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At Naked Lunch cafe, MOM’s knows best

At Naked Lunch cafe, MOM’s knows best

Dahlia Lehman, In-Depth Editor
October 10, 2016
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, 2016
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...

TV show review: “Stranger Things”

TV show review: “Stranger Things”

Shira Godin, Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

A few months ago the name “Stranger Things” began to pop up on almost every social media website. I tried to ignore the unceasing ads, but recently I gave up and decided to watch the Netflix series. Within 48 hours, I completed all eight 50 minute episodes Some may be reluctant to watch “St...

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...

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...

Calling all pinball wizards

Calling all pinball wizards

Miriam Minsk, Editor-in-Chief
August 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Style

Since VÜK’s May opening in Bethesda, Md., authentic New Yorkstyle pizza and pinball are only a short drive away from the Upper School campus. VÜK is located on St. Elmo Avenue, in the slightly older part of Bethesda. It’s a small restaurant, seating 64 people, and is filled with bright neon sign...

Upcoming concerts and festivals

Upcoming concerts and festivals

Talia Horowitz and Gabe Krantz
August 30, 2016
Filed under Style

Flume After headlining the Sweetlife Music Festival back in May, the Australian Future Bass superstar Flume will return to the DMV. He will perform at the 9:30 Club on back-to-back nights (Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3). Break the Internet Fest The annual rap festival in Southeast D.C. at the St...

Bringing school meals to the kitchen table

Bringing school meals to the kitchen table

Joel Vardon, Sports Editor
August 30, 2016
Filed under Style

With Friday afternoons filled with work and picking up kids from school, families often scramble last minute to put a Shabbat meal on the table. Last year, in attempt to resolve this issue, Head of Food Services Erick Gilbert and the CESJDS kitchen, led by Chefs Rubir Vega and Elmer Vega, started a “...

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. ...

Kabbalat Shabbat hand-crafted

Kabbalat Shabbat hand-crafted

Kate Sosland, Reporter
June 1, 2016
Filed under Style

Every Friday morning, students pour into the gym for Kabbalat Shabbat. What they do not see, however, is the preparation that goes on behind the scenes. At the very beginning of the year, Director of Jewish Life Stephanie Hoffman, the coordinator of Kabbalat Shabbat, formulated a calendar marked wi...

Rolling out new furniture

Rolling out new furniture

Jessie Lehman, Reporter
June 1, 2016
Filed under Style

As CESJDS reaches its 50th year anniversary, the administration decided to roll out some new furniture for the 2016-2017 school year. The Upper School has had the same furniture since the campus was created in 2000. Since then, the condition of the chairs and tables has deteriorated, and as the school...