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Review: Hailee Stenfield’s new extended play record, “Half Written Story”

Hailee Steinfeld has released a new extended play record.

Taylor Polonsky, Guest Writer

September 16, 2020

Hailee Steinfeld pulled our heartstrings with her new extended play record (EP), “Half Written Story.” The first half of the two-part project is raw and unveiled with her feelings around her most recent relationship and how it ended. The second half, which will be released at the end of the summ...

Berrypicking provides outdoor activity, break from screens during pandemic

Larriland farm is based in Woodbine, Maryland, about 45 minutes north of the CESJDS Upper School campus.

Eliot Rogal, Reporter

September 9, 2020

There are few options for outdoor activities right now, which is why I was very excited to go berry picking with my family this summer at Larriland farm in Woodbine, Maryland.  Berry picking has always been a great thing to do with your family because you get to spend time outside and when you ge...

One Size Fits Small? A look into Brandy Melville’s sizes and their effects on teens

Talia Sporkin, Guest Writer

June 12, 2020

Since its founding in 1970, Brandy Melville has become one of the most trendy and fashion-forward stores for teenage girls. Known for its pleasing aesthetic, California vibe and muted color scheme, Brandy Melville has deemed its customers “Brandy girls.”  Many CESJDS students frequently shop at Bran...

Review: “Unorthodox”

Shira Hass plays the emotional role of Etsy in

Lielle Coombe, Guest Writer

June 12, 2020

“Unorthodox” is based on the true, powerful and inspiring story of Devorah Feldman, portrayed through a fictional character Esther "Esty" Shapiro. Esty is a young woman born and raised in a very strict Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn who later escapes seeking more freedom.  After strugg...

Review: PLNT Burger

The PLNT Burger mushroom chicken bacon BBQ burger.

Jonathan Morris, Reporter

April 27, 2020

Situated in the back of the Silver Spring Whole Foods sits a small, green-tinted booth that churns out kosher and vegan takes on American fast food. PLNT Burger, created by celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, is a fast-casual restaurant that opened in September 2019. Everything on the menu is vegan and certifie...

Ten ways to stay entertained while social distancing

Matan Silverberg's baking soda volcano explodes. He made it with his siblings to pass the time while socially distancing at home. Doing creative activities with siblings is just one of many ways to occupy yourself during this period.

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

April 22, 2020

Brighten the day of your neighbors. Especially for people living alone, being stuck at home is very isolating and difficult. Do something for your neighbors like offering to take out the trash, delivering a bouquet of flowers cut from your garden or just putting a card in their mailboxes. It will...

Delivery services review: A solution to your social-distancing food woes

Delivery services review: A solution to your social-distancing food woes

Matthew Rabinowitz, Managing Copy Editor

April 20, 2020

With restaurants closed for dine-in, I can think of no better way to support local restaurants and contractors than by ordering delivery meals. The rise of apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash makes that task easy, but Grubhub is the best service to use because of its low cost, wide restaurant variety, ...

“Fauda” gains popularity within school community

Season 3 of popular Israeli television show

Daniela Abrams, Guest Writer

March 20, 2020

“Fauda,” a popular Israeli show about the Arab-Israeli conflict, has been steadily gaining an American audience, including the CESJDS community. This Netflix original was created in 2015 due to an increased death toll of children in the West Bank.  Shlicha Tal Greenberg feels connected to the...

Where Netflix Originals Fall on the Hit or Miss Scale

Which Netflix original shows and movies are worth your time? Find out below with the Hit or Miss scale.

Irit Skulnik, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Netflix has recently been releasing original content to its streaming service. Here’s a guide to navigate through some of the most popular originals, and to learn what to watch and what to skip.    “Miss Americana” - Hit A recent addition to the plethora of Netflix originals, “Miss America...

Review: Ceremony Coffee is homey and delicious

Maryland-based Ceremony Coffee's Bethesda location's entrance is lined with greenery to give it a more natural feel.

Jonathan Morris, Reporter

February 28, 2020

There’s a new kid on the block for satisfying your caffeine cravings in downtown Bethesda: Ceremony Coffee, an artisanal roaster that was established in 2002 in Annapolis, Maryland, serves up delicious bites and beverages in a picturesque space.  Immediately upon entry, I was met with attractive greenery and a...

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