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The parking lots of many restaurants and stores are vacant as business remain closed and enforce social distancing guidelines.

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

Up to date as of 04/12/20.
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...

A world map estimating the number of COVID-19 cases by country.

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

Up to date as of 4/05/20
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...

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

A brief defense of 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,...

Apocalyptically barren shelves at local stores greet shoppers searching for sanitation supplies.

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

Up to date as of 3/28/20
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...

A CDC graphic of the United States indicating the number of reported COVID-19 cases by state.

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

Up to date as of March 20, 2020
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...

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

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

From Issue 7
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...

Three of the titular CGI cats

Cats: An utter “Cat”astrophe

From Issue 6
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...

Cam Brent dribbles the ball.

Boys’ basketball begins conference play

From Issue 6
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...

Andie Flatgard squares off against an opponent.

Girls’ basketball starts winning season

From Issue 6
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...

A map of the middle east showing Iraq and Iran.

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

From Issue 6
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...

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