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Big Z Steppin’ It UpPosted 02/22/2016 by Adna Adrovic

Zoya Robbins is a triple impact player, in the classroom, on the field and on the court. Sophomore Zoya Robbins is known around TJ as a young student athlete who excels in the classroom as well as on ... More

A Vore-acious Love of SciencePosted 02/09/2016 by Jordan Prochnow

Nelson Vore brings creativity and enthusiasm to his science classes. Albert Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” T... More

A Farewell JourneyPosted 01/25/2016 by Evan Anderson

Thomas Jefferson Senior reflects the identity of a Spartan with her widespread participation. Thomas Jefferson senior Jurnee Farrell has exemplified the true definition of what it means to be a Sparta... More

The Force Is Strong with This OnePosted 01/19/2016 by Jordan Prochnow

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a must-see for fans of the original films. I’m sitting in a crowded theatre, a pair of IMAX glasses perched over my own tortoiseshell frames. My parents are stealing ... More

Teacher, World Traveler, and FriendPosted 12/18/2015 by Morgan VandeRiet

This TJ Spartan teacher won’t let anything stand in the way of what she loves. No matter what she is doing, Special Education English teacher Jenn Sonheim has always considered TJ a number one prior... More

Justin TimePosted 12/17/2015 by Allison Accola

Justin Vigil is a true Spartan on and off the field. Many students know him as the star receiver of the varsity football team here at Thomas Jefferson High School; however, some would be surprised by ... More

John Green is Looking for AlaskaPosted 11/17/2015 by Cecelia Allen

After ten years, John Green’s Looking for Alaska is coming to theaters. Many people are talking about the remade book Looking for Alaska by famous author John Green. This recognized book is being ma... More

Writing a New ChapterPosted 11/13/2015 by Jordan Prochnow

Jason Sheehan steps up as the new English Department Chair. At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, an instructor was needed to fill the position of English Department Chair. Matt Santambrogio,... More

New Teacher, New StylePosted 11/13/2015 by Adna Adrovic

The new AP US History and US History teacher has already made himself a favorite amongst students. After six years of working at Bruce Randolph in DPS, social studies teacher Garien Behling decided to... More

A Meaningful ExchangePosted 10/30/2015 by Olivia Fullerton

An exchange program brings new life to TJ. German exchange student, junior Paul Kuenzel, is taking TJ by storm as he joins varsity soccer and integrates himself into the community, demonstrating the g... More