The Lion's Tale

Students waiting in line for school lunch in the Cafeteria

Lunch prices rise at JDS due to supply chain issues, inflation

Ari Kittrie, Reporter September 28, 2022

Food prices across America have spiked over the last year due to an array of reasons including inflation, shortage of truck drivers and the coronavirus. CESJDS has been largely able to stave off these...

Editor-in-Chief Eitan Malkus baked round challahs for Rosh Hashanah.

LT Staff’s Favorite High Holiday foods

Elliot Bramson, Reporter September 23, 2022

Imagine walking into your dining room right before your Rosh Hashanah dinner as you're greeted by a fresh meal accompanied by sweet apples and honey. It’s the start of the new school year and everyone...

Coach Kevin Gnatiko directs his players on the field. The Lions went on to win this game 8-1.

Boys varsity soccer team defeats the McLean Mustangs

Kaylah Goldrich, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

In keeping with their strong start to the regular season, the boys varsity soccer team defeated the McLean Mustangs 8-1 on Sept. 20, bringing their record against PVAC opponents to 3-1. It seemed as...

Hailing from Baltimore, Md., Dr. Anna Band joined the high school faculty this fall.

Jewish History department welcomes new teacher

Lena Nadaner, Features Editor September 20, 2022

This year, the Jewish History department welcomed Dr. Anna Band, who has jumped right into her new role as a high school teacher for Modern Jewish History, History of Modern Israel and History of Arab...

Eighth grade students pose for a picture at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. during a field trip. The students participated in a scavenger hunt on the national mall.

Middle school students participate in community building field trips

Adin Halbfinger, News Editor September 20, 2022

Middle school students went on field trips Wednesday, Sept. 14 to help build their community and leadership skills. This was the second middle school field trip of the year, after the Lehman Day of Service...

“Mexican Geniuses, A Frida and Diego Immersive Experience” is a vibrant and engaging retelling of Kahlo and Riveras stories.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit in D.C. is beautiful, immersive and authentically Mexican

Yaeli Greenblum, Reporter September 19, 2022

As I walked into “Mexican Geniuses, A Frida and Diego Immersive Experience,” I felt as I had  been transported into the warm and vibrant culture of Mexico. Initially, I did not think the exhibit would...

One of two photos used to represent appropriate school attire.

New attire guidelines implemented

Stella Muzin, Reporter September 15, 2022

This year, CESJDS implemented new attire guidelines, modifying the rules from the prior dress code.  These new guidelines give students a newfound freedom because they emphasize students' ability to...

Members of the cross country team begin their practice on Sept. 7, 2022.

ESPN considers producing documentary about cross country team

Aaron Waldman, Sports Editor September 13, 2022

The CESJDS cross country team may soon be sharing their story with millions of viewers across the world. Television network ESPN is considering making a documentary feature about the team’s path to extraordinary...

Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” Season 3 exceeds expectations

Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” Season 3 exceeds expectations

Aliza Bellas, Reporter September 12, 2022

When Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” dropped in the midst of 2020, viewers were amazed by the hard-hitting comedy, raw drama and diversity of the show.  The first two seasons followed Devi Vishwakumar,...

Queen Elizabeth II wearing crown, blue sash and pink gown / La Reine Élizabeth II portant la couronne, la ceinture bleue et la toge rose by BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Queen Elizabeth dies at 96

Simon Albert, Assistant In Depth Editor September 11, 2022

Students bustled down the Cardo on Thursday upon hearing the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. Clubs, preparation for the high school musical auditions, sports and eating all came to a pause as students...

Junior Reut Skromne prepares to serve during the fourth set against Model. After losing the first two sets, JDS was close to a comeback, but fell short, losing in the fifth set.

Girls varsity volleyball team kick off fall season

Adin Halbfinger, News Editor September 9, 2022

As the girls varsity volleyball team ran onto the court, junior Darya Dayanim was feeling two emotions. Nervousness and excitement. Not just was this the first game of the season, but the team had only...

Almond milk is one of the most popular dairy-free alternatives to milk

Opinion: Dairy-free products aren’t always the best choice

Daniela Abrams , Editor-In-Chief September 8, 2022

Nowadays, upon entering a coffee shop, whether a chain or local, there is no doubt you will be greeted with an array of alternatives for dairy options. Whether that be almond, coconut, oat or even cashew...

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