The Lion's Tale

Many graduates to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces

Many graduates to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

February 12, 2019


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“I’m definitely nervous. I know it’s gonna be one of the most challenging things I ever do, and I’m definitely nervous because it’s so unpredictable,” Jonah Gershman (‘19) said about his decision to join the Israeli Defense Forces. Gershman lived in Israel earlier in his life and wanted to help ...

Update on Lion’s Tale alumni

Update on Lion’s Tale alumni

Sabrina Bramson, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2019


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When not in Israel: A few seniors’ second semester plans

When not in Israel: A few seniors’ second semester plans

Amelia Davidson, News Editor

January 25, 2019


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photo by Amelia Davidson Estie Wasserstein While the rest of her class heads to Israel, senior Estie Wasserstein will stay home to volunteer as a teacher’s aide in kindergarten science classes at the Bayard Rustin elementary school in Rockville, Md. Wasserstein will spend next year study...

Process behind pranks

Process behind pranks

Izzy May, News Editor

January 25, 2019


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The senior prank has been a long-standing tradition for as long as Dean of Students Roslyn Landy has worked at the school: over 41 years. Seniors prepare the logistics weeks in advance and come into school the night before the prank to set everything up. However, the process of planning the prank is...

Environmental protection club heats up

Josie Stein, Reporter

January 25, 2019


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In a time where teens often hear news detailing the environment and its ever-changing state, a group of students have taken it upon themselves to spread awareness of these topics at CESJDS by participating in the environmental protection club, otherwise known as the green team. Over the past two years,...

Doubling down on science

Doubling down on science

Sally Rogal, Reporter

January 25, 2019


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After taking biology her freshman year, sophomore Jane Trainor realized that she loved studying science and wanted to spend her elective slots learning a subject that interests her. When it came down to the time to select courses for sophomore year, Trainor decided to double in science, and Genetics...

A day in the life of Dr. Lindner

A day in the life of Dr. Lindner

Marc Lindner, High School Principal and Associate Head of School

January 25, 2019


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5:00 a.m. Alarm goes off. Sometimes I wake up earlier. OK, most of the time I wake up earlier. 5:10 a.m. Reply to emails/send emails. 6:30 a.m. Chat with my family and feed the dog (his name is Oliver, but we call him Gail). 6:45 a.m. Walk out to my car, take a moment to look at the sky and tree...

Meet new desk secretary Marion Crocker

Meet new desk secretary Marion Crocker

Izzy May, News Editor

January 18, 2019


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Crafting the ISearch: three senior perspectives

Crafting the ISearch: three senior perspectives

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

December 21, 2018


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As seniors either turn in or begin the final steps of their ISearch essays, the culmination of the high school English careers, three students share the topic they chose to write about:  

Just keep breathing: A look at returning faculty member Grace McMillan

Just keep breathing: A look at returning faculty member Grace McMillan

Irit Skulnik, Assistant Style Editor

December 20, 2018


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“Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.” That is how high school teacher Grace McMillan begins each of her classes.  While this exercise is not mandatory, McMillan requires students to either be quiet and close their eyes or to put their heads down during the one or two minutes of brea...