The Rampage

Junior-Senior Davening Move

Junior-Senior Davening Move
November 15, 2019

Davening. For some Ramaz students, it is the best way to begin their day—it is a time to connect with G-d and prepare for the day ahead. But for other students, davening means rushing in to swipe their...

PSAT at Ramaz: The Inside Scoop

PSAT at Ramaz: The Inside Scoop
November 13, 2019

On Wednesday, October 30, all students in the junior class took the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). The PSAT is a test given by the College Board with the participation of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation...

Are Ramaz Students Driven to Drive?

Are Ramaz Students Driven to Drive?
November 13, 2019

Henry Ford passed his driver’s test for the first time at the age of 56. It was 1919, the first year Michigan required driving licenses. While not as old as Ford, New York City kids are also at the older...

Sophomores Need More Attention from College Guidance

Sophomores Need More Attention from College Guidance
November 13, 2019

Getting into college is more challenging than ever, so it should come as no surprise that many students rely on more than just grades and scores to earn spots in top schools. College guidance is a vital...

Privileges, or Rights?

Privileges, or Rights?
November 13, 2019

At Ramaz privileges are hierarchical. Seniors, juniors and sophomores all receive distinct freedoms to leave the school building during the school day. Seniors enjoy complete privileges—they are allowed...

Pink Day: A Valuable Ramaz Tradition

Pink Day: A Valuable Ramaz Tradition
November 13, 2019

On October 24th, the students of Ramaz plastered the halls in pink as a tribute to breast cancer awareness month. The students excitedly dressed in pink, decorated the lobby in pink, and sold pink doughnuts...

General Studies vs. Judaic Studies

General Studies vs. Judaic Studies
November 12, 2019

As a school in the Yeshiva League, Ramaz maintains a dual-curriculum, which is very rigorous and academically challenging. As a result of that, students have to learn to balance the workload of up to 11...

No More Chemistry Tests

No More Chemistry Tests
November 11, 2019

The science department has a new formula for chemistry classes. In the past, tests were a given, just like in any other science class. But this year, the department is applying a new equation. Instead...

School on Chol Hamoed?

School on Chol Hamoed?
November 11, 2019

Throughout the long week of Sukkot, Ramaz students wondered why we have school on Chol Hamoed. Most other yeshivot have the entire week off. Many families travel to Israel and other destinations for the...

Farewell to Rabbi Lookstein’s Jewish Sexual Ethics Class

Farewell to Rabbi Lookstein's Jewish Sexual Ethics Class
November 10, 2019

For the past three decades, Rabbi Lookstein has taught Jewish Sexual Ethics, a class specially designed for Ramaz sophomores during their teenage mental and physical development. This class focused on...

Sukkot Festivities

Sukkot Festivities
November 10, 2019

Chol Hamoed Sukkot at Ramaz is a special time. Although Ramaz was open on both Wednesday and Thursday of Chol Hamoed Sukkot, the school day was very different than usual. Some classes were held, but...

Our Community at Work: Dr. Samuel Moche

Our Community at Work: Dr. Samuel Moche
November 10, 2019

Japanese and Hebrew murmurs fill the waiting room of a dental clinic on Fifth Avenue. is spoken in the waiting room. Patients are waiting anxiously for their appointments, hoping to get back to their busy...

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