Underage and Under the Needle

Getting a tattoo is an exciting experience for many that allow them to express themselves while, for others, it is something that they are willing to thoughtfully wait on.  However, according to Illinois state laws,…

Stressing Out: You’re Not Alone

School and one’s lifestyle has increasingly become more stressful, and it’s starting at a young age. According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, the millennial generation (ages 18-23), their stress level is…

Bittersweet Ending to a Great Season

After attaining a record of 13-5 in the regular season and taking a win over Kevelyn Park in their first playoff game, Jones’ Boys Soccer Team took a loss against Foreman in the Regional Finals.…

Homecoming Week 2014 brings out traditions new and…

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Stitched dollars

Shopping for the perfect homecoming outfit is no problem for Jones girls that have found creative ways to obtain a dress without emptying their pockets. Popular dress stores such as Windsor advertise dresses that range…

Seeds planted for new Homecoming spirit week will…

Celebrating homecoming in a new way will create more fun and exciting school year. Instead of having a week of awkwardness with weak participation in themed-days, the Student Government Association changed the game this year.…

Growing Pains

In a school with doubling enrollment, change and adaptation to the new size is bound to occur. This year math teacher Kelsey DeWitte and social science teacher John Lund, have taken the reins of Homecoming…

No tricks, no treats: some Christians say no…

As some students are getting ready to celebrate Halloween with costumes and candy, other students do not think much of the holiday. Veronica Winters '15 says she does not celebrate Halloween because she "is a…

Time Crunch

Andrew Walker '16 gets home at around 12:30 AM from a tiring night of busing tables at Home Run Inn where he works for hours straight. When he finally gets home, he barely has time…

Fall Sport Teams End Successful Seasons

Girls’ Volleyball Girls’ Volleyball in its past seasons was a powerhouse of a team. Unfortunately this year hasn’t been the team’s best - with their record being 10-13 and the season almost coming to a…

Black Student Union aims to be “safe haven”

           Last year, the African American club closed down. Feeling that the African American population of Jones lost its voice, Ni’Schele Jackson’15 and Amirah Loury‘15 created the Black Student Union, to…

Boys’ Golf Team Awarded 2nd Place in City

Winning the previous five city championships, the Jones’ Boy’s Golf team qualified for City Championship. With a 5-4 record in the regular season, the boys were focused on winning city for the sixth year in…

“Eagle Games” replace homecoming pep rally

Arriving at Jones this year is an event called the Eagle Games, which will be held on Friday, October 24. Organized by math teacher Kelsey DeWitte, social science teacher John Lund, and some Student Government…

Battling the athletic budget

Receiving limited funding for athletics from Chicago Public Schools, Jones Athletic Director, Frank Griseto, stretches the already low budget leaving little, if any, funding for individual teams. Jones Director of Finance and Operations, Jeremy Voigt,…

The Homecoming Game We Never Had

[caption id="attachment_613" align="alignleft" width="81"] Sports Editor, Taylor Brooks '15[/caption] In my past three years at Jones I have always anticipated this special time of year: fall, also known as, homecoming. Almost every high school in…

New year, new teachers

[gallery ids="681,623,624,700,629,631,632,762,764,766,767,768"]   Anna Barnett Math 3A, and Math 3B College: A B.A. in Mathematics with Teachers Certification from the University of Michigan Interests: Playing soccer, walking her dog at the beach, watching movies. Jones…

Jones: Powered by Caffeine

Ever feel lethargic, unable to concentrate, or get a headache when you don’t drink your daily coffee or Coke?  Chances are that you may be addicted to caffeine like many Americans and Jones students and…