The Rampage

One Year Later…

One Year Later…

Josephine Schizer ’20

June 24, 2019

FRESHMEN Why are you looking forward to about sophomore year? "Knowing more about the school and doing better now that I’ve gotten the hang of it." "Being familiar with the school and with the people. I’m no longer a lost new kid." "Privileges" "Not being a freshman" "All the ...

Remembering The Sacrifices of So Many This Yom HaZikaron

Remembering The Sacrifices of So Many This Yom HaZikaron

Rebecca Massel ’21

June 24, 2019

Every day, the Ramaz community prays for the State of Israel and its soldiers. Some students stand in shul and listen to the names of fallen Israeli soldiers every week; others have an alarm on their phone every time a missile is shot into Israel. Ramaz students are intrinsically connected with Israel, yet, hal...

Interview with Mr. Jonathan Cannon

Interview with Mr. Jonathan Cannon

Caitlin Levine ’21

June 24, 2019

Caitlin Levine: Looking back, what were the top three changes of which you are most proud, which you have brought to Ramaz this past year? Mr. Jonathan Cannon: I was really looking to learn rather than to change. I am proud of students, faculty and parents, their passion for the school and their willi...

The G.O Elections: Who were the candidates? What did each candidate propose? Who was elected?

The G.O Elections: Who were the candidates? What did each candidate propose? Who was elected?

Jake Rubin ’21

June 24, 2019

The G.O. Elections are an annual school wide event that take place in the Auditorium and this year there were 13 candidates; Beth Kahn, Ethan Morali, Avery Sholes, Ryan Leibowitz, Alex Zemmol, Gabby Ostad, Maxine Pravda, Judah Wahba, Aaron Zanger, Sam Deutsch, Sophia Kremer, Caitlin Levine, and Gabby Schwa...

The Class of 2019: A Year in Israel?

The Class of 2019: A Year in Israel?

Josephine Schizer ’20

June 24, 2019

Every year, seniors spent large blocks of time planning for after high school. The most discussed decision is about where to go to college, but seniors also make another important decision: whether or not to take a gap year in Israel. Many factors go into this decision. For some, a year in Israel is a...

It Is Your Turn to Carry the Load

It Is Your Turn to Carry the Load

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 24, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30, Ms Benel led a chesed mission to go meet soldiers, veterans and family members who are carrying the load of their loved one, either from their immediate family or their military family. That morning Ms. Benel took the students via the subway to Chase Bank where they met with tho...

SAT vs. ACT

SAT vs. ACT

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

June 24, 2019

The pressure and stress standardized testing such as the SAT and ACT causes is infamous. These two tests are required in order to apply to most colleges, and are widely considered to be major factors in determining where one is accepted. But what really is the difference between the ACT and SAT? What d...

Exodus: The Teachers We Won’t See Next Year

Exodus: The Teachers We Won’t See Next Year

Charles Spielfogel ’21

June 24, 2019

Ramaz Faculty and Students bid farewell to so many great teachers that have been a vital part of our community. Ms. Cohen, Ms. Lattin, Ms. Quin, Rabbi Frazer, Ms. Sterental, Mr. Kabot, and Dr. Dunitz will be missed in our school. I asked all the teachers 3 questions: How long have you been teaching at ...

SAT Adversity score: a letter from two editors

SAT Adversity score: a letter from two editors

Natalie Kahn ’19 and Esti Beck ’19

June 24, 2019

Whenever Affirmative Action is brought up, debates get shut down. It’s the most controversial policy with the best intentions and the murkiest effect in recent American history. Is there a right answer? No. That’s why it’s so hard to debate. Because (almost) everyone would agree that it’s coming ...

The New SAT Adversity Score

The New SAT Adversity Score

Samantha Sinensky ’21

June 24, 2019

The College Board, with all good intentions, decided to “level the playing field” in the college application process by creating a new scorecard. Every applicant will be given a rating based not on their academic or extracurricular activities, but based on the address of the applicant and the socioe...

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Tammy Palagi ’21

June 24, 2019

In the third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise John Wick, directed by Chad Stahelski, skilled assassin John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, returns with a $14 million price on his life, and a multitude of bounty-hunting murderers after him. John is on the run because he broke a ...

Sophomore College Night

Sophomore College Night

Tammy Palagi ’21

June 24, 2019

All throughout high school, college is a constant topic on all students’ and parents’ minds. Students are constantly asking themselves if they’re doing well enough, if they’re in a sufficient amount of clubs, or if their summer plans are advantageous to their future applications. The environment i...

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