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The Path to PipehoodPosted 11/27/2023 by Akaash Raghunath

Two of the newest members of the TJ community, copper pipes Janet and Barney, reveal the difficulties of travel as a pure element. One crisp autumn day in late October, twenty-five newspaper students ... More

The Ballad of a 20 Year-Old Pop StarPosted 11/16/2023 by Amaris Medina

Olivia Rodrigo’s new album, Guts, is a raw and powerful journey through heartbreak and growing pains.  Since the release of Olivia Rodrigo’s highly anticipated sophomore album, she has quickl... More

1958 Cuban GP – When F1 Met Political LeveragePosted 11/15/2023 by Kira McBarron

One Argentinian Formula 1 driver, in the golden days of flammable suits and an absence of seatbelts, changed the world. Juan Manuel Fangio, nicknamed El Chueco (bow-legged), was a force to be reckoned... More

The Art of the ParadoxPosted 11/15/2023 by Akaash Raghunath

Is it possible to solve a question with no answer?   A man sits in an interrogation room, hands shackled, feet bound. A stern-faced officer with a large, bushy, mustache enters and sits across fr... More

One Math, Two Math, Red Math, Blue MathPosted 11/08/2023 by Mattie Brightwell

School subjects often have a particular and subconscious color code that can affect people’s association with them. When school begins every August, students and their families across the country fl... More

History With HanksPosted 11/07/2023 by Miles Kahn

A 57-year Denver Public Schools veteran shares his unique view on technology. Marshall Hanks is a veteran of the Thomas Jefferson community and DPS school system. Over the span of 57 years spent teach... More

Inspiring Students With the Magical Wonders of MathPosted 11/03/2023 by Ben Scherer

One TJ teacher has ventured back into the world of AP Calculus after years of teaching other courses. Brock Strickland, who is a well-known and well-loved teacher has been teaching TJ mathematics for ... More

The Swift EffectPosted 11/03/2023 by Alexa Tsvetkov

Speculations have arisen that Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end, Travis Kelce, and Taylor Swift are dating.  Since March of 2022, Taylor Swift has been traveling the U.S. on her Eras tour. She has perf... More

Aspirations for an ArtistPosted 10/30/2023 by Laine Gaherty

TJ’s newest art teacher shares her past and ideas regarding her passion for drawing and painting.  In 2022, Timi Biermann entered the artistic halls of Thomas Jefferson High School with plenty of s... More

The New Teacher On The BlockPosted 10/25/2023 by Emanuel Morales-Gomez

The man, the myth, the legend: Patrick Sasser, the new Computer Science teacher joins the Spartan family. After beloved teacher Stacey Fornstrom retired from TJ, a hero came along to rescue students f... More