The Rampage

Crossword May 2020

Crossword May 2020

Isaac Silverman '21

May 19, 2020

Down: 1. Lately people have started performing these on themselves 2. Rabbi Sklarin's favorite college basketball team; also on Coach Katz's Zoom call 4. Source of juniors' stress, process 6. Repeatedly cancelled standardized test 9. Ms. Benel's specialty; proliferating during COVID 10. Thes...

Café Ramaz: Coffee Rundown

Yael Webber '20 stocks up on coffee for the day.

Daniel Kalimi '23

May 18, 2020

The coffee industry is estimated to be worth $20 billion and about 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed annually. Millions of people around the world rely on coffee to get through the day, and Ramaz is no exception. Some students drink coffee regularly, or at least once in a while, despite the pr...

Faculty Book Recommendations

Faculty Book Recommendations

Josephine Schizer ’20

May 17, 2020

Do you have some extra time to read while you’re at home? Are you a senior who wants book recommendations from your teachers before you graduate? Here’s a list of top 5 books to read before age 25 from 20 different teachers. For all faculty members not yet featured on this list, feel free to send you...

Guess That RamGibberish! May 2020

Guess That RamGibberish! May 2020

Sydney Eisenstein '22

May 17, 2020

Instructions: Unscramble the syllables of these gibberish words to form words and phrases ever-so-subtly related to Ramaz. Example: Clue - sun nab shat filled her; Answer - Snapchat filter Puzzles:   Clue - joe a neck doe tails Answer:  ____________________________________   C...

Bored in Quarantine? Here’s What You Should Watch

Bored in Quarantine? Here’s What You Should Watch

Tammy Palagi '21

May 15, 2020

There are countless ways COVID-19 has negatively impacted all of our lives, but there is always a silver lining! While you’re sitting at home contemplating the future, these shows will help get your mind off things. Here’s your chance to escape reality for a couple hours (or more). Enjoy! Hu...

RAMote Learning: Hearing Student Voices

RAMote Learning: Hearing Student Voices

Rachel Freilich ’22

May 15, 2020

After the first week of school on the Zoom platform, Ms. Krupka posted a survey to which many students answered openly and honestly. Students took this survey seriously because the consensus was that Zoom learning was the only way that we would be able to finish the material in order to complete our spring...

Absence of Anecdotals

Absence of Anecdotals

Julia Feit '22

May 15, 2020

A typical semester at Ramaz consists of in-person classes, tests, assignments, and socializing with friends. This semester of school is anything but normal. Perhaps the biggest change to students’ “new normal” is online classes and interactions through Zoom. However, learning and studying through...

Remembering and Celebrating the Yoms Through Zoom

The Guitar Ensemble performing Cuado El Rey/ Ve' David on Yom Haatzmaut.

Rebecca Massel ’21 and Gabby Ostad ’21

May 15, 2020

Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron, and Yom Haatzmaut are known to be some of the most meaningful days on the Ramaz calendar. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Upper School faculty and administration were faced with the challenge of how they would unite the community online. The school had to figure out ho...

New Zoom Schedule

New Zoom Schedule

William Kremer ’21

May 15, 2020

Starting on March 12th with the shutdown of all three divisions of Ramaz, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has redefined the meaning of “school.” What began as a snow-day-like feeling of euphoria with school temporarily canceled quickly morphed into a new long-term reality for students and facult...

How Are Students Retrieving Items From School?

Students on line outside of the Ramaz Upper School building.

Eric Kalimi ’22

May 15, 2020

Almost a full two months ago, on March 11, the Ramaz building on 78th Street was closed. Despite being warned about the building’s imminent closing, many students found themselves unable to bring all of their books and materials home from their lockers. Some left important notes while others left their t...

How Are Students Keeping in Touch With Their Friends?

How Are Students Keeping in Touch With Their Friends?

Sydney Eisenstein '22

May 11, 2020

Social distancing can make it difficult to stay in touch with friends, as hanging out in the lounges, lunchroom, and hallways is simply not compatible with school online. Seeing your friends in Zoom classes is not the same as seeing them in person. How have students been dealing with the social struggl...

Quarantine Personalities: Which Are You?

Quarantine Personalities: Which Are You?

William Kremer ’21

May 11, 2020

What has been the line you have heard most often in the past few months? Is it “there’s nothing to do,” or “I’m bored”? Probably. Although everyone claims they are suffering from immense boredom, almost everyone fits into at least one of these quarantine personalities.    The Chef: No doubt one of the most popular...

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