The Lion's Tale

Simple ways to live sustainably today

Simple ways to live sustainably today

Ben Robinson, Opinion Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, here are a few avenues for you to reduce your environmental presence and help preserve the planet. Make a wind tunnel. How do you stay cool on a hot day without hurting the electricity bill? Open a window and a door on the opposite side of the room, which shoul...

Should students have been able to walk out for gun control without academic penalty or missing class?

Should students have been able to walk out for gun control without academic penalty or missing class?

Reilly Lowell and Ari Gershengorn

March 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Below are two responses to the following prompt: On March 14, CESJDS allowed participation in a school walkout for gun control in response to the shooting in Parkland, Fla. Should students have been able to walk out without academic penalty or missing class? Guest Columnist Reilly Lowell Nachman believ...

Audiobooks are worth the listen

Audiobooks are worth the listen

Ilana Kaplan, Reporter

March 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From the moment we wake up to the second our heads hit the pillow at night, we rely on our eyes to observe and absorb information more than any other sense.  By the time we sit down to complete assigned school readings, our eyes are exhausted, worsening our visual processing and ability to physically...

It is our generation’s time to lead change

It is our generation’s time to lead change

Editorial Staff

March 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As students who are too young to vote, it’s easy to feel closed off from the world of politics. Even though we can follow local and national news, form opinions and debate with peers, our voices often feel futile in a political landscape dominated by adults. The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

Stand in solidarity

Stand in solidarity

Josh Diewald, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, hundreds of high school and middle school students in the Montgomery County area staged walkouts from their schools on Wednesday, Feb 21, to show support for gun control laws. Students from Richard Montgomery High School...

Onward together

Onward together

Alex Landy, Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, Jan 30. Since watching the speech, I have had renewed thoughts about how both parties in Congress, as well as the American people, might respond to Trump’s volatile presidency in an effort to return to the p...

More than just a newspaper

More than just a newspaper

Rina Torchinsky, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Journalism is dying,” they tell me — all the time. In fact, I expect to hear it every time someone asks me about my plans for the future. It echoes in my head as I brainstorm story ideas for the next edition of The Lion’s Tale. I wish I could stop it, but I cannot. Instead, I wonder, ...

I’m graduating and I still don’t understand late passes

I’m graduating and I still don’t understand late passes

Gabe Krantz, Outgoing Opinion Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s safe to say that I have learned a thing or two throughout my 13 years at CESJDS (shocking, I know). I have become so comfortable and familiar with almost every aspect of the school and building where I have spent a large portion of my life. Whether it be staying at school until 10 p.m. or...

I kept my life on track through track

I kept my life on track through track

Emily Cohen, Outgoing Features Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Some of the most important experiences in my life have come from trying things I initially thought I wouldn’t like. I know, lots of people say they try new things and turn out to love them, but I was adamantly against pursuing almost all of my current extracurricular activities at the start of...

Change: Not always a good thing

Change: Not always a good thing

Ari Feuer, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes" doubles as a brilliant David Bowie lyric and CESJDS’ motto over my time at the school. Everywhere I turn as I walk through these halls which I first sauntered through six years ago, I see changes. I see new people come and go as grades enter an...

Some advice for my younger self

Some advice for my younger self

Isaac Silber, Outgoing Managing Editor, Copy

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I sat down with only a couple days left of high school, a few more hours in the place I’ve called home for the last six years, I had some trouble trying to make sense of the fact that my time at CESJDS was coming to an end. In thinking back on my time here, the one thing that I can say fo...

Keep art classes optional

Keep art classes optional

Sally Rogal, Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I love art and music education, but requiring students to study the arts may result in the loss of valuable time to pursue their interests and acquire more marketable career skills. Especially with the increasingly high demand for STEM jobs, schools should focus on teaching core classes rather t...