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Taylor Swift redefines herself in Miss Americana

Taylor Swift redefines herself in Miss Americana

By Ainsley O'Quinn, Video Editor

March 3, 2020

Miss Americana gives fans an inside look into Taylor Swift’s life and creative process. The documentary goes through the different stages of Swift’s life as she explains how the major moments affected her and how she copes with fame. Some of the big events the documentary highlights are the whole Kanye si...

A Day in the Life of Division One NCAA athlete Morgan Claire Rose

Morgan Claire Rose

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

February 26, 2020

A “runner’s high” is a feeling of exhilaration that rushes through an athlete’s body after finishing an arduous workout. Morgan Claire Rose, an Ole Miss runner, gets to experience that feeling almost daily.  Morgan Claire grew up watching her father, Chuck Rose, compete in numerous triathlons, an...

Crossing the finish line: Cross Country

Photo by Lauren Anne Smith

By Olivia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

The Jackson Prep Cross Country team made its first showing at the Jackson Prep home meet on Monday, September 9th.  The teams ran around the Jackson Prep campus instead of heading to Choctaw Trails, where most of the cross country meets are held.  This home meet was supposed to be the team’s second meet, but the JA invitat...

Campus renovations provide new looks and more leg room

Campus renovations provide new looks and more leg room

By Lily Flowers, Staff Writer

August 20, 2019

As the school year begins, you may find yourself lost in all of the new changes. While we were gone, Prep made a few modifications to the senior high, junior high, and gym. One of the major changes this year is the new student lounge in the senior high. Around 7 to 8 feet of the teachers’ lounge...

“A Star Is Born” night showcases Prep talent

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Jackson Prep’s annual talent show, sponsored by Applause, was held on Monday April 15. The theme, A Star is Born, was inspired by the movie of the same name which was released 2018.  Mr. Mitchell McGinnis and Ms. Jessica Wilkinson, who were the MCs for the evening, opened the show by singing a ...

Girls’ lacrosse to be a reality at Prep

Girls’ lacrosse to be a reality at Prep

By Mara Liston, Video Editor

May 7, 2019

By popular demand, Prep finally agreed to create a girls’ lacrosse team. The team is open to girls from 6th to 12th grade. No lacrosse experience is required; to be a part of the team all you have to do is simply sign up. The girls are required to provide their own lacrosse stick, molded mouthguard,...

Pet of the Month: Max Friday

Pet of the Month: Max Friday

By Sayley Crawford and Sarah Cory

May 7, 2019

Being recognized as “Pet of the Month” is nothing short of impressive for both the owner and the animal. This title is subtly praising the owner for having such a high taste when it comes to pets, while also rewarding the pet for being worthy of such an extraordinary and impressive title. With that...

Greatest comeback in sports history – the Masters 2019

Greatest comeback in sports history - the Masters 2019

By Stewart McCullough, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019

Would you believe me if I said that the greatest comeback in sports history would begin in the Summer of 2008 and conclude in the rolling hills of Augusta, Georgia, 11 years later? Would you believe me if I said that Tiger Woods, after all the adversity and disappointment, would slip on the coveted green...

ALBUM REVIEW: Khalid’s latest hits the mark

ALBUM REVIEW: Khalid's latest hits the mark

By Kennady Dausman, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Khalid came out with his second album, Free Spirit, on April 5, 2019, through RCA Records. There are currently 17 songs in his new album. This album includes his first EP Suncity, which has some hit singles such as “Better” and “Saturday Nights”. Two days before the album’s release, fans had...

Rolling out a new ice cream trend

Rolling out a new ice cream trend

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

April 12, 2019

For this issue we are reviewing a recent trend in the ice cream world. Rolled ice cream became a social media sensation and now the Jackson area has at least three of these ice cream shops. We are going to be reviewing The Freezing Cow and ICE’s Corner to determine the best ice cream and if this ne...

OPINION: Electoral College is here for a reason

OPINION: Electoral College is here for a reason

By Cass Rutledge, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 12, 2019

Presidential candidate and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren came to Jackson State recently and held a town hall hosted by CNN and Jake Tapper. She  suggested  many things, including beginning reparations, giving people scholastic advantages because of their racial minority status, and taxing peop...

Pacer Officers and Cheer Captains say their final goodbyes to Prep community

Pacer Officers and Cheer Captains say their final goodbyes to Prep community

By Maclain Kennedy

April 12, 2019

Pacer Captain: Alexis Simon After being a Pacer for three years, it’s hard to believe that it has finally come to an end. Each year brought special memories that I’ll never forget. I was fortunate enough to be Captain this year, and I wouldn’t have traded that for the world. I got to lead th...

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