The Lion's Tale

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Ilan Cohen and Sara Sporkin

October 20, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Reporters Sara Sporkin and Ilan Cohen share their real-time reactions to the third presidential debate. Ilan Pre-Debate: I’m wondering if there is going to be a handshake tonight. I’m assuming not. Sara Pre-debate: According to a CNN update on my phone, “Clinton will try to stay out of the mud....

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Isaac Silber and Jared Bauman, News Editor and Guest Columnist

October 11, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Two of the many students who tuned into Sunday night’s presidential debate, guest columnist Jared Bauman and news editor Isaac Silber, share their real-time reactions. Jared Pre-debate: Rumor has it first question will go to Hillary, and it will be about Trump’s leaked comments. I despise...

Should teachers be allowed to talk about politics in school?

Should teachers be allowed to talk about politics in school?

Gabe Krantz and Izzy Friedland, Opinion Editor and Features Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Below are two responses on teachers sharing their political opinions in school. Opinion Editor Gabe Krantz believes that teachers should not mention their political beliefs. His opinion is located on the top of the page. Features Editor Izzy Friedland argues that teachers should feel free to share...

Take the road less traveled: Combat political polarization

Take the road less traveled: Combat political polarization

Editorial Staff

October 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

You know that it’s Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. This election, however, is about more than just the candidates’ names. It is about education, healthcare, the economy and many other issues that are troubling our country. As students, many of whom will be voting in the coming years, it is our res...

Athletes kneel as a way to stand tall

Athletes kneel as a way to stand tall

Daniel Baumstein, Guest Columnist

October 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As Americans, we take great pride in our country and have many ceremonies to show our patriotism. We get easily offended if anyone questions America’s greatness, but sometimes questioning and even protesting is necessary to progress as a country. Such is the case with the relatively new practice of a...

Calling all pinball wizards

Calling all pinball wizards

Miriam Minsk, Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Style

Since VÜK’s May opening in Bethesda, Md., authentic New Yorkstyle pizza and pinball are only a short drive away from the Upper School campus. VÜK is located on St. Elmo Avenue, in the slightly older part of Bethesda. It’s a small restaurant, seating 64 people, and is filled with bright neon sign...

A lion’s travels: Expanding horizons

A lion’s travels: Expanding horizons

Ben Shrock, Editorial Cartoonist

August 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This summer, I went to Costa Rica on a three-week community service trip through a company called West Coast Connections. I hadn’t gone on any sort of teen tour or a trip like that before, and I was really excited to have the opportunity to do something new. The experiences exceeded my expectations....

Seven grades, one building, still united

Seven grades, one building, still united

Editorial Staff

August 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Whether it be sharing teachers, classrooms or a cafeteria, we have never felt a large separation between the middle school and high school until this year, and despite new changes this year, there is no reason to let this separation increase. This year, the high school and middle school are essential...

Learning on the job

Learning on the job

Shira Godin, Reporter

August 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Summer hasn’t been my favorite season for a long time. I’ve always associated it with hot weather, bugs, my friends leaving for summer camp and the stress of not knowing what to do with two months of freedom from school. After realizing sleepaway camp was not for me, my summers usually consisted of ...

Junior reflects on personal battle with depression and recovery process

Junior reflects on personal battle with depression and recovery process

Yona Levitt, Guest Columnist

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Opinion

This past fall, I battled major depression and suicidal thoughts. For the first six weeks of my depression, I had not told anybody about my troubles, only making the depression worse and more dangerous. It is unclear to me as to why I thought this, but I was positive that I would die on Oct. 28, 2015...

Facing the stigma together through social media

Facing the stigma together through social media

Editorial Staff

June 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we might expect to find our various social media feeds filled with information and posts on mental health. Unfortunately, a quick scroll through Twitter or Facebook will show just the opposite: an uncanny silence regarding mental health and the seriousness of th...

Cutting out conformity through fashion

Cutting out conformity through fashion

Talia Cohen, Guest Columnist

June 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Walking through the halls of CESJDS are hundreds of individuals, and yet at first glimpse they all mix together. There is a sea of Lululemon leggings, maroon Brandy Melville T-shirts and white low-top Converse shoes. This does not inherently look like a problem, but it becomes one when teens feel li...