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True Food Kitchen serves international cuisines with honest ingredients

True Food Kitchen serves international cuisines with honest ingredients

Ben Robinson, Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

True Food Kitchen, located in Bethesda, is an informal, eco-friendly chain that prides itself on serving organic and natural dishes. The restaurant does this in a manner that is so creative and delicious that I forgot I was even eating healthy food. The restaurant’s design is meant to reflect the...

Fashion Friday: Cute and comfortable

Fashion Friday: Cute and comfortable

Shira Godin, Style Editor

September 15, 2017


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Dressed in black jeans and a pale pink ripped sweater, junior Talia Mitre describes her style as "cute and comfortable." Scroll over the tags to see what Mitre wore on Sept. 15. ...

Fashion Friday: Trendy and boho

Fashion Friday: Trendy and boho

Shira Godin, Style Editor

September 8, 2017


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Junior Jade Lindner describes her style as "trendy and boho," and makes sure that she feels comfortable and confident in her clothing. Scroll over the tags to see what Lindner wore on Sept. 8. ...

Two-ingredient tongue-tingling tropical popsicles

Two-ingredient tongue-tingling tropical popsicles

Rina Torchinsky, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2017


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From hamburgers and hot dogs, to char-grilled corn on the cob, the Labor Day barbecue can be quite hearty. A little bit of fresh acidity can cut the heaviness of the often king-sized meal. These tongue-tingling two-ingredient popsicles are sure to provide a chilly, crisp conclusion to your Labor Day fe...

“13 Reasons Why” prompts discussion, reflection

“13 Reasons Why” prompts discussion, reflection

Rina Torchinsky and Kate Sosland

April 28, 2017


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“13 Reasons Why,” a new series on Netflix, is provoking dialogue among students, parents and the administration. This 13 episode series is about a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. Before she does, however, she leaves behind tapes intended for the 13 people who she blames for endi...

Pretty, but not tasty, in pink

Pretty, but not tasty, in pink

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor

April 22, 2017


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Starbucks is selling the Unicorn Frappuccino through Sunday, April 23. Lion's Tale reviewer Jessie Lehman shares her impression of the drink in this interactive visual review. Mouse over the dots to see what Lehman thought of different aspects of the drink. ...

Local student discounts

Local student discounts

Ari Feuer and Caroline Weinstein

April 5, 2017


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Zoom in on this infographic to determine which local discount best suits your lifestyle.

Start of something new

Start of something new

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor

April 5, 2017


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Al Ha’esh Israeli Grill is a new kosher restaurant located next to Moti’s Market, replacing Moti’s Grill. Although it is still owned by Gideon Sasson and Tracy Yitzhaky, it has a new look and menu. The restaurant is open from 12-2:30 p.m. for lunch and from 5-8:30 p.m. for dinner Sunday through...

Creating a Dunn hit wonder

Creating a Dunn hit wonder

Lily Rosenberg, Guest Writer

April 5, 2017


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Watch out, "Hamilton!" Eighth-graders Jonathan Morris and Tali Kuperberg are on their way to the theater scene with a musical about vocal music teacher Aaron Dunn. Morris came up with the idea to write a musical while in theater class. At the end of the period, he did not hesitate to tell Kuperberg...

All peachy with middle school musical

All peachy with middle school musical

Sabrina Bramson, Reporter

March 22, 2017


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Dressed in a puffy pale vest and armed with colorful maracas, eighth-grader Drew Sadikman, the Earthworm, brought the house to roaring laughter as he sang “Plump and Juicy” to the seagulls. This was a standout scene in the middle school production of "James and the Giant Peach Jr." The story,...

Fashion Friday: Fresh and easy

Fashion Friday: Fresh and easy

Ilan Cohen, Style Editor

February 10, 2017


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Sophomore Zoe Reichbach tries to keep her fashion innovative every day. She is known throughout her grade for her unique style. Check out what Reichbach had to say about her outfit on Friday, Feb. 10: ...

Rockville Escape Room marks the spot with “A Pirate’s Quest”

Rockville Escape Room marks the spot with “A Pirate’s Quest”

Jessie Lehman, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Style

The door is still locked, time on the clock is running out and the pirate’s treasure is nowhere to be found. Escape rooms are a trendy group activity in which participants solve puzzles and codes to escape a series of rooms before time runs out. There are many escape room companies across the Washington,...