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QuaranTEENed – Jacks of All Trades

QuaranTEENed - Jacks of All Trades

Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

April 24, 2020

Students, teachers and just about everyone have found themselves with a lot more time on their hands. Coming off of spring break, this episode of QuaranTEENed explores the different forms of entertainment people have pursued in our community. Also covered in this episode is the celebration of Pass...

Ten ways to stay entertained while social distancing

Matan Silverberg's baking soda volcano explodes. He made it with his siblings to pass the time while socially distancing at home. Doing creative activities with siblings is just one of many ways to occupy yourself during this period.

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

April 22, 2020

Brighten the day of your neighbors. Especially for people living alone, being stuck at home is very isolating and difficult. Do something for your neighbors like offering to take out the trash, delivering a bouquet of flowers cut from your garden or just putting a card in their mailboxes. It will...

Delivery services review: A solution to your social-distancing food woes

Delivery services review: A solution to your social-distancing food woes

Matthew Rabinowitz, Managing Copy Editor

April 20, 2020

With restaurants closed for dine-in, I can think of no better way to support local restaurants and contractors than by ordering delivery meals. The rise of apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash makes that task easy, but Grubhub is the best service to use because of its low cost, wide restaurant variety, ...

Managing stress during the Coronavirus pandemic

Managing stress during the Coronavirus pandemic

Maiyan Lyani, Reporter

April 7, 2020

These past few weeks I have found myself sitting at my computer for four to five hours a day doing online school work. This can be stressful and tiring which is why I have some tips and tricks on how to manage the workload while operating from home.  Organization is a very important part of successfully managing y...

QuaranTEENed – Sorry, We’re Closed

QuaranTEENed - Sorry, We're Closed

Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

April 6, 2020

Regular school days, student clubs and activities, along with major school events have been canceled or postponed due to the pandemic. In this episode of QuaranTEENed, we take a look at student and faculty reactions to the uncertainty of the future regarding their missed opportunities and activitie...

March Madness tradition grinds to a halt due to Coronavirus

The NCAA March Madness competition will not continue this year due to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.

Eitan Malkus, Guest Writer

March 31, 2020

Every March, tensions run high at school as students and teachers fill out their March Madness Brackets in anticipation of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. But this year, all of that anticipation came to a sudden halt when the tournament was canceled on March 12 due to coronavirus ...

QuaranTEENed – This May Be A While

QuaranTEENed - This May Be A While

Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

March 26, 2020

In this episode, students and teachers reflect on their first week and a half of distance learning. This episode we hear from freshmen Sammy Schreiber and Dalya Offer, sophomores Dalia Siegel and Elyon Topolosky and juniors Jane Trainor and Josh Bachrach, and revisit junior Tess Mendelson on how she has k...

Class of 2020 capstone trip cut short by coronavirus

Members of the Class of 2020 pose for a final photo in the late afternoon before leaving for the U.S. Many of them were up since 2 a.m. to cherish their final day together.

Matthew Rabinowitz, Managing Copy Editor

March 24, 2020

The CESJDS capstone trip was cut short due to U.S. fears that Israel would shut its borders and lock the alumni in Israel.  JDS alumni on their capstone trip were woken up at 3 a.m. IST on March 15 to emails from their parents giving them permission to board a privately-chartered jet home to the ...

Principals host Zoom call for parents on coronavirus updates

CESJDS parents were sent the above email to join a virtual conversation on upcoming steps for the school in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Eva Bard, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

CESJDS principals held a school-wide Zoom call for 300 JDS parents from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. The meeting addressed questions and concerns raised by parents about the future of the school year during the pandemic.  High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner began t...

QuaranTEENed – This is Just the Beginning

Listen for an in-depth look at JDS' new distance learning initiative in the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine.

Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

March 18, 2020

Right now, the world is in the midst of a pandemic. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is quite literally taking the world by storm. States have been shutting schools down all across the United States, and on March 12, Governor Larry Hogan announced the same for Maryland public schools. That day, CESJD...

Fears of coronavirus causes JDS, statewide school closure for nearly two weeks

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, schools across Maryland will be closed for a nearly two-week period, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday afternoon. CESJDS is amongst those closing.

Sophie Kaplan, Style Editor

March 12, 2020

This afternoon, the administration sent an email to parents announcing that in accordance with all Maryland public schools, CESJDS will be closed from March 16 until March 27. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the statewide order for public schools in a press conference this afternoon.  The novel ...

AMHSI cancels Eastern Europe portion of senior capstone trip due to coronavirus

With the Eastern Europe portion of the trip cancelled, students on the senior capstone trip will have more time to hike and explore Israel's nature.

Matthew Rabinowitz, Managing Editor, Copy

March 4, 2020

The Alexander Muss High School in Israel has canceled the CESJDS Class of 2020’s senior capstone trip to Eastern Europe due to the Israeli Ministry of Health banning Israeli teen travel to Poland in light of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  “There are many teen groups in Israel … so this is affecting...

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