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How to fight anti-Semitism 101

How to fight anti-Semitism 101

Editorial Staff
January 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In light of a recent rise in hate crimes in our community, CESJDS hosted a panel of local leaders including Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Chief of Police Tom Manger. They discussed what various groups are doing in response to the anti-Semitic events and how we should react if confronted...

Lessons learned from media’s flawed election coverage

Lessons learned from media’s flawed election coverage

Editorial Staff
November 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In Journalism I, one of the first lessons we learned was about journalistic ethics. We were taught to cover all sides of every story, and to write balanced articles that accurately portray an event in its entirety. We learned to remove our personal biases from the articles we write by avoiding conflicts of ...

Take the road less traveled: Combat political polarization

Take the road less traveled: Combat political polarization

Editorial Staff
October 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

You know that it’s Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. This election, however, is about more than just the candidates’ names. It is about education, healthcare, the economy and many other issues that are troubling our country. As students, many of whom will be voting in the coming years, it is our res...

Seven grades, one building, still united

Seven grades, one building, still united

Editorial Staff
August 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Whether it be sharing teachers, classrooms or a cafeteria, we have never felt a large separation between the middle school and high school until this year, and despite new changes this year, there is no reason to let this separation increase. This year, the high school and middle school are essential...

Facing the stigma together through social media

Facing the stigma together through social media

Editorial Staff
June 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we might expect to find our various social media feeds filled with information and posts on mental health. Unfortunately, a quick scroll through Twitter or Facebook will show just the opposite: an uncanny silence regarding mental health and the seriousness of th...

A call for teamwork

A call for teamwork

Editorial Staff
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Editorial

With major change comes an even larger reaction. That’s most likely why the reaction to the fact that both the middle school and the high school will have overhauled schedules starting next year has been met with opinions ranging across the spectrum. Many students disagree on whether the block schedule...

Students deserve freedom of the press

Students deserve freedom of the press

Editorial Staff
January 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

We at the Lion’s Tale are very lucky to have journalistic independence and to be free of censorship from our school’s administration. Unfortunately, not all schools in the United States are as lucky. As our school's eighth graders learn, ever since the landmark Supreme Court case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier,...