Final Four Bound

The varsity boys volleyball team continued their tear through the CPS Playoffs on Thursday night, knocking off the defending champion Payton Grizzlies in the quarterfinals to move on to the Final Four. Although they were…

Stocked and loaded

Are these things ever stocked? I wondered, staring at the sad dispenser while standing in line for the restroom. Two rude buttons with the word “EMPTY” stuck out under “NAPKINS” and “TAMPONS,” as usual. I…

Eagles roll over Juarez in season opener

The Eagles started off the season on the right foot Wednesday night, putting one in the win column as they dominated Juarez in a two-set sweep. Jones had the height advantage in this one, allowing…

Start with a bang

After going 13-8-3 the previous season and losing in the city semifinals to Lane Tech, this years' Girls Varsity soccer team came to the season opener against Hancock with vengeance on their mind. Both teams…

Lady Eagles sprint into a strong start

The Lady Eagles have had a fast start to their season, competing in the Niles West Invitational last Wednesday and Morton East HS Invitational last Saturday.   This year the women’s track & field team…

Eagles drop last home game of the season

The last home game of the season was a tough one to stomach for Eagles fans, as the boys Varsity basketball team struggled to score in a loss against the Longwood Panthers in the CPS…

Eagles fall to Payton on senior night

The Jones Eagles were stopped in their tracks by the Payton Grizzlies on Friday’s senior night despite playing in front of the largest crowd the Eagle’s Nest has seen this year. “We win some, we…

Jones soars over Clemente

Suffocating defense and fast paced basketball was the name of the game on Friday, Jan. 11, as the Eagles downed the Roberto Clemente Wildcats 64-53 behind Stefan Rosich ‘19 and his 28 points, six rebounds,…

Senior night success

Despite early offensive struggles in the girls basketball senior night game, the Jones Eagles took an early 13-2 lead and never looked back, defeating Schurz 58-35. Strong defense was the key for the team throughout…

The storyteller

Last month, Owen Charles ‘21 earned national recognition as he was presented with an award for his contributions to the art and practice of storytelling at the 36th Annual National Association of Black Storytellers Festival…

Aspen transition puts CPS in a tight spot

The transition to new ‘Portal’ websites is proving to be one of the most important yet for CPS-- but it’s lofty goals are turning it into one of their most controversial moves yet. After holiday…

Lane puts away Jones late

Despite a third quarter comeback from Jones, the Lane Tech Indians toughened up on defense and surged in the fourth to put Jones away in the first game of the season on Monday night. The…

Firing on all cylinders

In their home opener, the Girls Varsity Basketball team played great defense and blew out the Bulls College Prep team from start to finish. Even with early rebounding struggles, the team won by a commanding…

Door to door

As the congressional and gubernatorial midterm voting dates approach on Nov. 6, students, including many who are not yet eligible to vote, are putting in both partisan and nonpartisan volunteering effort to prepare for the…

Gave it their all

As the women’s cross country team returned to the damp, chilly weather of Washington Park for another run for a podium finish, they fell short of expectations at City Championships on Oct. 13, finishing 5th…

Seniors night sweep

Girls volleyball celebrated their senior night Tuesday with a blowout victory, crushing Roosevelt in consecutive sets on their home court in the first round of the city playoffs. Prior to their game, girls volleyball seniors…

New coach brings high hopes for girls hoops

After a successful season in which the varsity team made it to the second round of the city championships and lost in the semi-finals of the regional championship, Michael Strok stepped down as head coach.…

Dolphins vs. Eagles

Dolphins vs. Eagles, and we’re not talking Miami vs Philadelphia. As Jones spirit week just passed, all eyes were on the homecoming volleyball game against Whitney Young. In the last five years, Jones volleyball has…

Dancing to their own beat

We see them all the time, pumping up the crowd at games, pep rallies, and other school events. Both the majorettes and dance team are filled with Jones spirit. Here are some key similarities and…

Director’s Cut

While Jones might have "College Prep" right in its name, it might prepare its graduates for college, but that doesn't mean it is the right fit for every former Eagle. Some, like Kevin Shannon '16,…

Senior vouches against vaccines

Roughly ten people are not immunized at Jones and one of these students is Holly Beith ‘18. She is a normal high school girl who plays on the varsity water polo team and enjoys Bastyr’s…

Servin’ up summer Civics

State legislation is impacting students’ class schedules with more requirements and less room for electives. Due to new state mandates, Jones now has more required courses for graduation: computer science and civics. The honors civics…

Counselor leaves after decade at Jones

High school counselors are responsible for hundreds of high school students each year. Whether they are educating us on applying to college, advising us on real world conflicts, or simply sitting down to talk about…

Putting down the pen and picking up the…

While most seniors are currently stressing about finding a roommate and finalizing their housing applications, Augie Droegemuller ‘18 is sitting tight. He knows that he will be going to college but is in no rush…

Lollopinions

While I am a little bit sad to say that I won’t be at Lollapalooza this year, it doesn’t bother me that much because Lolla is really lacking an awesome rock headliner. When I went…

Weaving a new story

For the last ten years, art teacher Laura Boban watched Jones’ fine arts program grow and transform with her direction and guidance. Come September, however, rather than returning for another school year, she will be…