The Sentry

A vaccine for COVID-19 is just around the corner

The infamous coronavirus as rendered by graphics editor Alex Roberson
From Issue 5
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...

First impressions from a 6th grader

Caylin Simmons plays basketball during P.E.
From Issue 2
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
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
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
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
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...

Statewide shelter in place order issued as Mississippi hits 1,000+ cases of COVID-19 (UPDATE 4/3)

Statewide shelter in place order issued as Mississippi hits 1,000+ cases of COVID-19 (UPDATE 4/3)
Up to date as of April 3rd, 2020
March 23, 2020

COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, has struck Mississippi head on. As of April 1st, there have been 1,177 reported cases of the virus in Mississippi and 26 deaths, spanning 78 of the 82...

Chess team places 2nd in state

Chess team places 2nd in state
From Issue 6
January 29, 2020

On Saturday, January 25th, the Jackson Prep’s Chess Club competed at the Mississippi Chess Association’s Scholastic Team Chess Championship. Prep brought three teams: a senior high A-team, a senior...

Inky Johnson speaks to students about not giving up

Inky Johnson speaks to students about not giving up
January 22, 2020

  On January 16th, inspirational speaker Inky Johnson came to speak to students as part of the Global Leadership Institute’s forum speakers.  Inky Johnson was a defensive back for the...

OUTSIDE THE PREP BUBBLE: The strange case of Jeffrey Epstein

From Issue 5
December 17, 2019

On August 10, 2019,  American financer Jeffrey Epstein, charged with one count of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, was found dead in his jail cell at the...

Stuck in an elevator with Rep. Gregg Harper

Stuck in an elevator with Rep. Gregg Harper
From Issue 5
December 17, 2019

On Friday, November 15th, Sophomores Lilly Grace Sites, Jane Hurst, Mayrant Gonwa, Maggie Boswell, Annie Jicka, Trinity Scalia, Worth Hewitt, Thomas Wasson, Shivraj Kumar, Jack Harvey, Havens Smith and...

Previous Youth Governors at Prep

Previous Youth Governors at Prep
From Issue 5
December 17, 2019

Prep students dominated the 2019 Youth Legislature conference. On top of students winning multiple awards and honors, junior Cass Rutledge took the governor’s race, making it the first time that...

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