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Prep students put “Global” in Leadership Institute

Prep students put “Global” in Leadership Institute

By Tynes Carroll
July 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

From June 29th to July 10th, fifteen Prep students visited three different countries and five different cities in thirteen days. From seeing Big Ben in London to marveling at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, these Prep G.L.I. students made their mark on the opposite side of the globe. Paired with Educatio...

Spider-Man swings into theaters, topping box office

Spider-Man swings into theaters, topping box office

By Tynes Carroll
July 13, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

For the past fifteen years, a large hole has been evident in the superhero universe: a successful Spider-Man film. One that doesn't leave a bad taste in your mouth or questioning why such a bad movie could belong to such a beloved superhero. Of course, there was reboot after reboot of the character, but n...

Britt takes over as interim Head of School

Britt takes over as interim Head of School

By Stewart McCullough
July 7, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, June 26th, Jackson Prep’s Headmaster Dr. Jason Walton resigned after three years at the helm of the school. The news reached most of the Prep community via a general statement issued by Mr. Dudley Wooley, the President of the 2016-2017 Prep Board of Trustees, saying that Dr. Walton’s letter of resignati...

Prep readies for leadership change

Prep readies for leadership change

By Stewart McCullough
June 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, June 26th, Jackson Prep’s Headmaster Dr. Jason Walton resigned after three years at the helm of the school. The news reached most of the Prep community via a general statement issued by Mr. Dudley Wooley, the President of the 2016-2017 Prep Board of Trustees, saying that Dr. Walton...

Students bring classic “Death of a Salesman” to Prep

Students bring classic “Death of a Salesman” to Prep

By Avery Andress
June 25, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase

Death of a Salesman was presented on June 23 and 24, directed by 2017 Prep graduate Gregor Patti. Mr. Kenneth McDade was the faculty advisor for the play. The play, by Arthur Miller, was first produced in 1949. It received Tony Awards and a Pulitzer prize and is considered an American classic. The cast began pra...

Young Athletes to Watch: Burkhalter and Crumpton

Young Athletes to Watch: Burkhalter and Crumpton

By Emory Maxwell and Alex Gibbs
June 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Dylan Burkhalter While Dylan Burkhalter is a seventh grader here at Prep, she does not have seventh grade speed.  In fact, she has been moved up to run with the junior high track team after school in addition to the seventh grade team that runs during 6th period. In track, Dylan runs in the sprin...

Legendary quiz bowl season for Prep

Legendary quiz bowl season for Prep

By Mary Patton Murphy 
June 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students Wesley Roberson, Robert Wasson, Lawson Marchetti and Alex Reichle are without a doubt four of the smartest Patriots at Prep,  and because of their performances on this year’s senior high quiz bowl team, these students have landed the reputations of being some of the most knowledgeable...

REVIEW: Wonder Woman wins

REVIEW: Wonder Woman wins

By Tynes Carroll
June 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The latest entry in the DC superhero movie universe, Wonder Woman hit US theaters on Friday June 2, 2017. The film has received much praise after a record-breaking opening, raking in 103.1 million dollars its first weekend in theaters. Wonder Woman received a 93% Tomatometer rating and a 93% audience scor...

Stay fit this summer with these tips

Stay fit this summer with these tips

By Maclain Kennedy
June 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Summer is so close you can almost taste it. Just make it through exams and we’re done. Roughly two months with no long nights of homework and countless hours of after-school sports practice. However, just because we’re done with school, doesn’t mean you should take two months off of workout...

Jicka on Jackson: These are a few of my favorite things

Jicka on Jackson: These are a few of my favorite things

By Sarah Riley Jicka
June 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As my time at Prep comes to a close, so does my time in the capital city. I look forward to exploring the ins and outs of Tuscaloosa, but right now, I would like to recognize a few places that made me fall in love with Jackson. E&L Barbeque, located on Bailey Avenue, is a self-described “no-...

Which type of Jackson Prep student are you?

Which type of Jackson Prep student are you?

By Sarah Avery Huffman
June 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Every school is made up of a unique diversity of students. However, there are are five categories in which these students fall: the brainiac, the try-hard, the average student, the slacker, and the too cool for school. These five categories can be used to identify each and every person in the crazy and...

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