The Rampage

Tutoring and Ramaz Students: There are Rules?

Tutoring and Ramaz Students: There are Rules?

Sydney Eisenstein '22 and Ethan Davidovitch ’22

April 21, 2020

Is it the school’s business to know if a student has a tutor in a specific subject? Is it acceptable for a student to keep his or her tutor private? In Preludes, there is a section about the appropriate way for students to hire tutors. If a student is thinking about hiring a tutor, he or she must ...

Dr. Gaylord’s Top Ten Games to Play During COVID-19

Dr. Gaylord’s Top Ten Games to Play During COVID-19

Charles Spielfogel ’21

April 17, 2020

Games with Good Online Implementations: Codenames Jaipur Sushi Go   Games to Play Over Zoom: Welcome To... On Tour Railroad Ink   Games to Play Solo: Friday Deep Space D6 Wingspan  ...

What the See Different Campaign is All About

Jake Rubin ’22

April 6, 2020

Every year, Ramaz has a theme that connects the school year to the Jewish community and its values. This year, the Ramaz administration chose the theme “See Different,” a reference to the “Think Different” Apple advertisement from the ’80s. The phrase is grammatically incorrect for a reason; it help...

COVID-19 Attacks Ramaz: the Challenge to Create a New Normal

COVID-19 Attacks Ramaz: the Challenge to Create a New Normal

Rebecca Massel ’21

April 6, 2020

What happens when you wake up one morning to find yourself trapped in a horrific science fiction movie? What happens when, seemingly overnight, your biggest problem goes from your history test tomorrow to worrying whether walking outside will put your life in jeopardy?  As COVID-19 took hold in New York City, the ...

Quarantine Recipe: Homemade Brownie With Chocolate Chip Cookie Center

Quarantine Recipe: Homemade Brownie With Chocolate Chip Cookie Center

Gabby Ostad ’21

April 6, 2020

Ingredients: 4 oz chocolate bar 6 oz butter (or butter substitute) 1 ¼ cups sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¾ cups flour ¼ cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt (Store-bought) cookie dough   Steps and Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut...

Mental Health of the Ramaz Community

Mental Health of the Ramaz Community

Rachel Freilich ’22

April 6, 2020

As the Coronavirus outbreak turned into a pandemic in mid-March, the future of the Spring semester at Ramaz became part of the great unknown. When Upper School students finally found out that they would be off from school for an indeterminate period of time, the excitement reached a high. Since many othe...

A Renewed Commitment To Recycling At Ramaz

A Renewed Commitment To Recycling At Ramaz

Nicole Hirschkorn ’22 and Eric Kalimi ’22

April 6, 2020

“I strongly believe we need a renewed commitment to recycling at Ramaz. I regret that we have not been as scrupulous about this essential environmental concern as we should be,” said Rabbi Stochel. “We need a revival of our efforts and I include myself in this self-criticism.” Recycling at Ramaz has been neg...

New Minyanim, in Person and over Zoom

New Minyanim, in Person and over Zoom

Charles Spielfogel ’21

April 5, 2020

“See different” is this year’s theme at Ramaz. Members of the Ramaz community utilize this mission statement as they take initiative to implement new minyanim at Ramaz. Grade-wide student-led Ashkenaz minyanim are standard for students. In addition, Ramaz offers a Sephardic minyan for all four...

College in the Times of Corona

College in the Times of Corona

Rebecca Massel ’21 and Charles Spielfogel ’21

April 5, 2020

Applying to college is uncharted territory for every high schooler. But for this year’s juniors and seniors, the college process has become like traveling through an unmapped sea. As COVID-19 has spread throughout the country, colleges have closed their doors and begun to change their policies. High ...

Iced Coffee in the Lunchroom

Iced Coffee in the Lunchroom

Rebecca Silber ’23

April 5, 2020

Spotted: Ramaz girls hovering en masse around a gleaming new addition to the lunch room. No—it’s not an upgraded salad bar or panini maker. This feature, of course, is the school’s new iced-coffee station. The station, complete with a variety of creamers and sugars, is located right near the juice...

Virtual Embrace of Talmud

Virtual Embrace of Talmud

Samantha Sinensky ’21

April 5, 2020

When the hallways are still quiet and the lounges empty, before the Ramaz rush-hour with mass tap-ins and students dashing to various davening locations, a small learning group can be found congregated in the second floor Beit Knesset. Beginning at 7:40 am, the Gemara Yomi program, led by Rabbi Weis...

Coronavirus: A Tale of Three Rabbis

Coronavirus: A Tale of Three Rabbis

Caitlin Levine ’21

April 5, 2020

On March 11, 2020, Head of School Mr. Jonathan Cannon sent out a school-wide email to all Ramaz parents, faculty, staff, and students explaining that school would be closed on Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13. At that time, no confirmed cases of Coronavirus were reported within the Ramaz community, but...

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