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Restaurant review: Zoës Kitchen

Restaurant review: Zoës Kitchen

Shira Godin, Reporter
April 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Style

Zoës Kitchen has always been a go-to restaurant for my family. Being 10 minutes away from my house it is convenient as well. With its modern decor and fast service, Zoës Kitchen has never let me down. The food at Zoës Kitchen is created based on a Mediterranean-style menu. The menu consists of d...

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...

A normal day at CESJDS

A normal day at CESJDS

Ben Shrock, Editorial Cartoonist
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

cartoon by Ben Shrock

A call for teamwork

A call for teamwork

Editorial Staff
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Editorial

With major change comes an even larger reaction. That’s most likely why the reaction to the fact that both the middle school and the high school will have overhauled schedules starting next year has been met with opinions ranging across the spectrum. Many students disagree on whether the block schedule...

What I’ve been waiting to say

What I’ve been waiting to say

Yonatan Greenberg, Outgoing Managing Editor, Copy
February 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

I figure that the ultimate purpose of writing is to make some element of change, so since this is my last time writing for this paper, I am finally going to give it a shot. I haven’t been especially vocal about what I am about to say until now because I thought that doing so would annoy people. In...

Holding on to what we’ve learned

Holding on to what we’ve learned

Carol Silber, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

If you’ve been in or around the senior alcove at 3:45 p.m. over the past several weeks, you’ve watched as the senior class gathers together, as 80 chanting voices count down from ten, as one selected senior jumps from the trash-strewn couches, leaps up, grabs onto that day’s designated piece of...

It’s complicated: My relationship with the Israeli refugee crisis

It’s complicated: My relationship with the Israeli refugee crisis

Malka Himelhoch, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief
January 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column, Uncategorized

This summer I was privileged to be a Fellow on the Bronfman Fellowship in Israel. Along with 25 other 17 year olds, I spent the summer discussing Judaism and the role of Judaism in the modern world. Over the course of the summer, we had the opportunity to speak to many important people including A.B....

Not just a day off

Not just a day off

Gabe Krantz, Opinion Editor
January 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

“A day on, not a day off.” We have all heard this saying seemingly every year since Martin Luther King Day was declared a national holiday and day of service in 1994. The idea of a day of service, one when everyone chips in some time to better the community, seems fitting for a day honoring Martin...

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...

To Tweet or not to Tweet

To Tweet or not to Tweet

Gaby Pilarsky and Jonathan Foldi
January 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Below are two responses to CESJDS' social media marketing efforts. Style Editor Gaby Pilarsky believes that JDS' marketing efforts are negatively impacting the students. Her opinion is located on the top of the page. In-Depth Editor Jonathan Foldi argues that JDS' marketing strategies are beneficial...

Room 328: My home (literally)

Room 328: My home (literally)

Jonah Shrock, Outgoing Opinion Editor
January 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

When I signed up for Journalism I in ninth grade, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. When I walked into Ms. Burke’s class in room 328, I had no idea that this was the room that would become my home. Literally. It turned out to be one of the most interesting classes that I took at JDS,...

Valuing the journey

Valuing the journey

Alysse Weinberg, Outgoing Managing Editor, Design
January 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Senior Column

High school has is its fair share of stereotypes. There’s your athletes, your mathletes, your hipsters, your prepsters and the list goes on. Well, at least that’s what high school is supposed to be like. JDS definitely has all of that. But for some reason that I just can’t quite figure out,...