Blueprint

The show must go on

Madeline Fitzgerald '22, Lifestyles Staff | March 1, 2021

In the midst of virtual school, the large, performance-based Asian American Club (AAC) and its many sub-clubs at Jones are working hard to find creative ways to keep their members engaged and recruit new ones. For AAC President Linlin Cao ‘21, this means postponing many events rather than canceling them, so members still have events to look forward to. “Night on the Terrace is a big AAC event...

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AnaJoy Rowley-Matthews '22 and Xochimilco Cortez '23 | January 30, 2021

Learning virtually has been an adjustment for everyone, but many students have welcomed this change.   In an unprecedented, whirlwind of a year, Jones students continue on with school completely remote. CPS currently has no plans for all Jones students to return to in person learning.  Camilla Marden ‘22 said she is actually more successful in remote learning compared to being in-person....

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Doniya Boyd '21 and Sofia Moser '23 | January 30, 2021

The convenience of being in homes for online learning is a blessing for some, and a curse for others. Students are able to relax in their pajamas, often with their cameras off, while some teachers are “pining” to get the cameras on.  According to Chicago Public Schools, high school students are not required to have cameras on due to privacy concerns.  The inability to connect face-to-face...

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Gabi Josefson '23, Lifestyles Staff | January 30, 2021

Gabi Josefson ‘23: What is the event that Green Team is planning? Alyssa Price ‘22: “Green Team is planning an event with Treeplenish. They partner with a lot of schools around the country to offset different schools’ paper usage. What Green Team is doing specifically is partnering with Treeplenish to offset Jones’ paper usage. In April we are going to plant trees around the city, but in...

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Ava Thompson '21, Editor-in-Chief | January 30, 2021

Ava Thompson ‘21: How were you first aware that you were to get the COVID-19 vaccine? What was the process and paperwork to get the vaccine? Jonathan Necheles:  “It's one of those things where it’s been offered through a couple of sources. So, the one that was available to me was through Northwestern where I'm on faculty. And so that's how I got it.” AT: Take me through the day you got...

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CPS changes high school admissions process

Whitney Shurtliff '22, Copy Editor | January 30, 2021

To accommodate families during the pandemic, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) made significant changes to its 2020-21 selective enrollment application process. CPS recently extended the high school application deadline to Jan. 9, 2021, and both the high school admissions examination and the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Map test will take place in person.  For fall of 2021 high school...

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CPS sports start season after delay

Joshua Lazar '21, Sports Editor | February 12, 2021

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) approved basketball, bowling, dance, cheer and boys swimming to resume practice and conditioning immediately, despite schools being closed due to COVID-19. A few weeks ago, the Illinois High School Sports Association ( IHSA) approved winter sports to return and spring sports to start conditioning. CPS approved the plan for the district on Feb. 9. This delay was due to...

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Nikola Bilaver '21 and Norah Hendrickson '23 | January 30, 2021

Many sports have been canceled or delayed by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) due to COVID-19. For some senior athletes, COVID-19 related sports cancellations came as a “big blow” as they hoped for college scholarships and one last chance to play.  CPS indefinitely postponed high school sports in December due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Chicago....

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Jaden Jones to Kishwaukee College

Makai Singleton '22, Sports Staff | January 30, 2021

On Nov. 18, Jaden Jones ‘21 committed to Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois to continue his academic and baseball career for the next two years. Jones had interest and offers from both two and four-year schools, but Kishwaukee was the school that Jones thought could help him develop.  “I chose Kishwaukee College for a lot of different reasons,” said Jones. “This was the best two-year...

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How do we learn to love ourselves?

Guinevere MacLowry '22, Lifestyles Staff | February 25, 2021

Struggling with body insecurities and self-esteem issues are regarded as normal behaviors in young people, but many adults fail to see the severity of the current situation. With the rise of social media, it is hard to feel adequate in one’s own skin, and it is nearly impossible for one person to adhere to our culture’s ever-changing beauty standards. All of these factors paired with staying in...

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Never forget

Leo Necheles '22, Associate Editor, Print | January 27, 2021

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Today is a day to look back and make sure this world never forgets the horrors that took place in Nazi Germany. Today is a day in which the United Nations urges humanity to honor the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and educate each other so such a tragedy may never happen again. Yet, on this day, no one seems to remember. As I have scrolled...

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Stop playing the blame game

Leo Necheles '22, Associate Editor, Print | December 17, 2020

Sports work in a hierarchy: professional sports up top, followed by collegiate sports, and then high school. This ladder-shaped system has been around for ages, shaping how our very own high school sports are run and played. Now, as we attempt to continue sports amidst a global pandemic, professional sports leagues only seem to trickle down pessimism to younger athletes. With desperate pleads from...

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