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“Five Feet Apart” is worth the tears

Cole Sprouse plays Will Newman in

Irit Skulnik, Style Editor

April 4, 2019

“Five Feet Apart,” directed by Justin Baldoni, gives viewers a glance into the lives of protagonists Stella Grant, portrayed by Haley Lu Richardson, and Will Newman, portrayed by Cole Sprouse, both of who both struggle with cystic fibrosis. The blockbuster was released on March 15. The tragic...

Fashion Friday: Spring Edition

Fashion Friday: Spring Edition

Corinne Zlotnitsky, Reporter

March 29, 2019

On any given day, Sophomore Lila Berger can be found wearing Air Force 1’s with personally made sketches on them. Doodling on Air Force is a new 2019 trend, that “allows students to express their creativity,” Berger said. This trend has rapidly spread around school, and is a unique and easy wa...

Basemnt brings new beats

The Basemnt has released seven songs that they recorded in Jordan Schneider’s (‘19) basement.

Corinne Zlotnitsky, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Sophomore Aiden Kirsh, Jagger Balkin (‘19) and Jordan Schneider (‘19) often found inspiration and produced rap music in Schneider’s basement, throughout the majority of the 2018-2019 first semester. Several CESJDS students pursue the production of rap music, either as a hobby or a potential caree...

“Thank U, Next:” When albums empower

Josie Stein, Features Editor

March 15, 2019

Ariana Grande’s newest album sends a message of newfound independence after a year of internationally-publicized personal hardship. Released on Feb. 8, the album marks a new beginning for the pop star’s unique musical sound and individual growth. Grande’s announcement of her newest project, “Thank...

The Bachelor 2019: An unforgettable, rollercoaster season

The Bachelor 2019: An unforgettable, rollercoaster season

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Season Finale, Part I: Colton Underwood, a former pro football player and founder of The Legacy Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis, has faced many hardships in love. Underwood is getting a third chance on “The Bachelor” 2019 after being dumped by Bachelorette Becca Kufrin and then ending a relationship with...

Recapping the Oscars: A night never to be forgotten

Recapping the Oscars: A night never to be forgotten

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

February 25, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards began with a showstopping performance of “We Will Rock You” and “We are the Champions” performed by Adam Lambert and Queen that had the audience on their feet cheering. Despite having no host because of the revelation that Kevin Hart made previous homophobic comments, t...

Fashion Friday: Trendy yet comfortable

Fashion Friday: Trendy yet comfortable

Kayla Liss

February 22, 2019

Freshman Sophia Lindner enjoys wearing trendy clothes, but she also values finding outfits that are comfortable. On February 21, she wore white sneakers, loose blue ripped jeans and a grey shirt. Her outfit looked perfectly on trend, but her personal style still shined through....

Philz Coffee is worth the wait

Philz Coffee opened last December in Downtown Bethesda, one of their 51 locations nationwide.

Izzy May, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2019

Downtown Bethesda metropolis is populated with restaurants and constantly bursting with new places to eat. Sandwiched between Mano Ami Gabi and Fish Taco is Bethesda’s newest restaurant addition as of December: Philz Coffee. Philz Coffee originated in San Francisco, but recently opened up five stores...

Golden Goose sneakers spark controversy

Sophomore Charli Galkin wears one of her three pairs of Golden Goose sneakers.

Josie Stein, Features Editor

February 7, 2019

The Golden Goose Deluxe Brand was founded in 2000 by two young Venetian designers, but their designs have only recently garnered acclaim from the teen market. In the halls of CESJDS, the flashy sneakers have gained popularity and attention, and have become a noticeable fashion trend. The standard ...

Fashion Friday: Prom edition

Fashion Friday: Prom edition

Daphne Kaplan, In-Depth and Design Editor

February 1, 2019

On Jan. 31, the class of 2019 celebrated their graduation at the CESJDS prom. Seniors Alexis Bell and Daniel Morgan both attended prom, as well as after-prom, with their fellow classmates. The two put much thought into their ensembles for the big night. Scroll over the tags to learn more about their...

“Dear Evan Hansen”: Stage or page, it’s all the rage

“Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel” by Steven Levenson includes some music from the musical, while adding new relationships as well.

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

January 31, 2019

You may have never heard of  “Dear Evan Hansen,” or maybe you're obsessed with the soundtrack, but it’s too difficult for you to get to New York or Chicago to watch it. However, many of you probably don’t know that there is a book, “Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel” that is both moving and hilario...

Explore the effects of the global elite in “Winners Take All”

“Winners Take All” by Anand Giridharadas shows how societal elites are harming poorer Americans.

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

January 28, 2019

“Winners Take All” by Anand Giridharadas politely grills the elite citizens of the world and their failure to solve problems that they cause for the rest of the world. While his book is not an easy read, Giridharadas accomplishes his goal of the book which is to expose the wealthy for negatively imp...

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