The Lion's Tale

Take eight classes to avoid a work overload

January 16, 2020

From the start of high school, we are programmed to prepare for college. “Participate in every extracurricular activity.” “Get an internship.” “Start studying for the SAT.” “Take the right...

Paper’s not popular, but news always will be

January 16, 2020

Print media is dying. It is no surprise that more and more people check their phones for news updates on current issues every morning rather than walking down their driveway to pick up the newspaper. As...

Editorial: Reshaping nationality

Editorial: Reshaping nationality
January 16, 2020

President Trump recently signed an executive order to combat the rise of antisemitism in schools and higher education institutions across the nation. In effect, the order redefines Judaism as a nationality,...

JDS should end Shabbatons

January 14, 2020

Our objective with this article was to express our opinion and constructively explain why CESJDS should stop having Shabbatons. In hindsight, the tone and language used in our article seems overly harsh....

Review: Come From Away

January 13, 2020

“Come From Away” is a moving musical that tells the untold story of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. What I found so moving about...

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark
January 7, 2020

The Hallmark channel created two Hanukkah movies this year, including “Double Holiday” starring Carly Pope and Kristoffer Polaha. Going into this movie, I was quite excited for Hallmark to educate...

Visit the Newseum over winter break before it closes

Over winter break, visit the Newseum's interactive exhibits before they close.
December 20, 2019

If families are staying in town over winter break, it is imperative that they travel to Pennsylvania Avenue to visit the Newseum before it closes on Dec. 31. The Newseum is not only laying in our backyard,...

Value of student-teacher conferences

CESJDS parent-teacher conferences took place Thursday December 12 and Friday December 13.
December 13, 2019

Parent-teacher conferences allow teachers to update parents on how their child is doing in class in an intimate setting where the teacher can be completely honest and reflect on the student’s work and...

The importance of Holocaust education for our generation

As the Holocaust survivor generation dies out, the need for Holocaust education grows.
December 5, 2019

Holocaust survivors are dying out. The youngest Holocaust survivors are already in their eighties, and there are not very many left. Our generation is the last who will ever be able to meet a survivor...

Is watching football immoral today?

A debate has emerged about the ethics and morality of watching football in today's world/
December 3, 2019

In the past couple years, experts and enthusiasts have found a lot of information that playing football causes not only concussions but also a disorder called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE. Football...

Why school districts should be careful about having four day school weeks

One downside to four day school weeks is the exhaustion it causes students.
November 21, 2019

The idea of a four day school week should be attractive to almost all students. It provides students with an extra day to catch up on work, to focus on activities outside of school, and to just relax with...

Editorial: Activism stuck in social media

A seemingly increasing number of students are posting on social media to raise awareness for causes they care about, but that is not enough to be an activist.
November 21, 2019

In today’s day and age, there are more social movements than can be counted on two hands, including the #MeToo movement, the Black Lives Matter movement, the feminist movement, the environmental movement...

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