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Fun activities for the fall season

Here are some great Fall activities to enjoy this season. Pictured above is Zoolights, the Smithsonian Zational Zoo's weekly light decoration.

Izzy May, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2019

Fall is my favorite season, and not just because of the perfect, not-too-cold, not-too-hot temperature or the changing leaves. I appreciate fall for all of its accompanying activities, such as fruit picking and haunted house. I’ve listed a few of my personal favorite local activities below: ...

Meatless burgers miss the mark

Burgers clockwise from top left: Beyond Burger, Impossible Burger, Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burger and a regular beef burger.

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

October 10, 2019

Over the past year, meatless burgers have been growing in popularity. Marketed to vegetarians and environmentally-conscious omnivores, the meatless Impossible and Beyond burgers have been getting closer and closer to real meat in taste, texture and design. Just recently, Impossible Foods’ “meat”...

Glossier vs. Innisfree Lip Balm Comparison

Breaking down the differences between Glossier and Innisfree Lip Balm.

Charli Galkin, Reporter

October 10, 2019

Popular lip gloss brand Glossier balm dotcom faces new competition: a new Korean beauty brand called Innisfree that recently appeared on Sephora’s website has gained in popularity.  Similarly to Glossier, Innisfree has lip balms that come in an array of flavors. The flavors available on Sephora’s...

Not in love with “Lover:” Taylor Swift’s newest album is repetitive, lacks creativity

Taylor Swift releases extras with the deluxe editions of her albums. The deluxe edition of the album “1989” included Polaroids while “Lover” included diary entries.

Mischa Trainor, Contributing Editor

October 4, 2019

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her new album “Lover” on Aug. 23. Leading up to the album, she released one of the tracks titled “ME!” on April 26. “Lover” features many fun songs, but many of them sound the same. Swift’s previous albums have shown a significant amount of change ...

Trendy Hydro Flasks are not for everyone

Seniors Leah Simon and Naomi Jaray use their Hydroflask bottles, the most recent water bottle trend.

Josie Stein, Features Editor

September 16, 2019

On her way out of the door each morning, senior Emily Cohen takes a moment to decide which of her five Hydroflask water bottles she would like to fill and take to school. She chooses her favorite bottle: teal colored with a pink lid.  The reusable steel water bottle brand has grown in popularity at...

Seasonal Styles: Fall Edition

Seasonal Styles: Fall Edition

Irit Skulnik, Style Editor

September 5, 2019

Find balance at Corepower Yoga

Hannah Davis, Reporter

August 27, 2019

Whether you have done a single yoga pose or have been taking classes for years, the Yoga Sculpt class at Corepower Yoga in Bethesda takes the yoga experience to a whole new level. Although Corepower has been around for some time, it has recently grown in popularity among CESJDS students, so I decided t...

AJR shakes it up with “Neotheater”

AJE released their new album

Eva Bard, Guest Writer

June 14, 2019

AJR’s new album, “Neotheater,” steps further away from pop and into uncharted territory. The three Jewish brothers focused this album on the journey of growing up, which makes it relatable,  powerful and unlike anything anyone has ever heard before. The sounds of their previous album, “The Cl...

Staycation guide: top ten things to do over the summer in D.C.

Staycation guide: top ten things to do over the summer in D.C.

Izzy May, Opinion Editor

June 3, 2019

If you’re in town over summer break, I would suggest checking out the following spots! These are my personal favorites. Scootering in D.C.! This is a super fun way to explore D.C. Renting scooters is not expensive and very accessible, as they’re located all around Georgetown and the waterfront. G...

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Streaming showdown

Lincoln Aftergood and Mimi Lemar, Reporters

May 23, 2019

Apple Music, by Lincoln Aftergood: When my friends ask me if I listen to Spotify, I laugh and say no. I exclusively use Apple Music as it is a better option than Spotify. Apple Music has many crucial advantages over Spotify. For one, it has a library of 50 million songs providing a vast variety o...

Singers bring the madness

Singers bring the madness

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

May 23, 2019

The high school a cappella group Shir Madness released their album “More Than Madness,” on Feb. 13 with a collection of nine songs. Shir Madness is tightly knit and participates in activities such as their own Shabbaton together. Producing an album, though, was a new experience, which vocal music...

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