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A reader of the fake news is confused as to why Trump is being asked about white supremacy again, while Biden is being asked about his favorite flavor of ice cream, when he has denied Antifas existence. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke

OPINION: There is a reason for distrust in the news

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor January 27, 2021

A Gallup poll published in September 2020 found that a record-high 60% of Americans have no or not very much trust in the media. Why is this? Mainstream media leans one way, and it is obvious. As president,...

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

OPINION: No, America is not doomed

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor 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...

Monopoly Man makes a corrupt backroom deal. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke

OPINION: Why does big biz go left?

By Ty Usey, Guest Columnist 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...

Money changes hands as one Sentry staffer pays back a debt to another.

OPINION: The federal government should balance the budget

By Andrew Banks, Staff Writer 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...

David Jenkins III. Photo by Cass Rutledge

OPINION: The Preparatory – Tales from the new kid

By David Jenkins III, Guest Contributor 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....

The proposed new Mississippi state flag that will be on Novembers ballot.

OPINION: Let us adopt Mississippi’s new flag

By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor 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...

Presidential elections dont stop... even for a pandemic

Presidential elections don’t stop… even for a pandemic

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor 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...

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

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

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor 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 poses with his trademark mug after filming AP history videos

Tom Richey: The man, the meme, the inspiration

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor 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...

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

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

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 “moderate” candidates

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor 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...

Movie Review: Bombshell tells a story of the #MeToo Era

Movie Review: “Bombshell” tells a story of the #MeToo Era

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor January 17, 2020

Bombshell, the movie based on the true story of former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson (played by Nicole Kidman) trying to take down one of the most powerful men in cable television, Roger Ailes (played by...

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