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All peachy with middle school musical

All peachy with middle school musical

Sabrina Bramson, Reporter
March 22
Filed under Showcase, Style

Dressed in a puffy pale vest and armed with colorful maracas, eighth-grader Drew Sadikman, the Earthworm, brought the house to roaring laughter as he sang “Plump and Juicy” to the seagulls. This was a standout scene in the middle school production of "James and the Giant Peach Jr." The story,...

In response to bomb threat, community members hold “Bagels not Bombs” rally

In response to bomb threat, community members hold “Bagels not Bombs” rally

Ari Feuer, Rina Torchinsky, Isaac Silber, and Addie Bard
March 1
Filed under News, Showcase

Around 50 community members gathered Wednesday morning, March 1, in the parking lot outside Moti’s Market to rally against the recent bomb threats and other acts of anti-Semitism in the Jewish community. The rally, titled “Bagels not Bombs,” was organized by Jewish community members Esther Schrader and ...

Boys varsity basketball wins championship

Boys varsity basketball wins championship

Jessie Lehman and Devira Friedman
February 27
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS boys varsity basketball team won the PVAC championship on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Wootton High School in Rockville by a score of 76-65 in a game that was a lot closer for most of its duration than the final score shows. Take a look at how the Lions did it and how they celebrated. ...

CESJDS receives bomb threat, no explosive found

CESJDS receives bomb threat, no explosive found

Ari Feuer, Rina Torchinsky and Isaac Silber
February 27
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 27, at 9:22 a.m., CESJDS received an automated bomb threat over the phone. After a police investigation, no evidence of any explosive device was found and school activities were not disrupted. High School Principal and Associate Head of School Marc Lindner was informed of the threat a...

Lions, meet Hoyas

Lions, meet Hoyas

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor
February 17
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The middle school girls basketball team laced up their shoes for the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference championship against the Washington Waldorf Knights at 4 pm on Feb. 13. The team, coached by Upper School Learning Specialist Brett Kugler, may have lost this game 17-32, however, throughout the season ...

Turn off the lights: Facing climate change

Turn off the lights: Facing climate change

Aliza Rabinovitz, In-Depth Editor
February 14
Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth, Showcase

In months typically associated with an onslaught of snow days, students walk into school without winter jackets. January 2017 brought with it a local record of 19 days in a row above freezing. In their recent unit on conservation, the sixth grade touched upon this phenomenon and the worldwide warming...

Fashion Friday: Fresh and easy

Fashion Friday: Fresh and easy

Ilan Cohen, Style Editor
February 10
Filed under Showcase, Style

Sophomore Zoe Reichbach tries to keep her fashion innovative every day. She is known throughout her grade for her unique style. Check out what Reichbach had to say about her outfit on Friday, Feb. 10: ...

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
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...

On the right track

On the right track

Devira Friedman, Reporter
January 19
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Minutes before a cross country meet, senior Reuben Winston leaves the pre-race chaos by taking out his headphones, going to a quiet space and envisioning himself crossing the finish line. Winston first started running cross country in 2010 as a sixth-grader because of his sister’s involvement in t...

Pick(up) and roll into the weekend

Pick(up) and roll into the weekend

Miriam Minsk, Editor-in-Chief
January 19
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When the bell rings at the end of school on Fridays, most students and teachers leave the building to immediately begin their weekend. Some, however, head over to the gym to participate in a long-standing CESJDS tradition. At this time every week, 10 to 20 students and faculty members stay after scho...

Prominent tradition

Prominent tradition

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy
January 19
Filed under Features, Showcase

A crowd gathers as senior Yoni Weiner-Tobin begins his response to fellow senior Nadav Kalender in a rap battle. After a few lines, however, it becomes apparent that instead of responding directly to Kalender, Weiner-Tobin is taking the opportunity to ask senior Zoe Salzberg to Prom. Weiner-Tobin’s...