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Author: Jael Iyema

More Than “Just Hair”Posted 02/05/2020 by Jael Iyema

Black culture is a complex entity that needs to be understood and celebrated. For centuries, African and Black American men and women have worn braids. Their box braids, cornrows, Bantu puffs, afros, ... More

A Busy Head at BusyheadPosted 12/13/2019 by Jael Iyema

Attending one’s very first concert is always a memorable experience.  I never thought that in my 16 years of living, I would be in a room full of screaming teenage girls who enjoyed the same mu... More

Glorious DeloresPosted 12/09/2019 by Jael Iyema

Delores Leslie talks about her educational journey from being a paraprofessional to getting her degree in special education. On the hunt for a job, Delores Leslie was looking for a school to start her... More

What a Fright at Movie NightPosted 11/10/2019 by Jael Iyema

This year marks the fourth movie night that TJ students have organized, and it was one to remember. This year Beetlejuice (1988) was the movie chosen and enjoyed by TJ students. Leadership students be... More

5280 Goes 4390Posted 10/10/2019 by Jael Iyema

TJ’s challenge 5280 spends a week doing service learning and exploring the island of San Juan in Puerto Rico 2018-2019 Challenge 5280 2nd place winners and TJ alumni Logan Cecil, Malia McDorman... More