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The Era of Instant GratificationPosted 04/25/2022 by Campbell Mahoney

Instant gratification and society’s need for it is changing the way people think and act. The other day I was in the car and decided to put on some of the music my parents might have listened to whe... More

Super Stressful SATPosted 04/22/2022 by EADAIR

How serious is the SAT, and how can students have the best chance to receive the best score? Every single junior in high school across the country has to take the SAT or the ACT. These eleventh grader... More

Feeling the AngerPosted 03/21/2022 by Lucy Adlen

For years, I have constantly heard everyone – from my coworkers to my family members and my closest friends – tell me that they have never seen me angry. As a young girl, I felt like being angry w... More

Varsity’s VictoriesPosted 03/15/2022 by Campbell Mahoney

TJ Boys’ Basketball’s memorable moments, hopes for next year, and more.  Though it has come to an end, the Thomas Jefferson High School Boys’ Basketball team had an incredible season. Buzzer be... More

Spirits: Real or Not Real?Posted 03/15/2022 by Aviva Freedberg

My personal experiences with spirits. The topic of spirits is usually debated, and despite scientific evidence that the paranormal does really exist, forty-six percent of Americans believe that there ... More

Solitary Social MediaPosted 03/14/2022 by Ben Morlan

Social media, designed to bring us together, is pushing us apart. In February of 2020, self-proclaimed “internet crusader” and youth advocate, Colin Kartchner, came to speak to Thomas Jefferson Hi... More

Roxanne’s Original Reviews: tick, tick… BOOM!Posted 03/14/2022 by Roxanne Wilkerson

This film portrayed the honest story of the promising playwright, Jonathan Larson, who faced the overwhelming hardships of his work, love, and friendship.  The Netflix Original known as tick, tick…... More

Super Team Wins the Super BowlPosted 03/14/2022 by Nicholas Neuhalfen

In a season of broken NFL records, it was only right for the Super Bowl to be one for the ages as well. The road to Super Bowl 56 couldn’t have been more different for the Rams and Bengals as the Ra... More

Shiffrin’s Journey on the SlopesPosted 03/10/2022 by Kira Kennedy

Mikaela Shiffrin talks about how the Olympics took a toll on her mental health. Who is Mikaela Shiffrin? She is best known as an Olympic skier with two gold medals and one silver, along with many othe... More

A Flamboyant Figure in FashionPosted 03/04/2022 by Lauren Maggio

The former editor-at-large of Vogue magazine, Andre Leon Talley, left a mark on the fashion industry with his recent passing at the age of 73. On January 18th, 2022, the fashion industry lost a true l... More