The Lion's Tale

Out-of-school sports climbs in popularity

Out-of-school sports climbs in popularity

Oren Minsk and Sally Rogal

June 5, 2018


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When not in school, eighth-grader Shevi Lerner could be 30 feet in the air clinging to rocks and ascending walls and mountains. Lerner attended a Bat Mitzvah party at Earth Treks in Rockville when she was eight years old. She realized that she enjoyed climbing and decided to attend a summer camp at Earth...

Fostering opportunities for advocacy

Fostering opportunities for advocacy

Alex Landy, Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Junior Macie Gelb walked the streets of D.C. in the 2016 Women's March, hoping to empower women across America. For many CESJDS students, being engaged and involved in political events is commonplace. Students attend rallies, conventions, forms of protests and other politically-associated events during...

Students turned teachers: New program to the area encourages expansion of Jewish learning

Amelia Davidson, News Editor

May 30, 2018


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As summer approaches and most students wind down their Judaic learning for the year, sophomores Josh Diewald and Josh Siegel have embarked on an entirely new form of Jewish study. This time, however, they are the teachers. The two are participants in the Student to Student project, an initiative new...

Families in uniform: community supports relatives of soldiers

Families in uniform: community supports relatives of soldiers

Daphne Kaplan, Reporter

May 30, 2018


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While junior Abby Elson watched her father’s Naval retirement ceremony, tears came to her eyes as she recognized the magnitude of her father’s commitment.  Many faculty members and relatives of students serve or have served in various positions of the military. Some served in the Israeli Defen...

Where the grade funds go

Where the grade funds go

Daphne Kaplan, Reporter

April 25, 2018


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Classes raise funds by having various types of social events and fundraisers each school year. But some students do not know where these funds end up. According to Dean of Students Roslyn Landy, every class has its own bank account. As each grade earns money, it is put in that account, where it can be ...

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...