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Dances assessed due to COVID

By John Henry Andress, Editor February 5, 2021

As the end of the school year approaches, questions have arisen regarding whether school events, such as Prom, will be able to occur. As of right now, Prom is still a scheduled event, and the Student Council...

Small Business Spotlight: Nursery Rhymes

Small Business Spotlight: Nursery Rhymes

From Issue 2
By Julia Stradinger and Lilly Grace Sites October 5, 2020

This week’s small business spotlight is Nursery Rhymes, located in the District of Eastover. They are a children’s retail store that also provides baby registries for expecting mothers, and...

Student council elections are held online during pandemic

Student council elections are held online during pandemic

By Olivia Moore, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, students haven’t been on the Jackson Prep campus since Spring Break.  As Student Council elections don’t happen until the very end of the school year, these elections...

Prep students help serve the community through a catered dinner

Prep students help serve the community through a catered dinner

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor May 1, 2020

On Wednesday, April 29, Joni and Friends, a local Christian organization that helps people with disabilities, hosted an event for families that helped both the community and businesses. People were able...

Shown above is Mr.Doug Boone, who works at Methodist Rehab, wearing one of Ms. Hobbs' 3D printed masks.

Hobbs makes 3D-printed medical masks to help local hospitals

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor April 9, 2020

As demands for hospital masks rise, people all over the nation are trying to fill in the gaps for hospitals and local organizations. Students have the opportunity to make masks as a community service project,...

COVID-19 causes shutdown of colleges across the nation

COVID-19 causes shutdown of colleges across the nation

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had dramatic effects on educational facilities across the nation, especially on colleges and universities. The large student bodies and close living arrangements can provide...

Pursuit brings fellowship and worship to campus

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor January 16, 2020

Pursuit, a three day worship series lead by students, was held on January eighth through tenth. It was a time to grow closer to the Lord and pursue a relationship with him, which is where the name originates....

Yeti: real or fake?

Yeti: real or fake?

From Issue 5
By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor January 14, 2020

The Abominable Snowman, also referred to as the Yeti, is a mythical creature that’s said to roam the Himalayan Mountains. It’s described as having ape-like features with white hair covering its body,...

OPINION: Big Brother commits to customer service! Who knew?

OPINION: Big Brother commits to customer service! Who knew?

From Issue 5
By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor January 9, 2020

Among the worst scenes of inefficiency I have ever witnessed were when I obtained my learner’s permit and intermediate driver’s licence.  On my fifteenth birthday, I got up early--long before I would...

GUEST EDITORIAL: What if we called it a sanction? USA trade policy

From Issue 3
By Ty Usey, Guest Contributor December 17, 2019

With the hectic news cycle of the past year, you could be forgiven for not being informed the issue of tariffs against China.  Donald Trump has raised taxes on trade with China, and, as with most actions...

A promotional poster for the final iteration of the Disney Star Wars trilogy.

Star Wars episode IX preview

By John Henry Andress, Managing Editor December 12, 2019

Star Wars, the trilogy of trilogies, arguably the most widespread series of our parents’ generation, is coming out with yet another episode to continue the highly grossing chain. Estimated to have cost...

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