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Small Business Spotlight: Nursery Rhymes

Small Business Spotlight: Nursery Rhymes

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 their goal is to dress children from newborn to 6 years old. Co-owner Mary Jordan Lamar says, “...

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 have had to take place online Because of their inability to campaign in person, candidates have had to ...

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 to drive outside of the Joni and Friends office and purchase meals from Penn’s, which were assem...

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

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

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, but one teacher has been proactive in the aid to a local hospital. Ms. Marsha Hobbs, a physics, en...

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 perfect conditions for the spread of the virus. Due to this, colleges across the nation have shut dow...

Pursuit brings fellowship and worship to campus

Hayden Mathis and Walker Jay Patterson lead worship for the students at Pursuit.

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. The series was made possible through the leadership of upperclassmen and the lead speaker, Johnathon...

Yeti: real or fake?

Yeti: real or fake?

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, standing at six feet tall, and resembling a human’s stance.  The Yeti originated from pre-Buddhism, as Le...

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

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

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 normally get up for school--so that I could be one of the first in line to wait outside a dark,...

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

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 in national politics, much debate has ensued over the tariffs.  Trump says that the tariff incr...

Star Wars episode IX preview

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

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 about 65 billion dollars, the Star Wars series has set the bar high with past episodes, making epis...

Strange status of Prep’s ninth grade

By Elizabeth Kellum, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

The 9th grade has an odd place at Prep. While other schools consider the freshmen class part of the high school, the freshmen at Prep are merely a part of the junior high. There are many things that the freshmen are not allowed to take part in with the high school that other schools let the...

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