The Lion's Tale

Give summer reading books a chance

Junior Mira Beinart reads her history summer reading book in a hammock.
September 4, 2020

Sure, summer reading can seem annoying to some. Homework over the summer is never an appealing idea, but the little effort it takes to read a book will actually benefit your participation and understanding...

Opinion: Why it’s important to play multiple sports

Opinion: Why it's important to play multiple sports
June 12, 2020

In America, kids who generally play a sport at the college and professional level start to focus on playing one sport at some point during their school years. However, middle and high school students should...

Communication is changing and it’s the beginning of a new culture

Communication is changing and it's the beginning of a new culture
June 8, 2020

Hugs and handshakes have long been fundamental parts of expressing ourselves in our daily relationships both socially and professionally. The loss of these social norms will take a toll on our rela- tionships,...

Ethical eating: Is food delivery OK during a pandemic?

June 8, 2020

The moral obligation to help each other during a crisis like this is crucial. But sometimes, the ethical choice isn’t clear. Heeding the call to shelter in place, many people are ordering the delivery...

Editorial: Pandemic politics

Editorial: Pandemic politics
June 8, 2020

The coronavirus has touched the lives of millions of Americans across the nation. With extra time on our hands in the midst of the pandemic, many Americans have been following political developments as...

Graduation Gratitude: JDS seniors experienced the majority of traditions that seniors around the world never got to

Graduation Gratitude: JDS seniors experienced the  majority of traditions that seniors around the world never got to
June 8, 2020

Unlike millions of other high school seniors around the world, CESJDS’ Class of 2020 was able to have a prom, an in-person graduation ceremony and virtually every other senior experience ranging from...

Opinion: Marching for racial justice amidst a deadly pandemic

Wearing masks as they march through downtown Bethesda, Maryland, peaceful protesters advocate for racial justice in the U.S.
June 5, 2020

Screams and shouts could be heard through the marching crowds. “Don’t shoot,” some yelled. Others began chanting “black lives matter” as hundreds marched through the streets of downtown Bethesda...

Con

May 14, 2020

To the average teenager, hearing that they don’t need perfect grades to pass a class decreases their motivation to work as hard as they would to get an A. If you only have to do the bare minimum, and...

Pro

May 14, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CESJDS has resorted to online learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  Schools across the country have been using remote learning for multiple weeks, and...

Opinion: Why I choose to stay home during the COVID-19 quarantine

Opinion: Why I choose to stay home during the COVID-19 quarantine
May 4, 2020

Being stuck at home all day with six siblings can often be tiring. Whether my brother is yelling at me to get him something or my sister needs me to be her source of entertainment, it doesn’t take much...

Opinion: Commemorating journalist Daniel Pearl at the Seder table

Opinion: Commemorating journalist Daniel Pearl at the Seder table
April 8, 2020

This past week, a Pakistani court overturned the death sentences of four men associated with the 2002 kidnapping and murder of former Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. The next day, a higher...

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