The Rampage

Junior-Senior Davening Move

Junior-Senior Davening Move

Rebecca Massel ’21

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 cards on time and then chatting in the bathroom. Ramaz has worked endlessly to help make davening...

PSAT at Ramaz: The Inside Scoop

PSAT at Ramaz: The Inside Scoop

Tammy Palagi '21

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 (NMSC). Students generally take the exam during their junior and sophomore years in high school....

Are Ramaz Students Driven to Drive?

Are Ramaz Students Driven to Drive?

Rebecca Massel ’21

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 end of the spectrum in the timing of being able to drive. Outside of New York, in states like Sou...

Sophomores Need More Attention from College Guidance

Sophomores Need More Attention from College Guidance

Nicole Hirschkorn '22

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 part of the process and yet it is completely unaddressed during sophomore year at Ramaz.Freshman year is ...

Privileges, or Rights?

Privileges, or Rights?

Caitlin Levine '21

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 to leave the school building at all times everyday. Juniors are privileged to leave school twic...

Pink Day: A Valuable Ramaz Tradition

Pink Day: A Valuable Ramaz Tradition

Julia Feit '22

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 as they were educated about breast cancer awareness and actively participated in fundraising. Ov...

General Studies vs. Judaic Studies

General Studies vs. Judaic Studies

Alexandra Paul ’23

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 classes every day, along with extracurriculars and other parts of their lives. That alone brings ...

No More Chemistry Tests

No More Chemistry Tests

Sydney Eisenstein '22

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 of tests, students will take two to three quizzes each week based on the week’s curriculum. A dras...

School on Chol Hamoed?

School on Chol Hamoed?

Charles Spielfogel ’21

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 chag. For those of us who were here, we attended school, but we did not learn so much. We had a hal...

Farewell to Jewish Sexual Ethics

Farewell to Jewish Sexual Ethics

Rebecca Massel ’21

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 Judaism's view of sexuality, prompting the students to explore their bodies and sexuality within the...

Sukkot Festivities

Sukkot Festivities

Caitlin Levine ’21

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 the administration also incorporated a lot of exciting events into the day to make it feel like a chag.  B...

Our Community at Work: Dr. Samuel Moche

Our Community at Work: Dr. Samuel Moche

David Gerber '21

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 work lives as soon as possible. Some even have to catch an international flight immediately after their ...

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