Thomas Jefferson

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Author: Deqa Muse

A CollectionPosted 05/12/2022 by Deqa Muse

April   You, who was blissfully unaware, gone. Dreams of inhabiting distant worlds, gone.  The belief in the irrational, gone. A vivid, rich, and untainted world, gone.   Emerging from the ... More

The Electric Expansion Of TeslaPosted 02/13/2022 by Deqa Muse

Tesla opens a new dealership in Xinjiang, China, generating different reactions.  Tesla opened a new dealership in the Xinjiang region of China. This incited rage and criticism from the west as the r... More

“Don’t Look Up” Makes Me Want To Look AwayPosted 01/27/2022 by Deqa Muse

The movie Don’t Look Up will put you through a roller coaster of emotions that will have you looking everywhere, both at the world and at yourself. This review contains spoilers. You have been warne... More

One Girl, One MatchPosted 12/07/2021 by Deqa Muse

Applying to colleges through the QuestBridge National College Match has been a journey to say the least. From watching those college decision videos on YouTube to having late-night conversations with ... More

Burying the BuriedPosted 11/16/2021 by Deqa Muse

Israeli authorities unearth graves in Al-Yusufiyah Cemetery, continuing a long history of building on top of historic cemeteries.  “Bury me here. I will not move from my son’s grave.” These wer... More

Guidance in SciencePosted 10/25/2021 by Deqa Muse

Laura Ruelas’ journey to teaching came full circle as she became what inspired her to learn: a teacher.  For most teenagers, anything remotely related to school is in the back of their minds, and ... More

International Women’s DayPosted 05/07/2021 by Deqa Muse

Although International Women’s Day has passed, it is still relevant and important to recognize some of the amazing female teachers who make up Thomas Jefferson High School’s staff. Michelle Obama,... More

The Dawn of RamadanPosted 04/30/2021 by Deqa Muse

The month of Ramadan symbolizes a time for healing and growth for Muslims everywhere. April 13th, 2021, marked the first day of Ramadan for 1.8 billion Muslims. Ramadan is a crucial and sacred time fo... More

Perseverance Makes an Appearance on MarsPosted 03/21/2021 by Deqa Muse

The Perseverance rover has reached the surface of Mars in search of ancient life. On July 30th, 2020, the Mars rover Perseverance was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It took... More

To Junior Year, We Say “Be More Dear!”Posted 03/10/2021 by Deqa Muse

Junior year has its ups and downs, but luckily, many juniors have shared words of encouragement to lift one another up. The class of 2022 closed their eyes one random night in March of 2020, believing... More