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Alumni Profile: Prep alum David McRae ('00) is Mississippi's state treasurer

Alumni Profile: Prep alum David McRae (’00) is Mississippi’s state treasurer

From Issue 8
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor April 15, 2021

The Capitol of Mississippi is perhaps one of the most famous buildings in Mississippi due to its magnificent architecture and the power that resides in it. Lawmakers routinely meet to debate bills...

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Time to spring forward into Daylight Saving Time

By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor March 11, 2021

On Sunday, March 14, right after the start of spring break, Americans all across the country will be turning their clocks forward one hour ending the current half year of Daylight Standard Time, and...

Ducks Unlimited hosts annual fundraising banquet

Ducks Unlimited hosts annual fundraising banquet

From Issue 6
By John Henry Andress, Editor February 10, 2021

Jackson Prep’s Ducks Unlimited chapter held their annual fundraising banquet on January 13. While the amount of money raised is not publicly announced yet, it will soon be compared to Jackson Academy’s...

Junior Wilkie Gonwa uses her role model, Beezie Madden, as inspiration for her horse-riding career. 

Who’s your hero: Beezie Madden inspires young equestrians

From Issue 6
By Maggie Boswell, Copy Editor February 5, 2021

Heroes don’t always wear capes or have superhuman powers.  A hero is a person admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.  Everyone has a role model that could...

Day in the Life Graphic

A day in the life: Fire Chief Kyle Upchurch

From Issue 6
By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor February 5, 2021

When people think of the word firefighter, they envision people pouring out of the bright red truck and instantly hosing down the building engulfed in flames; what they don’t know is that there is much...

COVID cancels senior high Youth Legislature

COVID cancels senior high Youth Legislature

From Issue 6
By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor February 2, 2021

On Thursday, January 19, the Mississippi Youth Legislature Conference released a statement informing all who were planning on attending this year that the conference would be cancelled. Many Prep students...

The infamous coronavirus as rendered by graphics editor Alex Roberson

A vaccine for COVID-19 is just around the corner

From Issue 5
By Joseph Watts, News Editor December 10, 2020

A vaccine for COVID-19 might be ready by the end of the year. In the last few weeks, two vaccines, one by a collaboration between Pfizer and BioNTech and the other by Moderna, have been submitted for the...

Caylin Simmons plays basketball during P.E.

First impressions from a 6th grader

From Issue 2
By Anna Blaire Bryant, Staff Writer October 5, 2020

Caylin Simmons is a sixth grader at Jackson Prep. She loves sports, as well as the arts. This year she does Pep Squad and after school art, and plans to play basketball, soccer, and tennis in the future....

The medical state of affairs: a scientific update on COVID-19

The medical state of affairs: a scientific update on COVID-19

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor May 11, 2020

Before the coronavirus was classified as a pandemic and became widespread in the United States, I interviewed Dr. Nolan, an infectious disease specialist at St. Dominic. That was about two months ago....

Cases continue to rise as the state begins to reopen (COVID-19 Mississippi/Jackson update 5/4/20)

Cases continue to rise as the state begins to reopen (COVID-19 Mississippi/Jackson update 5/4/20)

Up to date as of May 4, 2020
By Joseph Watts, News Editor May 4, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has continued to increase. As of May 4, Mississippi has 7,877 cases and 310 deaths. The statewide shelter in place ended Monday the 27th and was replaced...

Mississippi begins to flatten the curve (COVID-19 Mississippi/Jackson update 4/23/20)

Mississippi begins to flatten the curve (COVID-19 Mississippi/Jackson update 4/23/20)

Up to date as of April 23, 2020
By Joseph Watts, News Editor April 23, 2020

This past week, COVID-19 cases continued to rise, but in good news, the curve is beginning to flatten as Mississippi seems to have reached its peak. As of April 23, Mississippi has 4,894 cases and...

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise as Easter week ends (COVID-19 Mississippi/Jackson update 4/14/20)

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise as Easter week ends (COVID-19 Mississippi/Jackson update 4/14/20)

Up to date as of April 14th, 2020
By Joseph Watts, News Editor April 14, 2020

Easter week saw COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Mississippi with almost 2,000 more cases. As of April 14th, Mississippi has 3,087 cases of the novel coronavirus and 111 deaths across all counties...

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