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Opinion: We must take action against Asian American hate

Opinion: We must take action against Asian American hate

Ella Waldman, Features Editor April 13, 2021

In the past year, hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen dramatically in conjunction with the number of COVID-19 cases across the country. Asian Americans have been forced to face verbal harassment,...

Lena and Isaac Nadaner appreciated the time spent with their grandfather before the pandemic, such as when he was able to attend Isaac's graduation in Feb. 2020.

Finally seeing grandparents

Lena Nadaner, Reporter April 9, 2021

Last Passover, my family sat around the seder table with my grandfather on FaceTime. This Passover, I hugged my grandfather.  Once quarantine started, the world was trying to adapt, and so was my relationship...

Students congregate in the hallways during passing periods and lunch.

Opinion: Staying outside during free time is the right thing to do

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter March 21, 2021

There’s a common complaint plaguing the CESJDS halls regarding how the rule requiring students to be outside during free time stifles peoples’ ability to talk with others. While I understand that it...

President Joseph R. Biden has served for 43 days during the impeachment trial and vaccine rollout.

Opinion: Biden’s presidency is a breath of fresh air

Eitan Malkus, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 4, 2021

While watching the news last night, the breaking news story was “Senate seeks to pass 1.9 trillion dollar COVID relief bill.” While many would gloss over the story, it was reassuring and refreshing...

As Maryland continues to cancel transportation projects in disadvantaged parts of the state, the inequality continues to grow.

Opinion: Maryland needs to address its segregated population

Ivan Endelman, Features Editor March 1, 2021

As a new administration takes charge of the country, anxiety stemming from national and global news appears to be stabilizing (excluding an occasional coup in Southeast Asia or a Q-Anon conspiracy theory...

Junior Zoe Fischman works on her math homework during an asynchronous period.

Opinion: There should be more asynchronous classes

Sam Sharp, Reporter February 22, 2021

Before I switched to CESJDS, my public school schedule in spring 2020 was heavy on asynchronous classes. In contrast, my schedule at JDS now includes a majority of synchronous classes. Because of both...

With added stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, online school helps to relieve some of that stress.

Opinion: Online school is helpful in reducing stress

Ari Blumenthal, Guest Writer February 16, 2021

Throughout the past year, many teenage students have been struggling with a variety of different problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mental health and proper social interaction. However,...

As talking about politics on social media becomes more common, we need to learn how to go about it in the right way.

Opinion: Learn to use social media to advocate in a positive way

Eitan Malkus, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 9, 2021

During my short breaks in a long virtual school day, I usually click on Instagram or TikTok to take a much-needed breather from long, strenuous classes, but recently, my feed has been filled with various...

Opinion: CESJDS should not mandate the COVID-19 vaccine

Opinion: CESJDS should not mandate the COVID-19 vaccine

Benny Hasenberg , Reporter February 3, 2021

As JDS students prepared to return to in-person learning, the school required that every student received a flu shot before returning to campus. Now, the teachers will be required to be vaccinated as soon...

Lilli Libowitz journals, something she recommends all people do.

Opinion: Journaling is a beneficial tool for improving mental health

Lilli Libowitz, Reporter February 2, 2021

As I close my journal after a 20 minute writing session, I exhale and feel much of my stress has been relieved. In the midst of all the chaos going on in the world, journaling has been my constant. It...

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