The student news site of Jones College Prep High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Jones College Prep High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Jones College Prep High School

Blueprint

September 22, 2022

8. I got homework 7. We don't have a homecoming game to celebrate 6. Jones does not allow me to bring my totally real boyfriend/girlfriend from the suburbs 5. I can't buy a ticket with Apple Pay 4. I can’t dance. 3. How am I supposed to go up seven floors in heels? 2. I have a black eye because a senior pelted me in the face during the dodgeball game 1. I don’t want to have...

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Not the typical Jones juniors

Sabine Kanter-Huchting '23 and Saafya Alnaqib '23 | September 22, 2022

Over the coming weeks, Jones will welcome grade school students for two workshops: Junior Dance Camp and Junior Jones Jam.  Taking place on Oct. 21, the first annual Junior Jones Jam, modeled off Jones Jam for high schoolers, will bring in a class of fifth grade students to experience a day of computer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities. “Every January, Jones hosts...

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Parents now needed for pickup

Meghan Cuddy '24, Tech Coordinator | September 22, 2022

Students have started to express frustration this year after Jones has begun to enforce stricter CPS rules regarding allowing students to leave campus during school hours.  Last year, the requirements for leaving the building were much more flexible, allowing students to go to appointments and leave more easily. These rules have now changed which has resulted in some student pushback, some are...

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September 22, 2022

8. I got homework 7. We don't have a homecoming game to celebrate 6. Jones does not allow me to bring my totally real boyfriend/girlfriend from the suburbs 5. I can't buy a ticket with Apple Pay 4. I can’t dance. 3. How am I supposed to go up seven floors in heels? 2. I have a black eye because a senior pelted me in the face during the dodgeball game 1. I don’t want to have...

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Taking Spanish to the next level

Jason Bernstein '23 and Julia Nedoshytko '25 | September 22, 2022

This year, Jones has the opportunity to send five students to the Cervantes Institute for an intense weekly program free of charge. Cervantes Institute is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1991 by the Spanish Government to promote the teaching of the Spanish language and culture.  “The program is a full language immersion course geared toward sophomores or juniors with an intermediate...

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Public cervix announcement

Liz Lira '24, Opinion Editor | September 22, 2022

It’s been a little over two months since the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson that states could regulate abortion access. This decision overturned previous decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which previously secured a right to abortion.  On June 24, 2022, the announcement hit phone screens. Many people were distraught, frantic and angry. But in the months since the...

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Back and better than ever

Norah Hendrickson '23 and Sadie Barash '23 | September 21, 2022

The Blue Elegance Majorettes, an intramural dance team at Jones, has picked up again since COVID-19 disbanded the team in 2020.  Majorettes originated in historically black colleges (HBCUs) in the 1960s. The dance troupe’s unique style of movement incorporates elements from multiple dance influences and marching styles.  “[Majorettes dance] is a combination of ballet, jazz, and hip hop...

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New year, new team

Ariel McGee '23 and Alisha Verma '25 | September 21, 2022

With the addition of a girl’s flag football team for the fall sports season, Jones College Prep may finally have a football team.  Flag football’s addition to the fall sports offerings, will create new opportunities for students this year.  “​​Last year, CPS started flag football,” said Athletic Director Michael Strok. “Right now, it's still kind of at its infancy only being in...

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Boys soccer sweeps Payton

Noah Barbas '24, Online Editor | September 12, 2022

The JCP boys varsity soccer team beat the Payton Grizzlies 2-1 on Saturday, Sep. 10 to improve to 5-3 on the season. This was the second win against Payton since playing them in a tournament in Evanston and the team is feeling good about the win. “It was a great game, a great team effort,” said striker Paxton Hengesbach ‘24. “It feels good to get the 2-0 against Payton this year. It’s...

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“Dreaming of you”

Samantha Gamero '24, Lifesyles Editor | September 21, 2022

On September 9, thousands of people all across Chicago came together to enjoy a tribute concert for music icon Selena Quintanilla, maxing out the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.  Selena was a Mexican-American Tejano (Texan of Hispanic descent) singer who is a staple figure in every Hispanic household. Songs like Como la Flor (1992), Bidi Bidi Bom Bom (1994), and Baila Esta Cumbia (1990) have been passed...

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Celia Pincus '24, Lifestyles Staff | April 18, 2022

The Jones Local School Council (LSC) has been very active, but their current actions extend far beyond what they should and often ignore voices of disagreement. Their main role is to monitor the school improvement plan as well as monitoring the school’s budget and evaluating the principal annually. The LSC meetings take place every month, discussing a range of issues. The meetings usually last around...

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Simone Garber '22, Associate Editor, Digital Production | March 21, 2022

There are possibly more acronyms for spirited adult-led organizations associated with public education in Chicago than there are stairs at this school. Take the Friends of Jones (FOJ), for one - our school newspaper’s benefited immensely from its generous grants for our up-and-coming broadcast program, and countless clubs, committees, and other student endeavors would be in shambles if not for its...

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