Walking in instead of out

Marked by red and purple shirts, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Service Employee International Union (SEIU Local 73), respectively, combined forces to demonstrate a show of solidarity outside of Jones early Friday morning. …

Super bowl

The Jones Scholastic Bowl team took first place at the Metro North tournament on Jan. 26, automatically qualifying the team for Nationals. They faced off teams including Ignatius, DePaul, and Notre Dame for their trophy,…

Last minute

Students are finding themselves with large amounts of homework, projects, and tests in the weeks leading up to the break, more so than a normal school week. According to Jones’ policy, teachers cannot assign homework…

Sing-a-la-la-long

In place of their traditional holiday concert, Jones Choir hosted their first annual Holiday Sing-Along in the Robin Bennett Theater on Dec. 20. “We’re doing our traditional concert in January because there’s already so much…

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…

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…

Eagle Lab: A Closer Look

Jones is characterized by its continual pursuit for change in every facet of school functioning, whether it be students constantly forming new groups to address social issues, administration adjusting the schedule from year to year,…

Launchpad for student entrepreneurs

Getting a head start takes on a whole new meaning for the members of the MIT LaunchX Club; this year, they have become entrepreneurs, creating companies that are meant to last beyond their four years…

A library success story

When the entirety of Jones was in the North Building, the renamed Student Learning Center on the second floor was the library, until it was cut for various reasons. “When I became principal 10 years…

Stuck in the heat (of the moment)

A broken chiller is the reason to blame for the unusually intense heat of the North building. One part of this crucial machine needs replacement, and until then the heat will persist. The problem was…

Students demand change, walk out amid risk of…

Arguably the best weather Chicago has seen this year came at the perfect time for thousands of students from across the city who came together for the National School Walkout against gun violence on Friday,…

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…

School musical pushes envelope with “Heathers”

This spring, the Jones Drama Department prepares to perform possibly its most controversial production yet: the musical adaptation of the 1989 film Heathers. “It’s pretty much the ‘80s version of Mean Girls, but with murder…

The other side

On Wednesday, the majority of Jones students walked out in solidarity for the victims of the Parkland High School shooting and in support for tighter gun restrictions. Seven stories above them, there were over 100…

Through the eyes of the protector

After yet another school massacre, the Jones security team mourns like the rest of us. Margaret Hug, one of the longest standing members of the Jones security team, chooses not to follow the news coverage…

Speak-out

At around 10:10 a.m., students eagerly gathered to hear their peers speak and contribute to Jones’ Walkout Against Gun Violence. After 170 seconds of silence to honor the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas…

The woman behind the desk

While there seem to be changes from year to year at a school like Jones, there is one thing that has remained constant for near 20 years; the presence of Tracie Rayburn. Any person entering…

Jones walks out, shuts down Polk Street for…

[gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="3751,3750,3748,3749,3747,3746,3739,3755"] The noise that came from Polk Street was deafening. From the loud chants of “This is what democracy looks like” from the crowd, to the voices of the five student speakers,…

Students step up to the board

Three juniors, with the help of faculty, have created a new course giving rising seniors the opportunity to be teacher assistants (TAs). Eryn Barnes ‘19, Samaia Hill ‘19 and Zakiya Mensah ‘19 brought the idea…

Democratic gubernatorial candidate speaks at Jones

All eyes and ears were on Daniel Biss, the representative of the ninth district in the Illinois state senate. Biss spoke with students from Whitney Young, Walter Payton, and Jones about his campaign for Illinois…

Social science department reports for civic duty

With the time to begin scheduling classes rapidly approaching, rising juniors are about to  find themselves faced with fewer options. In 2015, Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation mandating that a civics course would become a…

With addition of Arabic, Hebrew, and German, World…

After receiving survey responses from members of the school community, Jones will introduce Arabic, Hebrew, and German to the foreign language lineup starting next year. Three months ago, students and parents were surveyed to determine…

Fantastic pets and where to find them

A king has found his kingdom on the top floor of the North Building; a California King Snake, that is. Pepe is the 13-year-old pet of science teacher Eric Hancock. Pepe, who was recently brought…

Rising female leaders in the political world

One day during Walking Wellness, Georgianna Port ‘19, Gabriella Nielsen ‘19, Cecilia Adams ‘19, and Fiona Miller ‘19 were walking together while talking about women in politics. The discussion eventually fueled anger among them.  …