Blueprint

Building on up

Simone Garber '22 and Fiona Kogan '22 | March 24, 2020

Jones’s grad at grad values encourage teamwork, inter-grade discussion, and a sense of community - three values fostered by participants of the Illinois Tech bridge building competition. As students plowed through final exams, these participants engaged in a day-long event commemorating careers in civil and structural engineering.   “In [engineering] class, students get experience with bridge...

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Josh Lazar '21, Sports Staff | November 27, 2019

The multi-week strike puts Advanced Placement (AP) classes in an awkward position. Having two weeks lost for the AP curriculum may change how teachers will prepare their students for the exam in May.  AP classes that have a heavy workload were affected more than  AP classes that contain less of a workload.  “I would say AP Calculus BC [was affected], they have to cover more material than...

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A fishy addition

Emma Casillas '20 | October 17, 2019

 As students walk in and out of the library, one may notice a larger fish living in the tank behind Librarian Francis Feeley’s desk. The unusual fish is a freshwater stingray, originating from the Amazon in South America and was rescued by fish sanctuary owner Manuel Oñate Jr.’76.  “All of these are rescued fish. I have a non-for-profit aquarium fish sanctuary. I set up aquariums in nursing...

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A force to be reckoned with

Simone Garber '22, School Staff | December 13, 2019

“I know there's hope.” This aura permeated throughout the Motorola Mobility headquarters one early Saturday morning when hundreds of women from various parts of the Chicagoland area gathered to explore their feminism at the third annual Young Feminist Conference (YFC), an event organized by the political coalition Cause the Effect Chicago. “It was a lot of fun to meet new people from all...

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The “mad hacker”

Amara Alexander '21 and Madeline Fitzgerald '22 | October 17, 2019

When Aspen rolled out in April 2019, students and teachers alike agreed that the new system was a pain. Many students complained about the difficulty of finding grades, while teachers found difficulty in inputting grades and attendance. However, students’ complaints were heard by Kevin Gao ‘20.  Gao took it upon himself to create the app, GradeTree. GradeTree clearly shows students’ overall...

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Students join hundreds in climate strike

CHARLOTTE MANIER ‘20, Lifestyles Staff | March 21, 2019

Approximately 400 Jones students checked out of school on March 15 to take part in the international Youth Climate Strike at Grant Park. In order to leave, administration required students to bring a signed note from a guardian allowing them to leave for early dismissal. “Walkouts are a liability,” said Mitchell. “That’s why we choose to handle it in the way that we did.” Starting at...

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Up in the air

Leo Necheles '22, Sports Staff | March 24, 2020

Unknowing of what was to occur in the days to come, Jones students packed into the gym on March 12 ready to watch the annual Student vs Teacher basketball game. With thoughts on coronavirus hanging just lightly in the air, no-one had any idea of the bleak future of Jones sports. The eventual postponement of all school sports and canceling of playoffs was devastating for all student-athletes, cutting...

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Kobe Bryant: “Legends never die”

Leo Necheles '22, Sports Staff | January 26, 2020

Read a sophomore's reflection on the death of NBA great Kobe Bryant. Click here to view full site.

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Eagles Fly High

Tommy Cleland '21 and Leo Necheles '22 | January 12, 2020

In undesputed fashion, the Jones varsity girls basketball defeated Lincoln Park 38-25 in their game on Jan. 9. Jones shut out their opponent through the first six minutes of play and continued to dominate through the rest of the first half, finishing the half leading 21-14.    “I thought we rebounded well and played good defense,” said Jones head coach Nicholas Teich. “Offensively we could...

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Charlotte Manier '20, Lifestyles Staff | April 4, 2019

Are these things ever stocked? I wondered, staring at the sad dispenser while standing in line for the restroom. Two rude buttons with the word “EMPTY” stuck out under “NAPKINS” and “TAMPONS,” as usual. I was grateful I remembered my own supply, knowing the tin centurion would’ve been no help had I forgotten. But these boxes were made for every menstruator at Jones, not just me. Students...

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Lollopinions

June 5, 2018

While I am a little bit sad to say that I won’t be at Lollapalooza this year, it doesn’t bother me that much because Lolla is really lacking an awesome rock headliner. When I went two years ago I reveled in the musical balance between rock and rap, my two favorite genres. I went from seeing J Cole one night to the Red Hot Chili Peppers the next. It was divine. However, with Jack White as the...

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Senior reflects on enlightening cultural experience

Sara Weiss '18 | June 5, 2018

It seems as though there is a conspiracy theory out there for everything, ranging from theories of the existence of the Illuminati to the faking of the moon landing to who shot JFK.  While some people laugh at these seemingly insane speculations, others take these damaging accusations a step further. For instance, American radio host Alex Jones claimed that the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary...

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