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76 DaysPosted 12/08/2023 by Magnolia McLain

Over the summer, I spent 76 days in 10 different countries with my parents and my three siblings. This summer, my parents took me and my siblings on the greatest trip of our lives. The trip lasted 76 ... More

Planting Seeds of ChangePosted 12/08/2023 by Sophia Nicholson

TJ’s Sustainability Club is taking the next steps in helping the environment. TJ’s Sustainability Club is dedicated to work on helping educate the TJ community about ways to become more environmen... More

The Queen of Rock and RollPosted 12/08/2023 by Amelia Mendoza-Stancer

Everyone has wanted to marry their celebrity crush at some point, but Priscilla Presley lived the “dream” when she married Elvis. From the ‘50s until his death in the ‘70s, Elvis Presley was a... 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

The Mystery Behind McDonald’s SpritePosted 12/08/2023 by Ben Scherer

Many believe that the Sprite at McDonald’s tastes incredible. But why? Sprite is Sprite, right? No, wrong! Not all Sprite is created equal. Sprite, a sugary, carbonated beverage that has a hint of l... More

The DECA ExperiencePosted 12/08/2023 by Nate Bolinske

TJ’s long-reigning DECA domination has been a big part of school culture for many years.  Thomas Jefferson High School’s CCT program offers a range of fun and exciting classes that teach life ski... More

AirplanesPosted 12/04/2023 by Sophia Nicholson

The pressures of junior year make it a difficult time to navigate.   “What do you want to be when you grow up?” said my kindergarten teacher, “An actress!” said six-year-old me, “A pilo... More

A Biased Boom in Book BansPosted 12/04/2023 by Cora Grabel

Among the skyrocketing book bans across the country, a troubling trend has emerged:  books written by people of color or queer authors, or books that contain diverse characters, are disproportionatel... More

The Craft of ConnectionsPosted 11/28/2023 by Brady Vinlove

In Art Club, art is about more than just beauty – it’s also about interacting with fellow creative students. The TJ community is full of students with different interests and just as many ways... More

Become a Star in AP SeminarPosted 11/27/2023 by Cora Grabel

TJ is one of many schools to offer an AP Seminar class, which prepares students for college by teaching them how to research, work in groups, structure their writing, and more. AP Seminar is one of th... More