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AJR shakes it up with “Neotheater”

AJR shakes it up with “Neotheater”

Eva Bard, Guest Writer

June 14, 2019

AJR’s new album, “Neotheater,” steps further away from pop and into uncharted territory. The three Jewish brothers focused this album on the journey of growing up, which makes it relatable,  powerful and unlike anything anyone has ever heard before. The sounds of their previous album, “The Cl...

Staycation guide: top ten things to do over the summer in D.C.

Staycation guide: top ten things to do over the summer in D.C.

Izzy May, Opinion Editor

June 3, 2019

If you’re in town over summer break, I would suggest checking out the following spots! These are my personal favorites. Scootering in D.C.! This is a super fun way to explore D.C. Renting scooters is not expensive and very accessible, as they’re located all around Georgetown and the waterfront. G...

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Streaming showdown

Lincoln Aftergood and Mimi Lemar, Reporters

May 23, 2019

Apple Music, by Lincoln Aftergood: When my friends ask me if I listen to Spotify, I laugh and say no. I exclusively use Apple Music as it is a better option than Spotify. Apple Music has many crucial advantages over Spotify. For one, it has a library of 50 million songs providing a vast variety o...

Singers bring the madness

Singers bring the madness

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

May 23, 2019

The high school a cappella group Shir Madness released their album “More Than Madness,” on Feb. 13 with a collection of nine songs. Shir Madness is tightly knit and participates in activities such as their own Shabbaton together. Producing an album, though, was a new experience, which vocal music...

Glossier is the bomb dot com

Glossier is the bomb dot com

Charli Galkin, Reporter

April 10, 2019

There has been no shortage of fun and unique products for New York-based makeup and skincare brand Glossier. Since their debut in 2014, Glossier has released seven balm dot com lip balms with a variety of flavors including original, birthday cake, cherry, mango, rose, mint and coconut. Honestly, the...

“Five Feet Apart” is worth the tears

“Five Feet Apart” is worth the tears

Irit Skulnik, Style Editor

April 4, 2019

“Five Feet Apart,” directed by Justin Baldoni, gives viewers a glance into the lives of protagonists Stella Grant, portrayed by Haley Lu Richardson, and Will Newman, portrayed by Cole Sprouse, both of who both struggle with cystic fibrosis. The blockbuster was released on March 15. The tragic...

Fashion Friday: Spring Edition

Fashion Friday: Spring Edition

Corinne Zlotnitsky, Reporter

March 29, 2019

On any given day, Sophomore Lila Berger can be found wearing Air Force 1’s with personally made sketches on them. Doodling on Air Force is a new 2019 trend, that “allows students to express their creativity,” Berger said. This trend has rapidly spread around school, and is a unique and easy wa...

Basemnt brings new beats

Basemnt brings new beats

Corinne Zlotnitsky, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Sophomore Aiden Kirsh, Jagger Balkin (‘19) and Jordan Schneider (‘19) often found inspiration and produced rap music in Schneider’s basement, throughout the majority of the 2018-2019 first semester. Several CESJDS students pursue the production of rap music, either as a hobby or a potential caree...

“Thank U, Next:” When albums empower

“Thank U, Next:” When albums empower

Josie Stein, Features Editor

March 15, 2019

Ariana Grande’s newest album sends a message of newfound independence after a year of internationally-publicized personal hardship. Released on Feb. 8, the album marks a new beginning for the pop star’s unique musical sound and individual growth. Grande’s announcement of her newest project, “Thank...

The Bachelor 2019: An unforgettable, rollercoaster season

The Bachelor 2019: An unforgettable, rollercoaster season

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Season Finale, Part I: Colton Underwood, a former pro football player and founder of The Legacy Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis, has faced many hardships in love. Underwood is getting a third chance on “The Bachelor” 2019 after being dumped by Bachelorette Becca Kufrin and then ending a relationship with...

Recapping the Oscars: A night never to be forgotten

Recapping the Oscars: A night never to be forgotten

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

February 25, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards began with a showstopping performance of “We Will Rock You” and “We are the Champions” performed by Adam Lambert and Queen that had the audience on their feet cheering. Despite having no host because of the revelation that Kevin Hart made previous homophobic comments, t...