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OPINION: Fix, dont abolish private prisons

OPINION: Fix, don’t abolish private prisons

From Issue 8
By Andrew Banks, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

The Biden administration has recently released its plan to  phase out the use of private prisons. It doesn’t seem as though this will be an issue in the future. While there are problems with private...

The Capitol, a symbol of American democracy and strength was assaulted by Trump supporters on January 6.  Graphic by Alex Roberson

OPINION: In riots, Trump’s election narrative, America loses

From Issue 6
By Alex Roberson, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

On January 6th, we watched the unthinkable happen as a mob breached the doors of the U.S. Capitol. A line of ragtag figures ventured down the walkway of Statuary Hall, before a steady stream began...

The fate of the post-Trump Republican Party hangs in the balance

The fate of the post-Trump Republican Party hangs in the balance

From Issue 6
By Landon Miller, Guest Columnist February 2, 2021

2021 has already proven to be an unpleasant year for Republicans. After losing the White House, seven senators who often aligned themselves with the President voted to object to certifying Joe Biden’s...

OPINION: Does listening to Mario Kart music help students efficiently work on homework?

OPINION: Does listening to “Mario Kart” music help students efficiently work on homework?

By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor November 28, 2020

    Going remote for the past two weeks has led to a lot of free time and procrastinating about homework. A recent trend on social media has been listening to  music from video game series Mario Kart...

How Likely really is Kanye West to be elected in 2020?  illustration by Alex Roberson

OPINIONL: Kanye 2020 is a joke

From Issue 2
By Trinity Scalia, Guest Columnist October 2, 2020

Kanye 2020 is a campaign that could only exist in our timeline. To me, it’s absolutely inconceivable that singer-songwriter Kanye West could hold any political position, much less President of the...

OPINION: Kamala Harris is a threat to America

OPINION: Kamala Harris is a threat to America

From Issue 2
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor September 24, 2020

Let’s be honest. Joe Biden isn’t mentally there. That is why his handlers have barely let him out of his basement, and that is why his vice presidential nominee is more important than the picks...

Biomedical club stays active during the summer

Biomedical club stays active during the summer

By Eli Venarske August 18, 2020

This summer, the presence of Covid-19 put a dent in the plans of virtually everyone . However, resilient and ambitious Jackson Prep students set out to keep the learning opportunities (and fun) created...

The infamous coronavirus as rendered by graphics editor Alex Roberson

OPINION: Why COVID-19 may be making world leaders more popular, for now

By Ty Usey, Guest Columnist April 9, 2020

     As March of 2020 ends, it is more or less apparent that the world is in a state of emergency. The COVID-19 (or coronavirus) pandemic has killed more than 30,000 individuals, and many metrics indicate...

Who should be allowed to work on this car? Graphic by Alex Roberson

OPINION: Do you have the right to repair?

By Andrew Banks, Guest Columnist April 2, 2020

     There is a growing movement to limit the power of a corporation in order to protect consumers' "right to repair." Often, when you purchase something like a car or a cell phone, you are...

Totally not a drawing of News Editor Joseph Watts playing video games.

OPINION: Despite popular belief, video games are not bad

From Issue 7
By Joseph Watts, News Editor March 3, 2020

Video games often get a bad rap. Every kid growing up has rolled their eyes when they heard “turn off the screen and play outside” or that video games will “turn your brain to mush.” Research...

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