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Reviewed: A Star is Born

Reviewed: A Star is Born

Hadley Kauvar ’19

November 21, 2018

A Star Is Born is this month’s hit movie. The fourth iteration of a 1937 film, it retells the story of a famous musician who falls in love with his protege while simultaneously fighting demons of his own. Here, those roles are filled by famous country singer, Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), who by h...

What’s New in the Talmud Department?

What’s New in the Talmud Department?

Maya Chaovat ’21

November 21, 2018

This year, the Talmud Department- led by its chair, Rabbi Schiowitz- is joining forces with other departments in the school to create new projects that will better connect students skills in both Judaic and secular studies. Rabbi Schiowitz has been facilitating this collaboration as part of his new administrati...

Reviewed: Free Solo

Reviewed: Free Solo

Harry Shams ’19, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 21, 2018

When contemplating great athletic achievements, a few things immediately come to mind: Hillary and Norgay’s ascent of Mount Everest, Michael Phelps’ 23 Olympic gold medals, Jesse Owens’ shattering of three world records in just one hour, and Serena Williams’ 23 Grand Slam singles titles. Each...

Our Community at Work: Robert Schwartz

Our Community at Work: Robert Schwartz

David Gerber ’21

November 21, 2018

“Our Community at Work” is a new series in the Rampage that focuses on the professional achievements of Ramaz parents and school alumni. In this edition’s installment, we speak to Ramaz parent Robert Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz is a partner at Spruce Capital Partners in New York City, is the proud pa...

Interview with the TEC Department

Interview with the TEC Department

Gabby Ostad ’21

November 21, 2018

At the start of the school year, all Ramaz students waited anxiously for their schedules in order to find out which classes and teachers they had been given. Many were surprised to find an entirely new course, TEC, incorporated into their daily schedules. TEC, a technology and engineering class, may...

An Interview with Ms. Bonnie Shine

Rebecca Massel ’21

November 21, 2018

Massel: Where did you work before Ramaz? Shine: I worked in Israel. For 18 years I taught in Nifti Heller high school in Israel, a reform movement semester abroad program. It is mostly American 11 graders who have to learn everything they are missing. I also taught in a program called TRY, Tichon Ramah...

“Dress to Impress” – But Do I Have To?

“Dress to Impress” – But Do I Have To?

Josephine Schizer ’20

November 21, 2018

At Ramaz, one of the core purposes of the dress code, as stated in Preludes, is to create a professional school environment. In the school’s view, the dress code should reflect that of any other businesslike environment. Students are told to “dress up” by wearing buttons-down shirts, crew-neck...

“Would You Like to Carry the Torah?”

“Would You Like to Carry the Torah?”

Josephine Schizer ’20

November 21, 2018

“Would you like to carry the Torah?” I ask, approaching a junior or senior girl during Shacharit. More often than not, the answer is a polite shake of the head paired with “I’m really tired today,” or “I’ll drop it!” Even after being assured that none of the girls who have carried the ...

#MeToo – Inconsistent, Politically Biased, and Doomed for Failure

#MeToo – Inconsistent, Politically Biased, and Doomed for Failure

Caitlin Levine ’21

November 21, 2018

Unless something changes quickly, the #MeToo movement will die down and never accomplish what it could for women.  This movement, which aims to eradicate discrimination against women and encourage their being treated with respect and equality in all aspects of life, is itself riddled with discriminat...

A Hymn to Connect with Him: The Singing Minyan

A Hymn to Connect with Him: The Singing Minyan

Samantha Sinensky ’21

November 21, 2018

Entering Ramaz as a freshman in September, I was unaware of the various davening options available to students. As far as I was concerned, students were allowed to daven either with their grade or in the Sephardic Minyan. In October of this year, however, I began to hear murmurs of something called “...

Admissions Update

Admissions Update

Natalie Kahn ’19

November 21, 2018

Who primarily puts the pressure on you when it comes to college?    Rank your priorities in making a college choice. ...

October Crossword

October Crossword

November 21, 2018

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