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Satire: Procrastination is WonderfulPosted 05/06/2024 by Ben Scherer

You know what they say: “push things to the last minute, and they only take a minute to do.” According to an American Psychological Association article, 80-95% of college students procrastinate. F... More

From Paper to PixelsPosted 05/03/2024 by Ben Scherer

The SAT has been administered with paper and pencil since 1926, but as of Spring 2024, it is now digital.  A new field for standardized tests, many students are ready to welcome the new digital Schol... More

Boeing Undergoes Turbulent TimesPosted 03/08/2024 by Ben Scherer

In January of 2024, Alaska Airlines flight 1282 resorted to an in-flight emergency landing.  Alaska Airlines, one of the most popular airlines in the United States, was forced to ground dozens of Boe... More

Teaching the Next GenerationPosted 02/13/2024 by Ben Scherer

James Stephenson teaches Civics and AP U.S. Government and Politics, educating future students in political science. According to a Foundation for Individual Rights and Expresion survey, only a third ... More

The Mystery Behind McDonald’s SpritePosted 12/08/2023 by Ben Scherer

Many believe that the Sprite at McDonald’s tastes incredible. But why? Sprite is Sprite, right? No, wrong! Not all Sprite is created equal. Sprite, a sugary, carbonated beverage that has a hint of l... More

Substitute Teacher Shortages are no JokePosted 11/08/2023 by Ben Scherer

The ongoing substitute teacher shortage is affecting many schools around the country, but there might be a solution. Students may not know it, but substitute teachers play a vital role in keeping educ... More

Inspiring Students With the Magical Wonders of MathPosted 11/03/2023 by Ben Scherer

One TJ teacher has ventured back into the world of AP Calculus after years of teaching other courses. Brock Strickland, who is a well-known and well-loved teacher has been teaching TJ mathematics for ... More

Tarantula InvasionPosted 09/26/2023 by Ben Scherer

Tarantulas have “invaded” the southeastern plains of Colorado in search of love.  Got arachnophobia? Colorado may not be the place for those who fear eight-legged creatures. It’s that time of t... More