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No, America is not doomed

Senators Perdue and Loeffler (R-GA)'s runoff races could decide control of the United States Senate.
December 3, 2020

This past election, millions of people came out and voted, which, no matter what your political leanings are, should be considered a good thing. Right now, the mainstream media has declared a winner in...

OPINION: Why does big biz go left?

Monopoly Man makes a corrupt backroom deal. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke
November 24, 2020

It’s a question I hear a lot. Conservatives usually support sweeping tax cuts and lower regulations for corporations, so many people are confused as to why these businesses seem to oppose conservative...

OPINION: The federal government should balance the budget

Money changes hands as one Sentry staffer pays back a debt to another.
From Issue 3
November 4, 2020

Say, for the sake of argument, that you are a wealthy businessperson and you make $350,000 a year. Sounds pretty good, right? Except you have a major spending problem—you spent $440,000 in that same...

OPINION: The Preparatory – Tales from the new kid

David Jenkins III. Photo by Cass Rutledge
October 2, 2020

I have spent my school career from Kindergarten to high school in the Madison public school system. I love basketball, and was unsatisfied with my old school’s athletic program, so I transferred to Prep....

OPINION: Let us adopt Mississippi’s new flag

The proposed new Mississippi state flag that will be on November's ballot.
From Issue 2
October 1, 2020

This time last year, I wrote an editorial for The Sentry about all of Mississippi’s state flags and why I thought the confederate battle emblem should be permanently retired from our state flag.  At...

OPINION: Fill that seat!

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 22, 2020

On September 18, America suffered the tragic loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Eighty-seven years young, she led a life of perseverance and determination. In her lifetime, she broke gender...

Presidential elections don’t stop… even for a pandemic

Presidential elections don't stop... even for a pandemic
May 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has flipped everything upside down. Our lifestyles have been dramatically changed to doing online school and not being able to go out to eat. What would usually be on the forefront...

OPINION: In times of crisis, Americans rise to the challenge

A shopper follows CDC guidelines while wearing a mask at the grocery store. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke
April 23, 2020

COVID-19 has required a lot from Americans. We have had to shift to remote learning, stay away from friends, and work from home. It really is hard to fathom how much America has come together during this...

Tom Richey: The man, the meme, the inspiration

Tom Richey poses with his trademark mug after filming AP history videos
April 1, 2020

Whenever there is a history quiz, test, or exam, who do Advanced Placement (AP) high school students turn to? Tom Richey, a high school history teacher in Clemson, South Carolina, goes beyond the classroom...

OPINION: President Trump is the leader we need in a crisis

President Trump holds a press conference regarding the Chinese coronavirus. Photo courtesy of the White House
March 26, 2020

Coronavirus. China virus. Wuhan virus. COVID-19. Whatever you call it, this pandemic has been making headlines. The virus is all the news talks about, and the impacts could potentially be disastrous. College...

Sentry II Staff Editorial: The good in the midst of the bad

Two students separate themselves by six feet, complying with CDC guidelines.
March 26, 2020

From any standpoint, things may not be going perfectly for us or people around the world as a whole. Empty shelves haunt grocery stores. The stock markets are plunging. Social distancing protocols have...

OPINION: 2020 Election – Your “moderate” candidates

OPINION: 2020 Election - Your
From Issue 7
March 3, 2020

The 2020 elections are officially underway, and, finally, the Democratic presidential field has narrowed down the candidates to the single digits. Differences between the candidates have become clearer...

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