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Maya Preuss, In-depth editor May 25, 2021

For the past two years, final exams have been canceled due to the restrictions of the ongoing pandemic. Once we return to daily in-person school next year, I see no reason to reinstate them as they hold...


Lincoln Aftergood, Opinion Editor May 25, 2021

When CESJDS administrators stated that there would be no high school final exams this year, many students felt relieved. Yet this is a short-sighted view. Finals allow students to retain the information...

Opinion: Schools must act against sexual assault by teaching consent

Netanya Shaffin, Reporter May 25, 2021

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, women all over the world who previously hid their experiences of sexual harassment are now sharing their stories. Even at CESJDS, a student-created an online confession...

Editorial: the power of science

Editorial: the power of science

The Lion's Tale May 25, 2021

STEM is the future. Our teachers have been telling us this for years, and yet we have never seemed to grasp it as reality until now. The successful development and production of multiple COVID-19 vaccines...

Opinion: Fast fashion is unethical and should be avoided

Opinion: Fast fashion is unethical and should be avoided

Zara Ducker, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 24, 2021

Fast fashion clothing companies have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Critics of these companies focus on their negative impact on the environment and their use of unethical child labor....

A flyer hangs demanding statehood for D.C. The House of Representatives passed a bill in favor of D.C. becoming a state.

Opinion: D.C. should become the 51st state

Maya Preuss, In-Depth Editor May 14, 2021

“No taxation without representation”. That was the motto of early American patriots fighting against the British for independence. Yet some 200 years later, I and other American residents of the District...

Fully vaccinated juniors Lincoln Aftergood and Sean Rich play together on the tennis courts with masks, despite new CDC guidelines.

After vaccine: Mask or no mask?

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter May 3, 2021

Every day I see more and more maskless people in the street talking, standing close to one another and sometimes even hugging. It makes me wonder if they have forgotten about the pandemic or if they just...

Governor Larry Hogan recently vetoed three police reform bills.

Opinion: Hogan must stop vetoing crucial police reform

Ivan Endelman, Features Editor April 29, 2021

After the murder of George Floyd and protests around the country, Marylands General Assembly passed a package of legislation aimed at police reform earlier this month. Yet, instead of smoothly transitioning...

Students participate in a class discussion in-person. Many view in-person learning time as crucial for education.

Opinion: More in-person days should be added for high school

Rena Katz, Reporter April 20, 2021

It’s been months since the CESJDS high school started hybrid learning in December, and throughout this time, students have been going in for two days a week. While this schedule was a good start, high...

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,...

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