The Rampage

More Than Just a Color

More Than Just a Color

Rebecca Massel ’21, Writer

December 7, 2018

Over the course of October, Ramaz, under the guidance of Ms. Benel, raised awareness for two painful situations currently affecting Americans. On Friday, October 12, Ramaz participated in Pink Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Two weeks later, on Friday, October 26, Ramaz students dres...

Reviewed: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Reviewed: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Hadley Kauvar ’19, Writer

December 7, 2018

Watching a dumpster fire, you often get to see amazing visuals, but it is not an altogether pleasant experience. This was true for me while watching Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The second installment in the five-part Harry Potter prequel series boasts nonsensical dialogue and an incom...

Roma: A Meticulous and Meditative Study

Roma: A Meticulous and Meditative Study

Isaac Merkin ’19, Writer

December 7, 2018

Director Alfonso Cuarón’s most recent films, specifically Children of Men and Gravity, can be best described as intense. Each movie, whether focusing on apocalyptic scenarios in the case of the former or being stranded in space in the case of the latter, keeps the viewer glued to the screen. Roma, t...

College Stress

College Stress

Becky Tauber ’19, Co-Online-Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2018

There’s no doubt that Ramaz is a highly competitive environment— students work hard to excel academically and achieve their goals. Many would argue that Ramaz is the most “college obsessed” Yeshiva in the tri-state area. And while it may be true that every school has individual students who str...

The Tonight Show: A Highlight of the Ramaz Open House

The Tonight Show: A Highlight of the Ramaz Open House

Sophia Kremer ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018

The Open House is Ramaz’s most important recruitment event. The evening acts as an opportunity to share our school’s mission statement, as well as to showcase how those ideals are expressed throughout the building on a day-to-day basis. Short lessons on catchy subjects presented by our outstanding fa...

Ramaz Rams Take on L.A.

Ramaz Rams Take on L.A.

Sophia Kremer ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018

Four days of basketball, nineteen teams, two hundred and fifty players, hundreds of spectators, and thousands of fans watching via live-stream. For the first time in history, the Ramaz girls and boys varsity basketball teams had the privilege of participating in the annual Glouberman Tournament at Shalhe...

The Pittsburgh Catastrophe In My Eyes

TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES - 2018/10/29: A woman seen praying at the memorial service for the victims of the Tree of Life Massacre. Members of Pittsburgh and the Squirrel Hill community pay their respects at the memorial to the 11 victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre perpetrated by suspect Robert Bowers on Saturday, October 27. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Gabrielle Ostad ’21, Writer

December 7, 2018

Never had I experienced a morning like that of Saturday, October 27. Like many of us, I was at synagogue that Shabbat morning, but my arrival home was not per the usual. I vividly remember my mom saying “There was a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning.” As soon as these words left ...

Boo: A Ramaz Halloween

Boo: A Ramaz Halloween

Josephine Schizer ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018

“Ramaz supports the stance of refraining from celebrating Halloween, while recognizing and respecting the need for parents to make decisions for their families regarding personal home practice,” read an email sent out to the Ramaz parent body a few days before Halloween. The email, signed by Mr. Cannon...

November Crossword

November Crossword

December 7, 2018

Across Lunch Room Req. Strumming Rabbi Basketball or Soccer Action “C” GKMC, NYC$ Ye Dropout Location Eng. Tefillin Many a Student’s Pastime NY shoe brand, stereotype Down Teacher-Only Breakfast “Correct” Best Picture Winner Many a Student’s H...

Fake Clubs

Fake Clubs

William Kremer ’21, Writer

December 7, 2018

Once upon a time, every extracurricular activity available at Ramaz was entirely legitimate. Think Math Club, Chess Team, Debate Team, Model Congress, Mock Trial - these clubs, with only a handful of others, are the foundation upon which Ramaz’s extracurricular catalog was built. Each of these clubs ...

Community Time or a Waste of Time?

Community Time or a Waste of Time?

Aliza Freilich ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018

A new platform called “Community Time” was instituted this year. “Community Time” allows Ramaz Upper School students to gather together, reflect on our Ramaz community as a whole, and discuss the different initiatives that we have engaged in over the past month or so. Two community sessions t...

A New Day for Student-Teacher Conferences

A New Day for Student-Teacher Conferences

Hannah Doft ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018

Unlike previous years, this year, student-teacher conferences took place on Thursday, not Friday. Rabbi Dov Pianko said that the purpose of the switch was “to try and eliminate the mentality of students rushing through all of their teachers. I always vote for students to have a more chill experience...

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