The Lion's Tale

Time to Boogie wit da Hoodie

Sam Schwartz, Guest Writer

January 25, 2019

Rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie, born Julius Dubose, has developed a presence in the hip hop scene by using the struggles of his childhood to bring national attention to his hometown, the Bronx. His latest album, "Hoodie Szn," pulls from the emotional tones of his previous work to create his most recent...

Vignola family: Tracing back to their roots

The Vignola family is pictured above in 1982 in their original restaurant in downtown Rockville. The family has run their restaurant, catering business and market since this picture was taken.

Alex Landy, Copy Editor

January 25, 2019

Most CESJDS students and faculty who often go to Vignola Gourmet—the popular Italian restaurant across the street from the Upper School campus—don’t know the uplifting story of the restaurant’s creation. Vignola Gourmet’s heritage begins in the mid-1900s in Vicenza, Italy with Aluma and Luciano...

Hummus hits home: Little Sesame brings the mediterranean side dish into the spotlight

Little Sesame gives hummus a new identity as a main ingredient instead of a side dish by serving a variety of hummus based meals at reasonable prices. Little Sesame’s goal is to redefine hummus in America.

Jonathan Morris, Guest Writer

January 25, 2019

Little Sesame is a restaurant located in Washington, D.C., that does away with the notion that hummus is an appetizer, or for some, an unappealing beige paste from the refrigerated section. In fact, it’s an all-out attempt to change the identity of hummus in American’s experience of Middle Eastern...

Fashion Thursday: “Under the sea three”

Fashion Thursday:

Josie Stein and Josie Stein

January 24, 2019

On Jan. 23, the class of 2019 chose to celebrate three days left of classes by wearing beach-inspired outfits for the theme “under the sea three.” Senior Talia Mitre chose to dress as a pirate, but with a hula spin on the look. With her headscarf, coconut top, straw skirt and smudged eyeliner, Mit...

Choose your own adventure with “Bandersnatch”

Netflix revives an old story style, choose your own adventure, in their new

Lincoln Aftergood, Guest Writer

January 22, 2019

Interactive films with multiple endings and runtimes are a glimpse into what TV could look like in the future. “Bandersnatch,” a standalone episode of the critically-acclaimed series, “Black Mirror” is one example of how well this could work. Stefan, the main character, is a programmer designing a video ga...

A Game of Rooms offers engaging and creative challenges

A Game of Rooms in Rockville, Md. offers a chance for adventure for local groups.

Mischa Trainor, Guest Writer

January 15, 2019

The clock is ticking as you scramble to find clues. Everyone is racing to solve puzzles before the hour is up. Suddenly, you solve the puzzle which reveals a clue to solve your final challenge: unlocking the door and escaping the room. Escape rooms have been popping up in various locations recently....

“On the Basis of Sex”: More than just a tribute

The role of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, played by Felicity Jones was one of few women at Harvard Law School.

Naomi Gould, Guest Writer

January 7, 2019

It’s hard to believe that the spark that ignited the fire of the fight for gender equality was a man’s tax case. The entertaining film “On the Basis of Sex” not only explains this historical phenomenon but the importance of the feminist movement as a whole. This film focuses on the early section of Su...

2018: The year in trends

2018: The year in trends

Irit Skulnik, Style Editor

December 20, 2018

This story was featured in the Volume 36, Issue 3 edition of The Lion’s Tale, published on Dec. 20, 2018.

Delicious sushi at Kusshi

Kusshi’s decor has a perfect balance of modern and Japanese aspects. For exam- ple, half of the restaurant is comprised of a sports bar with high tables and the other half is a sushi bar with booths and tables.

Shira Godin, Style Editor

December 20, 2018

At the recently opened Japanese restaurant Kusshi, one can find a multitude of both common and unique dishes, all at reasonable prices.  The exterior of Kusshi is decorated simply, with two grey doors and a bold sign above them; however, after walking into Kusshi, you are immersed in a beautifully ...

“Becoming” Michelle Obama: Former first lady opens up about her growth from childhood to life after the White House

“Becoming” Michelle Obama: Former first lady opens up about her growth from childhood to life after the White House

Aliza Rabinovitz, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2018

“Becoming” by Michelle Obama is unexpectedly candid and comprehensive, while (not- surprisingly) inspiring. Perhaps most importantly, it lives up to its title. “Becoming” is not just the story of Obama’s years in the White House, or of her family or career. Rather, it is the journey of her...

Life in stage crew

Life in stage crew

Daniella Jaray, Stage Manager

December 19, 2018

Being a stage manager is super fun, but it's also very stressful. There are thousands of things that can go wrong during a performance and it’s up to stage crew to make sure things turn out smoothly. My position also takes up most of my time. I'm always in rehearsals, whether it be after school or e...

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