The Rampage

Seneca China

Seneca China

Yasmine Sokol

September 9, 2017


Filed under Student Life

This past summer I had the privilege of joining 24 friends on a four-week-long trip to China, Hong Kong, and Thailand. We began the trip on July 29, when we flew to Shanghai. In Shanghai we visited the TV tower, which is a 1,535-foot building with a platform on the top floor that includes an outside area w...

ESL in Laos

Natalie Kahn

September 9, 2017


Filed under Features

This summer, I spent a week in Laos teaching English to the staff at Lao Friends Hospital for Children. Located in the city of Luang Prabang, it is considered to be the country’s best children’s hospital. This prestige is largely due to its foreign volunteer doctors and nurses, most of whom are fr...

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Josephine Schizer

September 9, 2017


Filed under News

On the afternoon of August 21, 2017, the Great American Eclipse swept across the country. An eclipse occurs when the Moon is aligned precisely between the Sun and Earth so that it blocks the Sun’s light on Earth. This phenomenon occurs because the Moon is both 400 times narrower than the Sun and 400 t...

Bluestamp Engineering

Bluestamp Engineering

Josephine Schizer

September 9, 2017


Filed under Features

Over the summer, the Ramaz labs were filled with busy students, all working to create gesture-controlled robots, raspberry pi cameras, boxes with musical locks, omnidirectional robots, and many other projects. For six weeks, the labs echoed with the sounds of students sharing their ideas, frustratio...

Baby Driver: An Unexpected Hit

Baby Driver: An Unexpected Hit

Harry Shams

September 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From Baywatch to The Dark Tower, moviegoers this summer found themselves plagued by a series of disappointing film-flops. Baby Driver, in many ways, was expected to be no different from its counterparts. The cast was talented, but not star-studded enough to bring people running to the theater. The plot seemed ...

Ramaz Enacts New Substance Abuse Policy

Harry Shams

September 9, 2017


Filed under News

Ramaz has officially changed its substance abuse policy, adding a line that will enable the administration to drug-test students. As Preludes, the Ramaz handbook, now states, “The school will impose mandatory continuous drug testing as a consequence for any suspected violation of our substance use poli...

Festival of Light in Jerusalem’s Old City

Festival of Light in Jerusalem’s Old City

Zachary Buller

September 9, 2017


Filed under Features

This summer, the Jerusalem Development Authority organized the 9th Annual Festival of Light in Jerusalem. A special two-week event, visitors had the opportunity to walk through the ancient streets of the Old City while experiencing new innovations in technology and art through incredible light presen...

Coming Soon: The Ramaz Mural Project

Emily Stemp

September 9, 2017


Filed under News

When students returned to school after last year’s winter vacation, many felt slightly disoriented. The staircase’s walls that had once been adorned with a familiar color-block painted design had been painted completely white. This seemingly bland choice of color spanning the stairways, however, was act...

My BIMA Experience

Rebecca Araten

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinions

As I was looking for something both fun and educational to do over this past summer, I specifically wanted to focus on some of my hobbies to which I was unable to allot much time during the school year. BIMA, a Brandeis Precollege Program, met my criteria. BIMA is a program devoted to the arts, a...

Calendar Changes for the New Year

Natalie Kahn

September 7, 2017


Filed under News

Most of this year’s recently released calendar isn’t much different than that of previous years, but there are several big changes in the January and February schedule. For years, Ramaz students have had two weeks of finals, with four exams each week, culminating in a four-day intersession. This...

An Interview with the New Junior Class Presidents

Harry Shams

September 7, 2017


Filed under Features

With significant changes taking place at Ramaz, many students have found themselves in search of a new and effective student government to ensure that their interests remain relevant to the administration. Luckily for juniors at Ramaz, their new presidents plan on doing just that. Tom Shemia ’19 and...

Dunkirk Review

Dunkirk Review

Hadley Kauvar

September 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This summer, Christopher Nolan brought audiences the next great World War Two film in Dunkirk. The two-hour film tells the story of the evacuation at Dunkirk, a near-miraculous event in 1940 that saved the lives of over 300,000 soldiers trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France after the German victory....

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