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Movie review: “Denial”

Movie review: “Denial”

Kate Sosland, Reporter
October 14
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
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
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
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...

TV show review: “Stranger Things”

TV show review: “Stranger Things”

Shira Godin, Reporter
September 26
Filed under Showcase, Style

A few months ago the name “Stranger Things” began to pop up on almost every social media website. I tried to ignore the unceasing ads, but recently I gave up and decided to watch the Netflix series. Within 48 hours, I completed all eight 50 minute episodes Some may be reluctant to watch “St...

The Upper School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week

The Upper School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week

Isaac Silber, News Editor
September 23
Filed under News, Showcase

Check out the photos below to see how the Upper School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Week.

Crossing over to high school

Crossing over to high school

Devira Friedman, Reporter
September 21
Filed under Showcase, Sports

While one might find it uncommon to see middle school and high school students interact often, most days eighth-grader Abby Alter can be found on the girls' varsity soccer field. Abby started playing soccer from the young age of three years old, and continues to play on a year-round club soccer tea...

Cupcake queens

Cupcake queens

Josh Abramowitz, Reporter
September 19
Filed under Features, Showcase

What began merely as an idea for a Bat Mitzvah project has quickly spiraled into a business opportunity for two young bakers. Upon entering the Upper School this year, seventh-graders Shoshana Greenblum and Dalia Siegel are hoping to popularize their cupcake business: “Cupcakes in Crime.” Origina...

Fashion Friday: Standing out from the crowd

Fashion Friday: Standing out from the crowd

Talia Horowitz, Editor-in-Chief
September 16
Filed under Showcase, Style

Senior Josie Walker does not dress to blend in. Whether it be hunting through her mother's closet or thrift shopping with her friends, Walker keeps an eye out for unique pieces of clothing. Walker describes her clothing style as whatever she is "feeling in the moment," and "anything that seems cool or...

Serving Israel: Tennis team practices with Israeli youth organization

Serving Israel: Tennis team practices with Israeli youth organization

Addie Bard, Reporter
September 15
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS boys and girls varsity tennis teams are both opportunities for players to grow on and off of the court. Players not only improve their tennis skills, but also help the Israel Tennis Center (ITC) and contribute to the community in more ways than one. The ITC is a non-profit social service agenc...

Summer of service

Summer of service

Noah Green, Social Media and Visual Editor
September 14
Filed under Features, Showcase

Domestically and internationally, some students, like senior Jonah Eisen and sophomore Abby Weisman, served the wider community over the summer. Here are their stories.  ...