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Krantz took his love for coin collecting outside of his YouTube channel and attended a numismatic conference in Baltimore in 2022.

Coin Kid: a look into one freshman’s unexpected hobby

Tyler Portnoy, Guest Writer January 25, 2023

As freshman Jake Krantz searches through the coins he has splayed across his desk, he isn’t just looking for a nickel or dime. As a coin collector, Krantz is searching for a piece of history. Collectors...

While most parents drop their children off at school, Jacobs spends her day just a few lockers down from her daughter as Associate Director of College Guidance.

Profile: New Associate Director of College Guidance Rachel Jacobs

Stella Muzin, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 19, 2023

As Rachel Jacobs drops her daughter off at the Upper School, she doesn't drive away. Instead, she parks her car. She swipes her badge at the front desk and heads to the Guidance Suite to start her day...

Don’t waste it, taste it

Ella Longman, Reporter January 8, 2023

It’s 1:45 and the lunch rush has finally subsided. Students have already hurried through the cafeteria lines and scarfed down their lunches. Now, the cafeteria workers are left to seal and freeze all...

Junior Shiri Cohen performs as main character Dolly Levi.

A tough act to follow

Cati Werbin-Gradel, Incoming A&E Editor January 8, 2023

The cast of “Hello, Dolly!’’ steps onto their train station set for their first song, “Call on Dolly.”  Nerves and excitement pulse through their bodies as they are finally about to perform...

Let’s go defense

Lena Nadaner, Incoming Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2023

“I object!” junior Reyut Wasserstein yells as she defends her client in court, claiming that her  client was not involved in a college drug ring selling Adderall. She spent months preparing for this...

Josie Levine (‘20) co-runs the Mitzvote chapter at the University of Maryland Hillel, which promotes voter education.

Kehillah on campus

Sophie Schwartz, Guest Writer January 8, 2023

As Shabbat rolls in, a group of friends at the University of Maryland (UMD) Hillel meet up at a friend’s dorm to eat Shabbat dinner and bring in the spirit of the holiday together. Everyone is talking...

For the love of languages: JDS bounty of bilingual students

For the love of languages: JDS’ bounty of bilingual students

Maiya Blumenthal, Guest Writer January 5, 2023

In the hallways of CESJDS, students can be found conversing with their peers in English in every corner. Meanwhile, junior Reut Skromne stands by her locker on the phone with her dad, speaking with him...

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Fasting frustrations: Students and staff alike struggle to observe fast days while at school

Gila Safra, Guest Writer January 3, 2023

Many Jews often only recognize one major fast day of the year: Yom Kippur. But five other fast days exist on the Jewish calendar. Throughout the year, there is one other major and four minor fast days,...

Shakespeare’s The Tempest is playing at the Round House Theatre.

Seniors take field trip to see “The Tempest”

Simon Albert, Incoming News Editor December 20, 2022

Seniors took a class field trip on Wednesday, Dec. 14  to see “The Tempest” at Round House Theatre. The last few years, JDS did not send students to see theatrical productions due to COVID-19, making...

Selena Gomezs makeup brand Rare Beauty supports mental health services

Selena Gomez’s makeup brand “Rare Beauty” supports mental health services

Ruby Kotok, Guest writer December 14, 2022

The moment a consumer hits the dark purple “Pay now” button on rarebeauty.com, most of that money goes to a lipstick or a mascara. But 1% goes to mental health services, such as curriculums and support...

The Vipers performed at last years eighth grade graduation

New freshman band “The Vipers” brings their remixes to high school

Tali Loeffler, Guest Writer December 12, 2022

It’s the last Friday of the 2021-2022 school year.  Freshman Josh Dori gets on stage to perform the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” with three of his friends in front of the entire middle school....

Junior Olivia Cohen reads 
The Catcher in the Rye for English class.

Media Center keeps full access to books open

Penelope Terl, Guest Writer December 5, 2022

As students filter into the media center throughout the school day to do schoolwork, peruse the library, and check out books, Media Center Specialist Cheryl Fox Strausberg sits behind the desk, wearing...

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