Christine Zhao
A senior at Jefferson, Christine is in her third year of working on the newsmagazine. As the Editor-in-Chief of Investigations, Christine works with her team to deeply investigate a single topic of interest, leading research efforts for such stories, sometimes in spite of tough resistance. Christine joined tjTODAY because she loves giving light to stories that are unnoticed by others, often bringing novel insight to interesting and complex issues and relationships. In the past, Christine has served as a Team Leader and staff writer. Outside of school, Christine is the president and co-founder of Project Talents, co-director of TJ Peer Tutoring, Captain of the Crew Team, BigSibs Coordinator, Treasurer of the Chinese Honor Society, participates in Project CODEt, and is a class Code() and Writing Center tutor. In her free time, Christine is a varsity cross country runner and rower who enjoys working out, consuming fruit, reading Elena Ledoux on Quora, and doing chores to good music (like actually good music). In college, Christine would like to pursue a career in computer science and journalism.

Christine Zhao, Editor-in-Chief

Jul 19, 2018
Blinded by dust: the sudden termination of four part-time teachers, along with numerous rapid changes this year, left me irritated, infuriated, and most of all, lucky to be out (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Warming up to Tinashe through new album, “Joyride” (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Decoloring My Mind: analyzing racism and resentment in light of the infamous Starbucks arrest (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
Echosmith’s “Over My Head” misses the beat (Story)
Mar 17, 2018
Over 800 students protest school shootings on National Walkout Day (Story/Media)
Feb 10, 2018
Being 1.5 in 100 (Story)
Feb 10, 2018
Reconstructing the Past (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
The children left behind (Story)
Jan 19, 2018
Varsity basketball teams hold double header in support of cancer treatment (Story)
Jan 07, 2018
Top 7 of 17: Women (Story)
Nov 22, 2017
Colonial Quest provide another channel of communication between the students and school (Story/Media)
Nov 08, 2017
Highlights: Press conference with Superintendent Scott Brabrand (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2017
A man for all seasons: sophomore Faaiz Memon finds his fit through participating in cheer and football (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
Threshold and Skiffy co-host Fun Writing Day event (Story/Media)
Oct 09, 2017
Scared, sweaty senior’s first hike at Great Falls Park (Story)
Sep 30, 2017
Fairfax County Public Schools’ introduction of testing and activity fees shifts the burden of budget increase from diners to students (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Golf team seizes another win during senior night (Story)
Aug 22, 2017
Pitcher Perfect: seasoned pitcher Diana Zavela reflects on the stresses and rewards as varsity softball’s top pitcher (Story)
May 26, 2017
Bonitatibus announced as new principal beginning 2017-2018 school year (Story)
May 21, 2017
Concussed Complications with CollegeBoard AP Exams (Story)
May 07, 2017
Happy for HappyNotes: Girl Scout Gold Award Project spreads music to retirement homes across the region (Story)
Apr 29, 2017
Voice to the Victims (Story)
Apr 22, 2017
Girl’s and Boy’s Varsity Soccer Photo Gallery (Story/Media)
Feb 09, 2017
In Defense of NGRD’s Youth Scientist Program: Does the program give an unfair advantage? (Story)
Jan 29, 2017
College kickoff: counselors and seniors offer advice for the application season (Story)
Jan 02, 2017
Top 16 of 2016: Movies (Story)
Dec 26, 2016
A Day in DC : National Museum of African American History and Culture (Story)
Dec 26, 2016
A Day in DC : Newseum (Story)
Dec 22, 2016
Photo gallery of German Honor Society gingerbread house decorating contest (Story/Media)
Nov 21, 2016
Re(searching) for the Reward (Story)
Nov 10, 2016
Late surge pushes Marshall football past Jefferson on senior night (Media)
Nov 07, 2016
Senior Night Photo Gallery (Football, Cheer, and Marching Band) (Story)
Oct 29, 2016
Athlete Profile: Rachel Lee (Story)
Oct 15, 2016
Homecoming Spirit Week 2016: Pep Rally on Friday Oct. 14 (Story)
Oct 14, 2016
Homecoming Spirit Week 2016: Theme Day Pep Rally on Thursday Oct. 13 (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
Cheerleading Semifinals: Monday, Oct. 10 (Story)
Oct 08, 2016
No need for “Denial” from watching this movie on Holocaust deniers (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Homecoming Asking Week 2016: Tuesday Oct. 4 (Photo #1) (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2016
Homecoming Asking Week 2016: Tuesday Oct. 4 (Mini-bonus) (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2016
Homecoming Asking Week 2016: Tuesday Oct. 4 (Photo #2) (Story/Media)
Sep 29, 2016
Jefferson vs. Edison Football Game Gallery (Story/Media)
Sep 29, 2016
Homecoming Asking Week 2016: Thursday Sept 29 (Story/Media)
Sep 21, 2016
Photo-ception: Photo Gallery of Picture Day (Story/Media)
Sep 12, 2016
No agendas and the PTSA: a student body whose voice remains silenced amidst a fury of changes (Story)
Jun 11, 2016
Spring Sports Banquet Gallery (Story/Media)
May 01, 2016
Sophomore class welcomes back Nathan Chen after 4 months of treatment and recovery (Story/Media)
Apr 19, 2016
A new year brings in new iNite acts (Story)
Apr 17, 2016
Academy Award winning movie Spotlight expertly highlights Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
iNite preparation ramps up with daily practices (Story/Media)
Feb 20, 2016
Indoor track team hits the track running at Liberty Conference Championships (Story/Media)
Jan 24, 2016
Clinton v. Sanders – the race may not be as close cut as it seems (Story)
Jan 11, 2016
Winter Track Athlete Profile: Nora Thompson (Story)
Dec 15, 2015
Obama’s actions on climate change deserve to be recognized (Story)
Dec 05, 2015
The Future of Innovation: Raspberry Pi’s release of a new $5 computer (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
“Digging Pink” with Volleyball and Relay (Story)
Nov 04, 2015
Volleyball quarterfinals bring Jefferson one step closer to success (Story)
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