The Lion's Tale

Eighth grader Mia Forseter gets ready to pitch in the semifinals against the McLean Mustangs. The Lions won this game by a score of 16-6.

Lions fall to Spencerville in championship

Ari Blumenthal and Sam Berns May 19, 2022

Despite a slow start to the season with a 1-2-1 record, the CESJDS varsity softball team managed to make the playoffs as the fourth seed. Against all odds, they fought their way into the championship game...

The boys varsity baseball team lost in the semifinals to Waldorf after the appeal was not granted. However, they finished the regular season 7-0.

Lions’ win against Waldorf overturned

Kaylah Goldrich, Sports Editor May 17, 2022

In a shocking turn of events, the varsity baseball team’s win against Washington Waldorf last week in the semifinals was overturned after Waldorf’s coach protested the win. He argued that the Lions...

Protesters demonstrate against the leaked draft opinion in Washington, DC. Photo by Lilli Libowitz (LT)

Opinion: Supreme Court draft opinion to overturn “Roe v. Wade” threatens women’s rights

Sasha Karasik, Reporter May 17, 2022

After generations of women who fought to gain basic autonomous rights, I have been lucky to live in a time when women in the United States don’t have to worry about the government criminalizing abortions....

Junior Ben Bass goes up for a spike during a 3-0 loss against the Bishop O’Connell Knights Thursday, May 12. The game was the last of the season, leaving the Lions with a record of 8-5.

Lions fall to Knights in last regular season game

Adin Halbfinger, News Editor May 16, 2022

The boys varsity volleyball team lost in a 3-0 blowout against the first-place Bishop O’Connell Knights on Thursday in the last game of the regular season. The Lions ended the season 8-5. The Lions...

Bad Bunnys new album, Un Verano Sin Ti

Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” is the perfect summer album

Yaeli Greenblum, Reporter May 16, 2022

After two record-breaking albums in the past year, Bad Bunny released yet another great hit on May 6. “Un Verano Sin Ti,” translated to “a summer without you,” is carefree yet passionate, making...

Watch: Varsity softball team advances to PVAC championship

Kaylah Goldrich, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

On Wednesday, the varsity softball team beat the undefeated McLean Mustangs in the semi-finals to advance into the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC) championship game. After previously losing to...

Prior to the game, the players called head coach Matthew Jacobson, who had to miss the championship game due to illness, for some motivation. Despite their coachs absence, the middle school baseball team defeated their rival, the Berman Cougars, in the PVAC championship.

Boys middle school baseball takes home PVAC crown

Aaron Waldman and Ari Werbin-Gradel May 12, 2022

The boys middle school baseball team is back to their winning ways after they defeated the Berman Cougars in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC) championship this past Tuesday. This is their...

Sophmore Dalya Brickman spends time with children in Kenya.

How students get SSL Hours

Matthew Steindecker and Lilli Libowitz May 10, 2022

Sophomore Dalya Brickman spent part of last summer working at a children’s home in Kenya, where she helped children with their schoolwork. She felt very passionate about her work there, as she made genuine...

The junior class performs their song and hand motions for Zimriyah.

JDS celebrates Yom Haatzmaut with Zimriyah competition

Jessica Rosenberg, Reporter May 9, 2022

Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s day of independence, was celebrated throughout the school on May 5. As part of the festivities, Upper School grades competed in Zimriyah, a song and dance competition. Due to...

Club of the Month: Commercial Real Estate Club

Club of the Month: Commercial Real Estate Club

Cati Werbin-Gradel, Reporter May 6, 2022

Sophomore Aaron Gallo took his passion for real estate and housing and created the Commercial Real Estate Club.  Around eight members regularly attend meetings to learn about good investments, marketing...

Junior Ella Elimelech listens to podcast Freakanomics Radio.

Top six podcasts to listen to

Lena Nadaner, Features Editor May 6, 2022

Instead of groaning when I’m told to walk my dog for the umpteenth time, I’m excited to have an excuse to pop in my AirPods and listen to a favorite podcast. Violette can take her time sniffing every...

Opinion: “Don’t Say Gay” bill is a ridiculous attempt by Florida governor

Opinion: “Don’t Say Gay” bill is a ridiculous attempt by Florida governor

Lily Rulnick, Reporter May 5, 2022

The “Parental Rights in Education” bill, more popularly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, was signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on March 28. The bill, which prohibits the education...

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