The Lion's Tale

Afterschool sports provide more than just a workout

Freshman Ellie Levine plays soccer at the afterschool sports clinic.

Ellie Levine, Reporter

October 20, 2020

Amid questions about whether or not sports were going to happen this fall, CESJDS announced that it was offering sports clinics to all students. These clinics have not only provided a good workout but also a sense of community.  With COVID-19 still present in our everyday lives, as a community, we have ...

Protect your eyes during virtual learning

Protect your eyes during virtual learning

Lielle Coombe, Reporter

October 19, 2020

Within 10 minutes of waking up each morning, I am staring at a screen. For the next five hours, my eyes stay focused on my computer, with few breaks. Eventually, I have 35 minutes to eat lunch, but I usually spend it doing homework that is also on my computer.  The day proceeds online for the next few hou...

Opinion: Traveling during the pandemic is OK

Lincoln Aftergood stands on the beach with his mother and cousin in California over the summer.

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter

October 6, 2020

Most people are familiar with the stress of flying and wondering whether you packed enough or if you will get to the airport on time. However, even though traveling is relatively safe during the pandemic, the process has only become more mentally demanding as you have to worry about your own health ...

Opinion: New dresscode, bedroom policies hold greater disadvantage

Opinion: New dresscode, bedroom policies hold greater disadvantage

Daniela Abrams, Reporter

October 2, 2020

CESJDS has employed stricter policies regarding the dress code and students' bedrooms for virtual learning this school year. Many students feel very strongly about these new policies because they feel violated in the comfort in their own homes, where they have spent the majority of their time for the ...

Opinion: “Shomer” your health

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Jared Schreiber, Reporter

September 25, 2020

When you think of the benefits of Shabbat observance, you might think of things that are religious in nature, like a closer relationship with G-d. But observing Shabbat has other benefits that you might not even realize, such as reducing your stress and improving your productivity.   While I di...

Opinion: Switch to Schoology brought unnecessary change

Sophomore Zara Ducker views her classes dashboard on Schoology.

Zara Ducker, Reporter

September 21, 2020

As CESJDS started the school year remotely, the school decided to transfer from Google Classroom to a new system called Schoology. The system is very different from the previous service, Google Classroom, and many students believe that the transition has been very confusing and was unnecessary.  The s...

Opinion: A deep dive into the tracking application Life360

Life360 is a mobile app that allows users to track certain devices of friends or family.

Ivan Endelman, Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

As a teenager becoming increasingly independent, the fact that my parents have the ability to track my every move can sometimes be unnerving, but that sense of discomfort is rare due to the trust I have in my parents. Overall, Life360 has a beneficial effect on families across the globe.  Life360 ...

Opinion: JDS should start composting

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Gabi Simon, Reporter

September 11, 2020

As I open the lid of my compost bin, the sweet smell of fresh dirt and rotting produce wafts into the air. Deep in its dark depths, fungi, worms and other bugs thrive, eating their way around the bin. In less than a year, I will move the buildup of organic soil into my garden to feed my plants, savin...

Give summer reading books a chance

Junior Mira Beinart reads her history summer reading book in a hammock.

Eva Bard, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 4, 2020

Sure, summer reading can seem annoying to some. Homework over the summer is never an appealing idea, but the little effort it takes to read a book will actually benefit your participation and understanding of the course as a whole. Though reading one book can be quite helpful, too much summer readin...

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...

Communication is changing and it’s the beginning of a new culture

Communication is changing and it's the beginning of a new culture

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

June 8, 2020

Hugs and handshakes have long been fundamental parts of expressing ourselves in our daily relationships both socially and professionally. The loss of these social norms will take a toll on our rela- tionships, but there are still ways to express our feelings during this crisis. Not only is hugging...

Ethical eating: Is food delivery OK during a pandemic?

Tal Arber, Reporter

June 8, 2020

The moral obligation to help each other during a crisis like this is crucial. But sometimes, the ethical choice isn’t clear. Heeding the call to shelter in place, many people are ordering the delivery of food and groceries. However, workers at supermarkets and restaurants, as well as an army of...

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