The Rampage

How the G.O Plans Chagigas: An Interview with Sophia Kremer

How the G.O Plans Chagigas: An Interview with Sophia Kremer

Hannah Doft ’20

May 28, 2019

Q: What are the first steps in planning a Chagiga? A: When planning a Chagiga we review previous chagigot and brainstorm how the upcoming one can be improved. We get the budget from Dov, which depends chagigah to chagigah. We take into account what students did not enjoy in the past and what we thin...

What Happened to the Other Hemisphere?

What Happened to the Other Hemisphere?

Natalie Kahn ’19

May 28, 2019

I wasn’t the only student who felt the school should’ve said something about the New Zealand shooting a month ago or mentioned the attacks on Sri Lanka. For every attack on a Jewish location, whether it be vandalism of a synagogue or a terrorist attack in Israel, the school has taken at least a mom...

Senior College Decisions from the Junior POV

Senior College Decisions from the Junior POV

Aliza Freilich ’20

May 28, 2019

Every spring, juniors suddenly feel the college crunch. College visits, college night, adviser meetings and standardized tests all set the stage for the frenzy of what is known as the “College Admissions Process.” Juniors also bear witness to the “College Acceptance Process” of the senior class,...

Senior Ditch Day?

Senior Ditch Day?

Natalie Kahn ’19

May 28, 2019

On Friday, March 29, the senior grade decided as a collective to cut school after a bout of anger and stress in response to the release of college decisions. Most colleges had released their decisions over the course of the previous two weeks, and Thursday, March 28 was the culmination, with all eight...

Ramaz Says Goodbye to Ms. Quin

Ramaz Says Goodbye to Ms. Quin

Esti Beck ’19

May 28, 2019

On Friday, April 12th, Ms. Quin left Ramaz for a position at the Agnes Irwin School, ending a two-year tenure as a Ramaz college advisor. This vacancy in the college office has already been filled, though at the time of this article’s publication, the school has not yet revealed the name of her re...

Tips for College Admissions

Tips for College Admissions

Esti Beck ’19

May 28, 2019

Disclaimer: I’m only a senior. I barely know what’s going on in my life, let alone the college admissions world. These are just my thoughts based on my experience in the 2018-19 college admissions cycle, ones which may or may not be useful in the coming years. I am also not a trained college advi...

Interview with Yaakov Shwekey

Interview with Yaakov Shwekey

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019

As students from the Ramaz Lower School stream out of the auditorium after enjoying a concert from famed Jewish entertainer Yaakov Shwekey, I venture backstage for a brief conversation with the singer before his next show, which begins in 15 minutes. He’s performing three times today, once for eac...

AIPAC Policy Conference 2019

AIPAC Policy Conference 2019

Caitlin Levine ’21

May 28, 2019

The annual conference of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) took place on March 24 to March 26 in Washington DC. 18,000 pro-Israel Americans attended, and 6,000 of the them were new attendees. AIPAC 2019 came at a time when the support of Israel by the different political parties, and the...

Reviewed: Us

Reviewed: Us

Hadley Kauvar ’19

May 28, 2019

In Us, Jordan Peele continues to deliver as an excellent director and writer of horror films. Us tells the story of a family whose summer vacation is interrupted by a home invasion led by their doppelgangers. What ensues is a masterfully executed blend of horror, comedy and absurdity. Peele uses jumpsca...

Math Trip to Yale

Math Trip to Yale

Zach Buller ’20

May 28, 2019

On Sunday, April 14th, nine Ramaz students participated in the annual Math Majors of America Tournament for High Schools (MMATHS) at Yale University. Accompanied by Dr. Fabio Nironi, Zach Buller ’20, Jacob Davis ’21, Eitan Linhart ’21, Anna Braun ’22, Ben Cole ’22, Finley Horowitz ’22, E...

Choir Trip to Boston

Choir Trip to Boston

Zach Buller ’20

May 28, 2019

The Ramaz High School Choir has enjoyed an annual trip for the last 12 years, ever since Mr. Henkin began running the choir. In the past, the choir has ventured near and far, traveling to Maryland, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Virginia Beach, Los Angeles, and, last year, to Israel. This April, the Rama...

Admissions

Admissions

Sophia Kremer ’20

May 28, 2019

What is the greatest measure of success in the Yeshiva League?  To students, it may be the number of varsity sports banners on the gym walls; to parents, college admissions; and to administrators, the percentage of the graduating class who spend a gap year in Israel. However, all agree that the siz...

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