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Minecraft 1.15: of bugs and bees

Minecraft 1.15: of bugs and bees

Eric Feng, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Minecraft, following the theme of more exciting non-player characters and mobs, has made a new addition to its game: bees.  These bees bring along many new possibilities for redstone, automatic farms, food sources, and building. Mojang also took this opportunity to fix many existing performance iss...

NBC News 4 visits Jefferson’s Journalism class

NBC News 4 visits Jefferson’s Journalism class

Aumena Choudhry

October 11, 2019

NBC News4 I-Team Investigative Reporter Scott MacFarlane, along with Senior Investigative Platform Manager Rick Yarborough and photographer Jeff Piper, visited Jefferson’s Journalism class during 5th period on Monday, Oct. 7. MacFarlane conducted a survey on how many times a student received notifi...

The Switch from Expert TA back to WebAssign

The Switch from Expert TA back to WebAssign

Srilakshmi Medarametla, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

A shift in Jefferson’s physics classes, this year marked the comeback of the computer-based assigned-homework program WebAssign from last year’s newcomer Expert TA.  “The primary reason that we left WebAssign two years ago was that they tripled their price per student, from $5 to $15” Jeffe...

Bumps in BizCity

Bumps in BizCity

Anuj Khemka and Sonia Kanchan

September 18, 2019

When it comes to developing an app in a foreign country with few guidelines and teammates who speak little of your language, seniors Parthiv Chigurupati and Pranav Wadhwa are experts. On Aug. 17, Chigurupati and Wadhwa traveled, along with teacher representative Dr. Peter Gabor, to Busan, South Kor...

Power up

Power up

Justin Chang, Irina Lee, and Grace Mak

September 18, 2019

Laptops guaranteed to every student. What began as a call for technological improvement has become a source of disagreement as some students worry over the choice of technology. Overview FCPSOn began as a pilot program in 2016 with the Chantilly Pyramid and eLearning Backpack organizations that ...

Journey of an FCPSOn Laptop

Journey of an FCPSOn Laptop

Sean Nguyen, Broadcast

September 8, 2019

The Journey of an FCPSOn laptop as captured in real-time throughout an entire day. A segment by Sean Nguyen.

FCPSOn launches to mixed reactions

FCPSOn launches to mixed reactions

Sid Ram, Social Media Manager

August 28, 2019

With the start of the 2019-2020 school year, FCPS students in middle and high schools received brand new laptops. The FCPSOn program strives to eventually provide every student in the county with a personal laptop. There have been mixed emotions regarding the laptops which were handed out during 8th peri...

Esports come to VHSL

Esports come to VHSL

Pratika Katiyar, Online Managing Editor

August 20, 2019

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) recently established a pilot program for esports, running for two seasons during the year. The three games being offered are “League of Legends,” “Rocket League,” and “SMITE.” Students will have to pay $64 per game title, per season to participate.  ...

Why Supercell Games Lost Popularity at Jefferson

Why Supercell Games Lost Popularity at Jefferson

Ananda Kalukin, Staff Writer

June 2, 2019

Supercell is one of the largest video game companies. They have produced several of the world's most popular mobile games, including Clash Royale and Brawl Stars. These games have been popular at Jefferson since their respective releases, but their following has slowly dwindled. Since Supercell i...

FCPSOn: Jefferson shouldn’t be on board

FCPSOn: Jefferson shouldn’t be on board

Tanya Kurnootala, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Free laptops for all, but it’s not as good as it sounds. For the upcoming school year, the next phase of the FCPSOn policy will be implemented in Jefferson, with each student receiving an FCPS-issued laptop that he or she can take home. This provides a “consistent, predictable and supported use o...

The Meaning of a Meme: The Story of the TJ Memers Facebook Page

The Meaning of a Meme: The Story of the TJ Memers Facebook Page

Ananda Kalukin, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

A picture tells a thousand words. But memes made by Jefferson students tell more, about everything from social life to the robot project. The TJ Memers Facebook group allows students to share all forms of funny media, whether the content originated from Jefferson or from online. But the group is abo...

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