The Rampage

Good Vibes at G.O. Purim

Good Vibes at G.O. Purim

Sophia Kremer ’20

May 28, 2019

On Shushan Purim, the halls of the Ramaz Upper School were decked with elaborate costumes: seniors wearing inflatable sumo costumes, the G.O. dressed as Mario Kart characters. There were celebrity sighting such as Post Malone and Justin Bieber, and of course plenty students showed up garbed  in sports je...

Reviewed: Game of Thrones

Reviewed: Game of Thrones

Hadley Kauvar ’19

May 28, 2019

The final season of HBO’s flagship series, Game of Thrones, is finally underway after a year and a half of anticipation. The season promises dragons, massive battles, the usual amount  of incest and something that fans of the book series won’t get for a long time, an ending. Warning: spoilers ahe...

Technology Update

Technology Update

Zach Buller ’20

May 28, 2019

As society progresses into an age where technology is the cornerstone of people’s lives, Ramaz has the opportunity to advance its technological infrastructure and its integration of technology into students’ and teachers’ lives. The administration must address the technological infrastructure of...

Community At Work: Anna Serur

Community At Work: Anna Serur

David Gerber ’21

May 28, 2019

I have joined Dr. Anna Serur, mother of Leah Serur ’21, on more than a few ski trips, and I can honestly say that it is impossible to keep up with her. Perhaps Dr. Serur’s stamina on the slopes can be attributed to her rigorous role as Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Englewood Hospital. As a clo...

Finding a New College Advisor

Finding a New College Advisor

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019

With the announcement that Ms. Sarah Quin would be leaving Ramaz, the college guidance office launched a search for a new college advisor to fill the vacancy. According to Ms. Shulman, the process began with advertising the position, after which the first round of interviews “didn’t turn up anyone who ...

Albany Trip

Albany Trip

William Kremer ’21

May 28, 2019

Founded in 2013 to advocate for equitable government funding in non-public schools, Teach New York State is a vast network of community leaders, parents and lawmakers who work to keep the costs down of sending children to non-public schools.  Since the organization’s founding, government aid for no...

Model Congress

Model Congress

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019

On Thursday, March 28, the Model Congress team left school to spend the weekend at the University of Pennsylvania for their annual Model Congress competition. From Thursday night to Sunday afternoon, Ramaz students were Senators and Congressmen, supporting or opposing each bill their committee debat...

Davening

Davening

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 28, 2019

In a constantly-changing Ramaz schedule, from M day to C day to F day, one thing remains the same: the first 50+ minutes of the day are reserved for davening. These minutes are an important part of school culture, and members of the Ramaz Upper School community have strong and varied opinions about how t...

Mishmar: A Slice of Torah Learning

Mishmar: A Slice of Torah Learning

Samantha Sinensky ’21

May 28, 2019

The Mishmar Program, which offers students the opportunity to participate in Beit Midrash learning after school, has recently been restored under the guidance and leadership of Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz. Students convene once a week to learn Torah without the pressure of grades and assessments. Every Monday n...

Ramaz Science Olympiad Competition

Ramaz Science Olympiad Competition

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

May 28, 2019

With binders in hand, handmade towers in boxes, and information booklets, the fifteen members of the Ramaz Science Olympiad team made their way to Landers College on March 31 to participate in the Annual Yeshiva Day School Science Olympiad, an event where students from different yeshivot are able to ...

Reforming the Senior Exit Interview

Reforming the Senior Exit Interview

Esti Beck ’19

May 28, 2019

I know a lot of kids look forward to their exit interviews as if they were the light at the end of the tunnel of their high school careers, the metaphorical pearly gates of Ramaz. It’s really not uncommon to hear “I’m gonna talk all about this [expletive] at my exit interview, you’ll see,” or ...

One Heartbeat: My Experience in Witness Theater

One Heartbeat: My Experience in Witness Theater

Rebecca Massel ’21

May 9, 2019

A heartbeat. A constant, single beat that keeps you alive. It stops, you stop. Your life depends on it. Over this academic year, I participated in Witness Theater. Every week, seven Holocaust survivors shared their stories with eleven high school students. Hand in hand, they passed their experienc...

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