The Rampage

The Rampage Through the Years

Rampage Mastheads, 1961-Present

Josephine Schizer ’20

June 15, 2020

Reading back through old issues of The Rampage reveals a treasure trove of school history. Although the paper’s name has changed from The Ramaz Record to The Ram Page to The Rampage over the years, the newspaper has always been an outlet for student voices about the school and the world. The details o...

Crossword June 2020

Crossword June 2020

Isaac Silverman '21

June 12, 2020

Test your knowledge of this issue of The Rampage with this crossword! Down: 1) These have broken out in response to the murder of George Floyd 2) Corona impacted the Class of 2020's decisions for this type of year 5) Coach Katz's Zoom program 6) Teachers may struggle with these at home 8) Current state of colle...

Wordsearch June 2020

Wordsearch June 2020

Sydney Eisenstein '22

June 12, 2020

Try to find all these Ramaz-related words hidden in the grid! Assemblies Bowl Finals Gallery Gap Grades Graduation Letter Mode Muted Quarantine Rampage Rams Ramsville Room Shavuot Tammuz Torah Waiting Year Zoom...

Ramaz’s Response to Racial Injustice and the George Floyd Protests: A Student’s Perspective

Ramaz’s Response to Racial Injustice and the George Floyd Protests: A Student's Perspective

Alexandra Paul ’23

June 9, 2020

As 2020 progresses, feelings of chaos and unrest become increasingly prevalent. The most recent occurrence that has added to the hysteria has been the tragic murder of George Floyd and the protests that have taken place since then. The country, and on a wider scale, the world, have responded in differ...

The Problem with Reimagining Education Online

The Problem with Reimagining Education Online

Michal Rahabi '20

June 9, 2020

In early May, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to “reimagine” education and virtual schooling. The goal of this collaboration is to view the future of education through the lens of technology. “The old model of, everybody goes and sits in ...

Class of 2020: What is the Plan for Graduation?

Class of 2020: What is the Plan for Graduation?

Eric Kalimi ’22

June 9, 2020

After four years of hard work at Ramaz, the class of 2020 is finally graduating. Before quarantine, the plan was to have a graduation celebration like every other year: blue and white caps and gowns with speakers congratulating the students and wishing them luck for their futures. Once it became clear t...

Bridging the Gap: Are Seniors Taking Gap Years in Israel?

Bridging the Gap: Are Seniors Taking Gap Years in Israel?

Samantha Sinensky ’21

June 9, 2020

For some Ramaz Upper School graduates, this summer is a break before leaving for college. For others, college is still over a year away. Come fall, these students are looking forward to a gap year, likely in Israel to learn and explore both the country and their inner selves. A gap year between grad...

Seniors Give YOU Advice For Next Year

Class of 2020 at Senior Shabbaton

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 9, 2020

Four current seniors: Olivia Sakhai ’20, Avery Sholes ’20, Gail Hafif ’20, and Ethan Rubin ’20 answered five questions about their time at Ramaz and their thoughts looking back on their four years of high school.    What advice would you give for rising sophomores, juniors, and senio...

Has The Times Changed with the Times?

Has The Times Changed with the Times?

Rebecca Massel ’21

June 9, 2020

Thirty years ago, news arrived with the thump of the paper being dropped at the door. Readers reconnected with the world by peeling open the paper and reading the latest news. Yesterday’s news. Old news.   Today, as the reader wipes sleep from his eyes, he groggily grabs his phone and sees...

Steps To Planning A Successful Zoom Party

Zoom birthday party (Courtesy of Tammy Palagi '21)

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 9, 2020

In addition to being implemented for teaching purposes, Zoon has also been widely used to host other events, such as meetings, panels, and even birthdays! Although it may feel like the world has been on pause, the days have been passing and people are still looking for creative ways to celebrate thei...

Too Much Time “Together” Leaves Students Feeling Alone

Too Much Time “Together” Leaves Students Feeling Alone

Rachel Freilich ’22

June 9, 2020

Over the last few months of Ramaz “online,” one question has been looming on the minds of students: why are there so many assemblies, and what is the consequence of not attending these programs? Although certain assemblies commemorating important days and events are obviously necessary to maintain...

The Final Classes: Senior Programming in May

Faculty Postmodernism & Morality Great Debate

Rebecca Massel ’21

June 9, 2020

Everyone knows that the highlight of their four years in high school is the second semester of senior year. No work, easy classes, and their grade are the rulers of the school. At Ramaz, this idealized experience is complete with a grade-wide Poland trip. However, unfortunately for this year’s seniors, one ...

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