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Review: Pokemon Sword and Shield Games

Reviewing the new Pokemon Sword and Shield games.

Mark Polin, Reporter

January 28, 2020

After years of waiting, Pokemon Sword and Shield are finally here. These two new Nintendo Switch adventure games are a perfect addition to the beloved Pokemon franchise.  Pokemon Sword and Shield are the eighth game duo in the Pokemon video game series. They take place in the Galar region, which ...

Disney features first-ever Jewish Latina princess

Disney Junior show “Elena of Avalor” featured Disney's first-ever Jewish princess in an episode last month.

Mischa Trainor, Design & In-Depth Editor

January 22, 2020

Disney released an episode of  “Elena of Avalor” that featured the company's first-ever Jewish princess on Dec. 6, 2019. Princess Rebecca of Galonia is not only Jewish but also Latina. Upon hearing that Disney was creating a Jewish princess, I was very excited to finally see Judaism represent...

Review: Come From Away

Oren Minsk, Managing Editor

January 13, 2020

“Come From Away” is a moving musical that tells the untold story of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. What I found so moving about this musical was that while not diminishing the tragic events that transpired, it shows us how hum...

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark

Sophie Kaplan, Reporter

January 7, 2020

The Hallmark channel created two Hanukkah movies this year, including “Double Holiday” starring Carly Pope and Kristoffer Polaha. Going into this movie, I was quite excited for Hallmark to educate viewers on the traditions and history of Hanukkah, but ultimately I believe the movie failed in tha...

Review: Israeli falafel restaurant shines in Georgetown

The attractive falafel spot in Georgetown, Taïm, is the best Israeli falafel restaurant that Washington, D.C. has to offer, according to writer Matan Silverberg.

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

December 17, 2019

When you walk into Taïm -– the new casual falafel spot in Georgetown -– the door says, “The Vegetarian Mecca;” that is exactly what it feels like. With colorful Middle Eastern tiles decorating the walls and an equally colorful Israeli menu, Taïm (“tasty” in Hebrew) is a mix of Georgeto...

A preview of the upcoming high school production, Chicago

High school students reherse for the upcoming showing of the musical

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

December 10, 2019

After countless hours of hard work and dedication, the CESJDS high school production of “Chicago” is gearing up for its opening night performance.  The 43 students involved in the musical have been practicing for the last three months. Junior Ruby Mendelson who will be playing Velma Kelly, o...

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Harrison Bryan (Christopher)in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Round House Theatre.

Josie Stein, Features Editor

December 9, 2019

The junior and senior classes took a trip to see a production of the Tony Award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda on Dec. 4.  While CESJDS theater trips are an annual privilege, this particular show felt like a new experience. Th...

Charlie’s Angels: An action-packed movie not to be missed

From left to right, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks, stars in Charlie's Angels, are shown.

Maiyan Lyani, Reporter

December 2, 2019

After many fight scenes, car chases, explosions and disguises, the Angels are back for another action-packed mission in the new “Charlie’s Angels” film starring Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott.  “Charlie’s Angels” is based on the ‘70s TV action-comedy series which later, ...

Frozen 2 was worth the wait

Frozen 2 was worth the wait

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

“Frozen”, which came out in 2013, was the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time, leaving viewers with high expectations for the sequel. The long-awaited “Frozen 2” does not disappoint and manages to entertain all ages. Instead of adding new challenges and conflicts for the character...

Sunday Morning Bakehouse hits the spot

The owner of Sunday Morning Bakehouse, Caroline Yi, hand rolls croissants daily.

Irit Skulnik, Style Editor

November 21, 2019

Sunday Morning Bakehouse offers delicious baked goods, teas and fresh coffee drinks to shoppers in the heart of Pike and Rose in North Bethesda. Sitting between Sweetgreen and Drybar, this new bakery truly hits the spot with its homemade treats. Upon entering the restaurant, my parents and I proceeded to s...

Pumpkin spice-themed Starbucks items return as Fall is ushered in

Pumpkin spice-themed items return at Starbucks as the new season is ushered in.

Corinne Zlotnitsky, Reporter

November 7, 2019

As fall begins, one of the most popular trends of the year gets restocked at Starbucks. Pumpkin spice flavored items are among the most delightful foods of the new season. Realistically, what screams fall spirit more than a pumpkin-flavored drink? The world is divided into two types of people: those who despise...

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