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

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Starting at the beginning of the year, Fairfax County Public Schools changed the policy surrounding missing work, eliminating the 50 percent cushion for assignments that are not turned in.

No more free 50s

Robert Stotz, Print Editor
November 9, 2023
Standardized tests are intended to create a fair testing environment for all students, but when in-class instruction and test preparation resources differ from classroom to classroom, this fairness can be compromised. It’s worth considering where test standardization is to Jefferson’s benefit, and where an unstandardized framework might be beneficial.

Follies of standardization

Eli Tillemann, Staff Writer
February 11, 2023
A pen name versus a signed name. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Some may want to claim their artwork, but others may find safety behind a pseudonym, where they can see others’ unbiased opinions on their art without worrying about personal backlash.

Signed with consequences

Yasmin Kudrati-Plummer, Staff Writer
February 8, 2021
Thanks to thousands of Redditors suddenly investing in Gamestop, the company’s stock price absolutely exploded, surpassing the legendary Volkswagen spike of 2008 in sheer magnitude.

The Power of Reddit

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
February 4, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a problem for many people, so has the rampant circulation of disinformation.

COVID Conspiracies

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
January 29, 2021
Africa is often generalized to be a continent of poor safari land with wild animals roaming about. But there is a greater diversity of nature ecosystems in Africa than most know, from deserts and mountains to forests and rainforests.

Africa is not a country

Yasmin Kudrati-Plummer, Staff Writer
January 27, 2021
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