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Fashion Friday: “Dressing good to feel good”

Fashion Friday: “Dressing good to feel good”

Ari Feuer and Talia Cohen
October 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Junior Ilana Meltzer  believes that her fashion impacts her mood, so she dresses how she wants to feel. "I'm a big believer in the 'dress good to feel good,'" Meltzer said. To see what articles of clothing make up Meltzer's style, scroll over the tags. ...

When art and literature come together: Artist Debra Band visits middle school English class

When art and literature come together: Artist Debra Band visits middle school English class

Shira Godin, Reporter
October 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Artist Debra Band visited middle school English teacher Annette Lakein’s eighth grade English class on Oct. 10 to help students explore themes from Elie Wiesel’s “Night” through art. Band has published four books of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, including “I Will Wake the Dawn.” “T...

The Girls Varsity Volleyball Senior Night in pictures

The Girls Varsity Volleyball Senior Night in pictures

Ben Savarick, Reporter
October 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

At their last home game of the season, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team faced off against the Edmund Burke School. During this game, the seniors on the team were honored by their teammates for the team’s Senior Night.

Fashion Friday: Dress to impress

Fashion Friday: Dress to impress

Emily Cohen, Style Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Junior Sophie Wallach, who describes her sense of style as “trendy,” can often be seen in brand-name clothing. Wallach enjoys dressing to impress and tries to be “fashion forward” with her outfits. To see what articles make up Wallach’s style, scroll over the tags. ...

Indonesian Muslims visit through U.S. State Department

Indonesian Muslims visit through U.S. State Department

Talia Denicoff and Miriam Minsk
October 21, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

A group of five Indonesian Muslim scholars and teachers, including one translator, visited CESJDS on Oct. 13 as part of a twelve-day tour of American schools. The U.S. State Department hosted the Indonesian Muslims and contacted JDS to request that they open their doors to the visitors. Many of th...

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Ilan Cohen and Sara Sporkin
October 20, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Reporters Sara Sporkin and Ilan Cohen share their real-time reactions to the third presidential debate. Ilan Pre-Debate: I’m wondering if there is going to be a handshake tonight. I’m assuming not. Sara Pre-debate: According to a CNN update on my phone, “Clinton will try to stay out of the mud....

Musical assemblies commemorate journalist Daniel Pearl

Musical assemblies commemorate journalist Daniel Pearl

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

On Friday, Oct. 14 CESJDS commemorated Daniel Pearl's legacy by participating in Daniel Pearl World Music Day, a national initiative to honor the journalist who was killed in a terrorist attack in 2002.

Movie review: “Denial”

Movie review: “Denial”

Kate Sosland, Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Hitler was the Jews’ best friend, according to notorious Holocaust denier David Irving. In 1996, Irving sued historian Deborah Lipstadt for her book about Holocaust deniers called “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.” The suit put history itself on trial and, twenty yea...

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Isaac Silber and Jared Bauman, News Editor and Guest Columnist
October 11, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Two of the many students who tuned into Sunday night’s presidential debate, guest columnist Jared Bauman and news editor Isaac Silber, share their real-time reactions. Jared Pre-debate: Rumor has it first question will go to Hillary, and it will be about Trump’s leaked comments. I despise...

Play review: “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Play review: “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Devira Friedman, Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

As the sound of feet disappeared, the lights gradually faded leaving the stage dark and empty. Just seconds before, the actors’ chatter and laughter came abruptly to a halt as the Nazi soldiers marched onto the stage to take the Frank family and their friends to their death. On Sept. 28 I got the opp...

High school musical preparation kicks off

High school musical preparation kicks off

Ben Savarick, Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Audiences attending this year’s school play will not just watch the performance, they will also get to choose the ending. “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name, is unique in that audience votes will determine the story’s outcome. “In pic...