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The student news site of Jones College Prep High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Jones College Prep High School

Blueprint

Students stand-up for change

Liz Lira '24 and Saafya Alnaqib '23 | November 17, 2022

* Denotes a name change for a student who wished to remain anonymous   On Monday Nov. 7, student affinity groups led a sit-in during 4th period, protesting a perceived lack of accountability over offensive acts toward members of the Jones community.  The sit-in, titled Admin Always Covers Up (AACU) was organized in response to an incident on Halloween, when a student dressed in an East...

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Spirit Halloween at Jones

Julia Nedoshytko '25, Lifestyles Staff | November 17, 2022

This Halloween, Jones students Armahn Moorman ‘25 and Sabine Muñoz ‘25 were the winners of costume contests organized by the Student Government   Association (SGA) and administration.  SGA arranged a costume contest on Instagram where participating students would post a picture of their costume to their story and tag SGA for a chance to win. “I would say it wasn’t very intense. I submit...

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Play review: Radium Girls

Conny LaFlamme '24, Lifestyles Staff | November 17, 2022

For this year’s fall production, Jones College Prep staged the play Radium Girls by D. W. Gregory. The play, set in 1920s Orange, NJ, depicts a number of girls who developed serious health complications while working for the U.S. Radium Corporation, where they were regularly exposed to radioactive paint.  The story follows some of these girls as they pit themselves against a wealthy corporation,...

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The next wave of the opioid crisis

Liz Lira '24 and Samantha Gamero '24 | November 17, 2022

*Indicates a name has been changed for privacy reasons   Rates of teenage drug overdoses are higher than ever before, and with this rise comes an urgent need to look for solutions.  Because drugs have increased accessibility throughout the years, the rate at which high schoolers have access to drugs grows with it. It is extremely common for highschoolers to have had experiences with...

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November 17, 2022

8. Lolla 7. The Starbucks reopening 6. Taylor Swift’s new album 5. Last year’s seniors graduating 4. The McRib is back 3. No hurt finals last year 2. Justin Fields not being a bust 1. A full week off for for Thanksgiving

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Seniors have a say

Sabine Kanter-Huchting '23, School Editor | November 3, 2022

As the 2022 midterm elections loom, first-time student voters nervously anticipate going to the polls during a decisive election year.  “I was very scared, and I didn’t really know what to expect,” said Cosette Zielinski ‘23, who already cast her ballot. “I actually had my dad come with me, so we went through the process together.”  Ronin Hulett ‘23, on the other hand, is more...

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Bucket at the buzzer

Jason Bernstein '23, Sports Editor | November 22, 2022

Ethan Samuels ‘24 and the Jones varsity boys basketball team defeated Lane Tech on their home court 54-53 in style on Nov. 21 to secure the first win of both the 2022-23 season and the Battle of The Bridge Tournament. Samuels hit a pull-up three at the top of the key with 2.0 seconds left to cap off his 29-point performance with an exclamation point. “I feel amazing. It really feels surreal...

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Hooping and hollering

Jason Bernstein '23, Sports Editor | November 16, 2022

As the season rapidly approaches, the Jones varsity boys basketball team is preparing for their first game during a tournament vs. Lane Tech on Nov. 21.  They will be rallying around combo guard Ethan Samuels ‘24 to be the offensive catalyst for this season after his impressive first year of varsity basketball in 2021-22, where he led the team in scoring. Lucas Barash ‘23 and Ben Mitchell...

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Girls basketball preview

Noah Barbas '24, Online Editor | November 16, 2022

The following is an interview with girls basketball head coach Nick Teich about the upcoming girls basketball season, which started on Nov. 14 vs Bogan High School Bengals.  Who are some notable players that graduated last year and how are you planning on replacing them? Four seniors graduated last year, and they're very difficult to replace in terms of a production standpoint, the leadership...

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Enough of the biopics

Liz Lira '24, Opinion Editor | November 17, 2022

Biographical films (biopics) are movies that dramatize the life of a particular person, typically a public or historical figure. These movies are often referred to as “Oscar-bait,” which means that biopics often represent the majority of the nominees for Oscar categories. From 2014-2020, about 40% of the “Big Five'' Oscar award (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay)...

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Hallowsgivingmas

Sabine Kanter-Huchting '23, School Editor | November 17, 2022

Ever feel like Christmas celebrations are occuring earlier and earlier every year? That as soon as Halloween is over, holiday advertisements and holiday music are popping up everywhere? There’s a term for it: Christmas creep. Christmas creep is essentially the sense that the Christmas season is arriving earlier in the year, with holiday themed decorations, merchandise, music and more ushering in...

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Education brings understanding

Gabi Josefson '23, Celia Pincus '24, Jason Bernstein '23, and Dean Goldman '23 | November 7, 2022

Dear Jones Community,   As Jewish students at Jones, we are shocked and disturbed by the recent actions of antisemitism within our school community and feel the need to speak up in this time of hate. Jones’ Halloween festivities, intended to spur amusement and cheer in the student body, instead brought the latest occurrence of bigotry and hate to the school community. There should be...

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