The student news site of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology


The student news site of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology


The student news site of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology


Anushka Molugu

Anushka Molugu, Photo Editor

On to her fourth year at Jefferson, Anushka is ready to take it a little easier in school and focus on her extracurricular activities. She serves as the photography editor for TJToday and a yearbook photographer. She spent the last three years as a staff reporter in 8th periods. When she's not working on the paper, she focuses on other activities like music and tutoring. She volunteers at a program for dyslexic students called Sliding Doors. where she helps develop interests in STEM. She also tutors with a program called STEP (Saturday Towards Excellence Program) helping students grades 3 to 8 with math and science. She is fascinated with the human brain and its mechanisms and this has cultivated her interest in a career in medicine, specifically neuroscience. She finds journalism and her passion to sing as a good balance with the rigor that comes in STEM-based school and is hopeful to continue to the two when she goes on to college.

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Holding the crayfish in one hand, senior Tanya Kurnootala points to its eye with the other. Her project, taking place on the neuroscience lab, requires measuring the visual responsiveness of crayfish when its affected by blue light. “The crayfish is a really good model organism because it has the ability to regenerate,” Kurnootala said.

[Photo] Changing expectations

Raed Mirza, Staff Writer
February 7, 2020
Leaning down as cast members surround him, senior Joseph Mutterperl -- playing Christopher Boone --- peers through his father’s possessions.

[Photo] TJ Drama presents fall play

Jeremy Kim, Staff Writer
November 20, 2019
After Señora Gendive asks a question about a particular step, Instructor Morton gathers the attention of the other dancers and they all watch him repeat the step slowly.

Come dancing

Anushka Molugu, Staff Writer
May 1, 2019
The members in SHS do a step in the dance where girl puts her hands up and the guy spins her around.

Photo highlights from Buleria

Anushka Molugu, Staff Writer
March 22, 2019
Photo courtesy of Flickr.

A club for the curious to code

Anushka Molugu, Staff Writer
February 13, 2019
Junior Abeer Zaib talks about the opportunities that the club provides. Photo courtesy of Anushka Molugu.

Going under the hood

Anushka Molugu, Staff Writer
November 22, 2018
If you want to find somebody to love, watch the eccentric Freddie Mercury steal the hearts of many in this Queen biopic. Photo courtesy of creative commons.

A Queen of Biopics

Anushka Molugu, Staff Writer
November 12, 2018
Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

The Missing Teacher

Anushka Molugu, Staff Writer
October 21, 2018
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