The Lions' Pride

Dear Student Rabbi….

Dear Student Rabbi….

Assorted Student Rabbis

October 29, 2015


Filed under Lions' Den

Dear Student Rabbi, Lately I've been getting the feeling my teachers don't like me. They haven't been giving me the attention they normally do and I don't know what to do. Have any advice? -TVT Student (Anonymous) Here are some responses from our team of Rabbis. Rabbi Kurt: So, you have the ne...

Sliding Into The New School Year

Sliding Into The New School Year

Emily R., Editor In Chief

October 19, 2015


Filed under Lions' Den

Can we talk about how the school is building a SLIDE?!. In the next year, we will have a SLIDE that supposedly goes from the upper school to the lower school. It is a brilliant idea! A fun and convenient way to travel from class to class--this SLIDE will literally be the epicenter of student life! A sc...

Lion’s Land! I’m Sorry I Couldn’t Hear You…

Isabella S., Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


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As all of you know, or should know, on Thursday, October 22, 2015, TVT held their first "silent disco". I remember the announcement during town hall two weeks prior to the actual event and so many questions arose:  Will there be food? Because let's be honest the first question will always be abou...

Memories From Poland

Memories From Poland

Matana Z.

August 31, 2015


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We walked in knowing where we were. All the people who have older siblings who've been on the trip said this would be the hardest part. Our parents wrote letters for us to read at the children's forest. We were there, looking at the zig zag blue fence. Underneath the grass and flowers was where children...

Senior Prank 2015: Behind the Scenes

Senior Prank 2015: Behind the Scenes

Kayla T., Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2015


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The senior prank of 2015, otherwise known as the best senior prank TVT has ever seen (not that we’re proud or anything), generated a flurry of questions about how we pulled off the prank. So the following will be an FAQ article, answering all of those burning questions that the students and faculty...

This Year at TVT

This Year at TVT

Emily R, Entertainment Co-Editor

May 5, 2015


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This year, Tarbut has changed in many different aspects. The drastic (and in some cases, controversial) alterations to the administrative staff, schedule structure, and public image of TVT have been hot topics among students and TVT affiliates alike. Some felt like the changes were too sudden--an element...

Why AP Euro is Worth Taking

Why AP Euro is Worth Taking

Ariana A-D, Assistant Copy Editor

April 29, 2015


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The AP European History course has a well-known reputation of consuming the time of those who dare to take it. Tests occur frequently, the pace is fast, and the homework load rarely feels light. But in spite of the blood, sweat, and tears that inevitably come with staying in the class, AP Euro will also...

TVT Plans to Revert to Orthodox Dress Code

TVT Plans to Revert to Orthodox Dress Code

Ariana A-D, Assistant Copy-Editor

March 9, 2015


Filed under Lions' Den, TVT Trends

Since the announcement of TVT officially opening up to non-Jewish students next year, students and parents alike have been clinging to the remaining Jewish aspects of our school.  In lieu of the concerns about the school losing its religious ties, the administration has decided to reassure students...

TVT Merges with Sage to Create OC College Prep Academy

TVT Merges with Sage to Create OC College Prep Academy

Kayla T., Editor-In-Chief

March 8, 2015


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TVT will soon be embracing a new change: our upper school will be merging with the respectable Sage Hill to form the OC College Prep Academy starting in the 2016-2017 school year. The JCC is planning to purchase TVT's campus to expand their preschool and widen their range of available activities, while...

Swapping Snow for Sand

Swapping Snow for Sand

Ariana A-D, Assistant Copy-Editor

March 8, 2015


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Lions' Pride Day, an overnight event formerly called Snow Day and held in Big Bear, was spent in San Diego this year. Snow Day, a TVT school tradition, saw a change in setting from snowy mountains to sunny beaches after Upper School students voted for a San Diego rather than a Big Bear experience. The...

Thoughts of Emily

Thoughts of Emily

Emily Rosen, Entertainment Co-Editor

March 5, 2015


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I really don’t like red helmets, but I wear them when I ride my scooter I actually find peace when I make powerpoints I would like to buy 32 pairs of all-white New Balance sneakers. I mutter the phrase “say it ain’t so” under my breath twice a day My leg twitches every time I watch West Side S...

Spring Break, Baby

Spring Break, Baby

Emily Rosen, Entertainment Co-Editor

March 5, 2015


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Oh, Spring Break. The sun, the fun, the memories. What more could a young adult ask for? A lot, actually. The universal question is, has, and always will be, “Where am I going to go over spring break? What am I going to do? Where can I ‘hang out’ and ‘chill’ with my fellow youths?” There...

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