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Author: Juanita Hurtado

An Allegory of HumankindPosted 03/26/2021 by Juanita Hurtado

It is time to join the creative writing club! “Storytelling is embedded in our species down to the very core of the neurons in our brains. . .Writing and storytelling, in my opinion, are what make u... More

A New Take on the Revelry ParadePosted 02/19/2021 by Juanita Hurtado

Since America’s very first Mardi Gras in 1703, the festival has celebrated ‘Fat Tuesday’ with beautiful parades throughout the streets of New Orleans. The streets are decorated with beads, a... More

A Constant Spark Of HopePosted 12/11/2020 by Juanita Hurtado

In a world turned upside down by a pandemic, everyone’s question is: when will we get a vaccine? In late 2019, COVID-19 was identified in Wuhan, China. It spread overseas, and by April 2020 it h... More

Peaking with DonationsPosted 11/30/2020 by Juanita Hurtado

Thomas Jefferson’s Leadership Class organized a donation drop-off for Urban Peak. On October 10th, the Leadership Class held a donation drop-off for Urban Peak. Urban Peak is a non-profit shelter fo... More

TJ’s Bet on a Culture of ConsentPosted 11/04/2020 by Juanita Hurtado

Thomas Jefferson High School responds to the protests against sexual misconduct. After East High School students were accused of rape and sexual assault on popular social media platforms like Instagra... More

ScarletPosted 10/29/2020 by Juanita Hurtado

Oh my, the sacred has become condemned. “All monsters are human,¹” she whispered, lifting her emerald eyes to face the soldiers in front of her.  The young men had entered the temple to pray and... More