The Lion's Tale

Life in stage crew

Life in stage crew

Daniella Jaray, Stage Manager

December 19, 2018


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Being a stage manager is super fun, but it's also very stressful. There are thousands of things that can go wrong during a performance and it’s up to stage crew to make sure things turn out smoothly. My position also takes up most of my time. I'm always in rehearsals, whether it be after school or e...

Exploring the Renwick Gallery

Exploring the Renwick Gallery

Ella Gorodetzky, Guest Writer

December 7, 2018


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Tea with a teacher: Q&A with Jewish History teacher Sara Coxe

Tea with a teacher: Q&A with Jewish History teacher Sara Coxe

Shira Godin, Style Editor

November 29, 2018


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Lion's Tale: Tell me about your cart, because I know you didn’t use to have it. Jewish history teacher Sara Coxe: When I first started working [at JDS], we used to have a desktop computer in each classroom and in each office. The school didn’t give us computers; if you wanted a notebook, you ha...

Two spins on classic Thanksgiving recipes

Two spins on classic Thanksgiving recipes

Sally Rogal, Reporter

November 20, 2018


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Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all that you have and what better way to say thanks to all the people in your life than by baking some tasty Thanksgiving inspired treats. These two desserts are both spins of classic Thanksgiving favorites.     Cranberry bars: Recipe courtes...

From cart to finish, The Halal Guys doesn’t fail to delight

From cart to finish, The Halal Guys doesn’t fail to delight

Matthew Rabinowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 9, 2018


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A franchise of The Halal Guys restaurant recently opened in Bethesda, Md., bringing delicious and filling Mediterranean food for around 10 dollars to a convenient location along Bethesda Row. Although originally started as a small food cart in New York City, The Halal Guys has been franchised throug...

Tea with a teacher: Q&A with English teacher Nancy Wassner

Tea with a teacher: Q&A with English teacher Nancy Wassner

Charli Galkin and Shira Godin

November 2, 2018


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Lion's Tale: What is your favorite breakfast food? English teacher Nancy Wassner: I think my favorite breakfast food is a very cheesy omelet, preferably with guacamole and salsa. But that’s sort of a new thing. When I was younger, I was all about the sweet breakfast food. Now, I’m all about t...

Not an ordinary Shakespeare production

Not an ordinary Shakespeare production

Kate Sosland, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018


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Laughter. Lust. And lots of confusion. As Shakespeare’s shortest show, The Comedy of Errors has slapstick humor and is a must-see at the Shakespeare Theatre. The play launches into a complex plot about lost family members and misunderstood identity. I would recommend reading an exposition before se...

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...

Broadway star and middle school alum Ethan Slater speaks to students

Broadway star and middle school alum Ethan Slater speaks to students

Sophia Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 10, 2018


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The atmosphere is hectic on opening night of the new musical, Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, as the main character Ethan Slater tries to find some calm to get in the right mindset for his Broadway debut. On Oct. 9 Slater, a CESJDS middle school alum spoke to students about his journe...

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