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Jackson decks out in green for parade

Jackson decks out in green for parade

By Chatham Kennedy

April 4, 2017

Beads and flowers littered the streets of Downtown Jackson on March 18th, 2017. Jacksonians dressed in green tutus, boas, and suits for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This time-honored tradition began in the early 1980s by Malcolm White, owner of Congress Street’s beloved restaurant and b...

Obituary: Frito Bill Jr., gone but not forgotten

Obituary: Frito Bill Jr., gone but not forgotten

By Chatham Kennedy

February 16, 2017

Frito-Bill Jr. made his final lap around the Jackson Prep fish bowl on Monday, January 9, 2017. Hearts of adminstration and frequent office visitors broke when they heard that the school’s mascot had unexpectedly passed away. Frito-Bill’s most loyal administrator, Ms. Manning, says, “It’s...

La La Land: The movie that resurrected a genre

La La Land: The movie that resurrected a genre

By Lawson Marchetti

February 15, 2017

The number 14. It’s a particularly lovely even number that is often considered lucky. It is a meticulously coveted and extremely rare number in the art of film, for it is the most Academy Award nominations any one film has ever received. All About Eve and Titanic were the only two to have ever accomplish...

“Making Marks” at The Pursuit

(left to right) Maclain Kennedy, Wesley Roberson, and Jennings Duncan lead worship. Photo by Chatham Kennedy

By Tynes Carroll

January 9, 2017

On the days of January 4th, 5th, and 9th, students met in the Fortenberry Theatre for the third annual Pursuit, Jackson Prep’s student-led spiritual enrichment week. Senior leaders for the Pursuit, Chatham Kennedy, Keeton Landfair, John Nix Arledge, and Joseph Upton, invited the entire student body...

Oy with the poodles already! Gilmore Girls returns

Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) Gilmore “smell snow” in the Winter (season one, episode one) poster.

By Chatham Kennedy

December 15, 2016

Fast paced jabber has once again rung through the homes of Gilmore girls fans. For months, admirers stalked Youtube channels and Facebook pages in hopes to find out who the returning characters would be, or if they were lucky, a trailer. Fans were ecstatic to learn that supporting characters Melissa ...

Economics teaches students how to dive into Shark Tank

Seniors (left to right) Marion Sapen and Mary Dunbar prepare for their presentation at Mantle. Their product was a sunscreen app that used location services to provide notifications on how often one should apply sunscreen and what SPF one should use. Photo by Chatham Kennedy

By Chatham Kennedy

November 4, 2016

On Wednesday October 26th, Senior AP Economics students  swam with the sharks, metaphorically speaking at least. Since late July, students have been avidly working on an entrepreneurial Shark Tank project. Each of the forty-eight students were asked to create a product proposal. All of the business...

Prep Students Travel Worldwide

Jackson Prep students enjoy their time in China. Photo courtesy of Amanda Roberts

By Maclain Kennedy

August 17, 2016

This summer, Jackson Prep students had the opportunity to travel across the globe to Austria, China, and Spain. The first trip taken this summer was the Sound of Music Tour, which included stops in Austria and Germany. This seven-day trip took participants to Vienna, Salzburg, Hallstatt, and Munich,...

“Of Mice and Men” to be Produced by Students

By Avery Andress

May 20, 2016

The play “Of Mice and Men” that will be performed this summer at Prep, and will be directed by Gregor Patti and assisted by Lawson Marchetti. The cast will start rehearsing at the end of May. The production of this play will totally be led by students. Greogor Patti played a major role in getting...

“Music Man” Set to Hit Jackson Prep’s Box Office

By Chatham Kennedy

May 20, 2016

The Jackson Prep Fine Arts department is looking forward to the fall production of “The Music Man.” “The Music Man” focuses on Harold Hill, a traveling salesman who peddles band equipment to children with the guarantee that he will teach them how to play. However, once Hill receives the money,...

Young Life: “You Were Made For This”

Young Life:

By Gracie McCraney

May 20, 2016

Young Life is a Christian ministry that is encouraged and talked about often at Jackson Prep. It is offered to high school students. “Club” is often advertised all over the school on flyers and by word of mouth. Club takes place at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Old Canton Road on Monday nights at...

Earthwinds Coffeehouse 2016

Each year, Students anticipate the release of  the award winning Earthwinds literary and art journal.

By Chatham Kennedy

April 29, 2016

Patriot Avenue roared with music as students played (and broke) instruments for Earthwinds annual Coffeehouse. Jackson Prep’s award winning literary magazine presented its 45th yearly edition on April 29, 2016. Cookies and cream ice cream spilled along the steps of The Hederman Amphitheatre as stu...

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