The Rampage

Is the New Makeup Test Policy Fair?

Is the New Makeup Test Policy Fair?

William Kremer ’21

December 5, 2019

What's worse: a strike, or a failed test? For most Ranaz students, it would indubitably be failing a test. More than ever, certain freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and even seniors have taken on the practice of arriving to school late on days when they have tests in the morning, trying to squeeze in t...

G.O. Update: Monday Mincha Muffins

G.O. Update: Monday Mincha Muffins

William Kremer ’21

December 5, 2019

Muffins have been a symbol of faculty superiority for years. We’ve all read that depressing warning, “these muffins are NOT for students” or, “if you’re a student, do not open this door” signs by the lunchroom every morning with hungry eyes and empty stomachs. What Ramaz student hasn’t d...

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: November Edition

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: November Edition

Caitlin Levine ’21

December 5, 2019

For the second time, the Student Faculty Advising Committee (SFAC) met on November 13, filled with invigorating discussions regarding the student body. Here’s what went down. One member suggested that the school should add more fun and bonding activities to the advisory curriculum so that when the...

The Ramaz Open House: What Changed?

The Ramaz Open House: What Changed?

Gabby Ostad ’21

December 5, 2019

Every Ramaz student remembers the Saturday night they came to the Open House as a prospective student. The energy and excitement that fills the building is a feeling that sticks with students. For the past three years, Ramaz has held two nights of open houses; a smaller one on a Wednesday night for...

Kristallnacht Speakers

Kristallnacht Speakers

Eve Schizer ’22

December 5, 2019

November 9th, 1938 is widely known as Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. On this day, Hitler used the desperate action of a Jewish teenager to justify an anti-Jewish campaign; hundreds of synagogues were burnt, Jewish businesses and homes were looted, and approximately 100 Jews were killed. Ramaz ...

Student-Teacher Conferences: What Day of the Week?

Student-Teacher Conferences: What Day of the Week?

Isaac Silverman '21

December 5, 2019

Many students dread student-teacher conferences. Students must wait for hours in long lines to meet with teachers for only a few minutes, and teachers must meet with dozens upon dozens of students with few breaks. With the entire day free of classes, all students have the same goal in mind: try to f...

Ramjam

Ramjam

Rachel Freilich ’22

December 4, 2019

On Tuesday afternoon before an eagerly-awaited Thanksgiving break, students from all four grades strolled into the auditorium and quickly found seats next to their friends to experience Ramjam. The room buzzed with excitement as the stage was illuminated with bright lights and filled with performers runn...

Thankful for Our Veterans

Thankful for Our Veterans

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

December 4, 2019

32 United States Army veterans of the Samaritan Village filled the fall-theme decorated auditorium for the second annual pre-Thanksgiving meal of gratitude on November 26. The intention of this meal was to thank the veterans for their service. “Veterans deserve a thank you for the work they have done...

Why the Long Weekend?

Why the Long Weekend?

Tammy Palagi '21

December 2, 2019

In the month of November, the Ramaz Upper School was off on Friday, November 8th as well as Monday, November 11th. Given the school’s academic rigor and students’ constant stress, nobody was complaining. However, it begs the question: why exactly did Ramaz have this elongated weekend?  Many st...

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