Unsung vs. impossible Beauty

In modern-age Western Cultures, weight has always been an obsession. From the days of corsets to the age of Photoshop, the concept that a woman’s body must be slender and fragile has been emphasized by almost every new fashion trend. But is a slender figure really the key to beauty and success? Continue reading



By: Noah Wilsey

Since the dawn of our time, humans have been explorers. Our drive for adventure has allowed our species to adapt and grow in all parts of the world. We have explored almost all parts of our planet. On  July 20, 1969, Humans landed on the moon — this was our first step to the stars.

If NASA didn’t have budget cuts, There could already have been the first person to Mars (Mars is our best candidate for human colonization). Over the years we have sent many probes to mars. The most recent, Curiosity, Recently found WATER in Mars’ soil. Curiosity also recently found Methane, a biologically produced chemical, on mars. These are signs of past life on mars! If Mars could have had life, think of all the planets in our infinite universe that have life. We need to inspire our future generations to reach for the stars.

Please support NASA.
The stunning image above (courtesy of NASA, of course) is one of the stars. Millions and billions and trillions of galaxies exist in the universe, and in each holds [more] trillions of stars. Go NASA!

JMS Science projects – YOU CAN HELP

Hello! My name is Acacia Good, and I work on the Jeffersonian as a journalist. I really need some volunteers for my science fair project. It is all about discovering whether teenagers associated with social media are more lonely than teenagers without such.
There is a slight risk to taking my test, just because this test revolves around loneliness it can bring up thoughts of  being lonely.
If you would like to be apart of my test PLEASE email me at goodisnotacacia@gmail.com.

Click the “continue reading” button below to see the test itself. If you wish to participate, send it to me (filled out) in the body of an email. Thanks, readers!

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Illegal Immigrants

Sophie L.

The other day while surfing the internet I found a cartoon of a thanksgiving dinner.  There was, classically, a thanksgiving table set, gathered around were some pilgrims. One of the pilgrims had a speech bubble that read “We are going to need another table” whilst climbing through the window were people labeled as “Illegal aliens.” This brings me to the topic of immigration.  This holiday, while we are supposed to gather together, is for our families to fill out paper work and send their children away to live in our privileged United States of America.  Continue reading