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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Bussin’ My Way to TJ
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Sean Nguyen | May 26, 2021

Public transportation offers students, and the public in general, an effective way to get to and from activities. However, among 172 TJ students who responded to a general survey, only two respondents…

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We Came Back to Teach
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Sean Nguyen | May 18, 2021

Most TJ alumni usually graduate from school and leave for college without turning back. However, for some alumni, this is not the case. Many former TJ students have chosen to come back as teachers. Former-students-turned-teachers…

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Shaking Up ElderCare
Features

Robert Stotz | May 17, 2021

Technology is not everyone’s strong suit. Unfortunately for many elderly citizens, they haven’t had the opportunity to grow accustomed with the latest devices, let alone the issues that coincide.

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Cults of TJ
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Sean Nguyen | May 12, 2021

While the word “cult” can carry a sinister connotation, it can also be used more generally to describe a very tight-knit community. To outsiders, these groups may seem exclusive, when in reality, they…

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Thinking outside the grade
Features

Lucas Ribeiro | May 11, 2021

Grades. Love them or hate them, they’re a quintessential part of the high school experience. However, though they are an integral part of the school system, research has shown that grades can distract…

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Sport of the Arts: A Look from the Rookies
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Sean Nguyen | May 5, 2021

As spring sports continue, an activity stands out among the rest as not just a sport, but a sport of the arts: marching band. Originally set to take place in the fall, complications have converted what…

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Writing Recs in Rona Season
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Sean Nguyen | April 27, 2021

It is that time of the year where students frantically ring up teachers for recommendations. However, with the primary communication between teachers and students being a digital screen this year, teachers…

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TJ Broadcast: A Family Production
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Sean Nguyen | April 23, 2021

Within TJ Media, the Broadcast branch is responsible for the morning announcements, features, and broadcasts of other school events. With only the final products being uploaded onto Youtube, many students…

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Small Businesses Make a Big Difference
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Sean Nguyen | April 12, 2021

With COVID-19 cracking down on businesses this past year, business owners like Afroza Khan and Vibha Jasani have had to adapt to the changes brought on by this pandemic. Even while following social distancing…

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Spaced Scrimmages and Sanitized Sticks
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Sean Nguyen | April 7, 2021

With the Jefferson Field Hockey season coming to a close, the team celebrates a successful season during this COVID era. After two months of socially distant practices, scrimmages, and games, the team…

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TJ’s Queen and her Gambit
Showcase

Sean Nguyen | March 26, 2021

With a United States Chess Federation (USCF) ranking of 1782, sophomore Mantra Iyer is one of the top chess players at Thomas Jefferson. She began her chess career at the age of nine and has risen to heights…

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Making us even
Features

Ketevan Gallagher | March 25, 2021

March is National Women’s History Month, a time where people across the country honor the contributions of women in our historical and modern communities. As such, it offers time to reflect on issues…

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International Women’s Day: Standing Up for Gender Equality
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Sean Nguyen | March 18, 2021

Monday, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day meant to celebrate the women’s rights movement and the growing progress women from all over the world have made to close the gender gap. The TJ…

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The March of Covid: Return of the Virus
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Sean Nguyen | March 17, 2021

COVID-19 has survived a trip around the sun. Although the pandemic has impacted daily lives for an entire year, the TJ community has skillfully adapted. TJ students and staff, including Dr. Bonitatibus,…

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The pandemic: Reflections of a year gone by
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Anuj Khemka | March 15, 2021

3:55 p.m. March 12, 2020. 
Jefferson principal Dr. Ann Bonitatibus holds her cell phone in one hand as she speaks with the assistant superintendent for Region 2 of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS),…

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From Couches to Cali – The Journey of EDUtrophy
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Sean Nguyen | March 2, 2021

Since the making of this video, the nonprofit has changed its name to EDUtrophy due to trademark issues.
During quarantine, nonprofits have been finding creative ways to give back to their communities….

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Jefferson receives “AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award”
Features

Stuti Gupta | March 1, 2021

“The field needs to be diverse. End of story,” former computer science teacher Ms. Ria Galanos said. “A field that’s making technological advances for humankind needs to have all kinds of humans…

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Jason Wang: Scientist Dedicated to Service
Features

Tammy Ding | February 22, 2021

Despite being notorious for limiting opportunities, the COVID-19 pandemic has simultaneously allowed room for ideas to prosper and projects to be pursued. For Jason Wang, a Jefferson senior, this meant…

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Wrestling Against COVID
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Sean Nguyen | February 15, 2021

With winter sports resuming, students have been able to take a breath of fresh air, away from the repetitive scenery of their homes. This year, the TJ Wrestling team returned with seven athletes, each…

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TJ Artists: The heART of the Community
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Sean Nguyen | February 9, 2021

Many students have found art as an outlet for their creativity, but oftentimes don’t have a platform to share it. A group of TJ students realized this and formed TJ Artists, a new community on…

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Imposter Syndrome: Stories From TJ Alumni
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Sean Nguyen | February 4, 2021

Imposter syndrome—a general feeling of inadequacy that persists— affects anyone regardless of success. Alumni, now in their 20s and 30s, share their experiences with Imposter Syndrome before,…

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Jefferson alumni at center of stock market controversy
News

Anuj Khemka | February 1, 2021

Vladmir Tenev, CEO of the popular online brokerage Robinhood and a Jefferson class of 2004 graduate, is now the subject of a barrage of online attacks and accusations after making the decision to bar Robinhood…

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