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Author: McKenzy Perkins

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

Representing the UnrepresentedPosted 11/28/2021 by McKenzy Perkins

For centuries, Indigenous women have been neglected and isolated but the struggles that women from Indigenous communities endure should be recognized.   Throughout history, one cannot read an articl... More

We Stand Too ClosePosted 11/15/2021 by McKenzy Perkins

We Stand Too Close During a fictional writer’s workshop, writers were asked to create a fictional story from the point of view of a character that stands too close to people while talking. I took th... More

A Change Within HPPosted 10/18/2021 by McKenzy Perkins

In a competitive environment, JROTC’s Honor Platoon Learns to Adapt to Covid-19 Changes.  During the past few years, the experience of being on Thomas Jefferson High School’s JROTC’s Honor Plat... More

Taking on Tay AndersonPosted 10/15/2021 by McKenzy Perkins

A student-led walkout leads to progressive changes within DPS regarding sexual assault accusations made against Tay Anderson. Over the past year, one of the most prestigious board members in Denver Pu... More