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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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Looking ahead to summer
Teachers leave JDS to move closer to home
Chess club thrives virtually
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Ninth grade finally back on a field trip

Ninth grade finally back on a field trip

May 28, 2021

For the first time since the school closed last year, CESJDS invited the 9th grade students on a field trip. The majority of the grade chose to go to the Calleva outdoor organization for a day filled with...

CESJDS’ Shir Madness Competes in Annual Kolot Hayam Event

CESJDS’ Shir Madness Competes in Annual Kolot Hayam Event

May 23, 2021

A performance showcasing the vocal talents of many Jewish day schools, including CESJDS, took place Sunday, May 16 on Zoom. Although COVID-19 prevented the event from being a competition this year, each...

CESJDS to host vaccination clinic

CESJDS to host vaccination clinic

May 13, 2021

CESJDS sent out an announcement on May 7 saying that they scheduled a COVID-19 vaccine clinic to take place on Friday, May 14 at the Upper School. The FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, May 10...

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Opinion: Fast fashion is unethical and should be avoided
Pro/Con: Should Jews criticize Israel?

Pro/Con: Should Jews criticize Israel?

May 19, 2021

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Authentic Cuban restaurant “Colada Shop” impresses in Potomac
A guide to local second-hand shopping

A guide to local second-hand shopping

May 4, 2021

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