Be Offered at Ramaz?

Gabrielle Amar-Ouimet ’17

November 14, 2014


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  Considered the number one leading language in the world, Mandarin is offered in many schools across the United States. It is believed that Mandarin will help students better prepare to compete in a global environment. By learning Mandarin, American students’ education might even be what br...

A Failed Responsibility

A Failed Responsibility

Eliana Doft ’16

November 14, 2014


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  Monday, October 27th, marked the opening night of the controversial opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer” at the Metropolitan Opera. The opera has been a subject of outrage in the Jewish community over the past couple of months. The play itself has been accused of being anti-Semitic, his...

NBA Preview

NBA Preview

Jonny Povman ’17

November 14, 2014


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  As all true NBA fans know, the basketball season began on October 28, with three games: Magic vs. Pelicans, Mavericks vs. Spurs (the reigning champions) and Rockets vs. Lakers. Let me first begin to tell you about this incredible offseason, starting off with the Cleveland Cavilers. On July 1...

Updated Email

Updated Email

Gabriel Klapholz ’17

November 14, 2014


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  Over the summer, the Ramaz email was updated to a newer version of Microsoft Outlook. “Ramaz had been running their outdated email system on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003,” said Tzvi Merczynski-Hait ’15. “Recently, they upgraded to Office 365...the newest version,” he said. Fo...

Bus Crash in Brooklyn

Bus Crash in Brooklyn

Eddie Mattout '15

November 13, 2014


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  Manhattan- On October 6, 2014, the Brooklyn late-bus was involved in an accident on the FDR drive. At around 6:50, a car hit the back of the bus which caused it to go into the railing. The bus was around the railing for about 10 seconds before it came to a stop. There were a total of 10 ...

Mr. Rapp Goes to Israel

Mr. Rapp Goes to Israel

DJ Presser ‘16

November 13, 2014


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  Just weeks before school began, Mr. Rapp sent an email to the student body announcing that he would not be returning this year because he would be making Aliyah. Not only did Mr. Rapp teach many JLT, Economics, and various other senior classes, but he also played an important role for students o...

B Day – Free day

Jasmine Levine ‘17

November 13, 2014


Filed under News

  A new addition to this year’s calendar is a free fourth period on “B Day.” Although this period will not always be free, as it is intended to be used for scheduled programming by the school, on days when no assembly or speaker is planned, the period is there for students to use as ...

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