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U of I Engineering Open House

Olivia Lee, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

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Each year the University of Illinois hosts an Engineering Open House.  This is a student-led event open to the public at no cost.  Families, students, and community members of all ages are invited to attend.  This year’s open house was held on March 11-1...

District Key Club Convention

Olivia Lee, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

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Each year, members of Key Club in the United States are brought together at an annual district-wide event called District Convention/Leadership Conference (DCLC).  Members of Illinois-Eastern Iowa Key Club traveled to Springfield,...

J’ettes compete at state competition

Olivia Lee, staff writer

February 26, 2016

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On February 13, the Jacksonville J’ettes competed with IDTA (Illinois Drill Team Association) at this year’s state competition at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.  The J’ettes started their day off...

FFA chapter competes successfully

February 26, 2016

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This year's theme "Amplify" is exactly what our local FFA chapter accomplished tonight, February 25, at the Section 13 Career Development Event:  Poultry Judging.  In this event students apply their knowledge learned in the...

Amplify with FFA

February 17, 2016

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Spirit Days: Monday, 2/22: Bibs & Boots Day Tuesday, 2/23: Camouflage Day Wednesday, 2/24: John Deere VS. Case IH Day Thursday, 2/25: FFA Jacket Day Friday, 2/26: FFA Shirt Day Other FFA Activities: Saturday, 2/20: Decorate ...

J’ettes compete at Highland

Olivia Lee, staff writer

February 11, 2016

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With only one competition left until state and only one out of their three competition routines qualified, the Jacksonville J’ettes had some serious stress to overcome at their last competition of the season. At previous...

J’ettes take first place at Clinton

Olivia Lee, staff writer

February 1, 2016

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In their first competition of the season at Edwardsville, the Jacksonville J’ettes did not place as high as they had hoped for due to complications with penalties and illegal stunts.  However, the tables turned this past wee...

First competition of the season for the J’ettes

Olivia Lee, staff writer

January 29, 2016

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On Saturday morning, January 9, the Jacksonville J’ettes were up and ready to leave for their first competition by 10am.  On the hour and a half bus ride to Edwardsville, the girls were mentally preparing themselves for what a...

A week dedicated to kindness

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” With this mindset, JHS will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge from January 25th – 29th. Your initial reaction might be, “What exactly is this?” To answer...

Winter Guard: Preparing for competition season

Ashley Orendoff, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016

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It is almost the end of the year, which means it is crunch time for the Jacksonville High School Winter Guard. With their first competition on January 2, they have two weeks to perfect their routines. Try outs for the team were...

The Philippines: The World’s Dollar Store

Laurenz Moore, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015

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  Somewhere between the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea, there lies a series of 5,000 islands connected together by an invisible tether and unified government. Under the same leadership maybe, but each of these islands...

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