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Theater review: Beetlejuice

Theater review: Beetlejuice

Sabrina Bramson, Features Editor

October 17, 2018


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The lights were flashing, the music was blaring, the crowd was cheering and my family was smiling. Opening night of the musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice” was a success, even though it was raunchier than expected. “Beetlejuice” follows a typical couple, the Maitlands, who suffer a tragic death. Be...

Album review: “Know” by Jason Mraz

Album review: “Know” by Jason Mraz

Sabrina Bramson, Features Editor

September 6, 2018


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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...

Tips and tricks for a successful new year

Jessie Lehman, Design Editor

August 28, 2018


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graphic by Jessie Lehman

The Baked Bear is a popular destination: Is it worth the visit?

The Baked Bear is a popular destination: Is it worth the visit?

Oren Minsk and Charli Galkin

June 12, 2018


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The Baked Bear is an ice cream shop that recently opened at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Md. to large crowds and a popular response. Below are two reviews, one by guest writer Charli Galkin and one by reporter Oren Minsk, that assess whether the attraction deserves a visit.   Guest Writer ...

Honeygrow rightly focuses on unique food, dining experiences

Honeygrow rightly focuses on unique food, dining experiences

Josh Diewald, Reporter

June 6, 2018


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Honeygrow is the latest fast-casual restaurant to hit the Rockville, Md. area. Like other restaurants in this category, with fresh food, like salads and bowls, that is prepared both quickly and with an eye to health, Honeygrow offers a lot that appeals to students. But Honeygrow's secret weapon is an...

Fashion Friday: happy and confident

Fashion Friday: happy and confident

Charli Galkin, Guest Writer

June 1, 2018


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Today, sophomore Hailey Weiss chose to wear a comfortable outfit that makes her feel happy and confident. she describes her style as simple, comfy, and cute. Wearing a white shirt, jeans, and sandals, her outfit perfectly mirrors this description and gives off a summer vibe. Scroll over the tags to see...

Fashion Friday: trendy and girly

Fashion Friday: trendy and girly

Charli Galkin, Guest Writer

May 18, 2018


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Freshman Annabelle Enig opted for a comfortable but still put-together outfit with her white shirt, pink sweatshirt, ripped jeans, and white platform sneakers. She describes her style as fashionable, trendy, and girly which definitely is evident in her outfit. Scroll over the tags to see what Enig wore. ...

Fashion friday: edgy, unique and comfortable

Fashion friday: edgy, unique and comfortable

Charli Galkin, Guest Writer

May 4, 2018


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Sophomore Reilly Lowell describes her style in three words: “edgy, unique, comfortable”. Lowell prioritizes feeling confident while comfortable. To her, there’s no point in wearing something if it doesn’t feel good on. Scroll over the tags to see what Lowell wore on May 4. ...

Bibibop hits the spot

Bibibop hits the spot

Corinne Zlotnitsky, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Bibibop, located in D.C. and Maryland, opened in May and serves original Korean food with fast and friendly service. It is a great place to take your family and friends, as it offers many different eating options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Soon after entering Bibibop, I was greeted...

Wait for the wharf: Cold weather limits appeal of D.C.’s newest attraction

Wait for the wharf: Cold weather limits appeal of D.C.’s newest attraction

Nate Miller, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Washington D.C.’s newest destination, the District Wharf, feels a bit like a work in progress, but with its waterfront views, eclectic shops, concert venues and restaurants, it has a lot of potential. This will be especially true once the weather gets warmer, the boating concessions are open for business...

Fashion special: Semi-formal shines

Fashion special: Semi-formal shines

Shira Godin, Style Editor

March 3, 2018


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March 3 marked the first CESJDS semi-formal, open to all high school and eighth-grade students, and offered students the opportunity to dress up for the night. Junior Leah Winkler chose a bright look that she said matches her personality and desire for comfort. To learn more about her outfit, scroll...

For a day, the wardrobe is costumes

For a day, the wardrobe is costumes

Ethan Kulp and Shira Godin

March 1, 2018


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On March 1, CESJDS students celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim by coming dressed up to school. Throughout the day, they partook in four mitzvot associated with the holiday: giving food baskets to friends, listening to Megillat Esther, donating to charity and eating festive treats. ...