The Rampage

FAMILY GUY: The Perks of Lockdown with Loved Ones

FAMILY GUY: The Perks of Lockdown with Loved Ones

William Kremer ’21

May 11, 2020

Cabin Fever (noun): “irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors”.  During this unprecedented period in history, it would not be strange for one to be experiencing “quarantine fever,” along with a host of other new emotions and an...

A Summer Like No Other

A Summer Like No Other

Charles Spielfogel ’21

May 11, 2020

Summer is usually a time to pursue interests outside of school. This could include summer camps, trips at home or abroad, internships, or summer learning programs. With COVID-19 taking over the nation and the world, all plans are up in the air. Many camps are undecided as to whether they will open, m...

Food for the Soul: Persian Culture Club Cooks Up Chesed

Food for the Soul: Persian Culture Club Cooks Up Chesed

Samantha Sinensky ’21

May 11, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 chaos and social distancing, a high school student was spotted making “food runs” and delivering food packages to healthcare workers in hospitals throughout New York City. This chesed initiative was spearheaded by Ramaz Persian Culture Club President, Gabby Ostad ’21. Ostad channe...

How Are Students Being Graded?

How Are Students Being Graded?

Isaac Silverman '21

May 11, 2020

With Governor Cuomo’s announcement that NYC schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year, there is one question that needs to be answered: how will students be graded? Originally, when Ramaz was let out on March 11, a majority of students thought that students would be returning at some poin...

College Guidance for Juniors Remains Strong

College Guidance for Juniors Remains Strong

Caitlin Levine '21

May 11, 2020

The College Guidance Office has remained active and supportive during this time of social distancing. Throughout the quarantine, the college office has sent many emails to the juniors to ensure they are staying informed and on top of the upcoming college admission process. In addition to the comprehensiv...

Weavers: Knitting Communities Together

Weavers: Knitting Communities Together

Clemi Roth '22

May 11, 2020

Chesed is a word used to describe the love and compassion among humans present in daily life. Helping others is the essential backbone of Jewish life. Even before Ramaz students started going to school, they learned the value of helping their parents and sharing toys with their friends. They were raised...

The Zoom Survey: What Did We Learn?

The Zoom Survey: What Did We Learn?

Nicole Hirschkorn ’22

May 11, 2020

What ever happened to that survey about Zoom classes you took last month? Why are classes still an hour? Why was Monday’s number of classes reduced? According to Ms. Krupka, who was in charge of interpreting the survey results, the student body’s opinions were heavily divided on almost every top...

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  ...

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...

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...

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