The Rampage

Inside the Freshman Class of 2023

Inside the Freshman Class of 2023

Ilan Puterman '23

October 9, 2019

The Ramaz freshman class of 2023 is quite a diverse group. Students come from myriad backgrounds and boast various fun facts, athletic interests, summer vacation spots, favorite part about freshman orientation, and reasons for coming to Ramaz in the first place. There were many different reasons for why th...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Diana Arboleda

Hannah Doft ’20

October 9, 2019

Hannah Doft: What are your hobbies outside of school?  Ms. Diana Arboleda: I love reading, gardening, yoga and pilates. I also enjoy going to Broadway and off-Broadway shows in the city.    HD: What are two fun facts about yourself?  DA: I love dogs but I don't have one. I am the youngest of...

RamLife: The Ramaz App Is Coming Soon

RamLife: The Ramaz App Is Coming Soon

Alexandra Paul ’23

October 7, 2019

Since last year, students have been hearing rumors about RamLife,  the new Ramaz app and wondering when it will be released, how it will help the student body, and most importantly, exactly what it does. To answer some of these questions, The Rampage met with Sophia Kremer ’20 and Levi Lesches ’21, t...

Poll: Vending Machines

Poll: Vending Machines

Jake Rubin ’22

October 6, 2019

Have you ever wished that your favorite snack was in the vending machine? The Rampage polled Ramaz students about their thoughts on the contents of the Ramaz vending machines. When asked which snacks the surveyees wanted added to the vending machines, out of the 73 submissions, 52 (72.6%) said th...

The Evolution of Freshman Orientation

The Evolution of Freshman Orientation

Julia Feit '22 and Jordan Sebag '22

October 6, 2019

Every year, a group of awkward, excited, and nervous students begin its first day at Ramaz with freshman orientation. Unfamiliar with the Upper School and the many new students in their grade, freshmen begin to bond and adjust to Ramaz during their orientation. The program acclimates them to their high s...

The History Paper: Is It Necessary?

The History Paper: Is It Necessary?

Isaac Silverman ‘21

October 4, 2019

 It’s that time of year again when the year-long history paper begins. The paper consists of months of research done by students, all to be compiled into one long combination of arguments to prove a thesis. Ramaz is one of the few schools with a history paper, or at least one of such great magnitu...

A New Senior Advisor Position

Charles Spielfogel ’21

October 4, 2019

There is a lot of excitement about the fact that there has been a new position added, making Ms. Dashiff the new senior advisor. What does this mean for the senior grade? Ramaz created a new advisory system last year. The freshmen have an administrator as an advisor. Sophomore year, they get handed o...

SFAC Meeting 9/24/19: What You Need to Know

SFAC Meeting 9/24/19: What You Need to Know

Caitlin Levine '21

October 3, 2019

The Student Faculty Administration Committee (SFAC) met for the first time this academic year on Wednesday, September 24th. Every month, the members of the G.O., student class presidents,  grade coordinators and certain faculty members meet to discuss current concerns within the school. Together, SF...

Update: College Office Renovated

Update: College Office Renovated

Taylor Roslyn '21

October 3, 2019

Update: the college guidance office has been dramatically renovated. Students now comparing the old to the new will realize that the old college office was outdated, displayed bland-colored walls, and presented an openness not conducive for private meetings. This new office is quite the opposite with mode...

Interview with Ms. Messinger: New Dean of College Guidance

Interview with Ms. Messinger: New Dean of College Guidance

Zach Buller ’20

October 3, 2019

Ramaz is excited to announce that it now has a Dean of College Guidance. Ms. Dana Messinger joined the College Guidance Department this fall in the newly-created role, growing the department to a total of four. Her position includes working with Mr. Blumenthal, Dr. Honig, Ms. Davis, and all of their stu...

A New and Improved College Guidance Office is Set for Success

A New and Improved College Guidance Office is Set for Success

Gabby Ostad '21

October 2, 2019

Even teachers need their space. This year, Ramaz Upper School students, specifically juniors and seniors, will benefit from a new College Guidance Office. Since the end of school last year, the office, located on the C-level, has been under construction. The entire floor remained off-limits to students...

The Annual Club Fair

The Annual Club Fair

Avigail Dupont ’21

September 29, 2019

Nothing marks the beginning of a new school year like the club fair. Club fair is a time when students sign up for too many clubs, many of which they probably won’t even attend, but also an amazing opportunity to learn about the extensive programs Ramaz has to offer. There are clubs ranging from sp...

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