The Lion's Tale

The club chooses to read non-fiction books instead of fiction. This exposes teachers who may not have read much non-fiction to the genre.

Faculty book club allows a new opportunity for teachers to socialize

Lincoln Aftergood, Opinion Editor May 12, 2021

The faculty book club brings a variety of teachers together through a shared love of reading. The club, running once every six weeks, encourages reading for teachers and offers them a chance to socialize...

Ninth graders Todd Lazoff and Itai Topolovsky enjoy passing around a volleyball during practice.

Volleyball season comes to an end

Yaeli Greenblum, Guest Writer May 11, 2021

Without a coach for almost a full season, the upperclassmen of the volleyball team took on leadership roles to keep their team together. They led scrimmages to strengthen the players' skills while also...

Cabin John Village welcomes a delicious Cuban restaurant.

Authentic Cuban restaurant “Colada Shop” impresses in Potomac

Eitan Malkus, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 10, 2021

With everything from smoothies to snacks to entrees, Colada Shop is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat. The Cuban-inspired cafe has three locations including two in D.C. and a newly opened one...

Junior Elyon Topolosky planting a flower in the garden.

Green Team plants garden

Daniela Abrams, News Editor May 5, 2021

The Green Team planted a small garden consisting of flowers and herbs at CESJDS,  on Wednesday, April 28. The club got the idea to plant this garden after attending the Montgomery County Climate Action...

Freshmen Olivia Cohen and Hannah May search through the aisles for second hand clothes at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

A guide to local second-hand shopping

Lena Nadaner, Reporter May 4, 2021

Finding ethically made apparel that does not break your wallet is a nearly impossible task. Alternatively, buying second-hand clothing is beneficial to the environment, does not directly support child...

Fully vaccinated juniors Lincoln Aftergood and Sean Rich play together on the tennis courts with masks, despite new CDC guidelines.

After vaccine: Mask or no mask?

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter May 3, 2021

Every day I see more and more maskless people in the street talking, standing close to one another and sometimes even hugging. It makes me wonder if they have forgotten about the pandemic or if they just...

The main character, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (above left) with his defense attorney Nancy Hollander (above right)

“The Mauritanian” captures the story of an inmate’s controversial fight for justice

Matthew Steindecker, Guest Writer April 29, 2021

Packed with intrigue and secrecy, “The Mauritanian” is an entertaining new movie that should be added to your queue.  “The Mauritanian'', streaming on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video, details...

Governor Larry Hogan recently vetoed three police reform bills.

Opinion: Hogan must stop vetoing crucial police reform

Ivan Endelman, Features Editor April 29, 2021

After the murder of George Floyd and protests around the country, Marylands General Assembly passed a package of legislation aimed at police reform earlier this month. Yet, instead of smoothly transitioning...

“Seaspiracy” provides viewers a look into the frightening reality behind ocean pollution

Julia Rich , Reporter April 26, 2021

The Netflix original documentary “Seaspiracy,” provides a perfect balance of education and adventure, keeping me hooked to the very end. Unlike other movies that aim to play out a frightening alternate...

Netflix’s new drama “Ginny and Georgia” does not impress

Yael Greenblum , Reporter April 23, 2021

After sitting in front of my computer for hours watching Netflix's new hit show “Ginny and Georgia,” I can honestly say it’s not that special. While the show has some good points, there are too many...

The Biomed Club meets every other Thursday at 4 p.m. on Zoom.

New club explores biology and medicine

Matthew Steindecker, Guest Writer April 21, 2021

As shouting, talking points and opinions are lobbed on a Thursday afternoon, a heated debate goes back and forth between student biomed enthusiasts discussing the legalization of medical marijuana. Biomed...

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