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All year long: JDS should keep a short Friday schedule consistenly

May 23, 2019

In mid-March, the clock moves forward an hour and the short Friday schedule shifts back to a regular schedule. Many students, including myself, who participate in outside of school sports on Friday afternoons...

Devices Down, Curtains Up

Devices Down, Curtains Up
May 20, 2019

As you sit at home binge-watching “The Office” for the 100th time, you could be watching a similar story, but live, feeling energy pump through the room as the story unravels. You could be bettering...

Phones down, eyes up

Phones down, eyes up
May 15, 2019

Do yourself a favor and get off your phone. How five days of limited screen time shifted my lifestyle: My homework is complete, my pajamas are on, my teeth are brushed and it’s time to answer my Snapchats....

Instagram profile portrays Holocaust through modern lense

Instagram profile portrays Holocaust through modern lense
May 14, 2019

From an early age, I was taught to remember the victims of the Holocaust with deep respect. As Jews, we are taught to never let the memories of victims or survivors die, so that history doesn’t repeat...

What there is to learn from billionaires

Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger answer questions from the audience at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting.
May 10, 2019

This past weekend my dad and I woke up at 3 a.m. and flew to Omaha, Neb. to attend Warren Buffett’s annual shareholders meeting. It was the most educational and inspiring weekend of my life. Growing...

Zimriyah practice should take place during Hebrew classes

Freshmen perform in front of the entire Upper School at Zimriyah on Thursday.
May 9, 2019

In the weeks leading up to Yom Ha’atzmaut, every Hebrew class rehearses for the widely anticipated schoolwide Zimriyah. Personally, practicing for Zimriyah during class heightens my excitement of the...

Female students fight back against sexist ranking system at BCC

Female students fight back against sexist ranking system at BCC
May 7, 2019

Recently, several male students at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School created a list ranking 18 of their female classmates based on physical appearance. The list spread to the entire high school, but the...

Don’t let Lush’s anti-Israel opinions stop you from buying their products

In addition to supporting anti-Israel notions, Lush works with organizations that advocate for LGBT rights and for fighting against animal cruelty.
April 15, 2019

On Feb. 11, 2019, United Kingdom-based cosmetics brand Lush posted a video on their Instagram that lost loyal customers and provoked controversy. The video was in support of a Palestinian charity, and...

Learning from Operation Varsity Blues

March 22, 2019

Like many of the nations fairly affluent communities, CESJDS families tend to obsess over which college their child attend. This leads to unnecessary pressure and stress, and unfortunately the potential...

D.C. walkout inspires younger generation to wage fight for gun control

D.C. walkout inspires younger generation to wage fight for gun control
March 16, 2019

The school walkout for gun violence prevention in Washington, D.C. was an incredible and unforgettable experience. Every moment made me feel empowered and ready to make a change. The walkout was organized...

Time for JDS to follow MCPS weather policy

Time for JDS to follow MCPS weather policy
March 15, 2019

Rolling over and checking my phone one icy morning on the second day of inclement weather, I refreshed my email to see a what I took as a passive-aggressive email in my inbox stating, “CESJDS to Remain...

The great language debate: Should Hebrew be a required course at CESJDS?

The great language debate: Should Hebrew be a required course at CESJDS?
March 15, 2019

Below are two responses to the following prompt: Other Jewish day schools do not require Hebrew to be taught at their schools. However, CESJDS currently counts Hebrew as a required course. Should the...

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