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Author: Jesse Smith

TJ’s Environment is ChangingPosted 05/15/2024 by Jesse Smith

Mr. Butera, science teacher at TJ, is going half-time, meaning APES classes will be taking a hit.  AP Environmental Science, also known as APES, is one of the many Advanced Placement (AP) classes off... More

How To Walk In the HallwaysPosted 05/13/2024 by Jesse Smith

A guide for freshmen coming into the hallways of TJ for the 24-25 school year. The hallways of high school can be scary for incoming freshmen. Between upperclassmen, embarrassing incidents, finding yo... More

There’s No Ken Without BarbiePosted 03/14/2024 by Jesse Smith

Fans of the biggest grossing movie of 2023, Barbie, are furious over the lack of Oscar nominations.  Barbie, released in July of 2023, was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. For months b... More

Japan’s Disaster On and Off LandPosted 02/01/2024 by Jesse Smith

The earthquake in Japan left immense damages to cities and even indirectly provoked an airplane crash. For Japan, the new year started with terror. On January 1, 2024, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit t... More

Back With a SplashPosted 12/11/2023 by Jesse Smith

The 2023 girls’ swim season began in November, and the girls are ready to dominate. Thomas Jefferson offers many sports to the students here in the fall, winter, and spring. The TJ girls’ swim tea... More

Iron Flame Sets Readers on Fire Posted 12/08/2023 by Jesse Smith

The biggest book of 2023, Fourth Wing, has finally gained a sequel, Iron Flame, does it live up to the hype of the original?  In the summer of 2023, Fourth Wing went viral on social media, and reader... More

Aloha LahainaPosted 10/08/2023 by Jesse Smith

Raging fires have burned down thousands of homes as well as killed and displaced many in the historic town of Lahaina. In August of 2023, Maui was hit with Hawaii’s worst natural disaster ever, dest... More

Historical Hurricane Strikes CaliforniaPosted 09/10/2023 by Jesse Smith

For the first time in almost a century, a hurricane has hit the Pacific West Coast.  From August 16th through the 21st, Hurricane Hilary struck the Pacific Gulf of Mexico and the Baja California Peni... More

The Colorado River CrisisPosted 05/09/2023 by Jesse Smith

A decades-long drought has affected the Colorado River, and states surrounding the historic waterway are suffering. The Colorado River spans 1,450 miles across the southwestern U.S., flowing through s... More

Building ConnectionsPosted 04/28/2023 by Jesse Smith

As the 2022-2023 girls’ soccer season comes to a close, the girls reflect on how they’ll continue to improve.  Spring sports at Thomas Jefferson High School have returned, including girls’ socc... More