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Coffee Corner: Mocha Mugs vs Lakeland Coffee Co.

Coffee Corner: Mocha Mugs vs Lakeland Coffee Co.

By Olivia Patricia Smith and Anna Cate Hays

October 30, 2020

Coffee Corner is a recurring issue that finds the best coffee in the Jackson Metro-Area. Two coffees shops will be reviewed, and one will be chosen as the best in taste, customer service, and experience. This issue we reviewed Mocha Mugs and Lakeland Coffee.  Mocha Mugs has a wide variety of fl...

Mistletoe Marketplace returns Nov. 4

Mistletoe Marketplace returns Nov. 4

By Olivia Patricia Smith, Staff Writer

October 30, 2020

When Mississippi hears the word mistletoe, we all think of the wonderful event the Junior League of Jackson hosts. This event gets everyone in the Christmas spirit! This year is the 40th anniversary of the Mistletoe Marketplace, and they are not giving up. The event this year will be held November...

Prep yearbook, literary magazines honored in MSPA contest

Prep yearbook, literary magazines honored in MSPA contest

By Camp Carter, Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2020

On October 29th the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association hosted their fall awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of student run yearbook and literary magazine publications. The event was held online due to Covid-19 concerns, and the video was posted to the YouTube channel of MSPA. It beg...

Fiber arts club leads to a class

Fiber arts club leads to a class

By Mayrant Gonwa, Fun & Games Editor

October 29, 2020

The Jackson Prep Fiber Arts class is a roaring hit and has only been a class for two years. Fiber Arts was made because the students of the Fiber Arts Club wanted a class. The Fiber Arts Club is still active today and has gotten more attention in the last two years, because of the new class.  This year the class started with embroidery and...

Halloween then vs. now

The ghost of Riley Spivey

By Riley Spivey, Staff Writer

October 29, 2020

Halloween is a holiday everyone knows and loves. There is trick or treating for children and costume parties for adults, but where did it all start?  The holiday originated from the Celtic festival Samhain. The Celtic people, who lived over 2,000 years ago, in what is now modern day Ireland and the ...

State’s chief health officer addresses Biomedical Club

Chief Health Officer and State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs chats with biology teacher Ms. Suzanne Eskrigge and Biomedical Club president Hawthorne Cleveland.

By Selby Ireland and Joseph Watts

October 28, 2020

At 7:30 on the morning of Wednesday, October 28, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi’s Chief Health Officer and State Epidemiologist, spoke at this year's first Biomedical Club meeting. His topics of discussion ranged from his time in medical school to the difference between Initiative 65 and Initiative...

Barrett confirmed after quick but intense process

Barrett confirmed after quick but intense process

By Joseph Watts, News Editor

October 28, 2020

On September 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, passed away after serving for 27 years on the United States’ highest court.  Ginsburg started her legal career advocating for gender equality and women’s rights. She began her career in 1963 as a professor at R...

New broadcasting class puts Prep in the news

New broadcasting class puts Prep in the news

By Joseph Watts, News Editor

October 23, 2020

As of this year, Jackson Prep has its own news channel on YouTube: JP Broadcast. The news channel is run by the newly formed Broadcast Media class, which was started this August by Mr. Bobby Gross, the technical director for the Centre for Arts and Leadership,, and has been making weekly shows since...

3 seniors named “25 students who will change the world”

3 seniors named “25 students who will change the world”

By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor

October 23, 2020

Every year, Portico magazine showcases “25 seniors who will change the world.”  Portico asks local high school principals and counselors to choose five upcoming seniors who shine both inside and outside of the classroom. The students chosen have used their talents to impact their communities, ...

iOS 14 improves customization for users

iOS 14 improves customization for users

By Anna Blaire Bryant, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

The long awaited Apple software update is finally here! Having downloaded iOS 14 to my iPhone 11 just recently, I still am not completely used to it yet, but I like it. This update is obviously all about sleekness, organization, and easy accessibility. With the new widgets on the home screen it is much...

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