The Lion's Tale

Opinion: We must act to stop Uighur internment and forced labor in China

The Chinese government has been forcing millions of Uighurs into reeducation camps in the Xinjiang region and has received little international backlash.
January 12, 2021

Barbed wire, surveillance, torture and religious conformity are what 180 human rights groups called the “largest internment of an ethnic and religious minority since World War II.” Innocent Uighur...

Opinion: America’s method of teaching foreign languages needs improvement

January 5, 2021

As someone who was taught another language growing up and had to actively study, listen and speak it to become proficient, I can tell you that the way American schools are teaching foreign languages is...

Opinion: To create change, we need to do more after signing petitions

A petition for Brandon Bernard, whose execution caught the attention of the American public.
December 22, 2020

As I scroll through my Instagram feed, everyone has petitions in their bios calling for things like police reform, gun control and enforcing human rights. People sign and constantly promote these with...

Opinion: Hogan’s vote for Ronald Reagan is unacceptable

Governor Larry Hogan attends a ceremony at Fort Meade, before receiving a tour of the facility.
December 8, 2020

After four years of increasing popularity and national attention, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan voted against his Republican Party on election day. He also voted against the Democratic Party. In fact,...

Opinion: We shouldn’t be destroying national monuments

The Washington Monument, located in Washington, D.C.
December 2, 2020

Growing unrest and racial tensions have awoken the U.S. to the unfortunate truths that exist in this country. In seeking racial equality and change, the Black Lives Matter movement has reopened a wound...

Opinion: The new Maryland driver’s test doesn’t actually test your driving abilities

Junior Lincoln Aftergood holds up his license after passing the new Maryland driver's test.
November 23, 2020

Passing the driver’s test is a common rite of passage for 16-year-olds across the country. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this test has been haphazardly modified to allow for social distancing...

Opinion: Attendance should not be required on Zooms outside of class

Opinion: Attendance should not be required on Zooms outside of class
November 16, 2020

Expected attendance in periods such as Kabbalat Shabbat, advisory, Zman Kodesh and special assemblies do not serve a greater purpose and should be made optional for the sake of the students.  Kabbalat...

Hair doesn’t define professionalism

Hair doesn't define professionalism
November 11, 2020

If you know me, you know how much I care about my hair. And if you’ve ever talked to me about it, you know how much time and money I put into it. Yet, for the amount of energy and product I put into...

Opinion: The electoral college should be abolished

Opinion: The electoral college should be abolished
November 4, 2020

One of the most pressing issues of our time and for generations to come is the system we use to elect the president of the United States. The electoral system currently employed in the U.S. is a disgrace...

Afterschool sports provide more than just a workout

Freshman Ellie Levine plays soccer at the afterschool sports clinic.
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...

Protect your eyes during virtual learning

Protect your eyes during virtual learning
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...

Opinion: Traveling during the pandemic is OK

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

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