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


Eric Feng

Eric Feng, Online Editor-in-Chief

Eric Feng, current senior at Jefferson, has worked in TJ Today for four years. He has taken a neurobiology program and a creative writing camp this summer, yet still does not know what he really wants to do. Having a long history of satire writing in middle school, his journalism carreer has stretched through a pandemic, a cutoff freshman year, and a fully virtual sophmore year, and will hopefully prosper this year.
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The design of the Jefferson bumper sticker has long been criticized, however its simplistic design embodies the appropriately embodies the Jefferson experience.

[Photo] Empathy of a sticker

Robert Stotz, Print Editor in-Chief
July 30, 2023
The featured cubesat  will be launced into space on Nov. 22, 2022. “It was really cool to see the satellite run through its mission in testing, and to see the parts of the flatsat come together into a full cubesat,” senior Alan Hsu said.

SpaceX will launch REVERB satellite on Nov. 22

Eric Feng, Online Editor in Chief
November 20, 2022
Science Bowl is a national competition that tests knowledge concerning many STEM fields, and the TJ Science Bowl team were last year’s Virginia Regionals winners, and selected to represent the state nationally.

Science Bowl begins tryouts

Eric Feng, Online Editor in Chief
October 30, 2022
These bags are very familiar sights in our school, but are they really necessary to manage our phone usage?

Phone usage: a baggable offense?

Eric Feng, Team Leader
August 31, 2022
COVID-19 once again limits our activities, so celebrations of the Chinese New Year like this will be rare.

A COVID-19 Chinese New Year

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
February 17, 2021
The Mathematical Association of America runs the AMC, which is a math competition with many different levels for students from eighth grade to twelfth grade. The later stages of the competition, like the AMIE and the USAMO, are very difficult to get to, and they rely on getting a good score on the first stage: the AMC.

AMC 10 and 12 go virtual

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
February 12, 2021
Hack TJ is an annual workshop that TJ organizes to encourage and aid budding computer science enthusiasts on their personal projects. However, because of the pandemic, HackTJ will occur virtually for the first time.

HackTJ 7.5 occurs virtually

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
January 4, 2021
More and more people are finding the time to stream and watch streams, making platforms like Twitch and Youtube even more popular than usual.

Student streamers during COVID

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
November 20, 2020
As the pandemic separates many of us, people connect with each other however they can, mostly over the internet. Image courtesy of

Staying connected in troubled times

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
November 13, 2020
As school becomes entirely virtual, students must navigate through the plethora of programs that the classes use to succeed academically.

7 tips for virtual learning

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
October 10, 2020
Designed by Stuti Gupta

Swinging into softball

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
April 5, 2020
Jack Kelly and his other newsies spreading awareness of the strike of newspaper boys, demonstrating the power of the press, protest, and the voice of the people.

Newsies movie review

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
March 11, 2020
Working diligently on the IBET robot project, students are required to make their robots in 3D printing software, then convert it into a 2D sketch. Shown above is the culmination of hours of work for a student.

I, Human

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
March 10, 2020
A fine example of folk art in China, this origami window decoration depicts fish and is representing wealth. Nowadays these masterpieces are mass-produced in factories, but it is definitely enjoyable to sit down and spend some time on creating your own unique decorations.

Modern Chinese New Year

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
January 22, 2020
A version 1.14 Minecraft player with a few new features from 1.14 on display. 1.14, the Village and Pillage update added Pillagers, Wandering Traders, new villager skins, foxes, and sweet berry bushes.

Minecraft 1.15: of bugs and bees

Eric Feng, Staff Writer
November 1, 2019
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