The Lion's Tale

Israel trip expulsions draw backlash towards AMHSI

Israel trip expulsions draw backlash towards AMHSI

Oren Minsk and Alex Landy

May 17, 2019

Seven graduating seniors were expelled from the Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone Israel Trip on April 14 for drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana, both of which violate the rules of Alexander Muss High School in Israel (HSI). Israel has a legal drinking age of 18. Three more students were expelled fro...

Season recap: varsity baseball

Season recap: varsity baseball

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

May 16, 2019

The varsity baseball team’s season ended last Wednesday with a semifinal loss to St. Anselm's. They completed their season with a record of 6-3. The team began the season with strong defensive skills and has worked on improving their offense and hitting throughout the season by practicing and hard...

Phones down, eyes up

Phones down, eyes up

Eva Bard, Guest Writer

May 15, 2019

Do yourself a favor and get off your phone. How five days of limited screen time shifted my lifestyle: My homework is complete, my pajamas are on, my teeth are brushed and it’s time to answer my Snapchats. But as I tap my finger to the yellow ghost, the app does not open. Instead, a white screen wi...

Instagram profile portrays Holocaust through modern lense

Instagram profile portrays Holocaust through modern lense

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

May 14, 2019

From an early age, I was taught to remember the victims of the Holocaust with deep respect. As Jews, we are taught to never let the memories of victims or survivors die, so that history doesn’t repeat itself. I have gained the majority of my insights about the Holocaust through reading first-hand acco...

Lions narrowly fall to Burke Bengals in softball semifinal game

Lions narrowly fall to Burke Bengals in softball semifinal game

Sophie Kaplan, Guest Writer

May 10, 2019

The Lions came up short against the Burke Bengals in a tough semifinal game with a final score of 15-13 on Wednesday, despite beating them earlier in the season. “This game was the most challenging one yet. We got a rough start at the beginning and never were able to bounce back,” freshman Avital...

What there is to learn from billionaires

What there is to learn from billionaires

Jessica Gallo

May 10, 2019

This past weekend my dad and I woke up at 3 a.m. and flew to Omaha, Neb. to attend Warren Buffett’s annual shareholders meeting. It was the most educational and inspiring weekend of my life. Growing up, a large chunk of the things I’d talk about with my dad revolved around money: how to make more o...

Zimriyah in photos: CESJDS celebrates Israel’s 71 years of existence

Zimriyah in photos: CESJDS celebrates Israel’s 71 years of existence

Daphne Kaplan, In-Depth and Design Editor

May 9, 2019

Upper School students from the sixth through 11th grades enthusiastically gathered in the gymnasium on Thursday to perform a song and dance related to the theme, Eurovision, in honor of Israel hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. For nearly 25 years, Zimriyah, CESJDS’ Israeli song and dan...

Zimriyah practice should take place during Hebrew classes

Zimriyah practice should take place during Hebrew classes

Maya Preuss, Reporter

May 9, 2019

In the weeks leading up to Yom Ha’atzmaut, every Hebrew class rehearses for the widely anticipated schoolwide Zimriyah. Personally, practicing for Zimriyah during class heightens my excitement of the event while also furthering my Hebrew education. However, some people argue that the designated time...

Female students fight back against sexist ranking system at BCC

Female students fight back against sexist ranking system at BCC

Corinne Zlotnitsky, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Recently, several male students at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School created a list ranking 18 of their female classmates based on physical appearance. The list spread to the entire high school, but the female student body didn’t take this degradation lightly: they fought back.   Forty girls approac...

“Poem In Your Pocket Game” concludes with confusion

“Poem In Your Pocket Game” concludes with confusion

Izzy May and Matthew Rabinowitz

May 6, 2019

The “Poem In Your Pocket Game” ended with slight confusion: some students wondered if seventh-grader Sean Levitan, the competition’s champion, was awarded first place fairly. However, the competition was an overall success due to its large turnout, paving the way for a new one next year. ...