The Lion's Tale

Late students caught signing in under fictitious names

Late students caught signing in under fictitious names

Maya Preuss, Assistant News Editor

October 17, 2019

Four or five high school students have been signing in using names other than their own when entering school late, prompting a statement from Dean of Students Roslyn Landy that there will be punishments such as detention and suspension in the future for this conduct.  When students arrive late to school, they mu...

Why the NCAA should embrace paying their athletes

Why the NCAA should embrace paying their athletes

Tal Arber, Reporter

October 17, 2019

A revolutionary change is coming to collegiate sports as California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the “Fair Pay to Play” Act on September 30. I support this legislation because I believe that if colleges are using athletes to promote their name, image and popularity, these players should receive co...

Lower School gets chicken coop

Lower School gets chicken coop

Adam Drexler, Reporter

October 16, 2019

A chicken coop containing two hens, Sally and Marie, was installed on the Lower School campus over the past month in order to supplement the science curriculum for younger grades.  For the past few years, the lower school has been renting chickens for 12-week intervals from a company called Rent...

Should President Trump Be Impeached: Pro vs. Con

Should President Trump Be Impeached: Pro vs. Con

Mischa Trainor and Ava Fradlin Ryan

October 11, 2019

Sophomore Mischa Trainor, Pro: I believe that Congress should pursue the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump because our government is responsible for pursuing justice and upholding the values of democracy. An anonymous government worker (whistleblower) accused President Donald Trump of withholdi...

Meatless burgers miss the mark

Meatless burgers miss the mark

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

October 10, 2019

Over the past year, meatless burgers have been growing in popularity. Marketed to vegetarians and environmentally-conscious omnivores, the meatless Impossible and Beyond burgers have been getting closer and closer to real meat in taste, texture and design. Just recently, Impossible Foods’ “meat”...

Glossier vs. Innisfree Lip Balm Comparison

Glossier vs. Innisfree Lip Balm Comparison

Charli Galkin, Reporter

October 10, 2019

Popular lip gloss brand Glossier balm dotcom faces new competition: a new Korean beauty brand called Innisfree that recently appeared on Sephora’s website has gained in popularity.  Similarly to Glossier, Innisfree has lip balms that come in an array of flavors. The flavors available on Sephora’s...

We must pursue impeachment to protect democracy

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

I believe that Congress should pursue the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump because our government is responsible for pursuing justice and upholding the values of democracy. An anonymous government worker (whistleblower) accused President Donald Trump of withholding almost $400 million in a...

Lions fall to the Field Falcons in tough matchup

Lions fall to the Field Falcons in tough matchup

Tal Arber, Reporter

October 4, 2019

The girls varsity soccer team lost to the Field School 7-1 in a hard-fought, fast-paced game on Thursday afternoon. From the start of the game until the end, you could feel the Lions’ passion and effort. They began the game passing very well and were able to get some opportunities to score.  Throu...

From Ecuador to Maryland: Junior moves 2,700 miles to attend CESJDS

From Ecuador to Maryland: Junior moves 2,700 miles to attend CESJDS

Daphne Kaplan, Contributing Editor

October 4, 2019

As the alarm sounds at 6 a.m., junior Alex Ruf reluctantly wakes up. After getting out of bed, Ruf brushes her teeth and heads out the door. And at the end of a long and demanding day at school, Ruf takes the bus to her grandparents where she eats a snack, completes her homework and waits for her aunt ...

Breaking barriers: Student to Student program promotes conversation between Jews and non-Jews

Jessica Gallo, Contributing Editor

October 4, 2019

Student to Student (STS) is a program where Jewish high schoolers around the greater Washington area come together and present all about Judaism to non-Jewish groups of people. STS operates within the JCRC, the Jewish Community Relations Council, an organization that focuses on Jewish community out...

Yiddish club brings the ‘chutzpah’

Oren Minsk, Contributing Editor

October 4, 2019

For many people, artifacts spark interest in historical events, but for Jewish history teacher Dr. Daniel Rosenthal, they sparked an interest in the Yiddish language. While Rosenthal had heard of the language, he did not know it and was intrigued by the Hebrew letters “that meant nothing” to him...