The Rampage

Meet the New Rampage Editorial Board!

Hannah Doft ’20, Josephine Schizer ’20, Zach Buller ’20, Aliza Freilich ’20, and Sophia Kremer ’20

September 9, 2019

What was the first article you ever wrote for the Rampage? What was your favorite article you ever wrote? ZB: What was your favorite article you ever wrote? I wrote my first article with former Ramaz student Alexandra Orbuch, contrasting her freshman experience coming from Ramaz with mine hailing fro...

Summer Science: How Ramaz Measures Up

Summer Science: How Ramaz Measures Up

Caitlin Levine ’21

September 2, 2019

Coding classes, hospital internships, lab research. Ramaz students enjoy a myriad of activities over the summer, with many students deepening their exposure to the sciences by partaking in summer science programs that meet their interests. This past summer I chose to explore laboratory ...

Nature Worth Writing About

Nature Worth Writing About

Samantha Sinensky ’21

September 2, 2019

Sitting on decomposing logs and watching spiders walk on tree trunks, would be merely an uneventful scene in the forest, if not creepy and of-putting. Now, I understand that a setting in nature can have meanings that extend beyond what is just seen. Sitting on decomposing logs, I have lear...

Getting to Know the Athletics Director

Getting to Know the Athletics Director

Gabrielle Ostad ’21

September 2, 2019

The stars are shining bright heading into the upcoming 2019-2020 school year with Coach Eli Katz as the new Director of the Athletic Department. As students are eager to learn more about the head of the Athletic Department, Mr. Katz, has been working tirelessly throughout the summer to prepare for his n...

When Will It Change?

Eve Schizer ’22

September 2, 2019

I remember my horror upon receiving two breaking news alerts about mass shootings within 24 hours. I wanted to scream, because Dayton was the 251st shooting on the 216th day of the year—that means there was more than one shooting per day. On that dreadful weekend, the first shooting took plac...

Welcome to The Mob!

Welcome to The Mob!

Sophia Kremer ’20, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2019

This year, the first thing Ramaz students will learn is vocabulary. “The Mob,” “Horns up,” and “RamFam” are phrases that will populate school social media accounts and spirit days as the G.O. introduces a new initiative to boost sports and spirit called SPIT (Sports and Spirit). T...

Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Zach Buller ’20

September 2, 2019

This past summer, I was privileged to intern at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), one of the nation’s top cancer institutions, spending eight weeks working in the Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research in the labs of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center. This was my se...

Summer SAT/ACT: To Study, or Not to Study?

Adam Vasserman ’21

September 2, 2019

During the summer, when Ramaz students aren’t getting stuck in elevators or polishing of the school’s renowned chocolate-chip cookies, they are scattered throughout locations as close as Saba’s on the Upper East Side and as far away as New Zealand. For rising Juniors and Seniors, ...

Gadna: An Authentic IDF Experience

Gadna: An Authentic IDF Experience

Avigail Dupont ’21

September 2, 2019

If you’ve never heard of Gadna, don’t worry, because I hadn’t either until I spent three weeks in Israel with a French organization called Yaniv. Over the span of three weeks, we traveled around Israel, starting in the North and making our way down to the South. We enjoyed various activi...

Remodeled Library

Caitlin Levine ’21

September 2, 2019

The theme this year at Ramaz is “see different.” Upon returning to school, the student body will do just that. What was once the library is now a communal lounge space designed for group and independent study. Te area is complete with comfortable seating and a phone charging locker ...

Do We Have Too Much Summer Homework?

Do We Have Too Much Summer Homework?

Charles Spiegelfogel ’21

September 2, 2019

Summer homework typically involves read- ing one or two books for English class and a Talmud reading assignment. Incoming freshmen have two books, sophomores have one book and are required to learn select chapters of Pirkei Avot, juniors have one book and two articles for Talmud, and seniors ...

A Summer of Inclusion

A Summer of Inclusion

By Rebecca Massel ’21

September 2, 2019

Imagine walking into a room full of clusters of friends deeply engaged in conversation. Someone looks up and sees you, and there is a quiet murmuring as all eyes turn your way. Suddenly, half the room rushes toward you. “You’re so cute!” someone exclaims as she pinches your cheeks. “Can ...

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