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Olivia Lee Though she would rather be somewhere on a beach in California, Olivia Lee is stuck here in Jacksonville, IL for now, racing to get through her final year of high school. She has somehow managed to jam pack her schedule full of various AP classes, volunteering, and extracurriculars. In her minimal free time, you may be able to track Olivia down at the Soap Co. Coffee House or passed out in bed after a long day of activities. If the term “you are what you eat” was literal, then Olivia would most likely be a mixed pile of Dairy Queen chicken strips, fruit snacks, and Taco Bell quesadillas. As long as there’s food in her belly, Olivia is a happy camper. However, more often you may catch Olivia crying about pathetic things such as the end of summer or super cute pictures of puppies.  Olivia is also an avid “puzzler”… if that’s even a word. She has mastered the game of Sudoku and has even downloaded several jigsaw puzzle apps on her phone. Olivia also enjoys impressing all of her friends with her crazy art skills and hopes that some of her creativity will rub off in her writing this year as a third year Crimson J staff writer.

Olivia Lee, staff writer

May 09, 2017
Girl raised by monkeys found (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
United Airlines attempt to repair their damage (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Terrorist attack in London (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
Too rich for FAFSA, too poor for college (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
NASA discovers exoplanets similar to Earth (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
J’ettes competition season summed up (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Women’s March on Washington 2017 (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Early Action decision suspended (Story)
Dec 09, 2016
JHS business Chicago trip 2016 (Story)
Dec 05, 2016
Snapchat Spectacles overlook (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Global warming’s effect on the Great Barrier Reef (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
JHS volleyball makes a post-season run (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Mark Grounds: The firefighter of JHS (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
Interact sells Yuda Bands (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
Shooting startles U of I (Story)
Sep 27, 2016
ACT vs SAT (Story)
May 23, 2016
Sara’s Studio of Dance Recital 2016 (Story)
May 18, 2016
Jacksonville J’ette Tryouts 2016-2017 (Story)
May 18, 2016
Bridgett Bass: Hitting the ground and running (Story)
Apr 29, 2016
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
PARCC testing at JHS (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
U of I Engineering Open House (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
District Key Club Convention (Story)
Mar 16, 2016
2016 Academy Awards (Story)
Mar 16, 2016
Sherri McLaughlin (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
J’ettes compete at state competition (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
J’ettes compete at Highland (Story)
Feb 01, 2016
J’ettes take first place at Clinton (Story)
Jan 29, 2016
First competition of the season for the J’ettes (Story)
Jan 06, 2016
The final premiere of the Hunger Games series: Mockingjay Part 2 (Story)
Dec 10, 2015
Bailey Brammeier: Do what makes you happy (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Interact Club helps out the Presbyterian Church (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
J’ette Pom Revue (Story)
Oct 30, 2015
Facebook considers a dislike button (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Raelene Lawless: The importance of physical education (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
J’ettes and cheerleaders perform at halftime of Illini game (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
Apple introduces the iOS 9 update (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
The latest Snapchat update (Story)
May 28, 2015
Preparing for finals (Story)
May 28, 2015
Rebecca James: I am not a dictionary (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
J’ette tryouts (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Algebra II PARCC testing (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
J’ettes at TDI State (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
J’ettes advance to state (Story)
Jan 27, 2015
J’ettes compete at Belleville West (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
J’ettes kick off the competition season (Story)
Jan 12, 2015
J’ettes perform at Illini game (Story)
Jan 08, 2015
Amanda Snader: JHS English teacher (Story)
Jan 03, 2015
Mockingjay Part 1 (Story)
Jan 03, 2015
Illinois College football (Story)
Jan 03, 2015
Jacksonville J’ettes competition season (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
J’ette Pom Revue (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
History of Halloween (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Paul Tollefson: JHS math teacher (Story)
Oct 27, 2014
JHS Spirit Week (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
J’ette Cow Plop: What’s the scoop? (Story)
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