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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 ...

Dancing queens: Team performs at Kabbalat Shabbat

Dancing queens: Team performs at Kabbalat Shabbat

Ilana Kaplan, Guest Writer
January 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Chatter and giggles immediately cease as sophomore and dance team captain Dana Fishkin turns on the routine music and all 10 bodies begin to synchronously glide across the cafeteria floor. Unlike other sports teams at CESJDS, the dance team has no form of competition. The team consists of 10 members...

Forum on combating hate speech held at Upper School

Forum on combating hate speech held at Upper School

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Jan. 4 at the Upper School, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and CESJDS hosted a community forum on acts of anti-Semitism that have occurred at local schools and religious institutions. The event, “Combating Hate Speech, Racism, and anti-Semitism in Schools and Our...

Boys varsity basketball team defeats Cougars

Boys varsity basketball team defeats Cougars

Jonathan Foldi and Miriam Minsk
December 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys varsity basketball team defeated the Berman Cougars 71-39 tonight. The Lions are now 5-1 in conference play and will take on St. Anselm's Abbey School at home on Jan. 4. ...