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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


Chris Yoo

Chris Yoo, Convergence Editor-in-Chief

Chris Yoo is a senior at Jefferson who has been doing journalism since his freshman year, making this his fourth year on the team. Chris believes that conducting interviews and getting to know his environment better are the best parts about journalism. When not partaking in journalistic activities, Chris enjoys politics, reading, playing soccer, tennis, and football, doing chemistry, and being a part of Jefferson's Quizbowl team.

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Elias works on keeping the scoresheet updated during a lacrosse game. “[My initial experience] was a bit tricky because I had to learn the ropes. I wasn’t very fluent in lacrosse at the time when I started because I wasn’t an athlete in that type of way. But in the end I learned the ins-and-outs of the sport. It took me going to the first couple games, asking the coaches questions, observing the referees call score, looking at the scoreboard, and working with friends.,” Elias said.

A manager-ie of duties

Chris Yoo, Editor in Chief
July 31, 2023
Freshman Jayelle Jones grapples with her opponent in a wrestling match against Falls Church. This is Jones’ first year participating in wrestling. “It’s the same mentality [when facing a guy or a girl]. Outside of the net, we’re friends, but on it, we’re not friends, and that’s the case with any gender on the mat,” Jones said.

Wrestling with expectations

Chris Yoo, Team Leader
July 28, 2023

[Photo] Robert Stotz

January 13, 2021
Finals week by itself is stressful enough. Having a week made up of half-days only increases the hectic feeling.

Half days are weird

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
June 7, 2022
On Aug. 29, the day before the start of her cookie distribution, sophomore Ellen Zeng posted a picture of her recent bakes in Jefferson Chefs. She included a description of how anyone could get a cookie from her over the next few days — and people listened. Photos by Ellen Zeng/Facebook.

Complimentary cookies

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
September 11, 2021
Despite a great deal of uncertainty coming from the pandemic, the Jefferson Model UN team worked tirelessly to prepare for the season, and their efforts paid off — Jefferson MUN won Best Large in multiple conferences.

Suits behind screens

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
March 9, 2021
Thanks to thousands of Redditors suddenly investing in Gamestop, the company’s stock price absolutely exploded, surpassing the legendary Volkswagen spike of 2008 in sheer magnitude.

The Power of Reddit

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
February 4, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a problem for many people, so has the rampant circulation of disinformation.

COVID Conspiracies

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
January 29, 2021
FCPS announced its tentative plans to partially reopen schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online, hybrid, and beyond

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
January 23, 2021
New basketball season to start Dec. 10

New basketball season to start Dec. 10

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
November 30, 2020
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