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Jefferson High School, Daly City, California

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December 11, 2017


Senior year parking

Many seniors, along with parents of students who attend Jefferson High School,  are currently experiencing the daily stresses that come with driving to school, as they struggle to find parking around Jefferson due to the lack of senior parking. As can be seen when one passes by or enters the gates of Jefferson High School,


Gas leak impacts campus

By Jake Tanner At Jefferson’s Football game against Carlmont on October 28th, a parent reported smelling gas, which led to the discovery of a gas leak on campus, The source of the gas leak is still being sought, but school administrators are hopeful that the spot will be pinpointed soon and handled properly. During the


Seniors look back as their last year at Jeff begins

As students grow older and become high school seniors, we reflect on who we might have once been before and now prepare to grow into real adults. At Jefferson High School, I asked four seniors about who they were when they got here and how they have changed for the better or worse. Neal Saman

Sacred Land or Sacred Oil? Dakota Access Pipeline stirs controversy

The Standing Sioux Tribe, along with many supporters, has begun protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, arguing that it will destroy sacred Native American sites, among other things. Approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the pipeline will run through four states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois.  The $3.7 billion


Student voters and the 2016 Elections

A portion of rising seniors at Jefferson High School now have the opportunity to participate in the 2016 elections due to their coming of age as adults. JHS’s voting-age population should find it convenient to exercise their suffrage, being that this year’s elections seem to be in need of as many votes as possible with


Mr. Beshirs: A Friendly Face Returns

As a tall, amiable, and bearded individual walks the Jefferson High School territory, students peer over with perplexion leading them to run over and introduce themselves. The 2016-17 school year kicked off with a bang as various new staff peer out of their classroom and roam the halls. But, of significant prominence, Jefferson’s new principal

Stanford Rape Case: Has Justice Been Served?

Over the past summer, Buzzfeed published a letter that a sexual assault victim read to her assailant, Brock Turner, a Stanford student-athlete, after a judge sentenced him to a mere 6 months in jail.  But this case has people in California and beyond shocked once again: Brock Turner was freed on Friday, September 2, after


Faceoff 2016: An election that matters

Our country, the United States of America, was founded on the belief that we could have to right to voice our own opinions freely without impediment from any government or any person. That belief continues to this day, as we are in the home stretch of the 2016 Presidential Election between Donald J. Trump and


Blood drive canceled due to gay donor ban

The Associated Student Body of Jefferson High School decided to cancel the annual Blood Drive this year after determining that the Red Cross’s policy of  rejecting blood donations from potential donors who are sexually active gay men is discriminatory. Proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, the blood donation guidelines ban men who have had


Prom 2016: A night at the casino!

Jefferson’s class of 2016 will go on to finish off their last year of high school with a night to remember. The graduating seniors will party on, making memories on the dance floor with lots of music, and surrounded by students who’ve been around for 4 years. So, what is prom night? Most importantly, it

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