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No people, no problem

No people, no problem

Amelia Davidson, Reporter
January 19
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
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
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
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
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
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. ...

Lions come up short in rivalry match

Lions come up short in rivalry match

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy
December 20
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tonight, the girls varsity basketball team’s undefeated season ended with a 35-33 loss to the Berman Cougars. The Lions are now 6-1 and will take on Washington Waldorf tomorrow at home. ...

Maryland governor visits Lower School

Maryland governor visits Lower School

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy
December 16
Filed under News, Showcase

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited the Lower School today where he spoke to the whole school and then fielded questions from fifth-graders in a mock press conference. Hogan is a first-term governor and has served in office since January 2015. According to Lower School Principal Rabbi Matthew ...

Fashion Friday: High school musical edition

Fashion Friday: High school musical edition

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
December 16
Filed under Showcase, Style

In light of the high school musical this weekend, The Lion’s Tale takes a look at junior actor Matan Lieber-Kotz’s costume. Lieber-Kotz, pictured standing on set, plays Bazzard in the musical, which is showing on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. ...

TV show review: “Gilmore Girls”

TV show review: “Gilmore Girls”

Aliza Rabinovitz, Copy Editor
December 14
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
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,...