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The Bachelor 2019: An unforgettable, rollercoaster season

The Bachelor 2019: An unforgettable, rollercoaster season

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

March 13, 2019


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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


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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...

Fashion Friday: Trendy yet comfortable

Fashion Friday: Trendy yet comfortable

Kayla Liss

February 22, 2019


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Freshman Sophia Lindner enjoys wearing trendy clothes, but she also values finding outfits that are comfortable. On February 21, she wore white sneakers, loose blue ripped jeans and a grey shirt. Her outfit looked perfectly on trend, but her personal style still shined through....

Philz Coffee is worth the wait

Philz Coffee is worth the wait

Izzy May, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2019


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Downtown Bethesda metropolis is populated with restaurants and constantly bursting with new places to eat. Sandwiched between Mano Ami Gabi and Fish Taco is Bethesda’s newest restaurant addition as of December: Philz Coffee. Philz Coffee originated in San Francisco, but recently opened up five stores...

Golden Goose sneakers spark controversy

Golden Goose sneakers spark controversy

Josie Stein, Features Editor

February 7, 2019


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The Golden Goose Deluxe Brand was founded in 2000 by two young Venetian designers, but their designs have only recently garnered acclaim from the teen market. In the halls of CESJDS, the flashy sneakers have gained popularity and attention, and have become a noticeable fashion trend. The standard ...

Fashion Friday: Prom edition

Fashion Friday: Prom edition

Daphne Kaplan, In-Depth and Design Editor

February 1, 2019


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On Jan. 31, the class of 2019 celebrated their graduation at the CESJDS prom. Seniors Alexis Bell and Daniel Morgan both attended prom, as well as after-prom, with their fellow classmates. The two put much thought into their ensembles for the big night. Scroll over the tags to learn more about their...

“Dear Evan Hansen”: Stage or page, it’s all the rage

“Dear Evan Hansen”: Stage or page, it’s all the rage

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

January 31, 2019


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You may have never heard of  “Dear Evan Hansen,” or maybe you're obsessed with the soundtrack, but it’s too difficult for you to get to New York or Chicago to watch it. However, many of you probably don’t know that there is a book, “Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel” that is both moving and hilario...

Explore the effects of the global elite in “Winners Take All”

Explore the effects of the global elite in “Winners Take All”

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

January 28, 2019


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“Winners Take All” by Anand Giridharadas politely grills the elite citizens of the world and their failure to solve problems that they cause for the rest of the world. While his book is not an easy read, Giridharadas accomplishes his goal of the book which is to expose the wealthy for negatively imp...

Time to Boogie wit da Hoodie

Sam Schwartz, Guest Writer

January 25, 2019


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Rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie, born Julius Dubose, has developed a presence in the hip hop scene by using the struggles of his childhood to bring national attention to his hometown, the Bronx. His latest album, "Hoodie Szn," pulls from the emotional tones of his previous work to create his most recent...

Vignola family: Tracing back to their roots

Vignola family: Tracing back to their roots

Alex Landy, Copy Editor

January 25, 2019


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Most CESJDS students and faculty who often go to Vignola Gourmet—the popular Italian restaurant across the street from the Upper School campus—don’t know the uplifting story of the restaurant’s creation. Vignola Gourmet’s heritage begins in the mid-1900s in Vicenza, Italy with Aluma and Luciano...

Hummus hits home: Little Sesame brings the mediterranean side dish into the spotlight

Hummus hits home: Little Sesame brings the mediterranean side dish into the spotlight

Jonathan Morris, Guest Writer

January 25, 2019


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Little Sesame is a restaurant located in Washington, D.C., that does away with the notion that hummus is an appetizer, or for some, an unappealing beige paste from the refrigerated section. In fact, it’s an all-out attempt to change the identity of hummus in American’s experience of Middle Eastern...

Fashion Thursday: “Under the sea three”

Fashion Thursday: “Under the sea three”

Josie Stein and Josie Stein

January 24, 2019


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On Jan. 23, the class of 2019 chose to celebrate three days left of classes by wearing beach-inspired outfits for the theme “under the sea three.” Senior Talia Mitre chose to dress as a pirate, but with a hula spin on the look. With her headscarf, coconut top, straw skirt and smudged eyeliner, Mit...