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Students express mixed views on hybrid model

Akira Sinnott '22 and Sofia Moser '23 | April 5, 2021

  The Jones administration reported over half of Jones students opted for in-person learning. However, Jones students are considering the risk and benefits based on their grade level, health and daily routine.  Chicago Public Schools released a letter to parents setting the goal of returning to in person learning on April 19, the first day of the fourth quarter. High School students have...

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Jones admin plans Apr. 19 reopening

Sam Tedrowe '21, Lead Reporter | April 5, 2021

Following the release of the Jones opt-in survey, Jones administration is continuing to plan for the proposed goal to begin hybrid learning. They anticipate to hold a town hall with a live Q and A soon. 60 percent of Jones students opted in for in-person learning, Principal Joseph Paul Powers said, and Freshmen and Seniors are most likely to return.  Conveyed through an informational session...

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Teacher speaks out on Asian-American hate crimes

AnaJoy Rowley-Matthews '22, School Staff | March 18, 2021

After a surge in Asian American hate crimes, English teacher Brian Bastyr took the first initiative by drafting a statement to the Local Student Council (LSC) to increase conversation and awareness.  Because there have been so many cases of coronavirus-based discrimination, several school districts have made resolutions to address the increase in hate crimes and advocate for their students. However,...

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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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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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Josh Lazar '21, Sports Editor | March 8, 2021

On Friday, March 5, the Jones boys basketball team lost 49-43 to Payton but then came back and defeated Clemente 63-54 the next day on Saturday, March 6.  The game against Payton started off low scoring, with turnovers and missed shots. The first quarter ended with Payton having an 8-4 lead. In the second quarter, however, the scoring increased and the Eagles were able to cut the lead to one, down...

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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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