The Lion's Tale

Learning from Operation Varsity Blues

Sam Schwartz, Reporter

March 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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 ...

Quiz your knowledge with Quizlet

Quiz your knowledge with Quizlet

Maya Preuss, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When I am notified of a quiz or a test, the first thing I do to start studying is create or search for a Quizlet that encompasses the same material from my notes. Throughout my studying, I repeat the same Quizlet several times in order to retain the information and to be well prepared for the upcomi...

Snacking is the way to go

Snacking is the way to go

Jessica Gallo, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When the lunch bell rings, I head straight for my locker to put my notebooks away. Instead of grabbing lunch, however, I grab a piece of gum and my computer and head off to a meeting or to the library to do work with friends. Rather than eating a meal during lunch, I eat three to four snacks throughout...

Why there should be less work online

Why there should be less work online

Naomi Gould, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Too often I’m trying to finish the remainder of my homework when my computer chimes with a new notification, sucking my attention to another corner of the web. Technology is now fully a part of our lives and education system, and though I consider myself a dedicated student, technology has made ...

School should start later

School should start later

Adam Drexler, Reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Earlier this week I was sitting in my Jewish History class, tired, two periods before lunch, thinking about basketball practice later that day and wondering how I would possibly be able to do all of my homework that evening, given how exhausted I already was. I had only woken up about four hours before,...

Discuss organ donation

Discuss organ donation

Editorial Staff

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Nearly 115,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for a lifesaving liver, kidney, heart, lung or other organ transplants, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Jewish text teacher Grace McMillan’s husband was one of them, until he received a kidney transplant...

Focus on improvement; a single failure doesn’t matter

Focus on improvement; a single failure doesn’t matter

Devira Friedman, Outgoing Sports Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The first month of ninth grade World History I was a breeze. Between the endless series of Jewish holidays, the days dedicated to reviewing the syllabus and the continuous stream of school assemblies and grade advisories, the class didn’t get underway for some time. As a result, I didn’t have that...

What I’ll miss about JDS

What I’ll miss about JDS

Sara Sporkin, Outgoing In-Depth Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

After spending close to 13 years at CESJDS, there are a number of aspects of my educational experience that I will miss after I walk across the stage at graduation. Here they are in list form: 1. Waking up at 6:45 a.m. every day. Waking up this early gives me more hours in the day. That’s more t...

My list of generic (but important) advice

My list of generic (but important) advice

Amelia Davidson, Outgoing News Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

From the first moment of high school, I’ve constantly been told what to do to make the most out of my JDS experience. I might as well have been wearing a sign saying “please, impart your wisdom on me, oh glorious upperclassmen”—that’s how much anyone and everyone threw generic advice my way.  ...

Cheerleading taught me more than I would have expected

Cheerleading taught me more than I would have expected

Shira Godin, Outgoing Style Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Growing up, I loved to dance, do gymnastics, swim and play volleyball, yet I never stayed with a sport for more than a few years. That was, until I participated in JDS’ Cubs Club, which introduced me to a sport I had never tried out: cheerleading. The summer before second grade, I participated in a...

An open love letter to JDS

An open love letter to JDS

Jessie Lehman, Outgoing Design Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

If you ask anyone in the Class of 2019 who loves you, JDS, the most, they would most likely say me. Well, it would be a tough choice between me and Maya Cohen-Shields, but it would be close.  Our relationship started like many romantic relationships do, with a friendship. However, I didn’t rea...