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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...

Sinful shopping: Extra taxes deter poor health choices

November 21, 2019

Just because some Americans want to harm their bodies with tobacco, alcohol and sugar-loaded drinks, that doesn’t mean you and I should have to pay for the health consequences of their behavior. Only...

The United States Senate should be abolished

November 21, 2019

The United States Senate should be abolished. Yes, you read that correctly. When the U.S. declared independence in 1776, it consisted of 13 states that were autonomous colonies, each with their own unique...

Why you should consider going Vegan

An acai bowl, a thick smoothy topped with fruits or other natural food items, is pictured above.
November 19, 2019

With new research about the alarming irreversible environmental crisis being published daily, individuals within the past few months have searched for alternatives to help lessen their carbon footprint...

No car, no problem

November 15, 2019

Not having a car is undoubtedly difficult, but it has reminded me of how lucky I am to be surrounded by such a strong, warm community.  Before I was of age to get a license or a car, I found that my...

Why standardized tests are harmful to students as they enter the real world

Here's why standardized tests are bad for students as they enter the real world.
November 8, 2019

In the past few weeks, CESJDS sophomores and juniors have taken the practice SAT and ACT tests to familiarize themselves with what will become critical components of the college admissions process. While...

Should Jews celebrate Halloween?

Should Jews celebrate Halloween? The controversial debate continues.
October 31, 2019

Within the Jewish community, there are many different beliefs about celebrating Halloween. A significant number of American Jews choose not to celebrate Halloween, as it originated from ancient Pagan tradition....

Suicide prevention is needed every month, not just once a year.

Here are the warning signs and support strategies to prevent suicide and manage stress.
October 23, 2019

In a politically polarized country, it is routine to advocate passionately for a cause when tragedy strikes, and then forget about the issue in the following weeks. It is also too common for individuals...

Why the NCAA should embrace paying their athletes

California recently passed a new law allowing NCAA college athletes to be compensated and to hire sports argents. Here is why the NCAA should embrace this critical change.
October 17, 2019

A revolutionary change is coming to collegiate sports as California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the “Fair Pay to Play” Act on September 30. I support this legislation because I believe that if colleges...

Should President Trump Be Impeached: Pro vs. Con

Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017.  (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)
October 11, 2019

Sophomore Mischa Trainor, Pro: I believe that Congress should pursue the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump because our government is responsible for pursuing justice and upholding the values...

We must pursue impeachment to protect democracy

October 7, 2019

I believe that Congress should pursue the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump because our government is responsible for pursuing justice and upholding the values of democracy. An anonymous government...

Stand for what you stand on

Six JDS high school students attended the Global Climate Strike. They marched with signs in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
October 4, 2019

The arctic is predicted to experience its first ice-free summer by 2040. By 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Now, the lives of animals and humans are endangered every day. This is...

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