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Author: Ben Hartley

Lunch LingoPosted 05/15/2024 by Ben Hartley

Considering next year’s schedule changes at TJ, off campus lunch will become a privilege reserved for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.  With so many restaurants near TJ, deciding where to go during lu... More

Coach CalvinPosted 05/02/2024 by Ben Hartley

This spring, assistant boys’ tennis coach Calvin Alexander joined the girls’ tennis program as head coach.  The TJ Girls’ Tennis team has had a positive first half of their season with five win... More

Same Body, Separate LivesPosted 05/01/2024 by Ben Hartley

The world’s oldest conjoined twins have passed away at age 62.  On April 7th, the oldest pair of conjoined twins, 62 year olds Lori and George Schappel, passed away at the hospital of the Universit... More

The Zombie DrugPosted 02/20/2024 by Ben Hartley

The fentanyl crisis in the U.S. is being exacerbated by xylazine, a potent sedative used in veterinary medicine.  In Kensington, Philadelphia, a neighborhood known for its rampant drug use, the cheap... More

Educators Taking ActionPosted 12/08/2023 by Ben Hartley

The Portland teachers’ strike ended on November 25th after educators reached a contract agreement with the district. On November 1st, over 4,000 educators employed by Portland Public Schools (PPS) w... More

Maine MassacrePosted 11/10/2023 by Ben Hartley

The shooter’s family warned officials he was a violent threat before the devastating incident unfolded. The 25th of October marks the state of Maine’s worst shooting to date. On that Wednesday nig... More

What’s the Matter with Mikey?Posted 10/15/2023 by Ben Hartley

High school basketball sensation, Mikey Williams, could potentially face up to 28 years in prison. High school basketball prodigy Mikey Williams has conjured global attention for the past five years a... More

Trembling in TerrorPosted 09/27/2023 by Ben Hartley

The recent earthquake in west Morocco has killed and injured thousands of civilians. On September 8th, residents of western Morocco awoke to the booming vibrations of a 6.8 magnitude earthquake. The q... More

Rock Hurling KillersPosted 05/05/2023 by Ben Hartley

Three 18 year-olds from Colorado have been charged with first-degree murder after throwing rocks at passing cars. Alexa Bartell was just twenty years old when a rock smashed through the windshield of ... More

Scroll. Sleep. Repeat.Posted 03/06/2023 by Ben Hartley

Whether or not you use TikTok, we can all agree that it harms teenagers’ mental health. How many hours of screen time do you average each day on your phone? After a swift inspection of our devic... More