tjTODAY

Zia Sun
A junior at Jefferson, Zia Sun was writing stories by the time she was 10. Her journey in journalism began in sixth grade when Sun wrote an article for her school’s newspaper on 3D printers, and it has continued throughout middle school and her work in tjTODAY.

“Writing is an outlet for me and a break from the monotonous stress of everyday life,” Sun said. “I started out telling my own stories and now I want to tell others’.”

Sun also loves baking, listening to music, and watching anime to de-stress. Although she is passionate about math and biology, she recognizes the importance words play to ground her and allow her to express herself. Since joining tjTODAY in her sophomore year, Sun has been an active staff writer and photographer and is especially proud of her work on Japanese cultural exchanges.

“If I’m being honest, [my interest in Japanese culture] stems from my inner weeb,” Sun said. “Reading manga and watching anime has given me a look into Japanese culture that I’ve been exploring by attempting to learn the language. Being a part of tjMedia means I have more opportunities to interact with the aspects of Japanese culture at Jefferson.”

As for the future, Sun is hoping to be an active member of the journalism program at her future college while conducting research in the sciences. She appreciates the broader outlook that writing for tjTODAY has afforded her and can’t wait to continue her writing journey.

Zia Sun, Staff Writer

Mar 25, 2020
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Feb 22, 2020
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Feb 18, 2020
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Jan 19, 2020
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Jan 17, 2020
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Jan 12, 2020
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Jan 10, 2020
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Dec 25, 2019
Winter Spirit Week: Photo Gallery (Story/Media)
Dec 14, 2019
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Nov 26, 2019
Power of the podium (Story)
Nov 03, 2019
Quizbowl hosts fourth annual trivia night at Jefferson (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2019
An explosion of two worlds (Story)
Jun 05, 2019
Jefferson Varsity Math Team scores another win to wrap up a successful year (Story/Media)
May 12, 2019
Seniors pass the lacrosse stick on (Story/Media)
Mar 27, 2019
Student Government Association and Quizbowl club host third annual Jefferson Trivia Night (Story/Media)
Mar 22, 2019
Bollywood dance workshop photo gallery (Story/Media)
Mar 19, 2019
Debunking Japanese Stereotypes (Story/Media)
Mar 17, 2019
Photo gallery of cultural performances by Chiben Gakuen Japanese exchange students (Story/Media)
Mar 17, 2019
Memories and Friendships Spanning Continents (Story/Media)
Feb 01, 2019
A Blend of New and Old (Story/Media)
Oct 27, 2018
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