The Lion's Tale

Fjallraven Kanken backpacks sported by students

Fjallraven Kanken backpacks sported by students

Mischa Trainor, Guest Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Fjallraven started producing Kankens in Sweden in 1978, but, this past year, these pricey bags have become increasingly popular throughout the United States. Many students at CESJDS have been using Kankens as their school backpack too. Kankens gained popularity on social media about a year ago whe...

Profile of a veteran: Daniel Gaskill

Profile of a veteran: Daniel Gaskill

Sabrina Bramson and Sally Rogal

November 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Veterans Day is a time to honor everyone who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces throughout the years. It is also a day to recognize specific individuals in various communities who have served: teachers, doctors, coaches and even parents. CESJDS honors those in the community who have served for our cou...

Boys varsity basketball team plays in Memphis

Boys varsity basketball team plays in Memphis

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Eight hundred and eighty-one miles away and three games later, the boys varsity basketball team left the courts on Sunday, Nov. 4 feeling “accomplished,” according to sophomore Brian Epstein. They participated in the five-day Cooper Invitational in Memphis, Tenn. The team has participated in the annual invi...

From cart to finish, The Halal Guys doesn’t fail to delight

From cart to finish, The Halal Guys doesn’t fail to delight

Matthew Rabinowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

A franchise of The Halal Guys restaurant recently opened in Bethesda, Md., bringing delicious and filling Mediterranean food for around 10 dollars to a convenient location along Bethesda Row. Although originally started as a small food cart in New York City, The Halal Guys has been franchised throug...

School and community address Pittsburgh hate crime

School and community address Pittsburgh hate crime

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

“When good things happen we come together to celebrate, and when bad things happen we come together to support one another,” Associate Head of School and High School Principal Marc Lindner said on Monday during a school-wide assembly, two days after the horrific hate crime at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pi...

Tea with a teacher: Q&A with English teacher Nancy Wassner

Tea with a teacher: Q&A with English teacher Nancy Wassner

Charli Galkin and Shira Godin

November 2, 2018


Filed under Q&A, Showcase, Style

Lion's Tale: What is your favorite breakfast food? English teacher Nancy Wassner: I think my favorite breakfast food is a very cheesy omelet, preferably with guacamole and salsa. But that’s sort of a new thing. When I was younger, I was all about the sweet breakfast food. Now, I’m all about t...

Science lab aims to assist students with another subject

Science lab aims to assist students with another subject

Izzy May, News Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Last year, the CESJDS student council decided to start advocating for a science lab to be available to students during lunch and Community Time, similar to already existing math and English labs. Although it was started this year, many students across the board have not even heard about it. Accordi...

Profile on the new shlicha

Profile on the new shlicha

Matthew Rabinowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

New shlicha Tal Greenberg, who works at both CESJDS and Congregation Beth El, has lived in the U.S. for over a quarter of her life, which enables her to share her Israeli culture with Jewish-American students and communities. Although she was born in Israel, Greenberg lived in Newton, Mass. from ...

It’s not them, it’s us: Middle school student reflects on Pittsburgh tragedy

It’s not them, it’s us: Middle school student reflects on Pittsburgh tragedy

Hannah May, Guest Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Anger burns inside me. Fueling my everyday movements, the firey-pit of emotions is the only thing keeping me from shutting down completely. This should not be happening. People. We are all people. We are all living in the same world, breathing the same air. Sorries could never be enough. One word canno...