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The Rampage

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball

Sophia Kremer ’20

March 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

1The Ramaz High School Junior Varsity girls’ team experienced a tough season. Their record was five wins and five loses. They are second place in their division and are preparing for the playoff season. The team has a new coach this season, Mr. Joseph Dacorta, from the Ramaz Middle School. Schedul...

Boys JV Basketball and the Playoffs

David Grinberg '19

March 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

Will the Ramaz JV Basketball be heading to the playoffs? A burning question among many Ramaz students. In short, no. Ramaz has had a rocky season and finished 3-7. Ramaz hoped to win against SAR and JEC to wedge themselves into the top eight. However, the dream quickly turned into an unreachable goal...

Girls Varsity Volleyball

Girls Varsity Volleyball

Becky Tauber ’19

March 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

Coming off of their 2016 championship, the girl’s varsity volleyball team is on the path to another victory, eager to become champions for the second year in a row. This season, the volleyball team went one step further than last year, closing the regular season undefeated with a 10-0 record. A...

Midterms at Ramaz: Should There be Other Options?

Midterms at Ramaz: Should There be Other Options?

Julia Levy ’18

March 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions

As expected, midterms are a time of great stress for most Ramaz students. They require the ability to study a semester’s worth of material for eight different classes within a span of eight days of consecutive exams (with only one weekend serving as an interruption). As midterms progress, students ...

The Wall

Natalie Kahn '19 and Esther Beck '19

March 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Beck: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, bear with me. This has been (and will continue to be) a trying time for anyone following political news, no matter which party they belong to - it has been almost impossible to keep up with the flurry of executive orders and statements flying out of the White Hou...

A Shinning Star in Moonlight: Jharrel Jerome

A Shinning Star in Moonlight: Jharrel Jerome

Basia Fellner-Dublin '20

March 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Moonlight, written and directed by Barry Jenkins, is a movie drama of a journey of self-discovery. Based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tyell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight won Best Motion Picture at the Golden Globe Awards. It also achieved eight Oscar nominations at the eighty-ninth Academy...

La La Land, Reviewed

La La Land, Reviewed

Alexandra Orbuch ’20

March 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

La La Land, a fast-paced love story, comedy, and musical, tells the story of a jazz pianist who falls in love with an aspiring actress. The love interests, Mia and Sebastian (played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling), carry the film with their talent and on-screen chemistry. The movie begins with a massi...

Hidden Figures, Reviewed

Hidden Figures, Reviewed

Zachary Buller '20 and Josephine Schizer '20

March 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Hidden Figures is a special movie. The plot (which is based on a true story), acting, humor, and emotional moments all make this film completely worthwhile. The movie features three brilliant women who work for NASA in the 1960s. The women cannot pursue their talents fully because they are African-A...

Club of the Month: Feminist Club

Julia Levi '18

March 4, 2017


Filed under News

Feminism Club has gained a lot of attention throughout the school since it began at the start of this academic year. Founded by Sarah Cabot ‘17 and Brittney Kohler ‘17, the club meets on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays in Room 306. Dr. Gaylord is the faculty advisor. The goal behind Feminism Club i...

Senior Lounge Dynamics

Emily Stemp '18

March 4, 2017


Filed under Features

The entire student body at Ramaz is well aware of the invisible yellow tape stretching across the entrance to the fourth floor lounge that reads “No Trespassing: Seniors Only.” For years, the cozy spot has been exclusively reserved for seniors, especially during second semester. While a lounge set...

“What’d You Get?”

Natalie Kahn '19

March 4, 2017


Filed under Features

When teachers hand back an exam, the classroom instantly fills with whispers and side conversations all containing the question - “What did you get?” Students often compare their grades to one another and compete to receive the highest score. Grade sharing certainly has a few positive aspects. “It helps ...

Finals Scheduling: Students and Teachers Share Their Opinions

Josephine Schizer '20

March 4, 2017


Filed under Features

Finals are always extremely stressful, but student stress levels vary based on the actual organization of finals schedules. The placement of each exam affects how much time students can devote to it, so they feel strongly about having a schedule that allows them to have enough time to study for the ha...

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