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Diving Into TJ’s New Dive CoachPosted 01/21/2020 by Avery LoJacono

New dive coach helps bring success to the Girls’ Dive team this season. After a phenomenal season last year with two state qualifiers and new teammates, the swim and dive team received a new coach w... More

It’s not a big deal.Posted 12/13/2019 by Madelyn Staples

The real feeling of stress. Shakingcryinghysterical. Can’t overcome this, trying, but as it breaks backs and stands on shoulders  pushing legs deeper into the quicksand of failure, relaxation canno... More

A Busy Head at BusyheadPosted 12/13/2019 by Jael Iyema

Attending one’s very first concert is always a memorable experience.  I never thought that in my 16 years of living, I would be in a room full of screaming teenage girls who enjoyed the same mu... More

Sharpen Your Pencils, Sharpen Your MindPosted 12/12/2019 by Madelyn Staples

Finally, cracking down on the stereotypes of writing; here are the true facts. How do you express yourself? How do you open up about your feelings? How do you relieve your stress? Although these quest... More

Hit the Snooze on Start TimesPosted 12/12/2019 by Ella Stephens

Schools all over the country start at very early times, causing controversy between the students and the administration. For many years, students have been fighting to be able to set their alarms a co... More

CountdownPosted 12/12/2019 by Destiny Hernandez

The new movie Countdown is an example of how horror movies can be presented in  new and interesting ways. Horror movies are made to spook people and create entertaining experiences for those who watc... More

‘Twas the Nightmare Before ChristmasPosted 12/10/2019 by Savignon Swimmer

It’s time to settle the dispute revolving around the classic Tim Burton film: The Nightmare Before Christmas. Christmas is a time of family gatherings, tradition, and yearly rituals to celebrate the... More

Connecting to RealityPosted 12/10/2019 by Jack Ciulla

I ditched social media and saw the world through new eyes. The majority of students in high school are addicted to their phones, but, even more, so social media. Kids are constantly looking down to ch... More

Steady RockPosted 12/10/2019 by Amelia Carpenter

With rock music on the edge of extinction, some bands work to bring a new life to the rock scene. In recent years, rock music has experienced a major decline as other genres such as pop, hip-hop, and ... More

Alcala’s New ChapterPosted 11/20/2019 by Jack Ciulla

Thomas Jefferson High School gained a new softball coach and gym teacher this year. This new school year introduced a new gym teacher and coach at TJ: Coach Alex Alcala. He currently teaches Weight Li... More