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Quake Shakes Japanese CoastPosted 04/10/2022 by Jessica Nesbit

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck Fukushima just days after the 11th anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. Last month, on March 16th, the Fukushima region of Japan was struck by an... More

The Times They Are A-ChangingPosted 03/14/2022 by Jessica Nesbit

Denver Public Schools officially removed the mask mandate for students and staff. On February 25th, 2022, Denver Public Schools (DPS) allowed their mask mandate, which requires all persons above the a... More

The Invisible KillerPosted 02/27/2022 by Jessica Nesbit

Ghost guns are becoming an increasingly common problem across the nation. Throughout the United States, police stations are noticing an influx of firearms lacking serial numbers. The Gun Control Act o... More

Notes on Girl, InterruptedPosted 01/27/2022 by Jessica Nesbit

Girl, Interrupted is an amazing novel that should be read by everyone. The way mental health has been perceived has changed with time. Only a hundred years ago, women who displayed “erratic behavior... More

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!Posted 12/01/2021 by Jessica Nesbit

The annual poinsettia fundraiser returns to Thomas Jefferson High School. Poinsettias have long been a Christmas tradition. The festive foliage has been a part of the Science Department’s fundra... More

A Warm Welcome to RochaPosted 11/11/2021 by Jessica Nesbit

A former Spartan is making his return for the 2021-2022 school year.  Mateo Rocha joins Thomas Jefferson High School’s English Language Acquisition (ELA) team. Rocha teaches ELA-S, meaning that he ... More

Nine Letter Word For Love?Posted 11/11/2021 by Jessica Nesbit

The crossword puzzle has a long and complex history of entertaining the world.  Crossword puzzles are more than just filling in blank squares and hoping for the best. They can be incredibly complex w... More

Mandate MadnessPosted 09/23/2021 by Jessica Nesbit

Mandate Madness Douglas County will officially leave the Tri-County Health Department after a school mask mandate was implemented.  On Wednesday, September 1st, the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD... More

A Career Head StartPosted 05/17/2021 by Jessica Nesbit

The CareerWise apprenticeship program can give students valuable work experience. With increasing costs of attending college and jobs becoming more competitive, it is only natural for students to want... More

Spartans Return to TJ for AP Testing Posted 04/30/2021 by Jessica Nesbit

After a year of hybrid learning, students have returned to the building for AP testing. When in person learning came to a halt last March, the College Board had to act quickly to ensure that the 1.21 ... More