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The Lion's Tale

The crazy community I have come to love

The crazy community I have come to love

Ariella Kulp, Outgoing Design Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

Some may find it bizarre to walk into a clump of hacky-sacking seniors, yelling at you as you push your way through the madness to the safe haven of your locker. For me, this intimidating scene is a normal, everyday occurrence. But even after spending 13 years with these people, I have yet to become...

Learning to let it shine brighter than the sun

Learning to let it shine brighter than the sun

Dahlia Lehman, Outgoing In-Depth Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

Everyone has that weird, awkward thing they did as a kid: One of my friends used to act in foreclosure commercials and another would only leave the house if he was dressed as a policeman. But in hindsight, my go-to childhood quirk has turned out to be not so embarrassing after all — in fact, it has ...

TV show review: “Gilmore Girls”

TV show review: “Gilmore Girls”

Aliza Rabinovitz, Copy Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

Highly promoted and long awaited, the four-episode “Gilmore Girls” revival “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was released Nov. 25. The show’s original creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, left “Gilmore Girls” after the sixth out of seven seasons, and wrote the revival partly in order to give...

New ice cream trend rolls out in Rockville

New ice cream trend rolls out in Rockville

Ilana Kaplan, Guest Columnist
December 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

Bored of cupcakes? Tired of macaroons? Thai-inspired rolled ice cream is the newest dessert trend, and you can try it just up the street from Rockville Town Square at Class 520. Thai rolled ice cream  is a frozen treat made on a cold steel grill. It has the same consistency and texture of ice cream,...

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 ...

Should parents restrict their children’s technology use?

Should parents restrict their children’s technology use?

Izzy Friedland and Romi Nachman
November 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Below are two responses to parental restrictions on child technology use. Guest Columnist Romi Nachman believes that parental restrictions are beneficial. Her opinion is located on the top of the page. Features Editor Izzy Friedland argues that these restrictions are harmful for children. His opinion is...

Lessons learned from media’s flawed election coverage

Lessons learned from media’s flawed election coverage

Editorial Staff
November 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In Journalism I, one of the first lessons we learned was about journalistic ethics. We were taught to cover all sides of every story, and to write balanced articles that accurately portray an event in its entirety. We learned to remove our personal biases from the articles we write by avoiding conflicts of ...

Winter Staycation

Winter Staycation

Ilan Cohen and Ari Feuer
November 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

photo courtesy of Ayelette Halbfinger If you’d rather shop than sightsee, then Georgetown, D.C. is the place for you. For seven blocks along M Street, NW, and a few blocks up the cross streets, shops and attractions are abundant in all shapes and sizes. There’s everything from an Apple Store to Urban Outfitt...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

Rina Torchinsky, Features Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

When I walked into Snowbots Bubble Tea and SnowCream in Rockville, Md., I was immediately greeted with the subtle scent of tropical spices and the sight of a colorful robot-filled mural on my left. Snowbots is located just nine minutes up Rockville Pike from the Upper School. Even though the drive i...

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...

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Ilan Cohen and Sara Sporkin
October 20, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Reporters Sara Sporkin and Ilan Cohen share their real-time reactions to the third presidential debate. Ilan Pre-Debate: I’m wondering if there is going to be a handshake tonight. I’m assuming not. Sara Pre-debate: According to a CNN update on my phone, “Clinton will try to stay out of the mud....

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Isaac Silber and Jared Bauman, News Editor and Guest Columnist
October 11, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Two of the many students who tuned into Sunday night’s presidential debate, guest columnist Jared Bauman and news editor Isaac Silber, share their real-time reactions. Jared Pre-debate: Rumor has it first question will go to Hillary, and it will be about Trump’s leaked comments. I despise...