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

Ellie Smith, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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