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

Justin Chang

Justin Chang, Editor-in-Chief

A senior at Jefferson, Justin Chang is in his fourth year of working on the newsmagazine staff. As an Editor-in-Chief, Chang works with the tjTODAY staff to help meet deadlines for publication dates, assists production of online and print articles, and designs spreads for the magazine issues. Chang served as a staff reporter in his freshman and sophomore years, a Team Leader his junior year, and Editor-in-Chief his senior year. Chang initially started tjTODAY because he enjoyed Journalism in middle school and wished to continue it throughout high school, and his participation in journalism has proven to be filled with memorable experiences and, surprisingly, valuable life-long lessons.

"Being in journalism has taught me about not only how to view the world and perceive certain situations critically, but also how to interact with people and search for information under various circumstances," Chang said. In his free time, Chang enjoys watching and playing sports, catching up on the latest movies and TV series, and hanging out with friends.

As for his future, after high school, Chang wishes to pursue a career in journalism and law. “I recently went on a tour of the campus at George Washington University in D.C. and one of the things that stood out to me was the School of Media and Public Affairs. I remember the guide telling us how student journalists here met and interacted with politicians and how they really got the chance to learn about new issues," Chang said. "Later that day, I realized that this is what I wanted to do with my life.”

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Top 9 of 2019: late-night show moments

Top 9 of 2019: late-night show moments

Justin Chang, Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2020
The Dell Latitude 3300 XCTO in the storage room.

Power up

Justin Chang, Irina Lee, and Grace Mak
September 18, 2019
Moments before kicking the ball in a free kick just 20 yards away from the net, defender Todd Ritter runs up to the ball hoping to double Jefferson’s lead after midfielder David Xiang score on a cross to tie up the game 1-1.

JV Boys Soccer photo gallery

Justin Chang, Team Leader
March 22, 2019
Photo courtesy of www.vlive.tv. Promotional poster for the reality survival show YG Treasure Box, which aired from Nov. 16, 2018 to Jan. 18, 2019 to debut YG Entertainment’s next K-pop boy group.

Digging for treasure

Justin Chang, Team Leader
January 27, 2019
Top 8 of 2018: World Cup matches

Top 8 of 2018: World Cup matches

Justin Chang, Team Leader
January 12, 2019
During Cultivators of the Earths weekly meeting, senior Gopika Pillai uses a plier to cut the tips of dead flowers among the rose pink garden.

Cultivating Jefferson’s beauty

Justin Chang, Team Leader
October 31, 2018
While touring the museum in the historic Peterson’s house, juniors Oscar Su, Praveen Balakrishnan, Aneesh Boreda, and Daniel Carr stop to write thoughtful responses on an interactive whiteboard asking them what equality meant to them.

HUM II field trip cut short

Justin Chang, Team Leader
October 29, 2018
Club organizer Evan Huang facilitates a discussion on the song “Souped Up” from the Disney and Pixar film, Ratatouille, analyzing various themes and motifs and questioning the emotions that were felt during the piece.

Back in style

Justin Chang, Staff Writer
September 25, 2018
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