The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

Lions, meet Hoyas

Lions, meet Hoyas

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor
February 17, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 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...

On the right track

On the right track

Devira Friedman, Reporter
January 19, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

No people, no problem

No people, no problem

Amelia Davidson, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style, Uncategorized

If you are looking for a restaurant that serves a wide variety of food in a quick and tech- -savvy manner, I highly recommend trying Eatsa in downtown Washington, D.C. Eatsa is a vegetarian restaurant chain that originated on the West Coast in late 2015. It recently opened a location in the D.C. neighborhood...

Life in a sibling’s shadow

Life in a sibling’s shadow

Talia Horowitz, Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Between fights over clothes and amateur wrestling matches, growing up with siblings is not always easy. For some siblings, however, this tension extends beyond T-shirts and right hooks. There are 250 students at the Upper School who have at least one other sibling at the school. This proximity can...

The gym is alive with the love of music

The gym is alive with the love of music

Emily Cohen and Ari Feuer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style

Clockwise from top: Various combinations of freshman Coby Siegel (guitar, voice), junior Avi Abrams (drums), junior Mattie Swire (bass), senior Matthew Ost (keyboard), senior Yona Levitt (voice) and senior Eli Rashti (voice) frequently perform at many school assemblies and events, including Kabbalat ...