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New, popular app TikTok draws large youth audience

New, popular app TikTok draws large youth audience

Jonathan Morris, Reporter

December 6, 2019

With one billion active users, TikTok--the number one most downloaded app on the Apple App Store--is the latest social media craze that has captivated teens and adults alike. Rebranded from Musical.ly, TikTok is comprised of short looping, whimsical and often musical videos. TikTok is most popular among teens as 66% of...

Boys varsity team falls to PVAC conference leader Sandy Spring on Wednesday

Boys varsity team falls to PVAC conference leader Sandy Spring on Wednesday

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

December 5, 2019

The Lions varsity team suffered their second loss of the season, as Sandy Springs Friends School defeated them 66-47.  The Lions, who had just come off a 65-31 win against Washington Christian Academy, were hoping to defeat Sandy Spring (4-0), who are currently at the top of the conference. The team...

The importance of Holocaust education for our generation

The importance of Holocaust education for our generation

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Holocaust survivors are dying out. The youngest Holocaust survivors are already in their eighties, and there are not very many left. Our generation is the last who will ever be able to meet a survivor and hear their stories first hand. Our generation has a huge responsibility to carry on the memorie...

Reason behind swim coach’s firing surfaces

Reason behind swim coach’s firing surfaces

Oren Minsk and Alex Landy

December 3, 2019

Details have emerged in the expulsion of former CESJDS swimming coach, Mike Karel, from the Bender JCC and his subsequent firing from the school. According to an email sent Tuesday, Nov. 19 by Karel to the team after being banned from the JCC and a later email he sent to The Lion’s Tale, two allegations of misconduct we...

Is watching football immoral today?

Is watching football immoral today?

Tal Arber, Reporter

December 3, 2019

In the past couple years, experts and enthusiasts have found a lot of information that playing football causes not only concussions but also a disorder called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE. Football is a rough and dangerous sport in that players are very easily injured and the rate of concuss...

Charlie’s Angels: An action-packed movie not to be missed

Charlie’s Angels: An action-packed movie not to be missed

Maiyan Lyani, Reporter

December 2, 2019

After many fight scenes, car chases, explosions and disguises, the Angels are back for another action-packed mission in the new “Charlie’s Angels” film starring Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott.  “Charlie’s Angels” is based on the ‘70s TV action-comedy series which later, ...

Frozen 2 was worth the wait

Frozen 2 was worth the wait

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

“Frozen”, which came out in 2013, was the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time, leaving viewers with high expectations for the sequel. The long-awaited “Frozen 2” does not disappoint and manages to entertain all ages. Instead of adding new challenges and conflicts for the character...

Swim coach replaced after being banned from JCC

Swim coach replaced after being banned from JCC

Alex Landy and Oren Minsk

November 25, 2019

This past Tuesday, CESJDS announced that swim coach Mike Karel was banned from the Bender JCC of Greater Washington campus and consequently, let go by JDS. The announcement was made by JDS Athletic Director Becky Silberman in an email to swim team members and their parents. The reason for Karel’s ban was not disclos...

Jewish History class welcomes guest speakers

Jewish History class welcomes guest speakers

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

November 25, 2019

Seven speakers deeply involved in prominent Jewish organizations have spoken to Jewish history teacher and department chair Aaron Bregman’s Contemporary American Jewish Society class over the past two months.  These speakers included the Executive Director of the Jewish Democratic Council of Am...

Why school districts should be careful about having four day school weeks

Why school districts should be careful about having four day school weeks

Adam Drexler, Reporter

November 21, 2019

The idea of a four day school week should be attractive to almost all students. It provides students with an extra day to catch up on work, to focus on activities outside of school, and to just relax with friends. When I was first introduced to the notion of a four day school week, I too was in favor...

Sunday Morning Bakehouse hits the spot

Sunday Morning Bakehouse hits the spot

Irit Skulnik, Style Editor

November 21, 2019

Sunday Morning Bakehouse offers delicious baked goods, teas and fresh coffee drinks to shoppers in the heart of Pike and Rose in North Bethesda. Sitting between Sweetgreen and Drybar, this new bakery truly hits the spot with its homemade treats. Upon entering the restaurant, my parents and I proceeded to s...

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