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The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

CESJDS has 42 different student-led clubs that range from Current Events Club to Yiddish Club.

CESJDS has too many clubs

Jonah Beinart, Features Editor September 21, 2023

Student-led clubs are a necessary part of any school atmosphere. They encourage self-advocacy, leadership and allow for an easier outlet for students to get out of their comfort zones. But at CESJDS, it’s...

The new school attire policy, in effect, bans short shorts and tank tops.

Is there a gender bias in the school attire policy?

Cati Werbin-Gradel, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 14, 2023

With temperatures in the upper 90s, junior Aviva Stern showed up to school in shorts, clothes that would be comfortable to wear in the extreme heat. What she did not expect was to be dress-coded for the...

Weed-ing out misconceptions

Lily Rulnick, Features Editor September 8, 2023

“You can’t get addicted to it.” “Nobody can overdose on weed.” “It’s a harmless drug.” These are all real narratives surrounding marijuana that have been instilled in me over the years,...

Medication misjudgments

Penelope Terl, Reporter September 8, 2023

When I was in eighth grade, my classmate mentioned that he was on medication to help him focus in class. Another classmate responded, “Doesn’t that mean you’re crazy?” This comment proved to me...

Allergy alert

Tali Loeffler, Reporter September 8, 2023

“Wait, does it have nuts?...Can you remove the sesame?....There’s no fish, right?” While to some, I may sound like a broken record, these questions are a must whenever I eat at a restaurant. Around...

Hollywood strikes back

Hollywood strikes back

The Lion's Tale September 8, 2023

For the first time in 63 years, Hollywood writers and actors are participating in a joint strike against production companies. The strike stems from concerns about technological developments in the field...

Consumers must put thought into the ethics of their purchases.

Dropping bad shopping

The Lion's Tale Staff June 4, 2023

Children lose their limbs or are buried alive while they dig tunnels in artisanal mining pits in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The purpose? Dirty cobalt that we use daily. Cobalt miners in the Congo...

States which have recently passed anti-trans legislation.

Limit the legislation

Ellie Fischman, Managing Editor, Copy June 4, 2023

As a genderqueer teenager in Maryland, my biggest worry is if the all-gender bathroom at CESJDS will be occupied. But around the country, an onslaught of anti-trans legislation forces trans youth to question...


Adin Halbfinger, News Editor June 4, 2023

“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. It is a rather simple principle, but one that proponents of affirmative...


Kaylah Goldrich, Editor-in-Chief June 4, 2023

After four years of stretching yourself thin — taking advanced classes, being in every extracurricular, getting perfect grades — when it is finally time to apply to college, you feel pretty good about...

Golf and Lacrosse, both popular sports in Maryland, should be offered by CESJDS.

JDS should offer more sports

Julia Rich, Reporter June 3, 2023

While CESJDS offers a lot of popular sports like basketball and tennis, offering a wider variety of sports would allow more students to participate in extracurricular activities. As a result, students...

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