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A Wealth of Mental HealthPosted 04/13/2021 by Ava Ward

Megan Miccio spoke to the Thomas Jefferson High School community on the importance of caring for one’s mental health during the global pandemic. Adolescents struggle with their mental health in the ... More

An Allegory of HumankindPosted 03/26/2021 by Juanita Hurtado

It is time to join the creative writing club! “Storytelling is embedded in our species down to the very core of the neurons in our brains. . .Writing and storytelling, in my opinion, are what make u... More

The People Behind the SpotlightPosted 03/26/2021 by Eliana Channell

We all know President Biden, along with the first black female Vice President, Harris, but do we really know Joe and Kamala?  Joe Biden ran for and won the 2020 presidential election as the Democrati... More

Dribbling, Diving, and Doubling Down in a New WorldPosted 03/22/2021 by Georgia Hartley

Thomas Jefferson High School’s winter sports teams found many ways to make the best of an unusual season.  Similarly to just about everything that has happened over the past 12 months, TJ sports ha... More

Mo’ Money, Mo’ ProblemsPosted 03/21/2021 by Rachel SanPedro

This is the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of the new minimum wage. The recent Colorado minimum wage increase will have both positive and negative repercussions for citizens of the state. The 2.7% ... More

Perseverance Makes an Appearance on MarsPosted 03/21/2021 by Deqa Muse

The Perseverance rover has reached the surface of Mars in search of ancient life. On July 30th, 2020, the Mars rover Perseverance was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It took... More

Will Concerts Happen This 2021 Season?Posted 03/20/2021 by Holden Knostman

After the cancelation of the 2020 concert season, many wonder whether or not fans will see concerts this 2021 season. With the diminishing concerns surrounding the pandemic, vaccines being released, a... More

Extending EducationPosted 03/15/2021 by Avery LoJacono

As COVID-19 has impacted the typical school environment, would extending the school year benefit the students’ education? The past year has forced students to spend their year learning online, from ... More

Making a Difference One Leaf at a TimePosted 03/10/2021 by Addison Smith

The TJ Sustainability Club Partnered Up with Tree-Plenish on a project to offset paper usage at TJ.  Thomas Jefferson is known for its close, tight-knit community, so it is only natural that there ar... More

In School vs. Online LearningPosted 03/10/2021 by Gracelyn Leonard

While in person learning and virtual learning are seemingly polarizing options, students are able to attend their classes from their preferred location. At Thomas Jefferson and other DPS schools, stud... More