The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

Filo cafes food brings large portioned Filipino flavors right across the street.

Filipino cafe across school impresses

Gigi Gordon, Sports Editor March 28, 2023

Filo Cafe, a new Filipino restaurant that serves authentic cuisine, opened right across the street from the CESJDS Upper School Campus. Both the food and the environment make it a restaurant that everyone...

Penn Badgley plays main character Joe Goldberg/Jonathan Moore in You season 4, making him the face of the show

“You” season 4 is mediocre and repetitive

Ellie Levine, Reporter March 23, 2023

With its fourth season complete, it is clear that “You” is trying to find ways to break free from the story they’ve been repeating for three years. While the season has its highs, there is nothing...

Miley Cyrus new album mostly meets expectations

Miley Cyrus’ new album mostly meets expectations

Sadaf Zadeh, Reporter March 22, 2023

Spring has just started, but Miley Cyrus fans were ready for the pop star's newest album, "Endless Summer Vacation," which dropped on March 10. With a few exceptions, the new songs met fans' high expectations. Cyrus...

Even from far away, Lizzo put on a captivating show at Capital One Arena this past October.

Concerts you don’t want to miss

Stella Muzin, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 18, 2023

Concerts are a great way to connect with your favorite music and truly experience different artists. But with so many upcoming popular artists, it’s hard to decide which concerts are worth spending your...

Music makes us

Ari Werbin-Gradel, Sports Editor March 18, 2023

Giveon Junior Sela Wertlieb’s current favorite album is “Give or Take” by Giveon. Wertlieb likes that the music in the album is soothing and beautiful, like in her favorite song from the album,...

Closet sneak peek

Ellie Levine, Reporter March 18, 2023

Sheer clothes While sheer clothes have always been in the trend cycle, they’re getting their moment in the spotlight this spring. Sheer sets have grown in popularity lately as a sleepwear option, in...

Freshmen Sophie Schwartz and Maiya Blumenthal practice their axe-throwing skills after learning the best techniques.

Right on target

Sophie Schwartz, Reporter March 18, 2023

Once a leisure activity for lumberjacks, axe throwing has evolved into a fun and thrilling activity to do with family and friends.  There are a few axe throwing places in the DMV. I visited ”Kick Axe...

The Josiah Henson Museum is around a 5 minute drive from school and is a good place to learn about racial injustice.

A visit at the Josiah Henson Museum

Maya Greenblum, Reporter March 17, 2023

North Bethesda’s developments engulf Isaac Riley’s 520-acre slavery plantation, the extensive history of severe racial injustice beneath the city unknown to the residents, pedestrians, and students...

The curtains in the theater represented the outside of the shoe factory in the play.

Juniors travel to Olney Theater to see “Kinky Boots” the musical

Ellie Levine, Reporter March 14, 2023

As part of the arts curriculum, the junior class was given the opportunity to see “Kinky Boots” at Olney Theater Center on March 9, a show that celebrates drag like no other.  “Kinky Boots”...

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid deals with complex themes and has a unique writing style.

Speculative fiction book guide

Ruby Kotok, Reporter March 7, 2023

In the heart of the school year, life can feel overwhelming. With so many assignments and the ever-present worry of finals looming over students, many are just looking for a way to escape, if even for...

On the first episode of Outer Banks, the main characters find themselves stranded on a deserted island.

“Outer Banks” season three meets viewers high expectations

Vivi Ducker, Reporter March 1, 2023

Netflix original “Outer Banks” season three is an unmissable drama and thriller series that’s instantly gripping. When season one of “Outer Banks” released on Netflix in 2020, it immediately...

The St. Regis hotel in D.C. provides an incredible English tea experience and can turn ones imaginary tea parties into reality.

A look into St. Regis Hotel’s High Tea

Maiya Blumenthal, Reporter February 28, 2023

Tucked beside the busy streets of downtown D.C., the classically decorated lobby of the St. Regis Washington D.C. Hotel is filled with people enjoying afternoon tea and treats.  The first thing I noticed...

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