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JDS should end Shabbatons

Ivan Endelman and Lincoln Aftergood

January 14, 2020

The weekend before winter break, the sophomore class went on their annual Shabbaton at Capital Camps and Retreat Center in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. While it may seem that Shabbatons that include praying, games and discussions are a good way for the grade to bond over shared experiences and common b...

Review: Come From Away

Oren Minsk, Managing Editor

January 13, 2020

“Come From Away” is a moving musical that tells the untold story of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. What I found so moving about this musical was that while not diminishing the tragic events that transpired, it shows us how hum...

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark

Sophie Kaplan, Reporter

January 7, 2020

The Hallmark channel created two Hanukkah movies this year, including “Double Holiday” starring Carly Pope and Kristoffer Polaha. Going into this movie, I was quite excited for Hallmark to educate viewers on the traditions and history of Hanukkah, but ultimately I believe the movie failed in tha...

Visit the Newseum over winter break before it closes

Visit the Newseum over winter break before it closes

Eva Bard, Reporter

December 20, 2019

If families are staying in town over winter break, it is imperative that they travel to Pennsylvania Avenue to visit the Newseum before it closes on Dec. 31. The Newseum is not only laying in our backyard, but CESJDS students are able to receive free admission, making it a must-see museum.  Alth...

Value of student-teacher conferences

Value of student-teacher conferences

Eva Bard, Reporter

December 13, 2019

Parent-teacher conferences allow teachers to update parents on how their child is doing in class in an intimate setting where the teacher can be completely honest and reflect on the student’s work and behavior over the course of the year. However, to gain the most out of these conferences, student-t...

The importance of Holocaust education for our generation

The importance of Holocaust education for our generation

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Holocaust survivors are dying out. The youngest Holocaust survivors are already in their eighties, and there are not very many left. Our generation is the last who will ever be able to meet a survivor and hear their stories first hand. Our generation has a huge responsibility to carry on the memorie...

Is watching football immoral today?

Is watching football immoral today?

Tal Arber, Reporter

December 3, 2019

In the past couple years, experts and enthusiasts have found a lot of information that playing football causes not only concussions but also a disorder called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE. Football is a rough and dangerous sport in that players are very easily injured and the rate of concuss...

Why school districts should be careful about having four day school weeks

Why school districts should be careful about having four day school weeks

Adam Drexler, Reporter

November 21, 2019

The idea of a four day school week should be attractive to almost all students. It provides students with an extra day to catch up on work, to focus on activities outside of school, and to just relax with friends. When I was first introduced to the notion of a four day school week, I too was in favor...

Editorial: Activism stuck in social media

Editorial: Activism stuck in social media

Editorial Staff

November 21, 2019

In today’s day and age, there are more social movements than can be counted on two hands, including the #MeToo movement, the Black Lives Matter movement, the feminist movement, the environmental movement and so many more. And while all of these movements are important causes that deserve attention and...

Sinful shopping: Extra taxes deter poor health choices

Jessica Gallo, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 21, 2019

Just because some Americans want to harm their bodies with tobacco, alcohol and sugar-loaded drinks, that doesn’t mean you and I should have to pay for the health consequences of their behavior. Only one thing can keep us from being saddled with their health care expenses later in life: a sin tax. S...

The United States Senate should be abolished

Matthew Rabinowitz, Contributing Editor

November 21, 2019

The United States Senate should be abolished. Yes, you read that correctly. When the U.S. declared independence in 1776, it consisted of 13 states that were autonomous colonies, each with their own unique societal and governmental structures. Just 11 years later, the Constitution established the Se...

Why you should consider going Vegan

Why you should consider going Vegan

Daphne Kaplan, In-Depth and Design Editor

November 19, 2019

With new research about the alarming irreversible environmental crisis being published daily, individuals within the past few months have searched for alternatives to help lessen their carbon footprint and to minimize their overall waste.  While students have brainstormed and encouraged bringing reusabl...

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