The Rampage

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Racheli Taubes

William Kremer ’21

September 25, 2019

This year, Ms. Racheli Taubes joined the Tanakh department as a new biblical studies teacher. After teaching at several other yeshiva day schools and spending time as an educator at the University of Pennsylvania Hillel in Philadelphia, she returned to the Big Apple to teach freshmen and juniors at R...

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Samantha Sinensky ’21

October 23, 2018

Having completed self-reflection, repentance, and celebrating in the Sukkah, we are off to a great start for the new school year. In order to achieve our goals, our minds have to be open and our brains functioning at maximum capacity. After the "break-fast," we should consider analyzing our breakfas...

Team Captains

Team Captains

October 23, 2018

Boys Varsity Basketball - Tom Shemia and Aaron Shapira   Boys Varsity Hockey - Matthew Gurewitsch, Jack Ottensoser, and Michael Perl   Boys JV Hockey - Jeremy Baruch   Girls Hockey - Danya Jacobs and Abigail Jacob   Table Tennis - Matthew Gurewitsch   Boys Volleyball-...

Privileges

Privileges

Hannah Doft ’20

October 23, 2018

Every year, when school starts, students in sophomore, junior, and senior classes begin to ask their grade deans and class presidents when they are going to get privileges. Usually, seniors get full privileges from the first day, juniors slowly gain more as the year goes on, and occasionally sophomores...

The Ramaz Student Body

The Ramaz Student Body

Josephine Schizer ’20

October 23, 2018

90 students responded to a survey sent out via Schoology and grade group chats to get a sense of the composition of the Ramaz student body. Students were asked about their middle schools, where they live, their commutes, and why they chose to attend Ramaz. These graphs show the results of the survey,...

Bringing back the Online Rampage

Bringing back the Online Rampage

Suzi Dweck ’19 and Becky Tauber ’19

October 23, 2018

There is no doubt that The Rampage is one of Ramaz’s most esteemed clubs, never failing each month to release a printed issue reporting on the current buzz around the Upper School. However, in the past years, the Online Rampage has been almost entirely neglected. But this year, our goal is to completely c...

Not so Fast to Fast

Not so Fast to Fast

Caitlin Levine ’21

October 23, 2018

With Ramaz’s observance of Tzom Gedaliah, the first of four minor fast-days in the Jewish calendar, students were left wondering how many of their peers actually fasted and how many just suffered through a few hours of hunger only to take advantage of the early dismissal by grabbing food the secon...

Changes in the Foreign Language Department

Changes in the Foreign Language Department

Zach Buller ’20

October 23, 2018

Ramaz’s foreign language department has undergone significant changes this year, both in the structure of lesson plans and in the the curriculum’s emphasis on Spanish and French culture. The department chair, Dr. Roldan, has been forced to run fewer Spanish and French class sessions per semester due...

The Power House: Simone Biles at the U.S. National Gymnastics Championships

The Power House: Simone Biles at the U.S. National Gymnastics Championships

Basia Fellner-Dublin ’20

October 23, 2018

The fifty-fifth edition of the U.S. National Championships, featuring gymnasts from around the U.S., had an amazing turnout this year. The championships were held on August 16-19, 2018 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. These gymnasts all competed for a spot on the national team for the 2018 ...

Juniors and Seniors Share a Minyan

Juniors and Seniors Share a Minyan

Zach Buller ’20

October 22, 2018

A quick glance into the lunchroom at 8 AM sparks curiosity-- the room appears to be filled with more people than ever before. For the first time in Ramaz’s history, juniors and seniors have been combined into one daily minyan. Rabbi Slomnicki and Rabbi Schiowitz, along with other members of the administration, wer...

Dear Administration, I have some complaints…

Dear Administration, I have some complaints…

Esti Beck ’19

October 22, 2018

The most honest reporting I feel that I can do right now is give my take on the everyday Ramaz student’s complaints. As students, we like to whine: the food is too greasy, the dress code is too restrictive, the administration is non-communicative, the classes are too long, so on, and so forth. As m...

RAMZOO

RAMZOO

William Kremer ’21

October 22, 2018

The end of summer means the end of lazy days at the beach, Fortnite around the clock, and letting the time pass by doing just about anything other than thinking about homework, tests and starting the day at 8 AM. To ease the transition back to school, the Ramaz GO created a back to school welcome called...

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