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

tjTODAY

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

tjTODAY

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

tjTODAY

Grace Sharma

Grace Sharma, Staff Writer

As a sophomore at Jefferson, this is Grace Sharma's second year on tjTODAY. She is passionate about all things humanities and politics. On top of reading and writing, she enjoys STEM, and is always expanding her biology, psychology, and neurology knowledge. Also a huge feminist, she stands up for women’s rights, and always strives to make her voice heard. Grace hopes to be doing something she loves in the future, including writing books, researching, or practicing law. This year in Journalism, Grace hopes to explore her writing abilities and provide a new light through which to view students' stories.

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Kai Bilal performs during the sophomores MEX dance despite struggles with boys building interest and participation. The initial demo seemed kind of hard, sophomore Zeerak Yusufi said. It was fast paced and the [guys] just lost interest. There were no friend groups, either—it was just random people who decided to come to MEX, so there was no hype. We [didnt] generate enough interest.

MEX spirit in shambles

September 23, 2022
Students across the nation take standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and PSAT to qualify for scholarships and get into their dream universities. However, because of the weight put on the resulting scores, test anxiety is a common occurrence. “Go out there and do your best and then come up with an actionable plan,” counselor Sean Burke said.

Managing test anxiety

September 9, 2022

[Photo] Anya Raval

August 25, 2022
Jefferson students are spearheading a change in FCPS history curriculum to represent more women and those of an underrepresented minority. Members of WEAR give a presentation on important female figures in history whose stories arent taught to many students.

Diversity in history

February 13, 2022
During the ping pong tournament hosted by Jefferson’s SGA, Rick Yoon serves the ball to partners Josh Golden and Hudson Keeler. “In between points I focus a lot on my partner and my team—what’s our strategy, what are we thinking about, how are we going to deal with everything, but in the middle of the point, I’m not thinking about anything,” Golden said. “Everything simplifies down to the ball, your paddle, and their paddle.”

[Photo] In your face

January 31, 2022
Image courtesy of gettyimages.com

Top 5+5 of 2021: Books

January 30, 2022
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