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Spectre Reviewed

Spectre Reviewed

Sam Schair ’18

December 31, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Spectre is one those movies that makes you leave the theater with questions, yet still makes you very satisfied with what you just saw. This movie is satisfying mainly because of the fact that it is a James Bond movie that, simply put, does Bond very well. It has the classic exciting action sequence...

Are You Allowed to Share Your Notes and Review Sheets?

Are You Allowed to Share Your Notes and Review Sheets?

Julia Levi ’18

December 31, 2015


Filed under Opinions

At a school like Ramaz, where there is a rigorous dual curriculum and where it is quite difficult to miss a day of school due to the amount of material taught in a given day, it is regular for students to share notes and review sheets with one another. Some teachers, like Ms. Newman, will even post the...

What Can We Do to Stop the Madness?

Caroline Jaspan ’17

December 31, 2015


Filed under Opinions

An 18-year-old yeshiva student from Massachusetts was on his way to deliver food to soldiers. The cousin of a Ramaz student standing at a junction in Gush Etzion was on her way to study at Seminary. A father and brother of a bride were on their way to celebrate their family simchah. One hundred twenty-eight...

Thanksgiving Reflections

Thanksgiving Reflections

Derek Korf-Korn ’18

December 31, 2015


Filed under Opinions

It was a long and hard week, both for Ramaz as a community, and as a part of the Jewish nation. This Thanksgiving was slightly different and more meaningful than others. Instead of sitting down and being appreciative for the usual, (friends, family, an education, etc.), most Jews were thinking about...

Intersession Intercepted

Intersession Intercepted

Elianna Schwartz ’17

December 31, 2015


Filed under Opinions

The term “intersession” has become almost synonymous with “Ramaz Senior Year” and actually has become a notorious part of the Ramaz high school experience. Over the past few years, the senior intersession trip has really gained momentum. While intersession has always been a time when seniors...

A Wrong Time for Hatikvah?

A Wrong Time for Hatikvah?

Oren Oppenheim ’16

December 31, 2015


Filed under Opinions

On Veterans Day, the seniors got a chance to hear from a Jewish soldier who served in the American army; he gave a riveting speech and truly drove home what it means to serve one’s country. After he spoke, someone suddenly started an impromptu singing of the United States National Anthem. After a moment...

The Lunch Duty Quandary

Gabriel Klapholz ’17

December 31, 2015


Filed under Opinions

The problem with lunch duty is that we need it in the first place. The ideal is that this student requirement would have no use, as all students would clean up their own messes. However, the reality is quite different. The sight of the lunchroom following any lunch period and before the students on...

Ramaz Reacts to Crisis in Israel

Tess Solomon '16, Assistant Online Editor

December 23, 2015


Filed under News

The entire Ramaz community has been hyper-aware of the recent tragedies that have taken place in Israel. Among them, two have been startlingly pertinent: the murders of Ezra Schwartz, 19, and American student in Israel for the year and Hadar Buchris, 21. Schwartz had many direct connections ...

Kristalnacht & Today: Lessons from 77 Years Ago

Kristalnacht & Today: Lessons from 77 Years Ago

Gabrielle Amar '17

December 23, 2015


Filed under News

Kristallnacht is not solely meant to be commemorated as an event of the past, but it is also an event that we can and should still learn from today. November 9th marked the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass”, the night when a wave of violent anti-Jewish pogro...

RamPo Welcomes First Speaker of the Year

RamPo Welcomes First Speaker of the Year

Gabriel Klapholtz

December 23, 2015


Filed under Features

With the recent resurgence of antisemitism worldwide, the Ramaz Politics Society (RamPo) thought it appropriate to invite Deputy National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Kenneth Jacobson to speak to interested students and faculty. Mr. Jacobson is a more than forty-year veteran of the ...

Prior to Big Game, Ramaz and TABC Spar

Gabriel Klapholz '17

December 23, 2015


Filed under News

The world of Jewish day schools is filled with many stereotypes about the different types of students that attend the various schools. Most recently, in a flare-up on social media between TABC and Ramaz students before a big hockey game, those stereotypes were most clearly revealed. The dispute...

The Miracle of Chanukah Comes Early on Rosh Chodesh Kislev

Eliana Schwartz '17

December 23, 2015


Filed under News

Thursday, November 12th was Rosh Chodesh Kislev, a day that called for major celebration. What better way to celebrate than a Ramaz Chagiga? With Ramaz’s very own in-house DJ Bennett Schwartz ’19, a legendary game of Coke and Pepsi, and a tremendous amount of ruach, this Rosh Chodesh chagi...

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