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The Lion's Tale

Nathan celebrates after breaking the school record for the 3,200 meter race. Used with permission from Nathan Szubin.
Student breaks school record in track race
Mia Forseter, Sports Editor • April 21, 2024

When junior Nathan Szubin stepped up to the line of the 3,200 meter race in the Johns Hopkins Invitational Meet on April 19, he had a different...

Arditi Zarouk (second from left) celebrates the 50-year anniversary of Perach with her team at the residence of Israeli President Herzog. Used with permission from Arditi Zarouk.
Former students and staff readjust to Israel in the wake of war
Mia Forseter, Sports Editor • April 19, 2024

The Israeli embassy and military send over emissaries every year, and many of these families choose to send their kids to CESJDS. When they go...

A day of matzo meals
A day of matzo meals
Sophie Schwartz, Opinion Editor • April 18, 2024

Many people dread Pesach time, when their beloved chametz (leaven) is replaced with dry, brittle matzo. However, if presented well, matzo does...

Junior Evan Klepper gets ready for his WIS opponent to serve
Lions tennis fall short to WIS
Isaiah Segal-Geetter, Reporter • April 18, 2024

“Twenty four on 3, Mashiach on 6,” junior and tennis captain Evan Klepper said to the varsity boys tennis team before their match against...

Eighth grade visits Capitol Hill
Eighth grade visits Capitol Hill
Jonah Mitre, Reporter • April 17, 2024

To put their learning from government class into perspective, eighth grade students visited Capitol Hill on April 10 for a field trip. Throughout...

At the college fair on April 7, Pitzer College representatives boasted about their Students Justice for Palestine (SJP) club to a Jewish student.
Opinion: Colleges need to support Zionist students
Stella Muzin, Editor-in-Chief • April 16, 2024

On April 7, I attended the Washington Area Independent Schools College Fair, which was co-sponsored by CESJDS along with other schools from the...

Must-Watch Oscar-nominated movies

“Barbie” Who knew that a movie about a children’s toy could mean so much more than anticipated, relaying a message of female empowerment and multigenerational struggle? This past summer, “Barbie” captivated the attention of many when it did just that, landing itself at the number 11 ranking for lifetime gross earnings, according to Box Office Mojo. “Coming into the movie, I didn’t really know what to expect, but what happened in the movie and what the mission was really threw me off. I didn’t expect it – I didn’t see it coming at all,” Sophomore Caden Mont said. “And that’s why I enjoyed it so much, because it wasn’t predictable.” What was perhaps even more unpredictable was the nominations “Barbie” received. Although the film overall had earned a “respectable” eight nominees, according to Variety, Margot Robbie, the actress of Barbie, and director Greta Gerwig received no nominations in their respective individual categories, which to many online were seen as undeserved snubs. Ryan Gosling, the actor of Ken, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. In a statement following the release of the Oscar nominees, Gosling stated “There is no Ken without Barbie,” according to Variety. Regardless, “Barbie” is in the running for many categories, with both “I’m Just Ken” by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt and “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell nominated for Best Original Song.
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