The Lion's Tale

“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...

Choose your own adventure with “Bandersnatch”

Choose your own adventure with “Bandersnatch”

Lincoln Aftergood, Guest Writer

January 22, 2019


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Interactive films with multiple endings and runtimes are a glimpse into what TV could look like in the future. “Bandersnatch,” a standalone episode of the critically-acclaimed series, “Black Mirror” is one example of how well this could work. Stefan, the main character, is a programmer designing a video ga...

A Game of Rooms offers engaging and creative challenges

A Game of Rooms offers engaging and creative challenges

Mischa Trainor, Guest Writer

January 15, 2019


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The clock is ticking as you scramble to find clues. Everyone is racing to solve puzzles before the hour is up. Suddenly, you solve the puzzle which reveals a clue to solve your final challenge: unlocking the door and escaping the room. Escape rooms have been popping up in various locations recently....

“On the Basis of Sex”: More than just a tribute

“On the Basis of Sex”: More than just a tribute

Naomi Gould, Guest Writer

January 7, 2019


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It’s hard to believe that the spark that ignited the fire of the fight for gender equality was a man’s tax case. The entertaining film “On the Basis of Sex” not only explains this historical phenomenon but the importance of the feminist movement as a whole. This film focuses on the early section of Su...

2018: The year in trends

2018: The year in trends

Irit Skulnik, Style Editor

December 20, 2018


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This story was featured in the Volume 36, Issue 3 edition of The Lion’s Tale, published on Dec. 20, 2018.

Delicious sushi at Kusshi

Delicious sushi at Kusshi

Shira Godin, Style Editor

December 20, 2018


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At the recently opened Japanese restaurant Kusshi, one can find a multitude of both common and unique dishes, all at reasonable prices.  The exterior of Kusshi is decorated simply, with two grey doors and a bold sign above them; however, after walking into Kusshi, you are immersed in a beautifully ...