The Rampage

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Depersonalized Lateness System

A Depersonalized Lateness System

Tammy Palagi ’21, Writer

December 7, 2018

You’ve barely slept, faced a stomach ache, braved traffic, and missed your train when, at 8:15 AM, you arrive to school and dreadfully tap in, knowing you’ll be getting a lateness email from noreply@ramaz.org later that day. There is nobody there to help you, no one to whom you can explain just how when everyt...

The Ramaz Track Team

The Ramaz Track Team

Basia Fellner-Dublin ’20, Writer

December 7, 2018

The Track Team is a sports team that meets in the fall and spring seasons for both practices and competitions. Coached by Ms. Csillag-Cohen, this team is a great opportunity for any student interested in getting a good workout.  During the fall season, practices were held after-school on B days, an...

The Open House Gets a Makeover

The Open House Gets a Makeover

Zach Buller ’20

December 7, 2018

The auditorium was filled to its maximum capacity and charged with excitement. Parents and students from all over the tri-state area were fully engaged as they listened to the sounds of the musical Havdalah performed by the Chamber Choir and Rabbi Albo. This is the Ramaz Upper School Open House, a one-of-a-kind nig...

Should Davening be Mandatory in School?

Should Davening be Mandatory in School?

Charles Spielfogel ’21 and Keren Kubersky ’21

December 7, 2018

One of the biggest debates in the Ramaz student body questions a pillar of our daily routines: should davening be mandated in school? Many students do not feel connected to the group tefilot and would rather daven at home in a private setting. They feel it should not be mandatory, nor should students ...

Behind the Scenes at SFAC: November edition

Behind the Scenes at SFAC:  November edition

Sophia Kremer ’20

December 7, 2018

This month’s Student Faculty Administration Committee (SFAC), composed of members of the G.O., student class presidents, grade coordinators and other faculty members, met on November 14, 2018 to discuss current concerns within the school and to propose ways to resolve them. Due to the absence of Rab...

Ramaz Holds Annual “Israel Night”

Ramaz Holds Annual “Israel Night”

Harry Shams ’19

December 7, 2018

On November 12th, the Ramaz Upper School hosted its annual Israel Night for seniors who are considering taking a gap year in Israel after graduation. The night serves as an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the benefits of the year and the options available. Students met personally w...

Skirt Length Struggle

Skirt Length Struggle

Natalie Kahn ’19

December 7, 2018

It’s no secret that Ramaz has struggled with the issues surrounding skirt length for a long time. One of this year’s biggest topics of discussion has been dress code, following a modified policy in Preludes. Just how effective has this new policy been? Honestly, not very. At the beginning of ...

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