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The poetic voice of J.H.S. students

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

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In English, students are taught how to use and interpret figurative language and writing techniques. Most people have no trouble with them in class - but how many take these skills home and write in their free time? Poetry is ...

The poetic voice of J.H.S. teachers

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

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Teachers help students become more efficient writers. They further develop students’ writing styles and uses of figurative language in creative writing, essays, and poetry. Of course, to be able to help others, they have to ha...

Spaniard comes to JHS

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

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Welcome our new student, Cristobal Estalella Silvela, who came all the way from Spain! Growing up in a big city, Cris is excited to learn more about American life and more English in the process. He speaks Spanish, English, and...

Esmaralda van de Stouwe: Across the seas teaching you and me

Ellie Smith, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

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Esmaralda van de Stouwe is a new name to Jacksonville High School. If you have not met her yet, she is an exchange student attending Jacksonville High School for this current school year. She is no different than you and me. S...

Chuck Cropp: New discipline officer at JHS

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

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Meet our new discipline officer, Mr. Chuck Cropp. As a graduated alumni of JHS, Cropp is back here again to keep school rules and regulations in check. His new office is located around the corner from Officer Wright’s office i...

Chipman earns Illinois Assistant Principal of the year award

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

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If you know Mr. Chipman, you know how deserving he is of the Assistant Principal of the year award for the state of Illinois. Chipman is a person to always greet you with a smile, lend a helping hand, and ask you how you are doin...

Creston Whitaker: His living legacy

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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“A BOY can set a goal, but it takes a MAN to achieve it.” Creston Whitaker, Jacksonville High School class of 1965, was a standout three-sport athlete. He was a key factor for the Crimsons in the first ever JHS undefeated f...

J’ettes season comes to an end

Anna Bezler, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

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The J’ette school dance team has had a wonderful season. But all good things must come to an end, at least for this year. Last night, February 23 at 6:00 p.m., the J’ettes had their annual end-of-the-year banquet. The coache...

National Signing Day at Jacksonville High School

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

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As the school year is quickly winding by, senior students are beginning to make their decisions on life after high school, and many are choosing sports. Last Wednesday, February 1, National Signing Day, allowed many high school ...

Why I chose to be True Blue

Ryan Kaufmann, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

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For a lot of high school students in Jacksonville, IL, Illinois College is not usually a first option as it sits here in town, and they claim they are ready to get out of town once they are done with high school. As a junior a...

The Gates That Separate Us

Kameron Chappell, staff writer

January 31, 2017

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Kameron Chappel, a JHS junior and Crimson J staff member, submitted the following fiction story for the Regional Writing Contest. I do not talk much now, not since that day, not since her. Life is funny in that way, how one...

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