Thomas Jefferson

High School | Home of the Spartans

Category: TJ Journal Feature

El Jogo BonitoPosted 02/15/2023 by Ben Hartley

Exploring the life, legacy, and death of Pelé.  Nearly half a century ago, the illustrious Brazilian competitor Edson Arantes do Nascimento began popularizing a Portuguese term for soccer called O J... More

Competing for the RosePosted 02/13/2023 by Makayla Vasquez

Cupid Versus Corporate – A Day for Love or a Day for Spending? Once again it’s the season for love – or at least, that’s what most like to believe. Typically, people in happy a... More

Bringing on the WaterworksPosted 02/09/2023 by Campbell Mahoney

The release of Avatar: The Way of Water has left fans anxious for more.   For the past 13 years, fans of James Cameron’s Avatar have been waiting anxiously for the release of the second film of th... More

Delaying PrioritiesPosted 12/12/2022 by Makayla Vasquez

A Guide To A (Somewhat) Stress-Free Junior Year Everyone says that junior year is the hardest year of high school, but every year has its challenges. During freshman year, you’re at the bottom of th... More

The Strangers that Surround YouPosted 12/12/2022 by Ravi Apte

Every day we are surrounded by people, take the time to notice them.  Everyone remembers the feeling of being a lost child, separated in a crowd, in a panic, on the verge of tears, desperately search... More

Spiders, Wires, and Needles, Oh My!  Posted 12/12/2022 by Farah Djama

As if spiders couldn’t get any creepier, they can now crawl around in robots with a new development.   Necrobotics is a new development in robotics, which uses dead organic matter in mechanical ro... More

The Sinister Grin of the CenturyPosted 12/12/2022 by Merry Shukert

The new movie Smile put a unique spin on cinematic advertising. The new horror movie Smile was released on September 30th, just in time for Halloween, and has viewers trembling with fear and at the ed... More

Out of this WorldPosted 12/09/2022 by Stephen LoJacono

Until his unexpected death, Mac Miller rose to stardom and gained many fans at a young age. Malcolm “Mac Miller” McCormick is arguably one of the most unique and influential rappers in recent hist... More

Sight & SoundsPosted 12/09/2022 by Ben Morlan

Sound design is a critical element in filmmaking, but is often overlooked by audiences. NOTE: Contains spoilers for the movies Nope and Gravity. When most people watch a movie, whether in a theater or... More

From an End to a StartPosted 12/07/2022 by Jesse Smith

Fans are raving about Colleen Hoover’s new book It Starts with Us.  Colleen Hoover is one of the most praised authors of the past few years. She has published 34 books in the past seven years, whic... More