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Make America green again

Make America green again

Kate Sosland, Features Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“I can’t believe I’m protesting for reality,” said the sign held proudly over my head during the People’s Climate March. I attended this march on Saturday, April 29, with hopes of bringing more attention to a pressing issue. On the 100th day of President Donald Trump’s administration...

Dear 2017…

Dear 2017…

Shira Gould, Guest Columnist
February 23, 2017
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion

Before the CESJDS Class of 2017 embarks on their senior capstone trip, alumna Shira Gould ('16) wrote what she thought was the message from her trip and about how the current seniors should go into their travels. Dear CESJDS Class of 2017 (and all future JDS seniors), Congratulations on finishing high school. Ob...

Standing up for our rights at the Women’s March on Washington

Standing up for our rights at the Women’s March on Washington

Addie Bard, Copy Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“My body, my choice,” I scream in unison with hundreds of women crowding Pennsylvania Avenue. “Her body, her choice,” the men in the crowd echo in response. This was one of the countless chilling and unforgettable moments I experienced at the Women’s March on Washington.     On Satur...

How to fight anti-Semitism 101

How to fight anti-Semitism 101

Editorial Staff
January 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In light of a recent rise in hate crimes in our community, CESJDS hosted a panel of local leaders including Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Chief of Police Tom Manger. They discussed what various groups are doing in response to the anti-Semitic events and how we should react if confronted...

The problem with the school’s kippot policy

The problem with the school’s kippot policy

Izzy Friedland, Features Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It feels like every male student has at least one story of being told to cover his head in class. Only slightly fewer have stories of actually being sent out of class to either retrieve their own kippah or even purchase one (for the admittedly low price of 50 cents) from the main office before they are...

Find your own passion, follow it

Find your own passion, follow it

Miriam Minsk, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

Throughout elementary school, I defined myself as a competitive swimmer because my parents wanted me to play a sport. In middle school, I joined the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra (PVYO) because my parents wanted me to play my clarinet in a group setting. When I started high school, however, I was determi...

The importance of women-only spaces

The importance of women-only spaces

Talia Horowitz, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

Shadows danced by the light of the old beeswax candle as eight young girls and their mothers one by one shared their favorite part about being a woman. After seven years as a camper, I was experiencing my first Visitor’s Weekend as an assistant counselor at Chimney Corners Camp for Girls (CCC). One o...

A case for extracurricular activities

A case for extracurricular activities

Arielle Weinstein, Outgoing In-Depth Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

I’ve always had a thing for getting involved in the extracurriculars that aren’t exactly CESJDS mainstream — or, in other words, that no one usually cares about. Sure, our Junior State of America chapter and The Lion’s Tale staff have won this school some pretty awards that administrators love to boast...

Finishing the last chapter of my CESJDS book

Finishing the last chapter of my CESJDS book

Aaron Schonfeld, Outgoing Features Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

When people think about the CESJDS community, they think of one large family. This is literally the case for me, as I am the younger brother of two lifers, David Schonfeld (’13) and Brian Schonfeld (‘15). JDS has always been in my life for as long as I can remember, especially when I shared a ca...

Lessons learned from my time on The Lion’s Tale

Lessons learned from my time on The Lion’s Tale

Joel Vardon, Outgoing Sports Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

Since the graphic design, art, photography, ceramics and exercise science electives were filled up my freshman year, I was forced to think of new ways to fill that hole in my schedule. The only available elective remaining was Journalism I, but I had no interest in taking another writing class for a g...

Make sure to appreciate the little things

Make sure to appreciate the little things

Jonathan Foldi, Outgoing Managing Editor, Copy
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

Walking into my kindergarten classroom, I thought I was pretty much the coolest kid ever. I had already learned the aleph-bet in preschool and was starting on my Tamar Linhart soccer team, so I felt I was at the top of my game. Little did I realize, I was in for quite the shock. Other kids already k...

My fear of what is to come

My fear of what is to come

Bennett Bramson, Outgoing Sports Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

Politics, sports, family, school. These are just a few examples of the wide variety of topics I could have picked to write about. Instead, I chose the very thing that has been responsible for my countless fits of anger, sadness and anxiety over the past couple of months: the future. On May 24, the w...