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Asian food hall The Block dissapoints

Asian food hall The Block dissapoints

Mischa Trainor, In-Depth and Design Editor

February 13, 2020

While the atmosphere of The Block, a new Asian food hall in Pike and Rose, was cool and modern, the food was very disappointing. As soon as you walk into The Block, you are greeted with a modern, exciting atmosphere filled with plenty of seating, including a seating bar in the center, and cool lig...

Two eighth-graders win JDS middle school spelling bee contest

Two eighth-graders win JDS middle school spelling bee contest

Sophie Kaplan and Maya Preuss

February 12, 2020

The tension rose throughout the theater as the 24 contestants in the middle school spelling bee trickled down to just two. The spelling bee took place on Feb. 11 during the middle school elective periods.  Each middle school class first held a spelling contest where the top two to three participants ...

Girls middle school team triumphs in championship game against Sandy Spring

Girls middle school team triumphs in championship game against Sandy Spring

Mark Polin, Reporter

February 11, 2020

The girls middle school basketball team won the championship at home in an intense game. After playing an extra three minutes of overtime, JDS won with a final score of 24-22.  Brett Kugler, a high school learning specialist and the middle school girls basketball coach led the Lions in a chant at t...

Alumni attend “Shmooze-a-palooza” event at upper school campus

Alumni attend “Shmooze-a-palooza” event at upper school campus

Ivan Endelman, Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

Alumni were welcomed back to the CESJDS upper school campus for the fourth annual Schmooze-a-palooza event on Feb. 8. Eight different graduate classes ranging from the class of 1980 to 2015 had the chance to socialize and learn about various ways to get involved within the community. The event sta...

Are “Snapmaps” good for the world?

Are “Snapmaps” good for the world?

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

February 10, 2020

In the summer of 2017, Snapchat introduced a new feature called Snapmaps that allows users to share their location and follow the location of others. This might seem like just another fun social feature on the popular app, but it has many possible downsides including addiction, exclusion, stalking and even te...

The Iowa Caucuses should be replaced with a normal primary system

The Iowa Caucuses should be replaced with a normal primary system

Mischa Trainor, In-Depth and Design Editor

February 7, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Caucus system should be replaced with a normal primary in order to simplify the process and prevent errors. The Iowa Democratic Caucus, which took place on Monday, is the first contest of the presidential nomination process. The way it is conducted differs from the majority of the cont...

For the sake of the nation, avoid mixing entertainment and politics

For the sake of the nation, avoid mixing entertainment and politics

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

February 5, 2020

A State of the Union speech should be exactly that: an analysis of where we are as a country that includes both the good, the bad and a plan where we need to go to continue to strive for success. However, President Donald Trump’s speech was less of an actual “State of the Union” and more of a r...

Limit how often you look at PowerSchool

Zara Ducker, Reporter

February 3, 2020

I was having a relaxing weekend until  I checked Powerschool on Sunday and saw that one of my grades went down. All of a sudden, my weekend wasn’t so enjoyable.  Like many other schools, CESJDS uses PowerSchool, a grading website that shows students their grades for specific assignments, missing ass...

White House announces new peace plan

White House announces new peace plan

Eva Bard, Style Editor

January 31, 2020

Standing side-by-side with current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump revealed his long-awaited peace plan for the Middle East, which has been dubbed the “Deal of the Century,” according to Trump. The new plan was announced Tuesday afternoon at the White House after Presid...

School eyeing purchase of Stop the Bleed kits in wake of increased national tragedies

School eyeing purchase of Stop the Bleed kits in wake of increased national tragedies

Ivan Endelman, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

Stop the Bleed active shooter and medical training could be scheduled at CESJDS before the end of the school year, according to Chief Financial Officer Julie Hoover. After this training, JDS would be able to carry Stop the Bleed Kits in the school. Stop the Bleed kits are first aid kits that contain equipment, s...

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