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After months of preparation and after-school rehearsals, Jefferson drumline successfully put together a winning performance. “The title of the show is ‘Thin Air,’ and it’s exploring the concept of running out of air as you climb up a mountain,” battery captain Daniel Chua said. “The climb and the mountain being a metaphor for any challenge in life.”
Drumline and color guard win big at AIA competition
Alice Nguyen, Staff Writer • February 25, 2024

Jefferson drumline and color guard started their winter season attending the Atlantic Indoor Association (AIA) competition at Mount Vernon High School...

Kai Wang conducts Symphonic Orchestra as the first Jefferson orchestra performance composed and conducted by a student. Everyone in the ensemble dressed in red to symbolize good fortune and joy for the Lunar New Year. “I was just proud of him, because [the piece] was such quality,” orchestra director Allison Bailey said.
Composer and conductor, 'Yours Truly'
Sebastian Garcia Gaytan, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024

A cymbal’s crash and the boom of timpani drums echoed through Nobel Commons, followed by a swell in sound from the violins and beautiful accompaniment...

After decades of relying on Facebook as a means for communicating news and important events, Jefferson might be moving away from the social media platform. “Facebook was popular pre-COVID but now people are using Instagram or other platforms to advertise information about their clubs or events,” senior Ellen Zeng said.
tl;dr facebook is dying
February 20, 2024
Sophomore Holly Huang twirls a ribbon as she performs her dance, “Joy of the Dragon.” Chinese ribbon dance is a traditional art form originating in ancient China. Her ribbon dance was inspired by the revered mythical creature and this year’s Chinese zodiac sign, the dragon. “My ribbon symbolized a dragon flying in the air. My outfit was [also] inspired by the dragon, the color was the same color as my ribbon, but on the shoulder there were some details like dragon scales,” Huang said. “I liked how there were a lot of people in the audience and it was just really fun to perform.”
Soaring into Lunar New Year
February 14, 2024
Ji-hye (IU) and Tae-jun (V) hold tightly onto each other as they face their death from the cube device.
‘Love wins all’ is a heartbreaking masterpiece
Emily Kang, Staff Writer • February 19, 2024

The music video of Korean singer IU’s pre-release single “Love wins all” was released on Jan. 24, featuring V of BTS as the male lead. Fans were...

Pop star Taylor Swift and NFL tight end Travis Kelce embrace after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game. Their relationship has sparked numerous controversies throughout 2023, including people recently criticizing the NFLs overdone showings of Swift during games.
Top 13 of 2023: Scandals
February 10, 2024
Juniors Taiki Yamauchi and Hari Harish assemble their Robotics 1 final project, a robot that can play a game of Rocket League in real life. With both projects and standardized exams available as options of testing student knowledge, it is vital for Jefferson to find the balance between the two.
It’s time for testing
Tori Isidro, Staff Writer • February 23, 2024
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Holding up the hard-earned National District Championships banner, Jefferson’s gymnastics team poses for a picture. “We wanted to win districts for our senior captain, Lauren, so it was also very meaningful that we won this year. We bid her off with that and it was super cute,” freshman Aerin Bernstein said.
Gymnastics named District Champions after sixteen years
Sophia Guo, Staff Writer • February 24, 2024
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