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Tomoaki Matsuyama (center), playing the adoptive father of Princess Kaguya, cant hide his smile at the blanket supposed to be the baby princess while his wife Masayoshi Ozaki (right) and Chika Nakamori (left) look on with a laugh.

Photo gallery of cultural performances by Chiben Gakuen Japanese exchange students

Zia Sun, Staff Writer March 17, 2019

On their last day at Jefferson, March 15, the Chiben Gakuen students performed a Japanese fairy tale and a choreography to a song about America in Nobel for Jefferson students during eighth period.

After an excess of hate comments against Indian culture, Kjellberg posted a video urging his followers to donate to an Indian-based nonprofit with the above thumbnail

More than just a joke

Anuj Khemka, Staff Writer February 17, 2019

On Feb. 12, the race for the highest subscriber count on Youtube took a new turn. After dominating the race for several months, Pewdiepie’s (known in real life as Felix Kjellberg) lead over Indian Youtube...

The Perks of the College Partnership Program

Lynn Nguyen, Ashley Huang, and Will Cho January 14, 2019

On one Monday a month, members of the College Partnership Program gather at the Writing Center during lunch to talk about and make plans for their futures. We talked to members about why students should...

Image courtesy of Variety Magazine. Boy Erased provides touching moments amidst the heartbreaking story it sets out to tell.

Boy Erased: Harsh Realities of Conversion Therapy

Aidan Harbison, Staff Writer December 8, 2018

Boy Erased is rated R by the MPAA for multiple explicit scenes, including sexual assault, drug use, and some language. Viewers must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult to watch the movie. As...

The Asian student body is overwhelming compared to that of the African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian population at Jefferson.

Dwindling diversity

Sonia Kanchan, Staff Writer November 25, 2018

Diversity at TJ is most often defined by the overwhelming Asian population. As of the 2017-2018 school year, Asians make up a towering 67.98% majority of Jefferson’s students. Obtained from the FCPS...

Angie Thomas The Hate U Give was published in Feb. 2017. Its movie adaptation was later released to the public worldwide on Oct. 19. Photo courtesy of imdb.com

The Hate U Give: Tackling Racism in Young Adult Fiction

Aidan Harbison, Staff Writer October 25, 2018

America has a racism problem. This isn’t something new, or revolutionary, or even distinctly refutable. We’ve held onto this idea that skin color determines something fundamental about their person,...

Blitzing the Boundaries

Blitzing the Boundaries

MiJin Cho and Pratika Katiyar September 21, 2018

“F*ck you.” Written on the weight chart taped to her locker, these two words marked Kristen Heller’s 16th day as an official player on the varsity football team. Determined not to let the comment...

Decoloring My Mind: analyzing racism and resentment in light of the infamous Starbucks arrest

Decoloring My Mind: analyzing racism and resentment in light of the infamous Starbucks arrest

Christine Zhao, Editor-in-Chief Investigations April 24, 2018

One evening driving home from crew practice, I turn on the radio to NPR. On deck is an author who discusses the months of experience he’s had at Starbucks, quietly working and moving about, without purchasing...

Representation on-screen: Why it matters and what to watch

Representation on-screen: Why it matters and what to watch

Angel Kim, Entertainment and social media editor April 10, 2018

It’s not that stories can’t be universally enjoyed- after all popular films reach their status because many people are affected by their messages of love and being ourselves, or evil mankind and mortality....

Being 1.5 in 100

Being 1.5 in 100

Katherine Du and Christine Zhao February 10, 2018

 What is it like to be black at Jefferson? Walking through the halls on a regular day, you are likely to see few, if any, African-American students as you walk to your various classrooms...

Reconstructing the Past

Reconstructing the Past

Christine Zhao, Editor-in-Chief Investigations February 10, 2018

Senior Camdyn Davis can trace his origins back to a patch of land in the deep South. This ancestry is a source of pride for his family: it’s part of their oral history that’s been passed down...

Article as featured in the Feb. 2018 issue of tjTODAY.

The children left behind

Christine Zhao, Editor-in-Chief Investigations February 9, 2018

On Feb. 3, the lucky pool of TJ semi-finalists filed into local middle schools to sit for the writing portion of their exam: three student information sheets (SIS) and a math essay. With the newly-set...

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