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Discuss organ donation

Discuss organ donation

Editorial Staff

January 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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...

To uphold pluralism, let females lead services

To uphold pluralism, let females lead services

Addie Bard, Outgoing Managing Editor, Copy

January 25, 2019

Last year, my younger sister signed up to lead Kabbalat Shabbat at her eighth grade Shabbaton. When the leader was announced, though, a male's name was read instead. My sister wondered what she had done wrong. Was it her singing voice? Her religious beliefs? A few phone calls with the administration...

Embrace your weaknesses

Embrace your weaknesses

Aliza Rabinovitz, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019

I’ve played volleyball for the past six years. And for the past six years, I haven’t been rather good. It’s important to play sports, sure. But I think it’s even more important to play a sport and be bad at it. When I first started, I was afraid; it hurts when you first start playing volleyball....

All the good and the bad times two

All the good and the bad times two

Kate Sosland, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019

It was the first day of preschool, and my twin Henry and I were placed in different classes. While this is typically a heartbreaking goodbye for parents, it was also devastating to be separated from the person I had spent every moment with up until this point. As soon as our classes overlapped on the...

Competition in the classroom

Competition in the classroom

Carrie Hirsch, Guest Columnist

January 25, 2019

As I open up my planner after a long day of school and extracurriculars, I am astonished by the amount of stress I have experienced in just one school day. Too many tests, too many essays and too many graded assignments. The only thing more stress-inducing than completing these assignments is getting...

Creative writing should be emphasized in English curriculum

Creative writing should be emphasized in English curriculum

Jonathan Morris, Guest Writer

January 23, 2019

For high school students, writing essays is an old routine. CESJDS offers few creative outlets in the standard English curriculum, opting solely for analytical essays that only exercise one area of writing. This one-tracked mindedness of the school is woefully short-sighted. From about 7th grade onward...

Should Jews attend the Women’s March?

Should Jews attend the Women’s March?

Irit Skulnik and Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Style Editor and Assistant Features Editor

January 17, 2019

Assistant Style Editor Irit Skulnik believes that Jews should not attend the Women's March, and her opinion is located on the top of the page. Assistant Features Editor Daphne Kaplan argues that Jews still should go to the march. Her opinion is located on the bottom of the page.   No, do not attend  ...

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