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New formula for the orchestra

New formula for the orchestra

Jessie Lehman, Reporter
December 12
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

Rina Torchinsky, Features Editor
November 28
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

When I walked into Snowbots Bubble Tea and SnowCream in Rockville, Md., I was immediately greeted with the subtle scent of tropical spices and the sight of a colorful robot-filled mural on my left. Snowbots is located just nine minutes up Rockville Pike from the Upper School. Even though the drive i...

What to do with Thanksgiving

What to do with Thanksgiving

Yonatan Greenberg, Former Managing Editor, Copy
November 24
Filed under Guest Column, Opinion, Showcase

As Thanksgiving approached and I began to reflect on the things I am grateful for, I found myself thinking about this past summer that I spent volunteering for the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition (TASSC). TASSC is an organization that provides invaluable support to torture survivors in...

Concert Review: The Fray and American Authors

Concert Review: The Fray and American Authors

Sabrina Bramson, Guest Writer
November 18
Filed under Showcase, Style

This past Tuesday, I had the chance to hear one of my favorite bands perform in concert: The Fray. Not only were they spectacular, but also the opening act, American Authors, was just as amazing. Any person who would have the privilege to see The Fray live in concert would fall in love with their music, ...

U.S. veteran interviews

U.S. veteran interviews

Jonathan Foldi, Noah Green, Eli Winkler, RJ Firestone, Daniel Baumstein, and Ethan Kane
November 12
Filed under Features, Showcase

For history teacher Michael Connell’s War and Civilization class, seniors were assigned to interview a U.S. veteran. These are six of their stories: Colonel Charles McGee Colonel Charles McGee served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, over which time he set the Air Force record for most combat missio...