The Lion's Tale

Broadway star and middle school alum Ethan Slater speaks to students

Broadway star and middle school alum Ethan Slater speaks to students

Sophia Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

The atmosphere is hectic on opening night of the new musical, Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, as the main character Ethan Slater tries to find some calm to get in the right mindset for his Broadway debut. On Oct. 9 Slater, a CESJDS middle school alum spoke to students about his journe...

New cellphone policy takes a positive spin

New cellphone policy takes a positive spin

Alex Landy, Copy Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The administration recently implemented a brand new policy that mandates all students to place their cellphones in containers in the back of each classroom or in their locker in for the duration of the class period. Since the very beginning of the new school year, I have heard mixed opinions from peers...

Rocks on ice: Sophomore competes in curling

Rocks on ice: Sophomore competes in curling

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

One to two days a week, sophomore Matan Rosenberg can be found at the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel, Md., meticulously tying his specialized, athletic and Teflon-sole-contained curling shoes, then putting his jacket on and preparing to enter the curling arena. Rosenberg began his curling career three yea...

Community reacts to dress code policy change

Community reacts to dress code policy change

Matthew Rabinowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

This school year, the CESJDS administration updated the required length for dresses, skirts and shorts. Moving away from previous years' below-the-knee rule, the school initially decided to base an appropriate length on "if you're comfortable and respectful of the environment," Dean of Students Roslyn...

Presumption of innocence must be upheld in Kavanaugh hearing

Presumption of innocence must be upheld in Kavanaugh hearing

Sara Sporkin, In-Depth Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Montgomery County teenagers should care about sexual assault, but to direct anger at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is misguided. I should begin by saying that I believe Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was honest. There is no doubt in my mind that Ford...

As Montgomery County high-schoolers, we need to speak out against Kavanaugh

As Montgomery County high-schoolers, we need to speak out against Kavanaugh

Amelia Davidson, News Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Christine Blasey Ford got up in front of Congress and once again publicly accused Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, of sexually assaulting her at a party in Montgomery County when they were in high school. Since Ford first spoke out in mid-September, she has received bo...

Administration implements new, more restrictive phone policy

Administration implements new, more restrictive phone policy

Izzy May, News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, the CESJDS administration implemented a new cell phone policy for all high school students. Before each class period, students are mandated to put any cell phones with them into a makeshift phone rack hung at the back of every classroom. Although cell phones ...

Get to know the new security guards

Get to know the new security guards

Josie Stein, Reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Administration switches school security company

Administration switches school security company

Oren Minsk, Assistant In-Depth Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

There has been a common notice among students, faculty and parents when they enter the building each day: a new face at the security desk. Over the summer, CESJDS administrators decided that the school, both Upper and Lower School campuses, would no longer employ Securitas, the security company that ...

Album review: “Know” by Jason Mraz

Album review: “Know” by Jason Mraz

Sabrina Bramson, Features Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Jason Mraz recently released his new album titled “Know” on August 10. Leading up to this date, however, he released four singles that would be part of the album. The second song, “Unlonely,” was dropped on June 14, right at the beginning of the summer. "Unlonely" starts out with Mraz singin...