Obama needs to step it up

October 15, 2012

President Obama’s first debate against Governor Mitt Romney was disappointing, to say the least. After trying so hard to illustrate Romney as a disconnected candidate, Obama appeared disconnected from the debate. Given the...

Romney dazzles in Denver

October 15, 2012

For anyone who tuned in to watch the debates on Wednesday, it would be ridiculous to say that President Barack Obama performed better than former Governor Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate. With his aggressive demeanor...

Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up?

October 15, 2012

Who did we see behind the podiums at the first presidential debate in Denver? Where was the sure-worded, powerful speaker President Obama we knew and loved? Who was this convincing, charismatic, loose, Republican candidate? To...

Get a weight off your back

September 11, 2012

At Jefferson, students dread anchor days. Not because of the extra work, or having all of their classes in one day. We hate the infamous anchor day backpacks. However, there is a solution to the textbook problem. Apple Inc....

All school initiatives should be truly all school

June 13, 2012

Generally, the fervor over the One Book and One Question initiatives dies down as the year progresses. School-wide activities prompting discussion are organized at the beginning of the year and do not seem to have a lasting impact...

News analysis: Why being #2 is a good thing

May 13, 2012

On May 8, U.S. News and World Report released their annual ranking of public high schools - and for the first time since 2007, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was not ranked #1. The new best public high...

What admissions statistics mean

May 10, 2012

On March 30, the Jefferson Admissions Office released their decisions for the Class of 2016.  The numbers evoked a variety of reactions, but there was one figure in particular that had students, faculty and other stakeholders...

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