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Review: Come From Away

Oren Minsk, Managing Editor

January 13, 2020

“Come From Away” is a moving musical that tells the untold story of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. What I found so moving about this musical was that while not diminishing the tragic events that transpired, it shows us how hum...

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark

Hallmark Hannukah movies miss the mark

Sophie Kaplan, Reporter

January 7, 2020

The Hallmark channel created two Hanukkah movies this year, including “Double Holiday” starring Carly Pope and Kristoffer Polaha. Going into this movie, I was quite excited for Hallmark to educate viewers on the traditions and history of Hanukkah, but ultimately I believe the movie failed in tha...

Review: Israeli falafel restaurant shines in Georgetown

Review: Israeli falafel restaurant shines in Georgetown

Matan Silverberg, Reporter

December 17, 2019

When you walk into Taïm -– the new casual falafel spot in Georgetown -– the door says, “The Vegetarian Mecca;” that is exactly what it feels like. With colorful Middle Eastern tiles decorating the walls and an equally colorful Israeli menu, Taïm (“tasty” in Hebrew) is a mix of Georgeto...

A preview of the upcoming high school production, Chicago

A preview of the upcoming high school production, Chicago

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

December 10, 2019

After countless hours of hard work and dedication, the CESJDS high school production of “Chicago” is gearing up for its opening night performance.  The 43 students involved in the musical have been practicing for the last three months. Junior Ruby Mendelson who will be playing Velma Kelly, o...

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Josie Stein, Features Editor

December 9, 2019

The junior and senior classes took a trip to see a production of the Tony Award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda on Dec. 4.  While CESJDS theater trips are an annual privilege, this particular show felt like a new experience. Th...

Charlie’s Angels: An action-packed movie not to be missed

Charlie’s Angels: An action-packed movie not to be missed

Maiyan Lyani, Reporter

December 2, 2019

After many fight scenes, car chases, explosions and disguises, the Angels are back for another action-packed mission in the new “Charlie’s Angels” film starring Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott.  “Charlie’s Angels” is based on the ‘70s TV action-comedy series which later, ...

Frozen 2 was worth the wait

Frozen 2 was worth the wait

Mischa Trainor, Assistant Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

“Frozen”, which came out in 2013, was the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time, leaving viewers with high expectations for the sequel. The long-awaited “Frozen 2” does not disappoint and manages to entertain all ages. Instead of adding new challenges and conflicts for the character...

Sunday Morning Bakehouse hits the spot

Sunday Morning Bakehouse hits the spot

Irit Skulnik, Style Editor

November 21, 2019

Sunday Morning Bakehouse offers delicious baked goods, teas and fresh coffee drinks to shoppers in the heart of Pike and Rose in North Bethesda. Sitting between Sweetgreen and Drybar, this new bakery truly hits the spot with its homemade treats. Upon entering the restaurant, my parents and I proceeded to s...

Pumpkin spice-themed Starbucks items return as Fall is ushered in

Pumpkin spice-themed Starbucks items return as Fall is ushered in

Corinne Zlotnitsky, Reporter

November 7, 2019

As fall begins, one of the most popular trends of the year gets restocked at Starbucks. Pumpkin spice flavored items are among the most delightful foods of the new season. Realistically, what screams fall spirit more than a pumpkin-flavored drink? The world is divided into two types of people: those who despise...

Fun activities for the fall season

Fun activities for the fall season

Izzy May, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2019

Fall is my favorite season, and not just because of the perfect, not-too-cold, not-too-hot temperature or the changing leaves. I appreciate fall for all of its accompanying activities, such as fruit picking and haunted house. I’ve listed a few of my personal favorite local activities below: ...

Meatless burgers miss the mark

Meatless burgers miss the mark

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

October 10, 2019

Over the past year, meatless burgers have been growing in popularity. Marketed to vegetarians and environmentally-conscious omnivores, the meatless Impossible and Beyond burgers have been getting closer and closer to real meat in taste, texture and design. Just recently, Impossible Foods’ “meat”...

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