The Lion's Tale

Opinion: Bernie Sanders must end his presidential campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) holds a rally hours before Super Tuesday at the Rivercentre in St. Paul, MN, on March 2, 2020.
April 2, 2020

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has decided to stay in the race for the Democratic nomination process for president of the United States despite three consecutive Tuesday night losses. However, he might...

What the Middle School Capstone Project means to us

Eighth grade students Alec Silberg and Darya Dayanim place a poster for their capstone project on a wall.
March 9, 2020

If you were at CESJDS in middle school, then you probably remember your capstone project at the end of eighth grade. However, what may have seemed like just another project to finish in another humanities...

Don’t eat at restaurants that donate to discriminatory organizations

Opinion Editor Jessica Gallo argues against eating at restaurants, such as Chick-Fil-A, that support discriminatory organizations.
March 2, 2020

They say if your actions don’t support your words, then change cannot occur. This fall, due to consumer pressure, Chick-Fil-A, the third most popular fast food chain in the country, announced a plan...

Instagram should remove likes and followers altogether

Instagram should remove likes and followers altogether
February 24, 2020

In late November, Instagram updated its app to hide the total number of likes on a post from one’s followers but left users with the ability to see the number of likes on one’s own posts. The whole...

Are “Snapmaps” good for the world?

Snapmaps present a danger to the safety and well-being of today's youth. Here is why.
February 10, 2020

In the summer of 2017, Snapchat introduced a new feature called Snapmaps that allows users to share their location and follow the location of others. This might seem like just another fun social feature...

The Iowa Caucuses should be replaced with a normal primary system

The Iowa Democratic caucuses this week were marred by counting errors and delays spanning several days. Here is why Iowa's traditional caucus system should be replaced with a normal primary contest.
February 7, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Caucus system should be replaced with a normal primary in order to simplify the process and prevent errors. The Iowa Democratic Caucus, which took place on Monday, is the first contest...

For the sake of the nation, avoid mixing entertainment and politics

President Donald J. Trump delivers his third State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday.
February 5, 2020

A State of the Union speech should be exactly that: an analysis of where we are as a country that includes both the good, the bad and a plan where we need to go to continue to strive for success. However,...

Limit how often you look at PowerSchool

February 3, 2020

I was having a relaxing weekend until  I checked Powerschool on Sunday and saw that one of my grades went down. All of a sudden, my weekend wasn’t so enjoyable.  Like many other schools, CESJDS...

MCPS rightly works toward reforming school zone redistricting process

MCPS is currently in the process of evaluating its school zone redistricting process. They should move forward with necessary reforms.
January 23, 2020

The Montgomery County Board of Education is looking to change the way they draw school zones to ensure that facilities across the county are being spread equitably, that each school zone is racially and...

Steer clear of rampaging rumors

January 16, 2020

My grade is a class of 85 students. With a class that small, it gets very tempting to immerse yourself in the drama and personal lives of others. Coming from a large, public middle school, this particular...

Learning on the course instead of class

January 16, 2020

There are some things you learn in the classroom, and others you learn on the race course. When I joined cross country in seventh grade, I had no idea the team’s influence would reach all aspects of...

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