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Maryland governor visits Lower School

Maryland governor visits Lower School

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy
December 16, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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,...

New formula for the orchestra

New formula for the orchestra

Jessie Lehman, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Music fills the room as the middle school orchestra gathers to practice. This orchestra was not always something the middle school could offer, but due to changes to the middle school schedule, the music department was able to provide new opportunities for students to participate in the orchestra. ...

Ambassador Dennis Ross speaks to senior class

Ambassador Dennis Ross speaks to senior class

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy
December 7, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Ambassador Dennis Ross spoke to the senior class on Dec. 7 about the current political situation in the Middle East, the role of the United States in the region and the challenges that President-elect Donald Trump will face. He discussed the current situations in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iran, Israel and ...

Beading for business

Beading for business

Kate Sosland, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

After carefully threading a pile of beads with a piece of string, juniors Sarah Davis and Sophie Handloff tie the ends of the string together to finish their latest piece of jewelry. Instead of just wearing their art, though, they package it in a box to give to one of their customers. Davis and H...

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Miriam Minsk, Editor-in-Chief
November 28, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth, Showcase

Some speak Arabic and the others speak English. Some are Syrian and the others are American. Twice a month, their lives intersect. Every other Sunday, four CESJDS Arabic II students volunteer one-on-one with four Syrian refugees and help them learn English, review their course material and complete th...

Need for speed

Need for speed

Sabrina Bramson, Guest Writer
November 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

While some students board the bus or search for their car to get home after school, freshman Sam Goldberg straps his helmet on his head as he prepares to mount his bicycle. About once a week, Sam rides almost 30 miles from the Upper School to his house in Fairfax, Va. Like many kids, Sam did not start cy...

It’s all Greek to me: Language club adapts to new schedule

It’s all Greek to me: Language club adapts to new schedule

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Down the science corridor lies a classroom that on Wednesday afternoons is the site of curiosity at work. Under the guidance of science teacher Nick Miller, four freshmen learn how to read and speak classical Greek. For many years, Miller taught a club for middle-schoolers and high-schoolers about classi...

Lions head to Memphis

Lions head to Memphis

Danny Ingber, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Nadav Kalender caught the ball on the wing and effortlessly drained a three-pointer over his defender. Immediately after, he got the ball back off of a turnover and got the Lions out to an early lead, which they would hold on to en route to their first win at the 2016 Cooper Yeshiva High School N...

Winter Staycation

Winter Staycation

Ilan Cohen and Ari Feuer
November 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

photo courtesy of Ayelette Halbfinger If you’d rather shop than sightsee, then Georgetown, D.C. is the place for you. For seven blocks along M Street, NW, and a few blocks up the cross streets, shops and attractions are abundant in all shapes and sizes. There’s everything from an Apple Store to Urban Outfitt...