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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.

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

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 taken from the 04/09/20 update and the preliminary 04/12/20 update.   By the numbers As ...

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.

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

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 past week, United States unemployment continued to rise, with a record 6.6 million Americans filing for ...

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.

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

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, boredom, and inability to sleep (or some combination thereof) that will inevitably plague you...

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.

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

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 China as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching over 85,300 confirmed cases of the virus acc...

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.

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

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 coronavirus COVID-19. The total number of reported confirmed cases is 15,219, and the death toll in...

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.

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

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 the world.  I suppose I should start with the positives, of which, unfortunately, there were ...

Cats: An utter “Cat”astrophe

Three of the titular CGI cats

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

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 horror movie. BUT IT SHOULD BE! Seriously, this movie is centrally located in the pit of the uncann...

Boys’ basketball begins conference play

Cam Brent dribbles the ball.

By Olivia Moore, Editor-In-Chief

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 on Friday January 10th in their game against Presbyterian Christian, and the switch have raised...

Girls’ basketball starts winning season

Andie Flatgard squares off against an opponent.

By Mason Nichols, Sports Editor

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 in recent memory. As of Tuesday, January 28, the Patriots had amassed a record of 18-7, including thr...

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

A map of the middle east showing Iraq and Iran.

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

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 of this column is to expose students to events occurring outside of Jackson Prep and explain the i...

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