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The Swan Song of a Rising Ninth Grader

Mailynn Nguyen

April 29, 2020

As a student who’s been a member of the Jefferson Post for my three middle school years, I've seen many others come and go. Despite a number of announcements encouraging students to join, participation has decreased, causing a lack o...

What to Read While School is Closed: Part Three

Mailynn Nguyen

April 29, 2020

This week, all the other genres are featured: science/futuristic fiction, fantasy, historical and scientific fantasy, mystery, and the most miscellaneous genre of all, historical, medical, mysterious, romantic horror. (Oh, am I creativ...

What to Read While School is Closed: Part Two

Mailynn Nguyen

April 21, 2020

This week’s books are both historical fiction (fictional characters set in a historical time period or event) and historical fantasy (historical fiction with a touch of fantasy).  Historical Fiction And I Darken, a novel by Kiers...

What to Read While School is Closed: Part One

Mailynn Nguyen

April 14, 2020

While some may see the school closure as a source of boredom and loneliness, it can also be viewed as a chance to catch up on reading. I’ve compiled a list of books (and the books that follow them, if applicable) below, wit...

A Device-Free Lunchroom

Mailynn Nguyen, Writer

January 30, 2020

Close your eyes and visualize the TJMS lunchroom. Students, glued to their seats, distractedly shoving food into their mouths as they stare at flat black rectangles that shine an eerie, light onto their faces. Rather disheartening,...

Spring Break is Coming!

Anh Phan

April 4, 2019

Spring break is coming soon! I know a lot of us are looking forward to sleeping in and having free time, but what are you going to do when you are bored? Here’s some activities to do during spring break! Backyard camping...

Shannon Messenger Meeting – Final Installment

Mailynn Nguyen, Writer

February 21, 2019

Questions and Answers As I stood in front of the table where Shannon Messenger was sitting, I spoke sort of… fast. Really fast. Fortunately, Messenger was probably used to fans speed-talking, so she understood me and an...

Shannon Messenger Meeting – Part II

Mailynn Nguyen, Writer

February 14, 2019

I know all you readers have been waiting agonizingly for this part two (of course, you don’t know how long the wait was for us Keeper fans. Oh, how long a year can be!). Anyway, if you’d like more of a context with the ...

Meeting author Shannon Messenger – Part I

Mailynn Nguyen, Writer

January 31, 2019

On November 30, 2018, fans of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series had the chance of a lifetime: to see author Shannon Messenger. (The TAB club also listened in to an interview with Shannon Messenger and a school in Fairf...


Scarlett Carrasco and Melanie Ordonez

December 13, 2018

What’s cooking Jefferson? is a new feature we will be posted on a regular basis about recipes. For our first recipe, we are featuring a sweet treat prepared in Family and Consumer Sciences that Ms. Boda shared with us: Cake...

Author Shannon Messenger Visits Alexandria

Mailynn Nguyen, Writer, Reviews

November 2, 2018

The first thing book fans wish for is meeting their favorite book characters. Their second wish is meeting the author of their favorite book, and, for fans of the series Keeper of the Lost Cities, their second wish has been granted! Shannon Messenger, author of...

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