The Blue Jay

JCHS Lifts 20 Year Old Pitbull Ban

JCHS Lifts 20 Year Old Pitbull Ban

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor

February 24, 2020

For more than 20 years Junction City has had a pit bull ban in place. Two years ago, a woman named Emily Fawcett began pushing for it to be lifted. As of February 18th, the ban has been lifted. It has some exceptions though. Pit bulls must be microchipped, spayed/neutered, can only have a maximum of...

Order Your Pow Wow Yearbook Today!

February 21, 2020

Journalism teacher Christine Poole's Yearbook class has been hard at work completing this years Pow Wow yearbook. Order yours today! The deadline to purchase your yearbook is March 1. Get your piece of JCHS history and contribute to the tradition that is the JCHS Pow Wow.

Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Raised

February 5, 2020

As of December 20, 2019 the age for sale of tobacco raised from 18 to 21 in order to save younger generations from picking up the habit. Most adult smokers started smoking before 21 and most of those before 18. In addition to this, most cigarette suppliers are around the age of 18. The goal of this new...

Fall Play: Penny for Your Thoughts

Fall Play: Penny for Your Thoughts

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor

November 18, 2019

Every year Junction City High School has a fall play. The play for this fall is “Penny for Your Thoughts’ by Scott Haan. Penny for Your Thoughts is about a girl named Penny Ramsey who has many sides to her personality. They are personified by comically stereotypical characters known as the Egos. T...

Thanksgiving at Junction City High School

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Joshua Allen, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Due to the rapidly approaching Thanksgiving holiday, we asked students at Junction City High School what they are most thankful for.  Lanasia Cottner: “ I am most thankful for my friends, specifically Mariah and McKenzi because they really helped me emotionally to get through this extremely diffic...

Should teenagers be allowed to Trick-or-Treat?

Should teenagers be allowed to Trick-or-Treat?

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor

November 1, 2019

For years there has been a debate on the internet about whether or not teenagers should be allowed to trick-or-treat on Halloween. People all across the globe are voicing their frustrations or support of the topic. I set out to find out what the students, teachers, and family members of Junction City...

2019 Homecoming Court

Senior Laynee Chase and Senior Albert Coba de Mota practicing their walk for the crowning

Olivia Knerr, Staff Editor

October 2, 2019

The Homecoming Court has been announced and practice has taken place. The candidates all walked the football field to practice for the Homecoming parade on Thursday and for half time on Friday. The candidates are: Freshmen: Zane Khoury, Collin McQueen, Tate Miller, Rose West, Adalynn Hatcher, Rache...

JROTC Drill Team Places Second in Council Bluffs Meet

LET 1 Regulation Team preparing for competition in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Elyse Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Junction City High School has many different programs for its diverse students and the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps)  program is one of them. Within JROTC are sub-teams such as Raiders, Marksmanship, and Drill Team. Drill Team has two main divisions, armed and unarmed, which can both...

VIDEO: 25th Annual JCHS Academic Banquet

The class of 2019 at the 25th Annual Academic Banquet on Thursday, January 31.

Jacob Lindsey, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Junction City High School hosted their 25th Annual Academic Banquet this week on January 31st, 2019 from 6 - 9pm. Food and drinks were provided for those in attendance and a performance from the JCHS Jazz Band. The video livestream begins at the 2:05:45 mark

Birds of the Nest: Amnah Madkhali

Saudi Arabian teaching scholar Amnah Madkhali discusses her journey to self-discovery.

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

January 14, 2019

"As women I am expected to get married and have children. This is like an expectation and a dream at the same time. I have been so fond of children ever since I have known myself. I raised all of my sisters and brothers. Then came the time that I decided to get married and have my own children. I...

Birds of the Nest: Axel Ocasio

Junior Axle Ocasio discusses the last person who made her smile.

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

November 9, 2018

"The last person that made me laugh, I was at work last night [November 4] and we were short people. We got really busy, I work at McDonald's so we have a lot of people coming in. I took this girl's order, but then I went back to the front to bag food because the screen was really full. Another guy...

VIDEO: 3-D Concept and Virtual Tour of New JCHS Building

VIDEO: 3-D Concept and Virtual Tour of New JCHS Building

Jake Hermanson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

The initial 3-D concept and a virtual tour of the new JCHS building were presented by Malcolm Watkins of  SJCF Architecture, Inc. at the USD 475 Board of Education meeting on November 5th. The new building will feature multiple collaboration spaces, multi-use classrooms for flexibility, and state-of-the-art...