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Why mandating vaccines for CPS teachers and staff is a smart plan for CPS

September 1, 2021

On August 13, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that all Chicago Public Schools employees must be fully vaccinated by October 15. This is a smart plan that will encourage people to get vaccinated while keeping CPS teachers, staff and students safe. When the plan was announced, CPS stated that 78% of employees had been vaccinated.  It’s essential for the safety of everyone that teachers, students,...

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New year, new faces

Fiona Kogan '22, Co-Editor-in-Chief | September 1, 2021

After a difficult year of remote learning, the Jones Eagles are expanding the nest by welcoming some fresh new faces on August 30th to kick off the return to full time in-person learning. The Social Science department has said goodbye to teachers Nora Bingham and Michael Borge, who both made the decision to leave the Jones community in order to spend more time with family; taking their place in...

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Lollarecap

Leo Necheles '22, Co-Editor-In-Chief | September 1, 2021

On Thursday, July 29, over 100,000 people packed into Grant Park for Day One of Lollapalooza. After being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Lollapalooza returned in stylish fashion for 2021 with a lineup headlining Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, The Foo Fighters, and more.  Lollapalooza’s performances always draw a large crowd of high school students. Conveniently located in the backyard...

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Leo Necheles '22, Co-Editor-In-Chief | September 1, 2021

On Thursday, July 29, over 100,000 people packed into Grant Park for Day One of Lollapalooza. After being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Lollapalooza returned in stylish fashion for 2021 with a lineup headlining Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, The Foo Fighters, and more.  Lollapalooza’s performances always draw a large crowd of high school students. Conveniently located in the backyard...

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Tommy Cleland '21 and Adrian Zamudio '21 | March 17, 2021

With the first semester of virtual learning ending at the start of February, seniors are beginning to become less motivated and develop senioritis.  According to the Oxford dictionary, Senioritis means “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.”  Warmer weather and online classes make motivation...

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Moxie’ expands beyond white feminism

Akira Sinnott ‘22 and Xochimilco Cortez ‘23 | March 5, 2021

Comedy icon Amy Poehler directed “Moxie,” a movie about the power of teenage feminism in schools, racial equity, and sexism in sports.  The film focuses on Vivian Carter, a teenage girl played by “Little Women” star Hadley Robinson. The film also stars “Saved By the Bell” reboot actress Alycia Pascual-Pena’s character Lucy Hernandez. Robinson’s character, Vivian, is fed up with...

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This “Super League” is not so super

Tommy Cleland '21, Sports Staff | April 22, 2021

In the world of soccer, 12 of the biggest clubs in Europe are planning to create their own league separate from Domestic and European Leagues. Fans are not happy. The clubs attempting to form this league are F.C. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Juventus, A.C. Milan, and Inter Milan. This new league would...

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Lady Eagles defeat North Lawndale

Nikola Bilaver '21, Sports Reporter | March 19, 2021

On March 10, the Jones girls basketball team defeated North Lawndale 47-23, winning their fourth game in a row. “We're feeling good, our offense is shaping up a whole lot, our defense is getting better, I think the team is starting to trust each other and figuring out how to play with each other a lot better,” said co-captain Bailey Zalewski ‘22.  The Jones team was assertive throughout...

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Back in business

Amara Alexander '21, Opinion Editor | March 15, 2021

As the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago has lowered, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on March 8 that Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field will be welcoming fans for Opening Day this year for the Cubs and Sox games.  After not allowing fans for last year’s season due to the pandemic, the stadiums will be open at 20 percent  limited capacity for the start of the season.  "As a diehard sports...

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Simone Garber '22, Associate Editor, Digital Production | September 11, 2021

“I remember where I was when the first plane hit,” said no one of my generation, ever. It feels out-of-place reflecting on something you yourself have never experienced. What credibility do I have mourning an attack that occurred over two years before I was even born? I can only speak vicariously through the experiences of family, friends, and acquaintances who recall - whether they want to...

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AnaJoy Rowley-Matthews , School Staff | June 9, 2021

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 8, also known as the “hearbeat bill”, which prohibits women from getting an abortion in Texas as early as six weeks - often before women even know they’re pregnant.  The “heartbeat bill” grants virtually any private citizen, even non-Texas residents with zero connection to the person having the abortion, the ability to sue abortion...

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Empowered punctuation.

Simone Garber '22, Associate Editor, Online | May 25, 2021

When I reached out last month, I hardly expected to get a response. I had forwarded bestselling author and feminist scholar Anita Diamant my book review of her 1997 novel The Red Tent. Lo and behold, she took kindly to it; the next thing that I knew, I was being mailed an advance reader’s edition of her unreleased book: Period. End of Sentence.: A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice. I...

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