Blueprint

Guinevere MacLowry '22, Lifestyles Staff | May 6, 2021

Students selected their courses for the 2021-22 school year online through a Google Form, but many of the counselor conferences happened after the form was due which left many students with unanswered questions regarding next year’s classes.  School counselor and course programming leader Sajida Syed explained that the counselor conferences allowed students to ask questions about the classes...

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Administration holds SAT in person

AnaJoy Rowley-Matthews '22, School Staff | April 29, 2021

After over a year of online learning, juniors returned to school on April 13 to take the SAT in person in keeping with the Jones administration's Covid-19 safety precautions. Jones administration held its first SAT during the pandemic last September and October. Seniors had to fulfill their graduation requirements in the fall due to lockdowns in the spring.  “The check-in process for students...

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Nikola Bilaver '21, Sports Staff | April 19, 2021

Daniel Kovacs returned to teaching in the Jones Social Studies Department after completing service for the U.S. Army across Europe.  Kovacs is a Captain in the US Army Reserves, which requires him to spend time serving overseas. Kovacs left in January 2020, before the pandemic caused worldwide lockdowns and online learning, and returned this year in mid-February.  “I am the commander of a...

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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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South Loop restaurants close as pandemic continues

Fiona Kogan '22, Associate Editor, Design | March 3, 2021

Several community announcements confirmed a number of Jones-area restaurants have gone out of business or plan to close after lack of student customers and business.Before March of last year, dining choices closest to Jones included diverse fare such as Panera, Devil Dawgs, and Art of Pizza. Restaurants like these would cater to Columbia College, Robert Morris, Depaul, Roosevelt, University of...

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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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Movie Hidden Figures doesn’t get it all right

Carrigan Garrity '22, School Editor | April 5, 2021

Almost everyone knows of the movie Hidden Figures, a movie mainly focusing on the life and accomplishments of Katherine Johnson at a racially segregated NASA base, but not many know of the book by Margot Lee Shetterly and the true story of the heroines of Langley Research Center.  While the movie is fairly well known, it is not all that accurate. There is a lot more detail in the book, and a lot...

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I Am Malala

Amara Alexander '21, Opinion Editor | April 5, 2021

The world has felt the astonishing impact of educated women. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been praised for her strides in eradicating community transmission of COVID-19 in her country. More women are holding positions of power in large corporations. On a smaller scale, if girls ages 10 through 14 are provided an education, their community will flourish. Many women have been fighting...

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Red is the new pink

Simone Garber '22, Associate Editor, Online | April 5, 2021

She’s a minor biblical character that’s often dismissed by even the most devout of Christians. In the Book of Genesis, Dinah was the daughter of Jacob, one of the patriarchs of the Israelites, and Leah, his first wife. According to conjecture, Dinah’s rape by Shechem, a rivaling Caananite prince, was avenged by her brothers, who proceeded to stab and murder all of the males in his village. This...

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