The Lion's Tale

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Isaac Silber and Jared Bauman, News Editor and Guest Columnist

October 11, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Two of the many students who tuned into Sunday night’s presidential debate, guest columnist Jared Bauman and news editor Isaac Silber, share their real-time reactions. Jared Pre-debate: Rumor has it first question will go to Hillary, and it will be about Trump’s leaked comments. I despise...

Back to our roots

Back to our roots

Aliza Rabinovitz, Copy Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under In-Depth

Summer in Ukraine Over 4,000 miles separate Rockville, Md. and an area that 60 percent of Jews used to call home: Eastern Europe. This distance leaves the majority of CESJDS students, like senior Sara Heckelman who has no family currently living there, unable to relate much to the region. For Heckelman,...

Newcomers’ thoughts on middle school

Newcomers’ thoughts on middle school

Kate Sosland, Reporter

September 22, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Fixing up the lion’s den

Fixing up the lion’s den

Miriam Minsk, Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2016


Filed under In-Depth

Building blocks of the summer construction The need for new lockers and classroom space became clear as administration discussed the possibility of bringing the sixth grade to the Upper School. Administrators first recruited an architect to make a sketch of potential changes to the build...

Junior reflects on personal battle with depression and recovery process

Junior reflects on personal battle with depression and recovery process

Yona Levitt, Guest Columnist

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Opinion

This past fall, I battled major depression and suicidal thoughts. For the first six weeks of my depression, I had not told anybody about my troubles, only making the depression worse and more dangerous. It is unclear to me as to why I thought this, but I was positive that I would die on Oct. 28, 2015...

Developing a new frame of mind on mental health

Developing a new frame of mind on mental health

Talia Denicoff and Ari Feuer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth

Staring at his computer screen on March 28, junior Yona Levitt could not yet fathom the widespread impact that his Facebook post would have on the community around him. Levitt’s post outlined his struggle with depression, an experience that, while not typically discussed publicly, is very common in Am...

Two different kinds of families

Two different kinds of families

Jessie Lehman, Reporter

May 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

As eighth-grader Ava Fradlin-Ryan walks downstairs for dinner at night, rather than feeling frustrated that she is an only child, she feels grateful for the opportunity to spend quality time with her parents. At the Upper School, there are students like Fradlin-Ryan who are only children, and ther...

Twinning!

Twinning!

Amelia Davidson, Reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

The majority of CESJDS students understand the perks and struggles of having a sibling. While most siblings have some degree of separation in their lives, twins must coexist in many situations they face. The 12 pairs of twins in the Upper School have to share both their academic and social lives. B...

The real March madness: how Shir Madness adjusts without the seniors

The real March madness: how Shir Madness adjusts without the seniors

Jessie Lehman, Reporter

March 16, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase, Style

As CESJDS’ a cappella group, Shir Madness, performed at the Shir On Shabbaton on March 13, something was not the same. While Shir Madness was taking the stage, most of its senior members were across the globe touring Israel. On the annual Shir On Shabbaton, Shir Madness had planned to perform with...

Under pressure

Under pressure

Dahlia Lehman and Arielle Weinstein

March 11, 2016


Filed under In-Depth

“Stop calling me racist,” junior Jared Bauman typed in the first line of his most recent post published on Jan. 2. “I am not kidding. Please, stop calling me racist.” Bauman runs a political blog called “The Young Participant,” and in his latest entry he addressed a topic whose prevalence h...

Siblings at JDS: a look into family life inside the walls of the Upper School

Siblings at JDS: a look into family life inside the walls of the Upper School

Dahlia Lehman, In-Depth Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

graphic by Dahlia Lehman

All you need is ahava

All you need is ahava

Dahlia Lehman, In-Depth Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

  graphic by Dahlia Lehman...