Blueprint

Myles Cole '20, School Editor | June 9, 2020

  Since Tuesday, Mar. 17, all Chicago Public Schools (CPS) facilities have been closed to students and faculty in an attempt to reduce the spread of the COVID-19.  In-person classes have been canceled and new “e-learning” measures have been created to ensure students maintain their path of education. As a result of the school shutdowns, all CPS events and afterschool activities have...

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Building on up

Simone Garber '22 and Fiona Kogan '22 | March 24, 2020

Jones’s grad at grad values encourage teamwork, inter-grade discussion, and a sense of community - three values fostered by participants of the Illinois Tech bridge building competition. As students plowed through final exams, these participants engaged in a day-long event commemorating careers in civil and structural engineering. “In [engineering] class, students get experience with bridge...

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Josh Lazar '21, Sports Staff | November 27, 2019

The multi-week strike puts Advanced Placement (AP) classes in an awkward position. Having two weeks lost for the AP curriculum may change how teachers will prepare their students for the exam in May.  AP classes that have a heavy workload were affected more than  AP classes that contain less of a workload.  “I would say AP Calculus BC [was affected], they have to cover more material than...

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In it to win it

Carrigan Garrity '22, School Editor | July 28, 2020

Bernadette Schwegel’s ‘22 story, “Heroes do Exist,” was one of seven winners for the recent Chicago Sun Times short story contest. Schwegel said she was first made aware of the competition through her mother in July. She believed it would make for a pleasant activity during quarantine. Since the contest’s theme was heroism, Schwegel said she gained inspiration at a family dinner when a...

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The next stop

Griffin Bassett '20, Lifestyles Editor | June 9, 2020

The CTA has been a staple of the Jones experience since the school was founded. With an average daily ridership in the millions, most of Jones’ student population uses it in some way or another to get to school. Since the advent of shelter-in-place in Illinois, though, the system has changed completely, becoming one of the most drastic examples of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact in the city. Rail...

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Sisley Mark '20, Editor-In-Chief | June 9, 2020

Less air pollution in China, clear canals in Venice, and an overall slowdown of economic activity are the result of social distancing measures. With fewer people driving cars and going to work, coronavirus has made a positive impact on climate change and air quality. According to AP Environmental Science teacher, John Hancock, much of the productivity that contributes to the economy results in carbon...

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IHSA modifies athletic schedule

Ava Thompson '21, Editor-in-Chief | July 30, 2020

Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced today that the 2020-21 athletic year will be modified into four seasons instead of the traditional three to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. Released on Twitter, IHSA’s revised schedule said not all sports will be in their traditional seasons. Girls volleyball and boys soccer are moved to spring, and a majority of spring sports are moved to next...

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Up in the air

Leo Necheles '22, Sports Staff | March 24, 2020

Unknowing of what was to occur in the days to come, Jones students packed into the gym on March 12 ready to watch the annual Student vs Teacher basketball game. With thoughts on coronavirus hanging just lightly in the air, no-one had any idea of the bleak future of Jones sports. The eventual postponement of all school sports and canceling of playoffs was devastating for all student-athletes, cutting...

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Kobe Bryant: “Legends never die”

Leo Necheles '22, Sports Staff | January 26, 2020

Read a sophomore's reflection on the death of NBA great Kobe Bryant. Click here to view full site.

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Lather, rinse, repeat

Simone Garber '22, School Staff | June 13, 2020

It’s a paradoxical thought, but the sources of our anxieties are oddly integral to our lifestyles. That’s the enigma of public education, at least from a student’s perspective. Like many kids coping with the outbreak of COVID-19 and associated social restrictions, I, too, have lapsed into the all-too-addictive binge cycle of sleeping, eating, and watching TV. Amidst parents’ returns from...

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Faults in foreign language

Carrigan Garrity '22, Lifestyles Staff | June 9, 2020

Plenty of high schools require foreign language classes, and Chicago Public Schools [CPS] has made it mandatory for students to take at least two years of the same language. This requirement is not always beneficial to the student’s learning and academic experience. While learning another language can be a good thing, it should not be necessary for many reasons, and could potentially harm one’s...

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Katherine Williams '20, Associate Editor, Print | June 9, 2020

In hospitals across the country, there are thousands of healthcare workers working day and night to take care of patients afflicted with COVID-19. Their tireless work is crucial to “flattening the curve,” and their treatment of patients ensures that more vulnerable populations are not vastly harmed by the coronavirus. Healthcare workers are the foundation of society at this point in the pandemic,...

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