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Honoring our Recital during this pandemic

Claire Van Aken, staff writer

May 4, 2020

There comes a time in everyone’s life where you find something that clicks. You find joy and an adrenaline rush by doing something. No one influences it or makes you feel like you have to do it, you just want to do it. Some ma...

Adult living class at JHS runs clothing drive

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Between February 24-28, a clothing drive organized by 2nd hour Adult Living class will take place at Jacksonville High School. People can donate gently worn clothes to the main office. All donations will go to the Salvation Army i...

Here are Tips for High school Students

Julianne Wilson, staff writer

January 28, 2020

As an experienced junior, I have known a few things about social life, school work, and sports. now that I would have liked to know sooner.  First off is social life. When I went into high school I thought that having sle...

Snow Day Fun!

Maycee Hurt, staff writer

January 27, 2020

Winter is full of bad weather- snow, ice, sleet, hail. Winter can be a hazardous time. Last week, Jacksonville High School had two snow days in a row. Instead of just laying in bed or sitting around doing nothing, there are many f...

JHS’s Peter Pan through the Stage Manager’s eyes

Bre Scott, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

People typically see a performance to be wowed by the nerve-wracking spectacle put on by the actors and actresses; in doing this, the stressful work backstage is often unnoticed. In all honesty, a play or musical simply would...

It’s a New Year for a New You

Maycee Hurt, staff writer

January 16, 2020

The New Year has just begun. People all over are deciding what types of sacrifices or goals they will be pursuing in 2020.            Some create smaller, easier goals such as not drinking soda or working out more. O...

How best to study for finals

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

People are stressed, some grades are not where they need to be, and winter break is just around the corner; it is finals week. Students are rushing to study and memorize all the information they learned throughout the entire s...

DECA provides student enrichment

Kelly Lu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

`DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is a large international nonprofit organization that has more than 1 million members in the U.S. It educates students about business, marketing, entrepreneurship, hospitality, and competition. W...

Luisa Ramirez: A Journey to America

Maycee Hurt, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

Luisa Ramirez is joining the students at Jacksonville High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Luisa has traveled about 2,624 miles to study in Jacksonville, Illinois. She is seventeen years old and came here from Colombia, So...

Swim meet celebrates senior girls’ performance

Bre Scott, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

As the girls’ swim season comes to an end, seniors have been making the best out of their last season as a Jacksonville High School swimmer. This was seen at JHS’s Senior Girls’ swim meet on October 17 against rival school...

Small Town Fun

Julianne Wilson, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Often times small towns seem boring and drab. However, they are a hidden gem of adventures and good times. If you live in Small Town, USA, you may be looking for a few things to do around town.  Hiking is always a lot of fun. In small to...

Jazz band prepares for competition

Amahni Fletcher, Staff writer

October 9, 2019

As the weeks fly by, the jazz band is in preparation for performances at the IMEA auditions. With players such as Miles Leonard on piano, Andrew Corbridge on trumpet, Jewels Fuqua (who is also part of drumline) on bass, and many ...

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