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Winter Staycation

Winter Staycation

Ilan Cohen and Ari Feuer
November 28
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

photo courtesy of Ayelette Halbfinger If you’d rather shop than sightsee, then Georgetown, D.C. is the place for you. For seven blocks along M Street, NW, and a few blocks up the cross streets, shops and attractions are abundant in all shapes and sizes. There’s everything from an Apple Store to Urban Outfitt...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

Rina Torchinsky, Features Editor
November 28
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

When I walked into Snowbots Bubble Tea and SnowCream in Rockville, Md., I was immediately greeted with the subtle scent of tropical spices and the sight of a colorful robot-filled mural on my left. Snowbots is located just nine minutes up Rockville Pike from the Upper School. Even though the drive i...

Concert Review: The Fray and American Authors

Concert Review: The Fray and American Authors

Sabrina Bramson, Guest Writer
November 18
Filed under Showcase, Style

This past Tuesday, I had the chance to hear one of my favorite bands perform in concert: The Fray. Not only were they spectacular, but also the opening act, American Authors, was just as amazing. Any person who would have the privilege to see The Fray live in concert would fall in love with their music, ...

Fashion Friday: “Dressing good to feel good”

Fashion Friday: “Dressing good to feel good”

Ari Feuer and Talia Cohen
October 30
Filed under Showcase, Style

Junior Ilana Meltzer  believes that her fashion impacts her mood, so she dresses how she wants to feel. "I'm a big believer in the 'dress good to feel good,'" Meltzer said. To see what articles of clothing make up Meltzer's style, scroll over the tags. ...

Fashion Friday: Dress to impress

Fashion Friday: Dress to impress

Emily Cohen, Style Editor
October 21
Filed under Showcase, Style

Junior Sophie Wallach, who describes her sense of style as “trendy,” can often be seen in brand-name clothing. Wallach enjoys dressing to impress and tries to be “fashion forward” with her outfits. To see what articles make up Wallach’s style, scroll over the tags. ...

Musical assemblies commemorate journalist Daniel Pearl

Musical assemblies commemorate journalist Daniel Pearl

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
October 19
Filed under Showcase, Style

On Friday, Oct. 14 CESJDS commemorated Daniel Pearl's legacy by participating in Daniel Pearl World Music Day, a national initiative to honor the journalist who was killed in a terrorist attack in 2002.

Fashion Friday: Comfort first

Fashion Friday: Comfort first

Emily Cohen and Ari Feuer
October 14
Filed under Style

Senior Eli Zajicek takes two principles into account when he gets dressed: the aesthetic and what he feels most comfortable wearing. Zajicek does not dress to impress, but still tries to dress both fashionably and comfortably. To see what pieces of clothing make up Zajicek's style, scroll over the tags. ...

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...

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...

A new Shakesperience: Middle schoolers perform the Bard

A new Shakesperience: Middle schoolers perform the Bard

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
October 10
Filed under Style

Sitting together, gazing at their laptops in the Beit Midrash on Thursday, Sept. 15, middle school students engaged in what could only be a theater teacher’s dream: they were reading Shakespeare, excitedly consuming their roles while singing show tunes from the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” The middle school Sh...

At Naked Lunch cafe, MOM’s knows best

At Naked Lunch cafe, MOM’s knows best

Dahlia Lehman, In-Depth Editor
October 10
Filed under Style

MOM’s Organic Market, located in Montrose Shopping Center, is a convenient five-minute drive from the Upper School. Inside MOM’s, there is a small vegetarian to-go cafe called Naked Lunch. When I tell people I am going to eat at an organic cafe, the most common concerns are the sometimes high price an...

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...