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Opinion: We need a Life Skills Class

Opinion: We need a Life Skills Class

Gigi Gordon, Guest Writer November 30, 2021

I often find myself sitting in class and  start to think, “Why are we learning this?” I am here right now learning how to graph parabolas or memorize presidents when I could be learning how to do...

Senior Noam Levitt experiences back pain after sitting in a school chair for an extended period of time.

Opinion: We need new chairs

Aaron Waldman, Reporter November 26, 2021

I often find myself hunched over or lounging back in one of the many uncomfortable chairs at CESJDS. I can’t ever seem to get comfortable, which often affects my learning and detracts from my education. We...

Opinion: JDS Should loosen the mask mandate

Opinion: JDS Should loosen the mask mandate

Nini Panner, Reporter November 15, 2021

The pandemic was an unstable and scary time for our community and world. Wearing masks became the safe and cautious way to venture out into the world. However, as cases lower and vaccination rates rise,...

Senior Zack Arking leaves class early after getting confused by the lack of bells.

Opinion: Bring the bells back

Jonah Beinart, Reporter November 15, 2021

You’ve probably noticed that the infamous ringing of the bells that signal the beginning and end of every class has disappeared. Now it is harder to recognize when classes begin or end, and the schedule...

Editorial: Spread love

Editorial: Spread love

The Lion's Tale November 9, 2021

We’ve seen the glassy stares when someone shares their pronouns. We’ve heard the insensitive jokes in the CESJDS hallways about people’s hair, clothes or sexual identities in our school. We know...

Why I march

Ellie Fischman, Assistant Sports Editor November 9, 2021

Rallying cries soared through the air, Freedom Plaza’s collective heartbeat on a recent Saturday morning. Whose body? My body! Whose choice? My choice! As I looked at the countless protestors at the...

Stop asking seniors about college

Mischa Trainor, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2021

As an underclassman, I looked forward to senior year. It was presented as the light at the end of the tunnel after the notorious junior year. It was supposed to be a time full of fun senior traditions...

Seniors Zoe Wertlieb and Zoe Fischman discuss the state of sex education at JDS in the halls.

Opinion: Let’s talk about sex

Zoe Wertlieb, Guest Writer October 26, 2021

I genuinely cannot remember the last time we had a sex education class in high school. In middle school, we learned about anatomy and puberty, with some talk about safe sex. All that I remember from the...

Opinion: What I learned from quarantine

Opinion: What I learned from quarantine

Ivan Endelman, Feature Editor October 19, 2021

As soon as my alarm went off, I knew I had forgotten to turn in my math homework. I bolted to my computer and rushed to upload the assignment before I was fully awake. With minutes to go before the beginning...

Opinion: Why I deleted TikTok

Opinion: Why I deleted TikTok

Lincoln Aftergood, Opinion Editor October 6, 2021

TikTok has taken the world by storm. Everywhere you go, kids can be seen doing viral dances, laughing at their favorite creator or sharing videos with friends. But when you stop swiping through videos...

Cartoon by Taylor Polonsky

Opinion: Maryland should mandate RTI

Adin Halbfinger, Reporter September 29, 2021

In your class of 20 kids, four of them have a learning disability. Two of those kids get help for their learning disability, but the other two are struggling to keep up in class, and don’t have an answer...

Cartoon by Taylor Polonsky

Opinion: We Need to Put a Term Limit on Supreme Court Justices

Aaron Waldman, Guest Writer September 23, 2021

The Supreme Court has become dangerously reactionary. Every member is older than 45, each justice votes according to their party line, and every decision becomes controversial. The nine justices have incredible...

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