The Rampage

The Greatest Show on Earth – The Ramaz Dinner

The Greatest Show on Earth - The Ramaz Dinner

Rachel Freilich ’22

April 4, 2019

Menschlichkeit was the theme of the 82nd annual Ramaz dinner, which was held on January 13th at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. While the temperature outside was well below freezing, the Ramaz dinner proved to be warm and inviting. With over one thousand people watching, the students from the Lower, Mi...

Reviewed: Isn’t It Romantic

Reviewed: Isn’t It Romantic

Tammy Palagi ’21

April 4, 2019

Sausage Party: The Brat Factory is a Carnivore’s Paradise

Sausage Party: The Brat Factory is a Carnivore’s Paradise

William Kremer ’21

April 4, 2019

New York City’s latest and greatest Brat is anything but spoiled. Located on Amsterdam Avenue and 106th street, the Brat Factory is a new kosher restaurant that is luring diners to West Harlem with its enticing array of tricked out meat dishes. Specializing in sausages and meat products, the menu inc...

Reviewed: Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Reviewed: Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Hadley Kauvar ’19

April 4, 2019

The second installment in the movie series about everyone’s favorite toy has arrived. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part was released in theaters this month, giving toddlers, bored parents and nostalgic adults a chance to enjoy a movie in what has been a rather dry month in terms of films. The movie does...

Reviewed: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Reviewed: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Hadley Kauvar ’19

April 4, 2019

Netflix recently released Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. This four part documentary details the killing spree of one of the most notorious American serial killers, Ted Bundy. The series features a large amount of tapes recorded by Bundy himself shortly before his execution on January...

Winter Sports Update

Winter Sports Update

Caitlin Levine ’21

April 4, 2019

This year Ramaz had nine teams compete in winter sports, including girls and boys JV and Varsity basketball, girls JV and Varsity volleyball, boys JV and Varsity floor hockey, and an ice hockey team. Girls JV basketball had a rough season, winning only two of their 10 games. The team’s biggest rivals...

No Rest for the Weary

No Rest for the Weary

Sophia Kremer ’20

April 4, 2019

After two weeks of camping out in my apartment, studying for hours on end for finals, the last place I want to spend my intersession is at home. During finals’ weeks (yes, plural because it is more than a week) I spend my days, and occasionally even part of my nights, at my main base camp — our ...

Test Swindlers

Test Swindlers

William Kremer ’21

April 4, 2019

What's worse: an attendance strike or a failed test? To a growing number of Ramaz students, it’s a failed test.  More than ever, freshman, sophomores, juniors, and even seniors have taken up the practice of arriving to school late on days when they have AM tests. Although Preludes clearly forbids tappin...

Is the Third Language Still Relevant?

Is the Third Language Still Relevant?

Charles Spielfogel ’21

April 4, 2019

Ramaz currently offers French and Spanish as foreign language options, even though other schools offer not only a wider variety of languages (i.e., Arabic and Mandarin being two common ones), but also an opt-out option. Technically speaking, Hebrew serves as our “second language.” Today, there are m...

JSPA Conference

JSPA Conference

Josephine Schizer ’20

April 4, 2019

During the first weekend of February, four Rampage writers and Dr. Milowitz attended the Jewish Scholastic Press Association Conference in Los Angeles. The conference was co-sponsored by Shalhevet High School and took place at the Beth Jacob shul in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles. ...

Is Extra Time Extra?

Is Extra Time Extra?

Natalie Kahn ’19

April 4, 2019

With the emphasis on standardized testing in today’s college process, extra time has moved to the forefront of academic controversies. The well-intended idea behind extra time is to level the playing field for all students. A student who is quite intelligent but who may have a disability that coul...

Being Happy With What I Have: My Experience on the Mission to Moldova

Being Happy With What I Have: My Experience on the Mission to Moldova

Rebecca Massel ’21

April 4, 2019

Warmth and chills; smiles and tears; laughing and crying; giving and receiving; support and emptiness. These words are the only way to describe my experience on the Ramaz February Break Mission to Moldova. The Jews of Moldova are among the poorest in the world. Without the support of the Jewish ...

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