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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor
January 29, 2016
Filed under News

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Schedule changes coming soon

Schedule changes coming soon

Gabe Krantz, Reporter
January 25, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Upper School students might need to get ready to say goodbye to A, B and C days. The administration will make major changes to the Upper School schedule next year that will likely involve the elimination of the current block schedule system. The changes, which have not been finalized, were partially...

Seniors frustrated after final day of high school canceled due to weather

Seniors frustrated after final day of high school canceled due to weather

Isaac Silber, News Editor
January 21, 2016
Filed under News

After months of planning and years of waiting, the seniors were informed at 4:36 p.m. on Thursday that their last day of high school would be canceled. CESJDS decided to close school on Jan. 22 because of the anticipated snow from Winter Storm Jonas. Just minutes after the decision was made, Head...

Senior Daphne Lerner reaches scoring milestone

Senior Daphne Lerner reaches scoring milestone

Josh Paretzky, Managing Editor, Web
January 21, 2016
Filed under News, Sports

The game was far from over, but that did not stop the girls varsity basketball team from storming the court. On Jan. 11, in a game against McLean High School, senior Daphne Lerner scored the 1,000th point of her CESJDS basketball career, an impressive and rare accomplishment in the Lion’s basketball...

Increased Islamophobia triggers discussion, concern

Increased Islamophobia triggers discussion, concern

Ari Feuer, Reporter
January 21, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

During their time at CESJDS, students have studied their fair share of anti-Semitism throughout history. Jews, however, are not the only group of people who have faced faith-based prejudice. Currently, another kind of intolerance is striking the U.S. in response to the Islamic State’s radical agenda:...

Civil rights panel sheds light on black-Jewish relations

Civil rights panel sheds light on black-Jewish relations

Miriam Minsk, News Editor
January 20, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

There are hidden heroes everywhere: at home, in the classroom and in the greater Jewish community. For film director Aviva Kempner, Julius Rosenwald especially stood out. In an effort to provide the community with educational programs for the school's 50th anniversary, CESJDS co-hosted a social justice...

Did CESJDS ace the new A+ policy?

Did CESJDS ace the new A+ policy?

Zoe Reichbach, Guest Writer
January 7, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The A+ policy in high school was changed by the school administration at the beginning of this year after four years of use. While grades totalling 97 percent or higher used to be awarded an “A+,” they now are marked as just an “A.” In a meeting with the ninth grade earlier this year, Upper Schoo...

Tweets About Acceptances to Princeton Spark Frustration

Tweets About Acceptances to Princeton Spark Frustration

Yonatan Greenberg, Managing editor, copy
December 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Exclamation points, silly photos and congratulatory messages were popping up all over the social media profiles of the three lucky seniors. The CESJDS twitter account could not resist getting in on the fun. On Dec. 16, three hours after three seniors were accepted into Princeton University, the JDS twitter...

Udance Umttr event raises money for mental-health care and suicide prevention

Udance Umttr event raises money for mental-health care and suicide prevention

Isaac Silber, Reporter
December 22, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

As winter break approaches, junior Elan Arnowitz is preparing to DJ at Udance Umttr, a teen dance taking place on Wednesday night. The dance will raise money for the Umttr organization. Susan Rosenstock founded Umttr after her son, Evan Rosenstock, a former student at Churchill High School, took his...

New Middle School Phone Policy Sparks Controversy

New Middle School Phone Policy Sparks Controversy

Kate Sosland, Guest Writer
December 22, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Although cell phones are a big part of students' lives, they often distract students from classwork and engaging with their peers. At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year the administration created a new middle school cell phone policy; phones must stay in their lockers during the school day to...

A New Toy for the Library: Upper School Welcomes 3-D Printer

A New Toy for the Library: Upper School Welcomes 3-D Printer

Talia Denicoff, Reporter
December 16, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The Upper School library has lots of books and magazines, but it’s unlikely any of them will get students as excited as its newest addition: a 3-D printer. The printer is available for student use and was transferred from the Lower School earlier this year. The Lower School initially purchased the...

GSA Raises Awareness of Asexuality through Ace Awareness Week

GSA Raises Awareness of Asexuality through Ace Awareness Week

Josh Paretzky, Managing Editor, Web
November 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The CESJDS Gay-Straight Alliance held Ace Awareness Week last week in order to help educate the community about asexuality, otherwise known as Ace. “[The week was] to raise awareness for one of the colors, one of the stripes, of the LGBTQ community,” Jewish text teacher and GSA faculty advisor...