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Author: David Lopez-Vences

Dreams to Make WondersPosted 05/11/2021 by David Lopez-Vences

Spartan Charlie Koupal has signed with a record label and released a song. When the first year of high school is mentioned, most seem to think of a confusing period of time. It is a time in most peopl... More

From a Pawn to a QueenPosted 04/23/2021 by David Lopez-Vences

A new Netflix series all about chess reveals how amazing and interesting it can be. Growing up, I always heard of chess but never got around to ever learning it. I was more of a checkers guy. The idea... More

Masked UpPosted 04/15/2021 by David Lopez-Vences

Despite the abnormal school year, the TJ Boys’ Basketball team was able to play another season.  It is no secret that COVID-19 has affected everything. It has halted every aspect of a normal school... More

Reopened DoorsPosted 03/10/2021 by David Lopez-Vences

As places start to reopen, TJ has finally been able to reopen its doors to students. February 2nd marked the first day where TJ students were able to go back into the building after a year of it being... More

Rising RisksPosted 12/08/2020 by David Lopez-Vences

As the holiday season starts to arrive, the cases of COVID-19 are rising at an alarming rate. For months now, the process of dealing with COVID has been exhausting for everybody. The constant worry fo... More

Learning LicksPosted 11/10/2020 by David Lopez-Vences

After months of being bored in quarantine, playing instruments has become a creative outlet and a new form of entertainment.  In the span of a few months, I went from listening to music every day to ... More

A Year to RememberPosted 11/04/2020 by David Lopez-Vences

The TJ Yearbook staff has many problems and issues to overcome this year, but they are working hard to create something amazing through these hard times. With remote learning still in place and no con... More

COVID Diary #3Posted 11/04/2020 by David Lopez-Vences

David. My first experience during the pandemic seems like a blur. Looking back, I remember how happy I was in school. I was starting to do well again and all my friendships were good. I was starting t... More