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Isaiah Steinberg, '23

I’m Isaiah Steinberg, editor in chief of the RamPage. I’ve been a writer since I was a freshman, and I greatly enjoy journalism. I am very excited to be working with the wonderful RamPage staff this year!

The Texas Abortion Law is Unconstitutional

A junior at a Texas high school was having a good time at a party with her friends, but she doesn’t remember anything after that. Turns out, she was drugged and raped. Weeks later,...

Physical Education Class Needs to Be Reformed

The FitnessGram PACER Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. You felt that, didn’t you? J-D students look back with horror on activities such as the...

Team BDS Emerges Victorious at Rocket League Fall Major

After one and a half years of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) being virtual, Psyonix, the makers of Rocket League, held their first in-person event since the start of the pandemic. The RLCS...

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Pill and is Expected to Approve a Second

Today, December 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first oral treatment for COVID-19: the Pfizer Paxlovid pill. The pill, taken in doses of three pills twice a day for five days...

New J-DHS Hall Monitors Stir Controversy Among Students

J-DHS recently hired two new hall monitors: Gabrielle Vaught and Brian Marrero. However, the position of an active hall monitor patrolling the halls during class periods has been met with criticism from students, and...

Kyle Rittenhouse Case Explained – Why He Was Found Not Guilty on All Counts

On Friday, a jury acquitted 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges brought against him for the fatal shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and the shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz during a Black Lives...

Teachers Respond to Changes Brought on by Blue Hall Construction

A few months ago, construction of the new STEAM wing in the J-DHS Blue Hall began. Since that time, teachers in the construction zone have been forced to move their classrooms to various other areas,...

Safety and Efficacy Results of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine in Children Ages 5-12

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has just concluded a randomized control trial of its COVID vaccine on a key age group: children 5-12 years of age. The study, recently reviewed by the Food and Drug...

It’s Time to Stop Tipping Waiters and Waitresses

It’s time to stop tipping waiters and waitresses. It’s the restaurants’ responsibility to pay them a liveable wage, not ours! One of the things that surprise foreigners most in the United States is the...

Why Are Teenagers Barred from the Financial World?

Several key barriers are implemented for teenagers by the regulation of the use of financial services for minors. From credit cards to PayPal to investing to bank accounts in general, money-making teenagers under 18...