Running on sunshine

Before the sun rose on April 5, five Jones runners, myself included, boarded a United Airlines flight bound for LAX to participate in the Arcadia High School meet. A few weeks prior, we were able…

Ice, ice, baby

Emerging from the dark bowels of a delayed flight, groggy and cold, 34 students alongside 6 chaperones adjusted their eyes to the bright morning light, smelling salt from the nearby ocean. The effect was intoxicating.…

Multilingualism of Morocco

Sitting at the tip of Africa, only 20 miles from Spain, lies the Muslim country of Morocco. While traveling through its mountains and coastal cities, the influence of many different cultures is apparent- most obviously…

Temple running through India

In a cross country trip from the chaotic and bustling city of Delhi all the way to the peaceful town of Mcleodganj in the lap of the snow-capped Himalayas, a group of 15 students and…

OUR VIEW: One size does not fit all

It seems that every incoming class must deal with one more requirement: gym for all four years, two years of art, a year of computer science, consumer education, a civics course, service projects - the…

Let’s dance

It’s that time of the year again: The three weeks in March when underdogs, powerhouse programs, and small-conference champions come together to compete to win it all. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has everything from…

Apathetic is pathetic

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, students across the country were given a choice. Most students were choosing between actively walking out to join the movement against gun violence or staying in class, but at Jones,…

Walking out for likes

As Jones students took to Polk Street to voice their opinions on gun violence, one thing was painfully obvious. Hesitation. While the student body was not hesitant to express their views on gun violence, students…

Stronger together

The power of a protest like Wednesday’s derives from public dissent by communities who feel disappointed in or forgotten by their elected officials, those who are meant to be an extension of the voices of…

OUR VIEW: Falling out of love

The dominoes have toppled. All along, you’ve cheered on the bravery of women speaking up, the journalists exposing the coverups and secrets that allowed these assaults to happen right under our noses. But the next…

It’s a Jones thing…right?

Chants. Songs. Hoots and hollers. The roar of the crowd is too much for the opposing team to take. The sea of school colors flood the field, unifying everyone in the stands. At most schools,…

Thanksgiving: time for food and football

The happiest time of the year has fallen upon the United States like the Autumn leaves billowing down from trees. It is Thanksgiving season and time for two things, and two things only: good food…

OUR VIEW: No ‘I’ in volunteer

Jones students always feel the need to be at the top. Not only do we compete on grades, the number of extracurriculars in which we are involved in, and ACT scores, but we take it…

A shot in the wrong direction

Chicago is in the midst of its most lethal year in the past twenty years. No matter where you live in the Windy City, you are always advised to be aware of your surroundings. I…

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…

Leave with the positive at 2:15

The dismissal bell releases you from your 7th period class to finally run to your friends at the end of a Friday. However, this school year is different— you get to run to your destined…

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,…

The alt-right is not alright

In the past few weeks, I have heard groups like neo-nazis, white supremacists and the other scum of the Earth self proclaim themselves as right wing. The media only adds to this narrative by continuing…

OUR VIEW: Honey, let’s shrink SGA

Victory isn’t far out of reach when there are 14 class officer positions for which one can run. Many years, there have even been quite a few positions on the ballot that had candidates running…

Lollapinions III

Riding the coattails of a successful 25th anniversary that saw the addition of a Thursday lineup, the 26th edition of Lollapalooza is bringing back the fourth day from Aug. 3-6 this summer. Whether this can…

Club crazed

As freshmen walk through the doors on their first day of school, they are bombarded with posters and signs for all the different activities and clubs Jones offers. Comedy Club, Who Crew, Neuroscience Club -…

A hop across the pond

  When you grow up on reduced meals and unemployment checks, college doesn’t always seem like an option. From the start of elementary school, the idea of pursuing a higher education is ingrained in us,…

Where is everyone?

It is not uncommon to hear a Jones student complaining about the lack of school spirit and unity. The Class of 2018, for example, is composed of those who talk the talk but do not…