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“13 Reasons Why” prompts discussion, reflection

“13 Reasons Why” prompts discussion, reflection

Rina Torchinsky and Kate Sosland
April 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style

“13 Reasons Why,” a new series on Netflix, is provoking dialogue among students, parents and the administration. This 13 episode series is about a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. Before she does, however, she leaves behind tapes intended for the 13 people who she blames for endi...

Pretty, but not tasty, in pink

Pretty, but not tasty, in pink

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor
April 22, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style

Starbucks is selling the Unicorn Frappuccino through Sunday, April 23. Lion's Tale reviewer Jessie Lehman shares her impression of the drink in this interactive visual review. Mouse over the dots to see what Lehman thought of different aspects of the drink. ...

All peachy with middle school musical

All peachy with middle school musical

Sabrina Bramson, Reporter
March 22, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style

Dressed in a puffy pale vest and armed with colorful maracas, eighth-grader Drew Sadikman, the Earthworm, brought the house to roaring laughter as he sang “Plump and Juicy” to the seagulls. This was a standout scene in the middle school production of "James and the Giant Peach Jr." The story,...

Fashion Friday: Fresh and easy

Fashion Friday: Fresh and easy

Ilan Cohen, Style Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style

Sophomore Zoe Reichbach tries to keep her fashion innovative every day. She is known throughout her grade for her unique style. Check out what Reichbach had to say about her outfit on Friday, Feb. 10: ...

Rockville Escape Room marks the spot with “A Pirate’s Quest”

Rockville Escape Room marks the spot with “A Pirate’s Quest”

Jessie Lehman, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Style

The door is still locked, time on the clock is running out and the pirate’s treasure is nowhere to be found. Escape rooms are a trendy group activity in which participants solve puzzles and codes to escape a series of rooms before time runs out. There are many escape room companies across the Washington,...

No people, no problem

No people, no problem

Amelia Davidson, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style, Uncategorized

If you are looking for a restaurant that serves a wide variety of food in a quick and tech- -savvy manner, I highly recommend trying Eatsa in downtown Washington, D.C. Eatsa is a vegetarian restaurant chain that originated on the West Coast in late 2015. It recently opened a location in the D.C. neighborhood...

The gym is alive with the love of music

The gym is alive with the love of music

Emily Cohen and Ari Feuer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style

Clockwise from top: Various combinations of freshman Coby Siegel (guitar, voice), junior Avi Abrams (drums), junior Mattie Swire (bass), senior Matthew Ost (keyboard), senior Yona Levitt (voice) and senior Eli Rashti (voice) frequently perform at many school assemblies and events, including Kabbalat ...

Musical Review: “Wicked”

Musical Review: “Wicked”

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Style

I am no theater junkie, but when a musical like “Wicked” comes to town, I get really excited. The smash Broadway hit came to the Kennedy Center last month and stayed through the new year. I had the chance to take in the show on Christmas Eve. The Kennedy Center Opera House is a beautiful room and is much l...

Fashion Friday: Stylish distinctiveness

Fashion Friday: Stylish distinctiveness

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
January 6, 2017
Filed under Style

Sophomore Nicolas Escobar’s fashion sense is based on wanting to look good and be unique. “I started dressing nicely at the beginning of sophomore year because I wanted to stand out,” Escobar said. “I wanted to stand out from all of the guys who wear a t-shirt and sweatpants or joggers or wh...

Musical review: “Hamilton”

Musical review: “Hamilton”

Danny Ingber, Reporter
December 20, 2016
Filed under Style

New York City is magnificent during the holidays, but the day I saw “Hamilton”, I was immune to its seasonal charms. From the moment I got off the train all I was thinking about was how I was going to see the hottest show on Broadway. My high expectations were fulfilled and then some. From start to...

Fashion Friday: High school musical edition

Fashion Friday: High school musical edition

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
December 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

In light of the high school musical this weekend, The Lion’s Tale takes a look at junior actor Matan Lieber-Kotz’s costume. Lieber-Kotz, pictured standing on set, plays Bazzard in the musical, which is showing on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. ...

TV show review: “Gilmore Girls”

TV show review: “Gilmore Girls”

Aliza Rabinovitz, Copy Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

Highly promoted and long awaited, the four-episode “Gilmore Girls” revival “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was released Nov. 25. The show’s original creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, left “Gilmore Girls” after the sixth out of seven seasons, and wrote the revival partly in order to give...