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The gym is alive with the love of music

The gym is alive with the love of music

Emily Cohen and Ari Feuer

January 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

Clockwise from top: Various combinations of freshman Coby Siegel (guitar, voice), junior Avi Abrams (drums), junior Mattie Swire (bass), senior Matthew Ost (keyboard), senior Yona Levitt (voice) and senior Eli Rashti (voice) frequently perform at many school assemblies and events, including Kabbalat ...

Musical Review: “Wicked”

Musical Review: “Wicked”

Ari Feuer, Style Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Style

I am no theater junkie, but when a musical like “Wicked” comes to town, I get really excited. The smash Broadway hit came to the Kennedy Center last month and stayed through the new year. I had the chance to take in the show on Christmas Eve. The Kennedy Center Opera House is a beautiful room and is much l...

Fashion Friday: Stylish distinctiveness

Fashion Friday: Stylish distinctiveness

Ari Feuer, Style Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Style

Sophomore Nicolas Escobar’s fashion sense is based on wanting to look good and be unique. “I started dressing nicely at the beginning of sophomore year because I wanted to stand out,” Escobar said. “I wanted to stand out from all of the guys who wear a t-shirt and sweatpants or joggers or wh...

Musical review: “Hamilton”

Musical review: “Hamilton”

Danny Ingber, Reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under Style

New York City is magnificent during the holidays, but the day I saw “Hamilton”, I was immune to its seasonal charms. From the moment I got off the train all I was thinking about was how I was going to see the hottest show on Broadway. My high expectations were fulfilled and then some. From start to...

Fashion Friday: High school musical edition

Fashion Friday: High school musical edition

Ari Feuer, Style Editor

December 16, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

In light of the high school musical this weekend, The Lion’s Tale takes a look at junior actor Matan Lieber-Kotz’s costume. Lieber-Kotz, pictured standing on set, plays Bazzard in the musical, which is showing on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. ...

TV show review: “Gilmore Girls”

TV show review: “Gilmore Girls”

Aliza Rabinovitz, Copy Editor

December 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

Highly promoted and long awaited, the four-episode “Gilmore Girls” revival “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was released Nov. 25. The show’s original creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, left “Gilmore Girls” after the sixth out of seven seasons, and wrote the revival partly in order to give...

New ice cream trend rolls out in Rockville

New ice cream trend rolls out in Rockville

Ilana Kaplan, Guest Columnist

December 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

Bored of cupcakes? Tired of macaroons? Thai-inspired rolled ice cream is the newest dessert trend, and you can try it just up the street from Rockville Town Square at Class 520. Thai rolled ice cream  is a frozen treat made on a cold steel grill. It has the same consistency and texture of ice cream,...

Beading for business

Beading for business

Kate Sosland, Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

After carefully threading a pile of beads with a piece of string, juniors Sarah Davis and Sophie Handloff tie the ends of the string together to finish their latest piece of jewelry. Instead of just wearing their art, though, they package it in a box to give to one of their customers. Davis and H...

Winter Staycation

Winter Staycation

Ilan Cohen and Ari Feuer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

photo courtesy of Ayelette Halbfinger If you’d rather shop than sightsee, then Georgetown, D.C. is the place for you. For seven blocks along M Street, NW, and a few blocks up the cross streets, shops and attractions are abundant in all shapes and sizes. There’s everything from an Apple Store to Urban Outfitt...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

I scream, you scream, we all scream for SnowCream (and bubble tea)

Rina Torchinsky, Features Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Style

When I walked into Snowbots Bubble Tea and SnowCream in Rockville, Md., I was immediately greeted with the subtle scent of tropical spices and the sight of a colorful robot-filled mural on my left. Snowbots is located just nine minutes up Rockville Pike from the Upper School. Even though the drive i...

Concert Review: The Fray and American Authors

Concert Review: The Fray and American Authors

Sabrina Bramson, Guest Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

This past Tuesday, I had the chance to hear one of my favorite bands perform in concert: The Fray. Not only were they spectacular, but also the opening act, American Authors, was just as amazing. Any person who would have the privilege to see The Fray live in concert would fall in love with their music, ...

Fashion Friday: “Dressing good to feel good”

Fashion Friday: “Dressing good to feel good”

Ari Feuer and Talia Cohen

October 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

Junior Ilana Meltzer  believes that her fashion impacts her mood, so she dresses how she wants to feel. "I'm a big believer in the 'dress good to feel good,'" Meltzer said. To see what articles of clothing make up Meltzer's style, scroll over the tags. ...