The Lion's Tale

Opinion: Why it’s important to play multiple sports

Opinion: Why it's important to play multiple sports

Gabe Siegel, Guest Writer

June 12, 2020

In America, kids who generally play a sport at the college and professional level start to focus on playing one sport at some point during their school years. However, middle and high school students should not focus on one sport for the entirety of their teenage years even if they are planning to pl...

Opinion: Marching for racial justice amidst a deadly pandemic

Wearing masks as they march through downtown Bethesda, Maryland, peaceful protesters advocate for racial justice in the U.S.

Eitan Malkus, Guest Writer

June 5, 2020

Screams and shouts could be heard through the marching crowds. “Don’t shoot,” some yelled. Others began chanting “black lives matter” as hundreds marched through the streets of downtown Bethesda in a peaceful protest highlighting the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breoanna Tayl...


Jessica Gallo, Opinion Editor

May 14, 2020

To the average teenager, hearing that they don’t need perfect grades to pass a class decreases their motivation to work as hard as they would to get an A. If you only have to do the bare minimum, and no one would ever know, why would you put in the extra time and effort? And if you choose to go above a...


Mark Polin, Reporter

May 14, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CESJDS has resorted to online learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  Schools across the country have been using remote learning for multiple weeks, and upon the beginning of quarter four, Montgomery County Public Schools have switched to a system that ...

Opinion: Why I choose to stay home during the COVID-19 quarantine

Opinion: Why I choose to stay home during the COVID-19 quarantine

Daniela Abrams, Guest Writer

May 4, 2020

Being stuck at home all day with six siblings can often be tiring. Whether my brother is yelling at me to get him something or my sister needs me to be her source of entertainment, it doesn’t take much for me to get annoyed with them. But as much as I would like to leave my house and bike to my friend...

Opinion: Commemorating journalist Daniel Pearl at the Seder table

Opinion: Commemorating journalist Daniel Pearl at the Seder table

Alex Landy, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

This past week, a Pakistani court overturned the death sentences of four men associated with the 2002 kidnapping and murder of former Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. The next day, a higher court rearrested those men for detainment until their convictions were either reinstated or perma...

Managing stress during the Coronavirus pandemic

Managing stress during the Coronavirus pandemic

Maiyan Lyani, Reporter

April 7, 2020

These past few weeks I have found myself sitting at my computer for four to five hours a day doing online school work. This can be stressful and tiring which is why I have some tips and tricks on how to manage the workload while operating from home.  Organization is a very important part of successfully managing y...

Opinion: Bernie Sanders must end his presidential campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) holds a rally hours before Super Tuesday at the Rivercentre in St. Paul, MN, on March 2, 2020.

Gabe Siegel, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has decided to stay in the race for the Democratic nomination process for president of the United States despite three consecutive Tuesday night losses. However, he might bring down the Democratic party as a whole when they are trying to win the election in November. ...

What the Middle School Capstone Project means to us

Eighth grade students Alec Silberg and Darya Dayanim place a poster for their capstone project on a wall.

Alec Silberg and Darya Dayanim

March 9, 2020

If you were at CESJDS in middle school, then you probably remember your capstone project at the end of eighth grade. However, what may have seemed like just another project to finish in another humanities class can actually be meaningful if you cared about the cause that you supported. Capstone is a...

Don’t eat at restaurants that donate to discriminatory organizations

Opinion Editor Jessica Gallo argues against eating at restaurants, such as Chick-Fil-A, that support discriminatory organizations.

Jessica Gallo, Opinion Editor

March 2, 2020

They say if your actions don’t support your words, then change cannot occur. This fall, due to consumer pressure, Chick-Fil-A, the third most popular fast food chain in the country, announced a plan to stop its donations to organizations with anti-LGBTQ policies. As of this year, the chain will no...

Instagram should remove likes and followers altogether

Instagram should remove likes and followers altogether

Eva Bard, Style Editor

February 24, 2020

In late November, Instagram updated its app to hide the total number of likes on a post from one’s followers but left users with the ability to see the number of likes on one’s own posts. The whole concept of having “hidden likes” has changed the Instagram environment to be more care-free and has en...

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