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So close, yet so far: social distancing rules clarified

So close, yet so far: social distancing rules clarified

By Dax Murphy

August 21, 2020

Since school started on August 11, Prep students have been required to follow new Covid-related protection guidelines suggested by state, national, and international health agencies like the Mississippi Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization. Among requirement...

We’re breakin’ free, we’re jailbreakin’

A Jailbroken phone demonstrating a tweak.

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

May 6, 2020

Don’t fret, this is not about a prison break. The term "jailbreak" does not always involve the slammer. Actually, in this case, it refers to the software in iPhones. Officially, the definition of a jailbreak in this context is when one removes software restrictions imposed by Apple on most de...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Darkness Behind The Weeknd’s “After Hours”

The Weeknd

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2020

Even during times like these, musicians have continued to work, surprisingly, some more than usual. In particular, one artist to highlight released an album on March 20th. This album, After Hours, has since received mass acclaim from fans and critics alike, so much so that it has since boosted this artist...

Talking Heads, still talking 45 years later

The cover of

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2020

These days, I don’t have enough time to keep up with Saturday Night Live like I used to. It’s usually set to record on our T.V. anyways, so whenever I have time, I check and see if its any good and if the musical guest is worth any time. While scrolling through Instagram yesterday, though, I was ...

Bonjour, and bon voyage, the French Club travels to (pre-COVID) Canada!

The French Club enjoying a tour of the Ice Hotel.

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2020

On the early morning of Friday, February 21st, 12 French students arrived at the Jackson Airport ready to venture to the great country to our north: Canada. The group left the Jackson airport en route to their connecting flight in Atlanta at 7:00 a.m.  After a long day’s travel, the group arriv...

Mac Miller swims in Circles on his final album

Mac Miller Circles

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

March 3, 2020

Whether or not you have heard of rapper Mac Miller, most were devastated to hear the news of his passing on September 7th, 2018 after a drug overdose. Practically only a month after his believed-to-be final album, Swimming, released on August 3rd, the late rapper’s death caused a surge of interest ...

Spotify Wrapped Versus Apple Music Replay

Spotify Wrapped Versus Apple Music Replay

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

January 10, 2020

**DISCLAIMER** I will only be discussing the two music services Apple Music and Spotify because they are the most popular. If you use another service, such as Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Soundcloud, etc., there may not be a service much like Spotify Wrapped or Apple Music Replay to compare with.  As the year ...

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