A place on the stage

As Chicago youth continues to get involved in activism and social issues, some teenagers have looked for a way to share their ideas and passions with others and have found an outlet at Chicago Youth…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Reaching new heights without higher education

Running away with the circus isn’t an uncommon dream for little kids. What is uncommon, however, is taking the steps to fulfill that dream. Next year, Nemo Mass ‘18 will forge a different path than…

Fire away

Representatives and members of the National Rifle Association have a distinct image in the media, but not many know that student R.L. Taradash ‘19 of Jones College Prep is a member of the NRA himself.…

Louder than ever

In the coming weeks, the Jones Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) team will aspire for victory in their poetry bouts. LTAB is the largest poetry festival in the world, hosting over 1,000 youth poets, taking…

Logged off

In the digital age, social media has revolutionized the sharing of information and ideas, creating a new form of entertainment and a new way for people to stay connected and meet others. For most Jones…

Outwit, outlast, outplay

You’re on your couch, home sick from school. Flicking through the TV channels, something catches your eye; it’s your chemistry teacher! AP Chemistry and Consumer Chemistry teacher Ray Lesniewski has always enjoyed watching Wheel of…

Suit up

Among the few hundred students walking through the link and double-checking if their student ID is on, there is a boy with rectangular glasses, ruffled brown hair, and a Timbuk2 backpack. Unlike the other students…

Do it for the ‘gram

For most, Instagram serves as a platform to scroll through and merely and see what your social circle is up to. However, many Jones students use the photography-based app beyond this, racking up thousands of…

#1 on trending

Creating a YouTube account and posting a weekly video was simply an assignment for students in Jake Myers’ Digital Imaging III class at the beginning of this school year. As their project draws to an…

Introduction to Film 101

For most people, hobbies are simply hobbies; activities to casually enjoy and pursue in downtime. For others, hobbies take them to new levels of success and opportunity. Henry Van Zytveld ‘19 is experiencing this ascending…

Who wears the pants?

From bright mesh shirts to bold jewelry pieces, Jones students aren’t afraid to show their personality through attire. Through student-run events such as fashion and art shows, one student is impacting both the school’s fashion…

Into the wild

Steven Kush ‘18 fell in love with animals at an early age. As an seventh grader at the Near North Montessori School, he was given the chance to volunteer at a local reptile rescue facility.…

Townhouse of terror

For most nine-year-old kids, haunted houses are places of paralyzing fear that are avoided at all costs. But for Graham Louthan ‘18 and Alexander Louthan ‘18, their first haunted house awakened a passion for haunting.…

“Government Inspector” not to be looked into

Amid a divisive political climate in the United States, Director Brad Lyons’ fall play choice, “The Government Inspector,” was made without political messages in mind. “I did not pick it because it's political. I picked…

Red, white, and naturalized

While teachers are relaxing for the summer, Spanish teacher Rafael Jimenez  was gearing up for naturalization into American citizenship. He entered into the U.S. in 2002 on a J1 visa sponsored by Chicago Public Schools…

Mediocrity isn’t all that bad

Cult classics like The Blair Witch Project usually receive pretty polarized reactions from horror movie watchers. There are legitimate criticisms and compliments for it. However, The Blair Witch Project’s success does not come from it’s…

“Heeerre’s October!”

“Don’t go in there!” you scream in the middle of the theater as the main character of the film walks directly into where the killer clearly is unarmed and unprepared. They open the door and…

“It” can’t keep its head over water

With Halloween just around the corner, Hollywood has reawakened their annual tradition of pumping out as many horror flicks as possible before the end of the month. Most of these movies were completely overlooked, and…

Don’t Always Count on Aegis

It may sound corny and cliche, but family is all about love, unity, and going through the same experiences together. Sadly, that is not always the case. Many families migrate to the United States, where…

Coming out of the shadows

11:08 a.m., September 5, 2017. Some were at home with their families. Some were at work. Some were starting their first day of elementary school, high school, or college. Yet, for all 800,000 of the…

Silence is not golden

In the wake of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, people from both sides of the political aisle began to denounce the hate they saw drive into the University of Virginia campus. However,…