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A New Wave of Education: Student takes online oceanography

October 4, 2019

The recent addition of Virtual High School (VHS) courses to the CESJDS curriculum has become extremely popular. The VHS courses are classes that students can register to take online during school hours....

Editorial: Trump declares disloyalty in Jewish Democrats

President Trump has inexcusably accused Jews who vote for Democrats as disloyal Americans.
October 4, 2019

In a press conference in the Oval Office this past August, President Trump stated that American Jews who vote for Democrats in elections show a “lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” To any rational...

Why middle school students should have to take P.E.

Here's why middle school students should be required to take Physical Education, after they were exempted from taking the class this year.
September 23, 2019

When I was in middle school, P.E. was a required, semester-long class that you needed to take in order to get sports credits each year. Now, middle-schoolers are no longer required to take P.E. each year....

Why cursing is much worse than you think

September 16, 2019

During a typical five minute passing period, I head to my next class and walk through at least five conversations where I hear my friends and peers cursing, not out of anger or frustration, but out of...

9/11 needs more recognition

9/11 needs more recognition
September 13, 2019

When I walked into school, it seemed like any other Wednesday. I was greeted at the door by familiar faces. I said good morning to the guard on duty. I saw the morning announcements on the white board...

Hopes For Expanding the Zman Kodesh Program

This year, several Minyans are overcrowded, decreasing the number of students permitted in the Journaling Drisha Minyan. Here's what CESJDS should do to improve their Zman Kodesh program.
September 10, 2019

Minyan is the only time during our school day that allows us to reflect on ourselves and connect with our form of religious devotion. For many students at CESJDS, this davening is practiced in many different...

Pro advice from a senior: Tips and tricks for slaying the school year

August 27, 2019

As a senior, I’ve gone through many first days of school. This means that I consider myself a well-informed expert on how to be fully prepared coming into each new year. And now, I’ve decided to impart...

Should the arts credit be required?

August 27, 2019

Below are two stances on the recent addition of an arts requirement. Contributing Editor Mischa Trainor is against the requirement while Reporter Adam Drexler is in favor of it. Against  While exploring...

English curriculum needs more diversity

August 27, 2019

The English curriculum at CESJDS has been carefully crafted in order to expose students to different styles of literature and the deeper meaning of the texts. In my opinion, one aspect that the English...

Ditch the deepfakes

Deepfake technology poses a grave threat to the security of our elections and responsible civil discourse in the United States.
August 27, 2019

Democracy relies on discussion, debate and differing opinions, all of which require a foundation of facts upon which we all agree. Today, however, we cannot even agree on the facts, hindering the meaningful...

Threat of isolation on elderly population

Threat of isolation on elderly population
May 28, 2019

Elderly social isolation and loneliness is a growing concern that affects millions of elderly people across America. According to the AARP Foundation, 17% of adults 65 years or older are socially isolated...

Stronger together: A look into German Jewry

While touring Berlin, participants visited the Reichstag Building, or Germany’s Parliament building.
May 23, 2019

Growing up, it seemed as though history had painted Germany harshly. And while to me, the horror of Germany’s actions throughout the 20th century can never be forgotten, it is in sharp contrast to what...

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