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Battlefield V: Two steps forward, one step back

Battlefield V

By Tripp Cory, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

On November 9, the latest edition to the Battlefield franchise was released. Battlefield V has brought the franchise back to its roots with a World War Two setting, but is it really as good as fans of the franchise had hoped it would be? My answer is more complicated than a simple yes or no and r...

REVIEW: Ariana Grande’s new album Sweetener leaves a sour taste

REVIEW: Ariana Grande's new album Sweetener leaves a sour taste

By Preston Dubberly

August 20, 2018

Ariana Grande released her fourth album, Sweetener, on August 17, 2018.  The album includes fifteen songs, two of which are already chart-toppers.  “No Tears Left to Cry” was leaked on April 20, 2018, and “God Is A Woman” was released on July 13, 2018.  She has three guest appearances featured ...

Freshman Tori Johnston on her experience in the Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Pageant 2018

Tori singing

By Tori Johnston, Guest Writer

May 17, 2018

Five months ago, I embarked on a journey that changed the trajectory of my life. On November 5, 2017, I competed in my first pageant and, to my surprise, I won the crown and title of Miss Brandon's Outstanding Teen. I had never seen myself as a stereotypical “pageant girl," viewing pageants mo...

La Brioche: another one of Fondren’s perks

La Brioche: another one of Fondren’s perks

By Maclain Kennedy

May 2, 2018

If you walk inside Fondren Corner, you’ll find La Brioche. Known for their pastries, they also serve impeccable coffee. This cute, friendly shop is definitely a place you’ll want to stop. Upon entering La Brioche, you’ll approach a pastry counter. They have many different french pastries, includi...

Brandon Amphitheater opens

Brandon Amphitheater opens

By Aubrey Scott Moak

May 1, 2018

In the heart of Brandon, Mississippi, lies a brand new venue:  the Quarry. Fully equipped with a new nature trail, dog park, baseball facility, and amphitheatre, this 250 acres is sure to draw many families to the area. The idea for the venue sparked as a group of like-minded individuals sought  a ...

Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite: Trust the crust in a pizza showdown

Allie and Ainsley's Appetite: Trust the crust in a pizza showdown

By Allie Wise and Ainlsey O'Quinn

May 1, 2018

For this issue we will review two local pizza joints. We went to Sal and Mookie’s and Pizza Shack and realized we like pizza too much to decide which one we like best. Sal and Mookie’s was our first stop. Located in Fondren, Sal and Mookie’s has been serving New York style pizza and ice cream to ...

NHS takes on San Fran

NHS takes on San Fran

By Preston Dubberly and Henley Johnson

April 30, 2018

Jackson Prep’s National Honors Society recently took sixteen students to San Francisco, California for an educational and exciting vacation April 18-22.  The chaperones on this trip were sponsor, Lou Ann McKibben and Anna Griffin. Although the trip was short, it was jam packed with tons of walkin...

Culinary Club is cooking up a storm

Culinary Club is cooking up a storm

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

April 25, 2018

Culinary Club brings students together who share a love of food and cooking.  They meet once a month during activity period and homeroom. Members are invited to bring a dish based on the theme that month with a copy of their recipe. Everyone gathers and enjoys the food brought by each student. Some...

Ms. Reedy impacts young minds through literature

Ms. Reedy impacts young minds through literature

By Jane Gray Barbour, Sayley Crawford, and Aubrey Scott Moak

April 23, 2018

After falling in love with literature and the concepts of grammar, Kimberly Reedy made it her goal to teach students and have them understand as well. Here at Prep, Ms. Reedy teaches ninth grade Honors English and select College Prep classes too. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and received a major in English along with ...

REVIEW: Vance Joy releases new album “Nation of Two”

REVIEW: Vance Joy releases new album “Nation of Two”

By Genevieve Hurst

April 13, 2018

Listen on YouTube Vance Joy’s new album, Nation of Two came out February 23 after releasing singles since July. Joy said of the album, “Nation of Two describes a perfectly self-contained couple; their world beginning and ending at the bed they share, the car they ride in, or any other place wher...

Fortnite builds an empire for game players to enjoy

Fortnite builds an empire for game players to enjoy

By Tanner McCraney

April 12, 2018

Anyone who is anyone has at least heard of Fortnite, the cartoon game that has stormed the gaming community. The free game has risen to the top of charts in PC, Xbox, Playstation, and mobile gaming. It is a simple concept, where 100 people drop from a flying “Battle Bus” onto island and the last...

8th graders prep for Washington D.C. trip

8th graders prep for Washington D.C. trip

By Mara Liston and Sarah Cory

April 11, 2018

Spring Break might be over, but the eighth graders still have a trip to look forward to. Mr. Kevin Robichaux, eighth grade history teacher, is taking his annual trip to Washington D.C. with a group of students. They will leave for  D.C. on April 26 and return on the 30th. A total of 47 students ar...

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