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Students congregate in the hallways during passing periods and lunch.
Opinion: Staying outside during free time is the right thing to do
Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter • March 21, 2021

There’s a common complaint plaguing the CESJDS halls regarding how the rule requiring students to be outside during free time stifles peoples’ ability to talk with others....

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Governor Larry Hogan announces emergency COVID-19 "RELIEF Act"
Lena Nadaner, Reporter • February 26, 2021

Governor Larry Hogan announced his $1.7 billion emergency coronavirus “RELIEF Act of 2021” on Monday, Jan. 11. RELIEF stands for recovery for the economy, livelihoods,...

With added stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, online school helps to relieve some of that stress.
Opinion: Online school is helpful in reducing stress
Ari Blumenthal, Guest Writer • February 16, 2021

Throughout the past year, many teenage students have been struggling with a variety of different problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mental health and...

JDS mandates teachers to get vaccinated
JDS mandates teachers to get vaccinated
Rochelle Berman and Jonah Beinart February 12, 2021

A new policy by CESJDS mandates that all teachers (with exceptions of special circumstances) must receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This policy went into effect...

Opinion: CESJDS should not mandate the COVID-19 vaccine
Opinion: CESJDS should not mandate the COVID-19 vaccine
Benny Hasenberg , Reporter • February 3, 2021

As JDS students prepared to return to in-person learning, the school required that every student received a flu shot before returning to campus. Now, the teachers will be...

Junior Naomi Gould helps her brother, Freshman Jonathan Gould, with distance learning.
Older siblings take on more responsibility during pandemic
Sela Wertlieb , Guest Writer • February 1, 2021

For many students, getting their own work done is challenging under normal circumstances, but now during the pandemic, some students are taking on the responsibility of helping...

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New club explores biology and medicine
How foreign and local transfers adapted freshman year
Shiri Cohen releases five original songs in a mini album
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Green Team plants garden

Green Team plants garden

May 5, 2021

The Green Team planted a small garden consisting of flowers and herbs at CESJDS,  on Wednesday, April 28. The club got the idea to plant this garden after attending the Montgomery County Climate Action...

Zimriyah cancellation leads to picnic

Zimriyah cancellation leads to picnic

April 18, 2021

In honor of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, the middle and high school attended separate Israeli-themed picnics to celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday. The picnic replaced the annual Zimriyah...

Seniors quarantine in Israel

Seniors quarantine in Israel

April 12, 2021

The Class of 2021 is beginning their Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone trip by quarantining at Alexander Muss High School for 10 days after their arrival on April 6.  The class is quarantining...

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After vaccine: Mask or no mask?
Opinion: Hogan must stop vetoing crucial police reform

Opinion: Hogan must stop vetoing crucial police reform

April 29, 2021

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A guide to local second-hand shopping
“The Mauritanian” captures the story of an inmate’s controversial fight for justice

“The Mauritanian” captures the story of an inmate’s controversial fight for justice

April 29, 2021

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