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TV show review: “Stranger Things”

TV show review: “Stranger Things”

Shira Godin, Reporter
September 26
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Art through a Jewish lens

Art through a Jewish lens

Devira Friedman, Reporter
April 12
Filed under Showcase, Style

As part of CESJDS’ 50th anniversary celebration, David Moss, a famous Jewish calligraphy artist, led art programs with students and faculty alike the week of March 28. JDS invited Moss to the school as a way for students to learn from his experiences, skills and perception of art as a professi...

Fashion Friday: A personal philosophy

Fashion Friday: A personal philosophy

Joey Shoyer, Style Editor
April 8
Filed under Style

Every morning, junior Eytan Layman dresses according to his personal philosophy. “Comfort,” Layman said. “That is the key to any clothing style. If you’re not comfortable, you’re not going to look good.” Sporting comfortable jeans and a sweater-jacket, he focuses on looking good but making ...