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OPINION: Capture the moment, not the video

OPINION: Capture the moment, not the video

By Tanner McCraney
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The root of my hate came about a year ago at a Weeks concert. I was standing behind a man who videoed the entire concert with one of the Galaxy phones that are about the size of a brick. Because of this, I was not only barely able to see, but also I began to notice how many event-goers spend their time ...

Chance the Rapper: a voice for Chicago and Jackson

Chance the Rapper: a voice for Chicago and Jackson

By Sarah Riley Jicka
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With three Grammy Awards this year alone, Chance the Rapper (born Chancelor Bennett) has been given the opportunity to use his fame for good and is taking advantage of it. In his third mixtape, Coloring Book, he puts a new and optimistic perspective into his lyrics with regard to his personal struggles a...

Sports Opinion: Is SEC Basketball on the rise?

Sports Opinion: Is SEC Basketball on the rise?

By Steven Wyatt
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

It is no secret that the Southeastern Conference is not the most dominant conference in college basketball. The SEC has consistently put teams in the NCAA tournament, but the conference struggles to compete year in and year out with other conferences such as the ACC or Big Ten. The ACC, Big Ten and e...

Put a tracker under the tree

Put a tracker under the tree

By Maclain Kennedy
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

All I want for Christmas is a Fitbit watch, a Fitbit watch, see a Fitbit watch. Gee if I could only have a Fitbit watch, then I could wish you merry fitness! Athletic trackers are a growing trend, and having the right gear is important. There are many different types and brands of fitness gear that ...

Belhaven Beach: Jackson’s best kept secret?

Belhaven Beach: Jackson’s best kept secret?

By Sarah Riley Jicka
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I like my water. It’s clean, cold, and nutritious. Unlike the waters of Rankin and Madison counties, Jackson drinking water adds a little something extra, a little je ne sais quoi. Thy cup will sometimes overfloweth with a brown liquid resembling water only in its viscosity. If you wish to see the ori...

Can professional video gaming be a sport?

Can professional video gaming be a sport?

By Payne Bell
November 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

To the average person, video games are nothing more than a time killer, something fun to do when you have some free time, or when you want to play with friends. However, with tens of millions of dollars in prize money as well as hundreds of millions of passionate fans worldwide, it's hard to deny th...

Yes, I Have a Leap Day Birthday. Yes, I’ve Already Heard Your Joke About It.

Yes, I Have a Leap Day Birthday. Yes, I’ve Already Heard Your Joke About It.

By Tanner McCraney
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Today for me has consisted of phrases such as “Wait, you don't look 4 years old” and “How are you going to get your license if you are only 4?” and “When do you celebrate your birthday when its not a leap year?” For those still wondering, just because I have only had 4 “real” birt...

Sports Opinion: NCAA Should Move Basketball Season Back

By RJ Green
November 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

March Madness is a term that has stuck with basketball fans for a while. The NCAA basketball tournament is always full of shocking upsets and close games. It has always taken place in March, and it has fit really well in late March and early April. The timing of the end of the season is not the prob...

Busywork Takes a Toll on Students

Busywork Takes a Toll on Students

By Hays Dubberly
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Jackson Prep has been known for its academic excellence for decades. However, there seems to be a belief among many teachers that assigning busywork is what makes their class “challenging, rigorous, and worthwhile.” Busywork does not determine how hard a class is, but it shows how forty-five minutes of ho...

Views & Voices: Time Machine

Views & Voices: Time Machine

May 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

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