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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...

JHS Athlete Alum: Payton Dugan

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017

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As basketball is winding down for Payton Dugan, he takes a look at some of the things he enjoyed throughout his career and some of his favorite high school basketball moments. He said, “My favorite thing about basketball is going...

Priya Pandya: Improving herself and JHS

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017

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A new face to the history department has been added to Jacksonville High School. Priya Pandya, a fresh young teacher on the scene, is here and has a lot to contribute to the JHS community. Ms. Pandya grew up in Chicago in a family...

Rachel Weber: Paving the way for a new definition of teacher

Mary Rose Prewitt, Staff Writer

January 9, 2017

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Mrs. Rachel Weber is the media center specialist that students might have see a couple times throughout the year here at Jacksonville High School. This is the eighth year that Rachel Weber has worked in the media center at JHS, hel...

Cliff Cameron: Year 1

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

December 22, 2016

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Coach Cliff Cameron is entering his first year as head basketball coach and physical education teacher here at Jacksonville High School, but there is a lot more to him. When he was asked why he went into coaching/teaching he ...

Steven Kunz: Educating for the outcome

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

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Steven Kunz spends five days a week teaching groups of teenagers how to use the pythagorean theorem and how to plot a line using y=mx+b. He is one of the newest math teachers on the scene, beginning at Jacksonville High School onl...

Mark Grounds: The firefighter of JHS

Olivia Lee, staff writer

October 31, 2016

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Coach Mark Grounds never quite anticipated he would end up with the career he has currently as Dean of Students and head football coach for Jacksonville High School, but he doesn’t regret a single decision that has gotten him to...

Emily Feldker: Home away from home

Madison Cook, staff writer

October 24, 2016

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Every year at Jacksonville High School, there are always a slew of new teachers who are welcomed by the community. This year one of the new teachers is Emily Feldker, who is 22 years old and hails from Southern Illinois University...

Judene Stock: Cooking up knowledge

Mary Rose Prewitt, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

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Judene Stock teaches the foods classes here at Jacksonville High School. Mrs. Stock has been teaching at JHS for 18 years, and she’s enjoyed every year of it. Teaching Foods at JHS for the past eighteen years has made her experienced...

Elisha Nelson: From 911 dispatcher to biology teacher

Sky Moberly, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

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Elisha Nelson is currently a new teacher at Jacksonville High School; she is also a former Crimson. While a student at JHS, she was involved in science club and swim team for four years. The best thing about returning to her high...

Pep Rally takes place

Anna Bezler, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016

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Homecoming week has finally came to a close, but the memories students have taken away from it will last a lifetime. Homecoming week was full of many fun activities, but many people’s favorite was the pep rally that took place...

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