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Author: McKenzy Perkins

Advice From A SeniorPosted 02/23/2023 by McKenzy Perkins

High school, the worst years of your life, might be fixed with nine simple pieces of advice.  Nothing can change my mind about what a challenge these past four years have been. Although it might not ... More

Making the PodiumPosted 02/14/2023 by McKenzy Perkins

The Thomas Jefferson wrestling team learns from their losses as the state tournament grows closer. With the nearing conclusion of the wrestling season, the Thomas Jefferson Boys’ Wrestling team refl... More

Chemicals in the CrashPosted 02/14/2023 by McKenzy Perkins

Due to a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, the beginning of the 2023 year has been a rocky ride for residents.  In East Palestine, Ohio, a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying 38 cars dera... More

Twitter TroublePosted 12/09/2022 by McKenzy Perkins

With Elon Musk as the new CEO of Twitter, issues have emerged that could potentially ruin the reputation of the company. Twitter, one of the world’s biggest social media platforms, has recently expl... More

The Ring of GentrificationPosted 12/07/2022 by McKenzy Perkins

Gentrification has been an issue in the United States since the late 20th century, but how does it affect low income communities in Denver? The cost of living in major cities across the United States ... More

Pride Is PowerPosted 10/07/2022 by McKenzy Perkins

Students at Thomas Jefferson show immense pride during Homecoming week events. With TJ’s homecoming week in the rearview mirror, students revisit the memories that were made. Beginning with the scho... More

Difficult Conversations Break StereotypesPosted 03/03/2022 by McKenzy Perkins

TJ students realize the importance of Black History Month due to efforts made by both BSA and staff members.  Thomas Jefferson High School is no stranger to inclusivity and community. Over the month ... More

The Controversy Behind The Heart Posted 03/01/2022 by McKenzy Perkins

Disagreements arise about the first successful animal to human organ transplant.  On January 14th, 2022, one of the most groundbreaking surgeries of the twenty-first century was performed, changing t... More

5 StagesPosted 02/23/2022 by McKenzy Perkins

Despite everyone having their own unique form of expression, grief surges through every person because it is an unavoidable piece of life.  I hide in a glasshouse,  Behind glass doors, behind everyo... More

Lack of Regulation—Lack of SafetyPosted 02/10/2022 by McKenzy Perkins

Multiple schools across the country are walking out in protest of a lack of COVID-19 regulations.  As COVID-19 cases have surged over the past few months due to the spread of the new variant, Omicron... More