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

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Sports editor, Jason Bernstein, sits down with head coach, Dave Rosene, to discuss the baseball team"s predicted success.
Blueprint Editor Norah sits down with Library Ambassador Nora to discuss the novel "Maus" by Art Spiegelman and the controversy surrounding it.
Visit from an ambassador

Allen Carey '25, Reporter | May 10, 2024

On Mar. 20, the Jones International Connections Club was excited to welcome David Dunford as a guest speaker to their meeting. As a former foreign ambassador and economic officer, the members sought out his expertise to gain an inside perspective on the field of international service work. “Dunford shared a lot of his experiences about working in the Middle East, as well as some context of the...

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AAC field day with Whitney

Mariyah Bell '24, Reporter | May 10, 2024

On Apr. 16, Jones Asian American Club (AAC) held a joint Field Day with Whitney Young High School AAC at Ping Tom Park. They hosted various games, and fun festivities for students to work together and create connections amongst each other. This year was the AAC’s first time hosting a collaborative event with another high school for a field day. “I really wanted to integrate a lot of our...

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The headliners of LSC

Emmanuel Ofosuhene '24, Reporter | May 10, 2024

On April 11th, the new LSC student representatives were officially elected. Students Max Levin ‘25, Michael Lane ‘24, and Heidy Martinez ‘26 were elected to represent the students of our school and will begin their work on July 1.   LSC members consist of parents, community members, as well as students who serve the local school council as representatives.  "I feel highly grateful for...

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Empowering youth voices

Leilani Freire '24, Section Editor | May 10, 2024

Jones student Olivia Pucylowski ‘24 becomes one of five students in Cook County to be nominated for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ nationally-recognized American Voices Award. The Scholastic Awards aim to celebrate talented, creative young artists who embody originality, skill, and showcase a personal voice or vision in their work. Across the nation, five students from each region...

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¡Bienvenidos!

Harper Rzepczynski '25, Assistant Online Editor | March 22, 2024

This spring break, the Jones Spanish Department plans to travel to Spain to gain rich cultural experiences and learn about the country’s vibrant history. Students and chaperones will be traveling through Seville, Madrid, and Granada for ten days, exploring each city’s rich past, food, and Spanish heritage.  “The trip is more than just teaching a language, it’s about cultural immersion....

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Ice advice

Eliza Beresh '25 and Harper Rzepczynski '25 | February 1, 2024

It is difficult enough for Jones students to force their bodies awake at an ungodly hour five days a week and drag themselves to the CTA without the added risk of ice covering the pavement. The slippery status of the sidewalks has turned what is already a grueling trek into a fight for your life.  Thankfully, there are easy ways to conquer the ice and make it to school safely. First, it is important...

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Jonah McClure '24, Section Editor | May 10, 2024

The Jones College Prep Varsity boys volleyball team has crafted a stellar start to their 2024 season, coasting towards the playoffs after starting the season with an undefeated 9-0 record. Varsity Coach Howard Hu is very happy with the success of his team this season. “I think the boys are doing well,” said Hu. “We are 14 and 3 and our only losses have come against Niles North, Lane Tech,...

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Alex Leonard '24 and Isabella Guzman '25 | May 10, 2024

On April 10, 2024, Brennen Jones joined teammate Hunter Rauhaus by committing to Beloit College to continue their academic and baseball careers together.   Rauhuas committed first back in the fall, and Jones recently committed to Beloit, joining the baseball roster for the Division III college.   "I couldn't be more thrilled to commit to Beloit College alongside my high school teammate. Having...

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The world of water polo

Veronika Bandura '26, Reporter | May 10, 2024

This season, the Jones girls water polo team has been crushing it and is closer than ever to making the City Championships for their second consecutive year.. With a successful season so far with multiple wins against high-ranking suburban high schools, the girls water polo team currently stands at twenty to two and is hopeful for the future. “The season has been great. We have had a really...

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Liz Lira '24, Online Editor | May 10, 2024

The Jones Class of 2024 has experienced many chaotic and unstable events throughout their high school years such as the COVID-19 pandemic, an entirely new administration, and political instability. Our class has faced challenge after challenge and if you ask any senior, this year is nothing like our freshman year, from school policy to social climate to political climate. We were not afforded the privilege...

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Reilly Martin '25, Reporter | March 12, 2024

On Friday Jan. 26, two highschool students from Innovations High School were shot in downtown Chicago, bringing the issue of gun violence  to people’s minds once again.  The incident took place at 1 p.m. as the students were exiting the school building. A group of gunmen open fire on multiple students. Two students were killed, 16-year-old Robert Boston and 17-year-old Monterio Williams. They...

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Yarah Cornejo-Jimenez '25, Reporter | March 12, 2024

The 57th Super Bowl Sunday took place on Feb. 11th, 2024, this event annually brings in millions of viewers. As part of a tradition beginning in 1967, the Super Bowl began featuring musical acts and performances creating The Super Bowl Halftime Show. The event’s halftime show acts as a beacon of entertainment fascinating to non-football fans as well. Let’s take a journey through all of these electrifying...

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