The student newspaper of the Ramaz Upper School

The Rampage

Xanadu Photographs

Xanadu Photographs

January 18, 2017


Filed under News

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Community: A Work in Progress

Abigail Huebner '18

January 15, 2017


Filed under News

Debuted at the beginning of this school year, Community seems to be here to stay. The pre-Thanksgiving Community consisted of a Thanksgiving-themed pictionary game in which a team of students played against a team of teachers. After four rounds, the students emerged victorious. A pre-Channukah Community also ...

Pre-Winter Break Community

Julia Levi '18

January 15, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive

“Community” has become a common term that students are used to hearing by this point in the year. On occasional Fridays and significant days of the year, such as holidays, students can expect an alteration of the day’s schedule in order to fit in a half-hour period of community time. While Commun...

What is Cheating?

Naomi Freilich '18

January 15, 2017


Filed under Features

“What is cheating?” is a question many students at Ramaz ask. Although one basic example of cheating, according to the standards of most high school students, is looking at a peer’s test while taking an exam, cheating can manifest itself in many forms. Everyone knows that the school unapologeticall...

Ramaz and Boyar School Unite in Solidarity

Ramaz and Boyar School Unite in Solidarity

Naomi Freilich ’18

January 15, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Ramaz was treated to a visit by the Boyar High School from Jerusalem. The Ramaz boys’ varsity basketball team played against the Boyar team. The Boyar students were in the country because they had participated in the Beth Tfiloh Basketball Tournament in Baltimore, Maryland. Ultimately, the Ramaz Ra...

How to Fix Student-Teacher Conferences

Josephine Schizer '20

January 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Walking into school on the day of student-teacher conferences, one can see students crowding the hallways in long lines or clumps, talking to each other or on their phones, impatiently waiting for teachers to be ready to meet with them. Waiting times on lines to meet with teachers vary drastically depen...

The Lost and Found Quandary

Rebecca Araten '18

January 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions

With classes to run to and many books and binders to carry around, it is no surprise that students frequently lose track of and misplace their belongings. Unfortunately, there is no set system for students to recover their lost belongings, and these items often end up being replaced, rather than fou...

Channukah and Christmas Coincide

Channukah and Christmas Coincide

Yasmine Sokol ’19

January 15, 2017


Filed under Features

This year, for just the fifth time in 111 years, the first night of Channukah fell out on Christmas Eve. This situation presented a unique opportunity for both Jews and Christians to celebrate their respective holidays simultaneously. December 25th was a day in which Jews and Christians alike could rejoice. T...

Yeshiva Break?

Rebecca Araten '18

January 15, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Winter vacation at Ramaz is often seen as a much-needed break, and it gives students the opportunity to travel and enjoy experiences with their family members. Ramaz differs from other yeshivot in that our vacation takes place around the same time as Christmas and New Year's Eve, rather than during "ye...

Students Organize “RamJam”

Sophia Kremer '20

January 15, 2017


Filed under News

RamJam, Ramaz’s spirited musical celebration, kicked off with the Ramaz Rock Band performing The Police’s “Message in a Bottle,” with Elizabeth Newman-Corre ’20 as lead singer.  Next, the students had the chance to hear from the Chamber Choir, which sang a rendition of Pentatonix’s “Daft Punk....

Ramaz Heads to the Baltimore Basketball Tournament

Becky Tauber '18

January 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

The boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams spent four days in Baltimore, Maryland, in order to participate in the 30th annual Weiner Memorial Basketball Tournament held by Beth Tfiloh High School. Both teams played a total of seven full basketball games, which is a lot for such a short perio...

Aleppo: A Broken Siege and an Uncertain Future

Aleppo: A Broken Siege and an Uncertain Future

Derek Korff-Korn

January 15, 2017


Filed under Features

On December 13th 2016, the Syrian government forces captured Aleppo, ending a four-year siege of the city by rebel forces. The Syrian civil war has been deadliest conflict of the 21st century. Five years since the conflict began, more than half a million Syrians have been killed in the fighting, more ...

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