Blueprint

Alice Kasdan '24, Lifestyles Staff | October 2, 2021

As the 2021 SGA elections at Jones College Prep reached their apex, some students noticed a commonality in many sophomore’s campaigns: the use of social media over posters and word of mouth.   This year, at least one campaign for each position is relying heavily on social media for their campaigns.  Suzanna Mettelman ‘24, who is running for vice president, explained that she ran into difficulties...

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Meghan Cuddy '24, School Staff | October 1, 2021

*Interview names are anonymous to ensure the identity and safety After a student at Jones tested positive for COVID-19 many students are left frustrated by the lack of communication on CPS (Chicago Public Schools) health procedures.. On Sept.14, the Jones student body received an email notifying them about a COVID-19 case at Jones. Some students received an email, as a result of contact tracing,...

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Sabine Kanter-Huchting '23, Lifestyles Staff | October 1, 2021

Jones College Prep juniors feel disadvantaged as the fall PSAT looms in the distance, since both PSATs freshman and sophomore year were cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.  Oct. 13 is the date set for the junior year PSAT, and students said they are beginning to feel the pressure. After losing the two practice opportunities freshman and sophomore year, this year's juniors are experiencing first-time...

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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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Varsity soccer defeats Hancock 4-0

Noah Barbas '24, Sports Staff | October 8, 2021

The Jones boys soccer team beat the Hancock Eagles 4-0 in a home group stage playoff match on Thursday, following a 4-2 road playoff victory at Curie. After a rocky scoreless first half and some frustration in the beginning, Jones roared back with four unanswered goals to pull away in the second half. “I think we started kind of slow in the first half,” said Jonathan Lang ‘22. “We couldn’t...

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“We’re as talented as we have been”

Jason Bernstein '23, Sports Staff | October 1, 2021

 The 2021 Jones-Payton boys golf team won the CPS City Championship at Indian Boundary Golf Course on Sunday, Sept. 26.  Despite the win, head coach David Gilmer said the team underperformed. “We’ve played at Indian Boundary a bunch,” Gilmer said. “Earlier this year we were 20 over par as a team. The goal was about 20 over as a team, but yesterday we were 28 over par as a team.” The...

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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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It’s more than just clothes…

Norah Hendrickson '23, School Editor | September 22, 2021

For some, the “first day of school outfit” is one of the most important outfits of the year. It takes planning, a FaceTime call with friends the night before, and even changing a hundred times. Maybe some don’t care, but for others, their outfit is a statement of who they are and how they’ve changed over the summer, over the last year and a half. It’s a revised definition of who they want...

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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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