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National and international cooperation spread desperately needed aid (COVID-19 update 04/12/20)

The parking lots of many restaurants and stores are vacant as business remain closed and enforce social distancing guidelines.
Up to date as of 04/12/20.
April 13, 2020

The CDC page on COVID-19 cases in the United States is updated every Monday through Friday at noon, and preliminary statistics are posted at the same time on Saturdays and Sundays. CDC statistics were...

As COVID-19 pandemic continues, United States hopes for light at the end of a dark tunnel (COVID-19 weekly national/international update)

A world map estimating the number of COVID-19 cases by country.
Up to date as of 4/05/20
April 6, 2020

The CDC page on COVID-19 cases in the United States is updated every Monday through Friday at noon. CDC statistics taken from 4/03/20 update and the preliminary 4/05/20 update. At the beginning of this...

A brief defense of the Star Wars prequels

The head of the all powerful Obi Wan Kenobi, the best character from the Star Wars prequels.
March 31, 2020

It’s 8:30 at night, and you’re on an airplane hurtling through the air at hundreds of miles per hour thousands of feet above the American midwest. How do you distract yourself from the crippling anxiety,...

United States now the epicenter of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 update 3/28/20)

Apocalyptically barren shelves at local stores greet shoppers searching for sanitation supplies.
Up to date as of 3/28/20
March 28, 2020

The CDC page on COVID-19 cases in the United States is updated daily at noon, Monday through Friday. CDC statistics taken from 3/27/20 update. The United States of America has surpassed both Italy and...

COVID-19 crisis continues nationally and internationally (COVID-19 update 3/20/2020)

A CDC graphic of the United States indicating the number of reported COVID-19 cases by state.
Up to date as of March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020

The CDC page on COVID-19 cases in the United States is updated daily at noon, Monday through Friday. As of March 20, 2020, all states in the United States of America have reported confirmed cases of...

The Rise of Skywalker or the fall of Disney’s Star Wars?

A promotional poster for the final iteration of the Disney Star Wars trilogy.
From Issue 7
February 20, 2020

*Review contains spoilers* Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the highly anticipated conclusion to Disney's Star Wars trilogy, premiered on December 20, 2019, receiving mixed reviews from audiences around...

Cats: An utter “Cat”astrophe

Three of the titular CGI cats
From Issue 6
February 5, 2020

This past Christmas break, my best friend and I took it upon ourselves to watch the horror movie Cats, which premiered on December 20, 2019. Now, Cats is not branded, marketed, written, or labeled as a...

Boys’ basketball begins conference play

Cam Brent dribbles the ball.
From Issue 6
February 5, 2020

Up to date as of 1/28/2020. With the start of the new year, the Jackson Prep boys’ basketball team has moved from its usual games into a new season of conference play.  This game transition started...

Girls’ basketball starts winning season

Andie Flatgard squares off against an opponent.
From Issue 6
February 5, 2020

The Jackson Prep girls’ Basketball steam has set an impressive winning standard this season. Coach Michael McAnally’s squad is stringing together one of the most impressive regular season resumes...

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: Tensions flare between US, Iran, and Iraq

A map of the middle east showing Iraq and Iran.
From Issue 6
February 4, 2020

“Outside the Prep Bubble” is a recurring column discussing an important current event each month that affects not only Jackson, Mississippi but the rest of the United States and the world. The purpose...

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