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Posted Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 6:35:00 PM
The Persian Culture Club hosted New York State Senator Anna Kaplan. Senator Kaplan was born in Iran and moved to the US when she was thirteen years old. She was elected in 2018 and is the first Iranian-American elected to the New York State Senate where she has been instrumental in the fight for gun safety legislation and health care...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 6:33:00 PM
This week in physics club, students heard a presentation on forgotten physicists from 11th grade student Ben Y. Students learned about scientists such as Paul Erhenfest, Ludvig Lorenz, Lise Meitner, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, people whose astounding contributions to modern physics are often overlooked.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 5:54:00 PM
Three Upper School students, Gabby O., Eric K., and Yona W. are leading the Israel Advocacy Club and at the first meeting they hosted Mr. Michael Krasna, the Regional Political Director at AIPAC. Mr. Krasna spoke about his upbringing and his early works in Israel advocacy. Students learned that Mr. Krasna's role at AIPAC is to make sure 38 members of Congress -- who represent the North-East -- know about Israel and the US-Israel relationship, and vote in favor of Israel bills...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 5:48:00 PM
Our Torah Bowl had a unique opportunity to compete against the entire league last week. Students prepared the first three parshiot of Sefer Bamidbar with every Rashi and then met (socially-distanced) to join the Kahoot over Zoom. Our dedicated Torah Bowl-ers competed against over 200 students across the tri-state area, answering questions like: From when were the first-born males considered to be Hashem's? (Answer: From the time of Makat Bechorot in Egypt). Shout out to Avi F-K who came in 4th place and Jack F. who came in 7th! Yashar Koach to all of the students for taking on this additional Torah learning!
Posted Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 5:26:00 PM
The Business Investment Club had the pleasure of hearing from Skyler Levine'15. Skyler graduated from Ramaz in 2015 and then studied at the Wharton Business School. She is now a second-year analyst at Goldman Sachs' merchant banking division. She gave insight into the process she went through to become a real estate analyst at one of the largest banks in the world...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020 5:24:00 PM
At the last Asian Culture Club meeting, students discussed the overall history and diplomatic relations of ancient and contemporary China. Students also talked about how Chinese genocides are often whitewashed in history, and how it is important to remember those who are usually forgotten. The origins of many famous Chinese myths were also discussed. The club aimed to educate members about aspects of Chinese history and culture that are not usually taught to westerners.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 4:56:00 PM
Architecture club is about revealing the art and the science within architecture. In this week's meeting, students began by mapping out their bedrooms, which is an important component to a future project. Students paid attention to the length and angles of each line while also staying true to the reality of their rooms. Students learned how architecture uses a vantage point and horizon line to map out rooms, houses, and buildings. Most important, they learned the basics of how to map out an entire world on just a piece of paper.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 12:46:00 PM
The Ramaz Upper School Economics Club had the privilege of hosting special guest speaker Dr. Jere Behrman, a professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Behrman spoke to the club about the economics of undernutrition in middle and low income countries. The club learned that through a cost-benefit analysis, investing in the undernourished youth population will lead to greater economic benefits for these countries. The presentation was then followed by a Q&A where students asked questions pertaining to this specific topic. Dr. Behrman demonstrated how economic growth can occur through positive social change.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 12:36:00 PM
Yoga club is open to all and with no experience, equipment, or special attire required. A 200-hour certified yoga instructor instructs the meetings, and leads power vinyasa flow yoga. This week, students began by going over a few basics of the sequence, which include downward dog, warriors 1 and 2, shoulder stand, and the "flow". Eventually, students will practice the full sequence. Participants can follow along with the demonstrator. In between the instruction, everyone has the opportunity to show off their own yoga skills!
Posted Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 6:06:00 PM
In this weeks edition of the Ramaz Pre-Med club, our first presenter was Emily R.'22. She presented her summer research on how the brain functions, particularly while performing in front of an audience. Emily began with talking about social facilitation, the concept of how being with a crowd can influence performance. She mentioned parts of the brain that help this experience, including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which processes social perception, the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, which processes emotion and mood, and the ventral striatum, which processes the feelings surrounding reward. We learned that when you're in front of an audience these parts of the brain will process how well you perform...
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