The Lion's Tale

Threat of isolation on elderly population

Threat of isolation on elderly population

Aiden Melkin, Guest Writer

May 28, 2019

Elderly social isolation and loneliness is a growing concern that affects millions of elderly people across America. According to the AARP Foundation, 17% of adults 65 years or older are socially isolated and 46% of women 75 years and older live alone. Unfortunately, these conditions can increase the lik...

Stronger together: A look into German Jewry

Stronger together: A look into German Jewry

Daphne Kaplan, Contributing Editor

May 23, 2019

Growing up, it seemed as though history had painted Germany harshly. And while to me, the horror of Germany’s actions throughout the 20th century can never be forgotten, it is in sharp contrast to what Germany is today. Last month, I had the privilege of attending BBYO’S Ambassador Trip to Germany,...

All year long: JDS should keep a short Friday schedule consistenly

Tal Arber, Reporter

May 23, 2019

In mid-March, the clock moves forward an hour and the short Friday schedule shifts back to a regular schedule. Many students, including myself, who participate in outside of school sports on Friday afternoons during the winter no longer have the option to continue participating once the schedule changes...

Devices Down, Curtains Up

Devices Down, Curtains Up

Maia Zimmers, Reporter

May 20, 2019

As you sit at home binge-watching “The Office” for the 100th time, you could be watching a similar story, but live, feeling energy pump through the room as the story unravels. You could be bettering your social and emotional skills. You could be watching theater. Theatrical productions tell unique stories a...

Phones down, eyes up

Phones down, eyes up

Eva Bard, Guest Writer

May 15, 2019

Do yourself a favor and get off your phone. How five days of limited screen time shifted my lifestyle: My homework is complete, my pajamas are on, my teeth are brushed and it’s time to answer my Snapchats. But as I tap my finger to the yellow ghost, the app does not open. Instead, a white screen wi...

Instagram profile portrays Holocaust through modern lense

Instagram profile portrays Holocaust through modern lense

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

May 14, 2019

From an early age, I was taught to remember the victims of the Holocaust with deep respect. As Jews, we are taught to never let the memories of victims or survivors die, so that history doesn’t repeat itself. I have gained the majority of my insights about the Holocaust through reading first-hand acco...

What there is to learn from billionaires

What there is to learn from billionaires

Jessica Gallo

May 10, 2019

This past weekend my dad and I woke up at 3 a.m. and flew to Omaha, Neb. to attend Warren Buffett’s annual shareholders meeting. It was the most educational and inspiring weekend of my life. Growing up, a large chunk of the things I’d talk about with my dad revolved around money: how to make more o...

Zimriyah practice should take place during Hebrew classes

Zimriyah practice should take place during Hebrew classes

Maya Preuss, Reporter

May 9, 2019

In the weeks leading up to Yom Ha’atzmaut, every Hebrew class rehearses for the widely anticipated schoolwide Zimriyah. Personally, practicing for Zimriyah during class heightens my excitement of the event while also furthering my Hebrew education. However, some people argue that the designated time...

Female students fight back against sexist ranking system at BCC

Female students fight back against sexist ranking system at BCC

Corinne Zlotnitsky, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Recently, several male students at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School created a list ranking 18 of their female classmates based on physical appearance. The list spread to the entire high school, but the female student body didn’t take this degradation lightly: they fought back.   Forty girls approac...

Don’t let Lush’s anti-Israel opinions stop you from buying their products

Don’t let Lush’s anti-Israel opinions stop you from buying their products

Charli Galkin, Reporter

April 15, 2019

On Feb. 11, 2019, United Kingdom-based cosmetics brand Lush posted a video on their Instagram that lost loyal customers and provoked controversy. The video was in support of a Palestinian charity, and Lush introduced a product in which the funds would be donated to the organization Canaan. Accord...

Learning from Operation Varsity Blues

Sam Schwartz, Reporter

March 22, 2019

Like many of the nations fairly affluent communities, CESJDS families tend to obsess over which college their child attend. This leads to unnecessary pressure and stress, and unfortunately the potential for unethical behavior. The competition for college acceptance has consumed many of the nation’s...

D.C. walkout inspires younger generation to wage fight for gun control

D.C. walkout inspires younger generation to wage fight for gun control

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

March 16, 2019

The school walkout for gun violence prevention in Washington, D.C. was an incredible and unforgettable experience. Every moment made me feel empowered and ready to make a change. The walkout was organized by Moco4Change, a student-led group fighting for change nationally and in our community. Members of ...