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High school musical preparation kicks off

High school musical preparation kicks off

Ben Savarick, Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Audiences attending this year’s school play will not just watch the performance, they will also get to choose the ending. “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name, is unique in that audience votes will determine the story’s outcome. “In pic...

TV show review: “Stranger Things”

TV show review: “Stranger Things”

Shira Godin, Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

A few months ago the name “Stranger Things” began to pop up on almost every social media website. I tried to ignore the unceasing ads, but recently I gave up and decided to watch the Netflix series. Within 48 hours, I completed all eight 50 minute episodes Some may be reluctant to watch “St...

The Upper School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week

The Upper School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week

Isaac Silber, News Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Check out the photos below to see how the Upper School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Week.

Crossing over to high school

Crossing over to high school

Devira Friedman, Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

While one might find it uncommon to see middle school and high school students interact often, most days eighth-grader Abby Alter can be found on the girls' varsity soccer field. Abby started playing soccer from the young age of three years old, and continues to play on a year-round club soccer tea...

Cupcake queens

Cupcake queens

Josh Abramowitz, Reporter
September 19, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

What began merely as an idea for a Bat Mitzvah project has quickly spiraled into a business opportunity for two young bakers. Upon entering the Upper School this year, seventh-graders Shoshana Greenblum and Dalia Siegel are hoping to popularize their cupcake business: “Cupcakes in Crime.” Origina...

Fashion Friday: Standing out from the crowd

Fashion Friday: Standing out from the crowd

Talia Horowitz, Editor-in-Chief
September 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Senior Josie Walker does not dress to blend in. Whether it be hunting through her mother's closet or thrift shopping with her friends, Walker keeps an eye out for unique pieces of clothing. Walker describes her clothing style as whatever she is "feeling in the moment," and "anything that seems cool or...

Serving Israel: Tennis team practices with Israeli youth organization

Serving Israel: Tennis team practices with Israeli youth organization

Addie Bard, Reporter
September 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS boys and girls varsity tennis teams are both opportunities for players to grow on and off of the court. Players not only improve their tennis skills, but also help the Israel Tennis Center (ITC) and contribute to the community in more ways than one. The ITC is a non-profit social service agenc...

Summer of service

Summer of service

Noah Green, Social Media and Visual Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Domestically and internationally, some students, like senior Jonah Eisen and sophomore Abby Weisman, served the wider community over the summer. Here are their stories.  ...

Organizing the odds and evens

Organizing the odds and evens

Sara Sporkin, Reporter
September 13, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Organization is a key to success in school, and with the new high school schedule, it can be a challenge for students to figure out how to arrange materials for different classes. The schedule this year differs from last year’s block schedule in that students have some classes every day from Monda...

9/11 commemorations

9/11 commemorations

Ilan Cohen, Reporter
September 12, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Freshman Davida Goldman  "I commemorate 9/11 by trying to remember all the people that were lost and trying to just really think about them and give them a piece of my mind, and show respect."     Senior Yona Levitt  "I wouldn't go out of my way to commemorate 9/11...

Fashion Friday: Comedic couture

Fashion Friday: Comedic couture

Joey Shoyer, Style Editor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Junior Aaron Liss has built up a reputation for his comedic shirts. One can spot Liss displaying his science and math-themed joke shirts daily. Liss thinks that “the most important part of what you’re wearing is your shirt,” and tries to take advantage of that. To get a closer look at his outfit...