The Lions' Pride

What to Pack for Lions Pride Day

What to Pack for Lions Pride Day

February 8, 2017


Filed under Lions' Den

As everyone should know the upper school's annual Lions Pride Day is approaching. It's on February 27th to be exact. Below is a list of all the things you'll probably need to bring on the trip: Things to pack in your suitcase: 2 Long Sleeve Shirts A skiing/tubing outfit (ski pants, warm shir...

Interested in the Maccabi Games?

Interested in the Maccabi Games?

Gabi B., Middle School Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Lions' Den, Middle School

Maccabi is an extremely fun organization that allows Jewish teenagers to play their sport. This institution goes to a different place each year as they change locations every summer. Last year, there was one taking place in Stanford, Connecticut, and this year for 2017 they are holding it in Miami, F...

Finals Study, Stress Relief, and Pre-Test Day Tips

Finals Study, Stress Relief, and Pre-Test Day Tips

Kyla S., Culture Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den

According to Google, a ‘final’ is an examination at the end of a term, but the word "final" can be very intimidating for many students who fear for their grades. Before finals, many students become stressed, and don’t know how to decrease their stress. According to theatlantic.com, they found ...

All About JSA

All About JSA

Sylvana S., Guest Writer

December 11, 2016


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JSA, or Junior Statesmen of America, is a program where high schoolers all across the country go to conventions to debate, along with plenty of other events offered throughout the year. For JSA chapters in Orange County, there are two main conventions that are offered: Fall State (Nov.) and Spring State...

Unlocking a Whole New Locker Room

Unlocking a Whole New Locker Room

Gabi B., Middle School Editor

October 23, 2016


Filed under Current Events, Lions' Den, Middle School

Clean showers, shiny squeaky floors, new locks and fresh feelings. In August of 2016, TVT received new locker rooms. Coach Pez states this huge renovation happened because they wanted "to give the school a nice new look” across from the lower school gym. As a TVT student, I feel that because th...

My Summer Travels, All the Way to the East

My Summer Travels, All the Way to the East

Tali R., Athletics Editor

October 22, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den

Summer. I miss summer, but what I miss most is my summer travels. I miss Spain and Israel, my homeland. And, Spain, which is just a beautiful place to visit. I miss visiting my grandparents in Israel, and I miss spending time with my family in Spain. I want to tell you about my summer travels. I want...

What You Missed at the Middle School’s Blackout Dance

What You Missed at the Middle School’s Blackout Dance

Hope H, TVT Trends Editor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den, Middle School

Middle school dances have always been a highlight of the year for many people. This year, the first dance  was the Blackout dance. This was a glow in the dark dance. With black lights, glow in the dark paint, fake tattoos, food and drinks, and a DJ, this dance rocked. The students were told to wear ...

Who is Mr. Rodriguez?

Who is Mr. Rodriguez?

Hope H, TVT Trends Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den, Middle School

At TVT, there are many new students this year. There will always be new kids, and sometimes there are new teachers at TVT too. One of the new teachers that has joined our TVT community is 6th and 7th-grade history teacher, Mr. Adrian Rodriguez.  To help us get to know him better, we interviewed Mr....

All About Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

All About Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Gabi B., Middle School Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den, Shul & State

Bar and bat mitzvahs are events that congratulate the boy or girl becoming a man or women in Jewish culture. Bar and bat mitzvahs transition kids into adulthood. Most people have their bar or bat mitzvah at the age of 13. Although many religious females have theirs when they are 12, Orthodox or not, boys ...

What is the Honor Committee?

What is the Honor Committee?

Andrew R., Guest Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Lions' Den

The Honor Committee is a student-run organization which helps to promote ethical student behavior at TVT. Throughout most of our history, this group of nine has devoted themselves to resolve disputes between teachers and students. This was, and still is, a hallmark of TVT’s unique approach to respecting...

Gap Year Program Fair: What are YOUR Options?

Gap Year Program Fair: What are YOUR Options?

January 12, 2016


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On the night of November 19th, 4 programs and 30 people showed up for TVT's first ever Gap Year Program Fair. This fair was a success in the eyes of not only our students and parents but from the programs. A representative from the program Kivunim said, "I have never met a group who would just write...

TVT Cheers On The Girls’ Volleyball Team

TVT Cheers On The Girls’ Volleyball Team

Eliana R., Guest Writer

November 2, 2015


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This 2015-2016 school year volleyball season was filled with many wins and few losses, putting the volleyball team high in the ranking. The girls mainly focused on uniting and making themselves better as a team, also working on the bettering the team’s skills, no matter where their skills range. Kyra...

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