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March Madness lives up to its name with upsets galore

March Madness lives up to its name with upsets galore

By Paul Andress

March 30, 2017

The NCAA Tournament is coming to a close with the Final Four this upcoming weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. North Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, and South Carolina have survived the first two weekends and will compete for the national title. Before discussing the Final Four, let’s breakdown the Madness that has led up ...

Ms. McKibben Honored by Google for Education

Ms. McKibben Honored by Google for Education

By Paul Andress and John Keeler

May 2, 2016

Jackson Prep teacher Ms. Lou Ann McKibben was recognized by Google for Education on Monday, May 2 for her economics class. Google is going through Teacher Appreciation Week recognizing teachers and how they are using new innovations in the classroom.   McKibben utilized Google Classroom for the s...

Jackson Prep Golf Wins the AAAA Title

Jackson Prep Golf Wins the AAAA Title

By Paul Andress

April 28, 2016

To call the Jackson Prep golf team "good" is insulting. To call the Jackson Prep golf team "great" is an understatement. To call the Jackson Prep golf team historic or the dream team, well now you are getting somewhere. This year’s golf team may be the best team Jackson Prep has ever had. The six pers...

AP English’s Societies Transcend Everyday Life

AP English's Societies Transcend Everyday Life

By Chatham Kennedy and Paul Andress

February 25, 2016

Cats, tree houses, princesses, Woodstock, and government dictatorships have no obvious similarities. However, these items made up a various assortment of themes for the 11th grade AP English Transcendental Society project. Students created Utopian communities based on transcendental ideas. These...

Visiting Writer Richard Ford Inspires Students

Visiting Writer Richard Ford Inspires Students

By Paul Andress and Gracie McCraney

January 13, 2016

On January 13, Richard Ford came to Prep to talk to the 9th-12th grade students about his career as a writer. He was born in Jackson, MS in 1944. After graduating Murrah High School, he went to Michigan State University. He was inspirational to students because he struggled with dyslexia but over...

One School, Many Books Returns for Second Successful Year

A group of students in the library talk to author and former Ole Miss Chancellor Dr. Robert Khayat.

By Paul Andress

September 1, 2015

One School, Many Books 2016 took place on September 1st. Now in its second year at Jackson Prep, One School Many Books was created by English teachers, including department chair Dr. Lisa Whitney. Whitney said, “It is exciting for me to see the focus of the whole school to be on reading for a day...

Faculty Defeat Seniors on Basketball Court

Photo courtesy of Juanita Ward.

By Paul Andress

April 23, 2015

Every year the seniors take on the faculty in a basketball game to raise money for a Guatemala mission trip. During the summer, the varsity boys' basketball team takes a trip to Guatemala to spread God's word and serve others while playing basketball. Students paid $2 dollars to get into the gam...

2015-2016 Pacers Announced

2015-2016 Pacers Announced

By Paul Andress

April 21, 2015

Your 2015-2016 award-winning, intergalactic, and world famous Pacers are... Captain: Emily Ellison 1st Lieutenant: Anna Miller Rebich 2nd Lieutenant: Mollie Merrell Sophomores: Avery Andress, Shelby Andress, Miriam Box, Anne Clark Harvey, Lindsey Howard, Maddy Mazzaferro, Greer Unde...

Why We Love the Madness

Kentucky celebrates a bid to the Final Four after defeating Notre Dame.

By Paul Andress

April 13, 2015

Over the course of March, people have been keeping up with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. There are many reasons why people love the NCAA Tournament, which is more commonly known as March Madness. March Madness embodies everything we as fans love about sports. It has the upsets, the favorites...

Icy Roads Make Commute To Prep Hazardous

Icy bridge and traffic over the Pearl River. Photo courtesy of Eliza Brantley.

February 20, 2015

The icy conditions on the road made it very difficult to get to school on the morning of Friday, February 20. A flurry of rain and freezing temperatures combined to make roads and particularly bridges icy and slick. There were several wrecks on major roadways. On I-20, there was a wreck near exit...

“Farm to Prep” Serves Up Local Food With Flair

January 15, 2015

  The new year has brought new foods to the Prep dining commons. Head of School Dr. Jason Walton spearheaded a new initiative, called Farm to Prep, to bring local foods into the cafeteria. By doing this, the eyes of the students will be opened to the farms and food productions around ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One

MOVIE REVIEW: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One

December 15, 2014

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 hit the box office on November 21. The movie made $121,897,634 during the opening weekend. This movie is Part 1 of the Mockingjay story which is the third novel in trilogy of The Hunger Games. All of the actors from the first two movies are back in Mockingjay. Jennifer...

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