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Cupcake queens

Cupcake queens

Josh Abramowitz, Reporter
September 19, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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.  ...

Organizing the odds and evens

Organizing the odds and evens

Sara Sporkin, Reporter
September 13, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Organization is a key to success in school, and with the new high school schedule, it can be a challenge for students to figure out how to arrange materials for different classes. The schedule this year differs from last year’s block schedule in that students have some classes every day from Monda...

9/11 commemorations

9/11 commemorations

Ilan Cohen, Reporter
September 12, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Freshman Davida Goldman  "I commemorate 9/11 by trying to remember all the people that were lost and trying to just really think about them and give them a piece of my mind, and show respect."     Senior Yona Levitt  "I wouldn't go out of my way to commemorate 9/11...

Fashion Friday: Comedic couture

Fashion Friday: Comedic couture

Joey Shoyer, Style Editor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Junior Aaron Liss has built up a reputation for his comedic shirts. One can spot Liss displaying his science and math-themed joke shirts daily. Liss thinks that “the most important part of what you’re wearing is your shirt,” and tries to take advantage of that. To get a closer look at his outfit...

Fresh Faces: Welcoming new faculty

Fresh Faces: Welcoming new faculty

Rina Torchinsky and Aaron Schonfeld
August 30, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

To learn more about this year's new faculty members, scroll over the tags. Not pictured: Catherine Smith (math and robotics), Shira Zelinger (Jewish Text), Rebecca Philbrick (guidance)...

An immersion into politics: Eighth-grader as guest columnist for The Huffington Post

An immersion into politics: Eighth-grader as guest columnist for The Huffington Post

Shira Godin, Reporter
June 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

For eighth-grader Matthew Wieseltier, the summer of 2015 began with a lecture by the editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington. Matthew attended the talk about adult use of technology at the Aspen Idea Festival in Aspen, CO. After seeing how interested Matthew was in...

Fashion Friday: Chic and unique

Fashion Friday: Chic and unique

Emily Cohen, Style Editor
June 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Sophomore Dalia Handelman, who can often be spotted in ripped jeans and foreign jewelry, prides herself on her sense of style. Handelman likes to let her personality shine through her outfits, and tries to wear clothes that are "unique." To see what articles make up Handelman’s style, scroll over the tags. ...

An inside scoop

An inside scoop

Aliza Rabinovitz, Reporter
June 1, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

After waiting in a long line on a rainy May 17, students made their way into a brightly colored ice cream shop. After asking for their favorite flavor, they savored a cold and sweet dessert as it melted away in their mouths. Celebrity Scoop Night, a fundraiser during which students and their families can...

Before they were teachers: the uncut interviews

Before they were teachers: the uncut interviews

Rani Zimand and Emily Cohen, Copy Editor and Style Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Listen to the recordings below to learn about what English teacher Avery Downing and History teacher Carl Atwood did before they became teachers.               History teacher Carl Atwood's interview:       English teacher Avery Downing's interview:  ...