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Organizing the odds and evens

Organizing the odds and evens

Sara Sporkin, Reporter
September 13
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:  ...

Summer traveling

Summer traveling

Alexis Bell, Guest Writer
May 18
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

“I made it through,” sophomore Sophie Handloff was thinking after spending an entire night alone in the woods. This 15 hour solo was just one of the challenging adventures Handloff accomplished while on an eight day Outward Bound hiking trip in the Colorado Rockies last summer. The nine teens on...

Staying hydrated at school

Staying hydrated at school

Talia Mitre, Guest Writer
May 16
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Drinking sufficient amounts of water while attending a full day of classes at CESJDS can be very challenging.  As a solution, several students and teachers now bring water bottles to school every day. According to Eat Right Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, girls ages 14 to 18 should drink around ei...

Live stream of Zimriyah 2016

Live stream of Zimriyah 2016

Noah Green, Social Media and Visual Editor
May 12
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Zimriyah, CESJDS' celebration of Israeli Independence Day, will occur on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Watch the live video of this year's performances here:

Upper School campus in shelter in place mode after Montgomery County shootings

Upper School campus in shelter in place mode after Montgomery County shootings

Isaac Silber, News Editor
May 8
Filed under News, Showcase

The CESJDS Upper School campus went into a shelter in place drill at 1:47 p.m. Friday during Dor L’Dor day, after two reported shootings at Westfield Montgomery Mall and the Aspen Hill Shopping Center. The shelter in place at the Upper School lasted only 30 minutes, and the shooter has since been ...