New and Exciting Electives Offered

A program of elective courses offered at any high school should be considered just as important as the program of required courses that must be completed before a student is deemed eligible for graduation from that institution. Elective courses provide many benefits for students that help to support their development as well-rounded individuals and citizens. These types of classes cultivate the habits of life-long learning … Continue reading New and Exciting Electives Offered

Diversity: The Key to a New Frame of Mind

We are oblivious. We don’t always recognize certain hardships or triumphs because we aren’t exposed to them enough. One great way of exposing the youth to the reality of many people’s lives, and the adversity some people face, is by sharing stories with them that were written by somebody who is not a one sided white male. Here at Ramapo High School, the English department … Continue reading Diversity: The Key to a New Frame of Mind

The Cost of College

“I think it’s ridiculous that there are so many costs of applying to college, excluding the rising tuition rates. Everyone has a right to an education but these costs deter students from working class families from applying to college,” says Jen Kunz, a Ramapo junior, after registering for various College Board run tests. While prospective students and parents are primarily aware of the external costs … Continue reading The Cost of College

The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Few dates on the calendar instill more terror or excitement in both shoppers and retailers than Black Friday. For those who choose to brave the crowds and chaos, here are a few tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping: 1. Make a list of the items you want to buy, as well as the stores you want to buy from, in a priority-based order. … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Should Ramapo Switch Back to Midterms and Finals Instead of Quarterlies?

As the leaves start changing color and the weather gets colder, many high school seniors are starting the months-long process of applying to colleges. For juniors, many may already be looking into schools and feeling the stress that comes with college planning. Test scores, GPA, and extracurricular activities during high school all determine a student’s acceptance when they apply to college. However, how much of … Continue reading Should Ramapo Switch Back to Midterms and Finals Instead of Quarterlies?

Spotlight on a New Club: Students “Assist” at Assisted Living Facilities

Do you want to help spread joy? Are you interested in learning about local history from people who actually lived it? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, you should consider joining the newest club here at Ramapo that two freshmen are endeavoring to get off the ground. Members of this new club will not only visit the residents of various assisted … Continue reading Spotlight on a New Club: Students “Assist” at Assisted Living Facilities

Senior Advice

“Find a good Spotify playlist to listen to while doing homework.” – Kimiya Shahamat “Set good habits now! Whether that is time management or doing well in your classes, it’s important that you start and maintain healthy and effective habits early on so you’re more likely to continue it throughout high school.” – Elizabeth Lam “Ask questions about anything. Ask teachers, upperclassmen, and or faculty.” … Continue reading Senior Advice