The Rampage

Everything You Need to Know About the Early Decision Process

Everything You Need to Know About the Early Decision Process

Samantha Sinensky ’21

February 6, 2020

Every December, thousands of  nervous high school seniors anxiously await the verdict from their early-decision (ED), early-action (EA), and restrictive early action (REA) college applications. While these decisions are released around the same time, months prior to the regular decision releases in Ap...

Jewish Pride: No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March

Jewish Pride: No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March

Rebecca Massel ’21

February 6, 2020

Almost every night of this past Chanukah, as Jews lit the candles, they prayed that the antisemitism would be over. However, every night, new headlines appeared: “Five Jews stabbed in Monsey home,” “Jew beat up on NYC street,” “Jew harassed on the subway.” For the past few months, antise...

Big Win for Ramaz at the Annual Alan T. Brown Foundation Hockey Game

Big Win for Ramaz at the Annual Alan T. Brown Foundation Hockey Game

Aryeh Teller ’20

February 6, 2020

Every year, the Ramaz Rams compete in a hockey game sponsored by the Alan T. Brown Foundation, an organization which seeks to raise money for paralysis. At the game, players sold raffle tickets for numerous prizes such as Rangers tickets and Dougies gift cards. This year, Ramaz faced off against SAR and...

Ramcast: The New Ramaz Podcast

Ramcast: The New Ramaz Podcast

Aliza Teller ’23

February 6, 2020

Ramaz students are given the opportunity to pursue their passions. Gabe Kraiem ’20 exemplified this ideal by creating his own podcast through Ramaz. Gabe has always enjoyed speaking with friends and sharing his complex ideas. He is a curious individual and is always asking questions. He got his in...

Is the New Makeup Policy Effective?

Is the New Makeup Policy Effective?

Isaac Silverman '21

February 5, 2020

This year, a new policy was established for the test makeup system: students are only allowed to take a maximum of three makeup tests per semester. At first, there were mixed reactions to this policy. This worried a majority of students, not just those who had previously taken advantage of the system i...

Spotlight on Decor Chair Rachel Araten

Spotlight on Decor Chair Rachel Araten

Caitlin Levine ’21

February 5, 2020

For the past three years, Rachel Araten ’20 has served as Ramaz Decor Chair. This is a very unique position that Ramaz is proud to offer to artistically talented and creative students as part of the school’s concerted effort to enhance the students’ environment and thereby boost the overall exper...

Is The Talmud Paper Necessary?

Is The Talmud Paper Necessary?

Tammy Palagi '21 and Avigail DuPont '21

February 5, 2020

With a precedent set beginning first semester last year, all juniors are now required to write a Judaic Studies paper in their Talmud classes. Ramaz students are no strangers to history papers, but the feeling amongst many juniors is that the addition of the new Judaic Studies paper is an unnecessary...

Full-School Davening Poll

Full-School Davening Poll

Judah Wahba '20

February 5, 2020

The Rampage conducted a poll to which 48 students responded about preferences for school-wide minyanim. See the results below!    ...

Winter Sports Recap

Winter Sports Recap

Caitlin Levine '21

February 5, 2020

This year Ramaz Upper School sported 8 athletic teams competing in the winter season: boys and girls JV and Varsity basketball, boys JV and Varsity Hockey, and girls JV and Varsity volleyball.  The JV boys Basketball team has had a successful season leading up to the playoffs with a record of 7 ...

Where Can I Find My Teachers?

Where Can I Find My Teachers?

Charles Spielfogel ’21

February 5, 2020

Over the past few weeks, many teachers have moved their office locations. This was motivated by the administration’s belief that it would be more effective for all the teachers from each department to be in the same locations. The science, math, and Judaic Studies departments have always shared offices for ...

A Shortened February Vacation

A Shortened February Vacation

Gabby Ostad ’21

February 5, 2020

Ramaz students throughout the years have wondered why the school does not give students Yeshiva break. This year, students also wondered about the reason for removing the week-long February break.  Ramaz has always had vacation in December, not coinciding with Yeshiva break, in order to give days ...

Student Super Bowl Predictions

Student Super Bowl Predictions

Gabby Ostad ’21

February 5, 2020

45 students in all four grades casted predictions about the Superbowl. Super Bowl LIV took place on Sunday, February 2,2020 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, Florida. See the results below! Most students correctly predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs and the San F...

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