The Lion's Tale

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...

Auvi-Q auto-injector offers affordable alternative to EpiPen

Auvi-Q auto-injector offers affordable alternative to EpiPen

Daphne Kaplan, Guest Writer

December 11, 2017


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When freshman Sami Himmelfarb went over to her family friend’s house one day in 2004 for dinner, she reacted with hives from peanut butter and immediately went to the doctor’s office. She was unaware her life was in danger. After realizing her life could be in jeopardy from an allergic reaction,...

New club aims to protect environment

New club aims to protect environment

Kate Sosland, Features Editor

November 28, 2017


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In order to promote the preservation of the environment at CESJDS, two juniors pioneered the Environmental Awareness Club. Juniors Dora Mendelson and Addie Bard began the club at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. The club meets every other Monday during Community Time. Bard and Mendelso...

Sophomores reflect on their Shabbaton

Emily Cohen, Features Editor

November 16, 2017


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Video: Student by day, barista by night

Video: Student by day, barista by night

Lily Daroff and Ethan Chanin

October 20, 2017


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Senior Rachel Serfaty spends several afternoons per week working at Starbucks. Because she is often surrounded by coffee, she has become increasingly dependent on the caffeinated beverage. Learn more about Serfaty's job and her relationship with caffeine here:

Dress decoded: Students balance modesty with style

Sabrina Bramson, Reporter

October 20, 2017


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When Dean of Students Roslyn Landy walks the halls of CESJDS, she notices the various styles and trends in students’ outfits. Although many students keep up with fashion, they do not all keep up with dress code. “The rules that are broken the most are low-cut things with girls, cleavage, and the...

Security spotlight: Increased police presence strengthens community

Security spotlight: Increased police presence  strengthens community

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor

October 20, 2017


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As students flood into CESJDS most mornings, Montgomery County police officer Justin Saffar stands at the entrance to greet and protect them.  Although there has been a sporadic police presence on campus for a few years, last year CESJDS increased protection to five days a week.  Saffar is one of...

Despite medical advice to the contrary, to stay awake, many enter a caffeine craze

Despite medical advice to the contrary, to stay awake, many enter a caffeine craze

Addie Bard, Copy Editor

October 20, 2017


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“But first, coffee.” This expression is seen on signs, shirts and mugs, and for many high school students, it could not be more true.  For some students, drinking their daily dose of caffeine in the morning is essential for maintaining higher energy levels and feeling awake throughout the da...

From Poland with Poems

From Poland with Poems

Rebecca Weiss, Reporter

September 20, 2017


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When junior Selah Bickel lived in Poland for six months last year, she lost the comfort of a familiar language, but found creative inspiration for her poetry, especially on the public bus of Warsaw. “It’s really, really crowded and you’re like stuffed, and you have no room to breathe, and then p...