The Lion's Tale

Life in stage crew

Life in stage crew

Daniella Jaray, Stage Manager

December 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Being a stage manager is super fun, but it's also very stressful. There are thousands of things that can go wrong during a performance and it’s up to stage crew to make sure things turn out smoothly. My position also takes up most of my time. I'm always in rehearsals, whether it be after school or e...

Junior and senior girls are educated on breast cancer risks

Junior and senior girls are educated on breast cancer risks

Oren Minsk, Asst. In-depth Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Junior and senior girls attended the mandatory Check It Out program about breast cancer education and prevention run by Hadassah volunteers and members of the Community Health and Wellness Department of Suburban Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, during Community Time. The Check It Out program is offered every tw...

Lions win in rough game against Kendall

Lions win in rough game against Kendall

Lincoln Aftergood, Guest Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

By the fourth minute of the boys middle school basketball game, the Lions had already scored 10 points unanswered by the Kendall Demonstration Elementary team. Every shot taken by the Lions seemed to go in, and the crowd was going wild. By this time, the outcome of the game had become clear to the au...

Last second buzzer-beater shot wins it for Lions playing St. Anselm’s

Last second buzzer-beater shot wins it for Lions playing St. Anselm’s

Ivan Endelman, Guest Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With less than three seconds left, the Lions were down by one, and senior Zev Katz had just missed a mid-range shot. As it bounced of the rim, sophomore Jake Rulnick grabbed the rebound and banked it in as the buzzer sounded: Rulnick stepped up when the clock was winding down and hit the biggest shot o...

Spend quality time at family dinners

Spend quality time at family dinners

Sara Sporkin, In-Depth Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In our busy lives with schoolwork and extracurriculars, we often overlook the importance of spending quality time with our families. For my family, that time comes each night during our dinners together. The Family Dinner Project, an organization that encourages families to share evening meals with e...

Lions demonstrate work ethic with a big win

Lions demonstrate work ethic with a big win

Mischa Trainor, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Junior Aaron Kirkpatrick stole the ball from the McLean Mustangs and sprinted across the court in a matter of seconds. Kirkpatrick passed the ball to freshman Eli Gordon, who proceeded to make a clean layup extending their lead. The JV boys basketball game against the McLean Mustangs contained a lot of...

Boys varsity basketball pull away in big win vs the Mclean Mustangs

Tal Arber, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the game on the line, senior guard Dani Offer rushed the ball upcourt and made an acrobatic layup, drawing a foul. With just three minutes left in the game, the move put the CESJDS Lions up six points over the Mclean Mustangs. This point led the Lions to a victory over the Mustangs in a hard-fou...

Lions were defeated in a hard battle against the McLean Mustangs

Lions were defeated in a hard battle against the McLean Mustangs

Mimi Lemar, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although the CESJDS girls basketball team lost against the McLean Mustangs, they began practice with blasting music, running laps, playing drills and stretching. The energy and passion that the players had for the game were evident through their warm-ups. The game started with one foul point from th...

Exploring the Renwick Gallery

Exploring the Renwick Gallery

Ella Gorodetzky, Guest Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Middle school girls take command of the court

Middle school girls take command of the court

Maya Preuss, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS Girls Middle School basketball team soared past the Oakcrest Chargers Thursday evening 25-7, leaving them with a 3-1 record for the season so far. The game began with the Lions getting the tip off and passing the ball to seventh-grade captain Shani Schwartz, who drove to the basket for a f...

Music is instrumental to life

Music is instrumental to life

Jessica Gallo, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On a typical afternoon, I come home from track practice after a long day at school, eat dinner and head upstairs to start my long haul of homework. But before I take out my laptop, notebooks and planner, I do something that instantly relaxes me, making the transition to homework a little bit easier: I...