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Science in humanities: New STEM journal showcases student work

Science in humanities: New STEM journal showcases student work

Arava Rose, Guest Writer

April 18, 2018


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While many students were relaxing and not thinking about school at camp or during the summer, alumni Ezra Loeb (‘18) and Abbie Svoysky (‘18) began talking to Dean of Students Roz Landy and science teacher Daniela Munteanu about creating the first scientific journal at CESJDS, the Bohr-Franklin Sc...

Not your average high school diploma: Community explores alternate routes towards an education

Not your average high school diploma: Community explores alternate routes towards an education

Ainsley Lerner, Guest Writer

April 17, 2018


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While stopping one’s high school career is often thought to be a bad thing and the end of one’s education, that is not true for everyone. Some people continue their education by taking the path to get a GED, which is what Jewish text teacher Lindsay Goldman did. A high school diploma shows that someone has...

HQ Trivia quizzes students

HQ Trivia quizzes students

Sophie Krantz, Guest Writer

April 15, 2018


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At 3 p.m. each day, most students know exactly what notification will pop up on their phones: it’s HQ time! People will drop everything they are doing in order to play this trending trivia game. 1 million people play this live trivia game, who answer a series of 12 questions with each question ge...

What makes the grade: English department addresses students’ concerns about bias

What makes the grade: English department addresses students’ concerns about bias

Addie Bard, Managing Editor, Copy

March 22, 2018


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The methodology behind grading an English essay is quite different than grading a math or science test. English teachers have no answer key; the grades they give are a reflection of their own evaluation of the paper. For some students, this loose procedure leads to questions of the subjectivity in their...

Student immigrants among us transition into new atmosphere

Student immigrants among us transition into new atmosphere

Sally Rogal, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Many students deal with switching schools every couple of years, but for freshman Daniel Eyal, a switch in school also meant a change in continent. Eyal, who moved this year from Israel due to her father’s work, has received assistance both socially and academically from CESJDS to ensure a smooth transition. According...

Embrace the rainbow: GSA club presidents learn at Keshet Leadership Project shabbaton

Embrace the rainbow: GSA club presidents learn at Keshet Leadership Project shabbaton

Sabrina Bramson, Features Editor

March 22, 2018


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When junior Henry Sosland went to his second Keshet shabbaton, he never expected to learn so much that would end up aiding the future plans of CESJDS’ Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club. Sosland and junior Lily Daroff co-chaired a shabbaton for Keshet the weekend of March 3 with their friend, Lennon...

Teacher in training: Zman Kodesh ozerim act as mentors for middle schoolers

Teacher in training: Zman Kodesh ozerim act as mentors for middle schoolers

Sally Rogal, Reporter

February 21, 2018


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Leadership, communication and working with others are just some of the many skills high school students are able to obtain through being an ozer. Any high school student has the opportunity to become an ozer, the Hebrew word for helper, for a middle school Zman Kodeshes. Upper School Jewish Life Direc...

New STEM teacher prioritizes passion

New STEM teacher prioritizes passion

Daphne Kaplan, Reporter

February 8, 2018


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New STEM and computer science teacher Rustom Meyer began his time at CESJDS on Jan. 23, the start of second semester, with new schedules, hallways and students’ faces to memorize. Meyer is no stranger to adjustment. “I kind of grew up all around the country, I’ve moved around a lot. I was bo...

Cafeteria, revised: Students adjust to new lunch program

Cafeteria, revised: Students adjust to new lunch program

Izzy May, Reporter

January 31, 2018


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The moment the bell rings, hungry students rush to the cafeteria lunch line to choose from the buffet style food court and pay for their items. The 175-student storm trying to get their lunch at the same time can make the wait take almost half of a ravenous student’s lunch period. Despite the...

Senior acceptances to college generate jubilation, senioritis

Senior acceptances to college generate jubilation, senioritis

Amelia Davidson, News Editor

January 31, 2018


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As CESJDS seniors count down their final days of high school, the number who have been accepted into colleges steadily goes up. With future plans intact, it can become more challenging for seniors to remain focused on academics. Seniors began to be accepted into college as early as Septem...

Environmental club pushes students to think hard before they discard

Environmental club pushes students to think hard before they discard

Sabrina Bramson, Reporter

January 31, 2018


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The small, blue bins in every classroom have one purpose: to be used for recycling. When junior Dora Mendelson looks inside most of the recycling bins, however, she often finds recyclables mixed with food products and other non-recyclable items. According to Director of Facilities Israel Mos...