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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...

Unscheduled problem: New schedule falls flat

Unscheduled problem: New schedule falls flat

Ilana Kaplan, Guest Columnist
November 28, 2016
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion

After 10 frustrating weeks of the new high school schedule, a survey came out asking for our opinions. Finally. Students have been complaining about the logistics and challenges that the schedule has brought for weeks and truthfully, the complaints have been warranted. A significant change to the high ...

What to do with Thanksgiving

What to do with Thanksgiving

Yonatan Greenberg, Former Managing Editor, Copy
November 24, 2016
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion, Showcase

As Thanksgiving approached and I began to reflect on the things I am grateful for, I found myself thinking about this past summer that I spent volunteering for the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition (TASSC). TASSC is an organization that provides invaluable support to torture survivors in...

A day in the life of math teacher Andrew Goldman

A day in the life of math teacher Andrew Goldman

Andrew Goldman, Guest Columnist
October 10, 2016
Filed under Features, Guest Column

6:05 a.m. Alarm goes off. 6:06 a.m. Backup alarm goes off. Acknowledge, once again, that one of my resolutions this year was not to use the snooze button. Tomorrow, maybe. Put on some “Discover Weekly” and slump out of bed. 6:40 a.m. Tie or bowtie? Blue laces or black? Trick question — always...

Athletes kneel as a way to stand tall

Athletes kneel as a way to stand tall

Daniel Baumstein, Guest Columnist
October 10, 2016
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion

As Americans, we take great pride in our country and have many ceremonies to show our patriotism. We get easily offended if anyone questions America’s greatness, but sometimes questioning and even protesting is necessary to progress as a country. Such is the case with the relatively new practice of a...

Junior reflects on personal battle with depression and recovery process

Junior reflects on personal battle with depression and recovery process

Yona Levitt, Guest Columnist
June 1, 2016
Filed under Guest Column, In-Depth, In-Depth, Opinion

This past fall, I battled major depression and suicidal thoughts. For the first six weeks of my depression, I had not told anybody about my troubles, only making the depression worse and more dangerous. It is unclear to me as to why I thought this, but I was positive that I would die on Oct. 28, 2015...

Cutting out conformity through fashion

Cutting out conformity through fashion

Talia Cohen, Guest Columnist
June 1, 2016
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion

Walking through the halls of CESJDS are hundreds of individuals, and yet at first glimpse they all mix together. There is a sea of Lululemon leggings, maroon Brandy Melville T-shirts and white low-top Converse shoes. This does not inherently look like a problem, but it becomes one when teens feel li...

Pressing for gender equality in the school curriculum

Pressing for gender equality in the school curriculum

Sophie Handloff, Guest Columnist
March 11, 2016
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion

There are numerous aspects of society that contribute to gender inequality, one being the education of students today. This is especially true when it comes to the study of women’s roles in history. As a student at CESJDS, I have noticed an absence of education on female figures who have affected worl...

Including all Jews

Including all Jews

Bronya Lechtman, Guest Columnist
January 28, 2016
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion, Showcase

One of the things that I appreciate the most about CESJDS is how strongly it subscribes to the principle of community. JDS has done a phenomenal job of establishing a close-knit community that represents a diverse set of Jews. But a certain part of the Jewish community is missing. JDS does provide...