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Author: Mattie Brightwell

Film Is Not DeadPosted 01/23/2024 by Mattie Brightwell

Independent theaters have been shutting down across Denver for years now, and the historical Esquire Theater may be next on the chopping block. Built in 1927, the Esquire Theater is considered one of ... More

Scouting Out The WingsPosted 12/08/2023 by Mattie Brightwell

Vince Mattei worked hard for months to earn his Eagle Scout badge, in turn helping out the TJ Theatre department. While it often goes unnoticed by many, community service projects provide huge support... More

One Math, Two Math, Red Math, Blue MathPosted 11/08/2023 by Mattie Brightwell

School subjects often have a particular and subconscious color code that can affect people’s association with them. When school begins every August, students and their families across the country fl... More

Decades Forward and Back AgainPosted 10/19/2023 by Mattie Brightwell

2023 has already set a record for the amount of anti-LGBTQ legislation introduced, heavily impacting transgender communities across the country. Often, when people picture Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Tran... More

Fighting Fire AlarmsPosted 05/10/2023 by Mattie Brightwell

Meet the firefighters of Station 22, TJ’s local station, who spent more than enough days on campus, thanks to several false alarms this year. Kids have practiced fire drills in school since kinderga... More

The Melting Pot at the End of the RainbowPosted 03/15/2023 by Mattie Brightwell

Saint Patrick’s Day is widely regarded as an Irish holiday, but most of the familiar traditions are actually American- this is what happens when different holidays join America’s cultural melting ... More

Troubles Off CampusPosted 02/22/2023 by Mattie Brightwell

In the past few years, businesses have dealt with unruly behavior from students in several schools across Colorado – including TJ. One of the many added benefits of being a high schooler is the ... More

Triggers, Not ToysPosted 01/23/2023 by Mattie Brightwell

The new year kicked off with another school shooting tragedy– what happens when a child as young as six shoots his own teacher? Violence statistics in America haven’t decreased recently. Nearly ev... More

Honing their Motor SkillsPosted 12/02/2022 by Mattie Brightwell

Sparta Robotica students work hard every day to prepare for competitions and individually prepare for colleges and careers in STEM. The Thomas Jefferson High School Robotics team is a part of the scho... More

Webb of the UniversePosted 12/01/2022 by Mattie Brightwell

As 2023 draws closer, humanity is exploring deeper into the universe than ever before. For science, the question still remains: what’s out there? James Webb may provide the answers. Recently, NASA... More