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Van Gogh spotted in Jackson?

The Wheat Field behind St. Paul's Hospital, by St. Rémy by Vincent van Gough (1889)
oil on canvas

By Megan Tomlinson and Riley Spivey

September 3, 2020

On 380 S Lamar St, in Jackson are housed  some 5,000 works of art by some of Mississippi’s most renowned artists. But through January 10, 2021, they are joined by 74 works of art typically not seen by Mississippians. Works by Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Picasso, and many others ar...

After 3 years, it’s our final farewell “Appetite”

After 3 years, it's our final farewell

May 29, 2020

Wow. We can’t believe that our column is coming to an end. This is our very last welcome back! Thank you to our loyal readers for the past three years. It has been a fun ride. We would like to give y’all a list of our favorite restaurants by category. We hope that restaurants will start to open b...

PET PROFILE: Squishy the turtle

Squishy the turtle, just chilling on a brick in the Scalia household.

By Mayrant Gonwa, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Today’s “Pet Profile” is of Squishy, a pet turtle belonging to Prep sophomore Trinity Scalia.  Trinity has had Squishy since first grade. She has had him, therefore, for nine years, making him the pet she has owned the longest.  Squishy is a Red Ear Slider Turtle, and this variety can live ...

PET PROFILE: Henry Sites

Whether on a car or not on a car, there's only one Henry Sites, and it's this one. Well, there are probably more Henry Sites in the world, but this one is a cat.

By Mayrant Gonwa, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Most “Pet of the Month”  articles (now “Pet Profile”), so far have featured a dog or puppy, well-liked from the Jackson area. The last issue featured Mason Kimball’s bunny. Our newest Pet Profile is Regan Site’s cat, Henry. Regan got Henry in 2014 as a Christmas present. The Si...

What makes Super Shakes super?

What makes Super Shakes super?

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

September 27, 2019

Super Shakes has been widely popular among Prep students because it is a quick fix for breakfast or an after school snack.  Super Shakes has connections with the community, and was actually on the Prep campus at the Prep cross country meet handing out samples to runners finishing the race.  Junior Mara...

District Debate: Sophomore Spanish Club vs. Poke Stop

District Debate: Sophomore Spanish Club vs. Poke Stop

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

September 27, 2019

Hi, everyone, and welcome back to Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite! To kick off this year we are going to do something a little different and compare two restaurants in the District at Eastover.  The District has been rising in popularity with the opening of Cultivation Food Hall and many new stores...

Here’s the tea on loaded teas and shakes

Here's the tea on loaded teas and shakes

By Lauren Anne Smith, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Over the past year, loaded teas and shakes have become a widespread trend around town.  The whole point of the Loaded Tea and shake craze is eating something that tastes good while being healthy, and the nutrition spots have reached that goal.  So far there are a total of nine nutrition places that are new to the metro ar...

“Let the Ladies Dance” at Thalia Mara Hall

By Victoria Chough, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

On April 6, Ballet Mississippi presented Let the Ladies Dance at Thalia Mara Hall. The show was a variation of three female choreographers’ works, as well as pieces from the ballet Paquita.  The three choreographers are Cherri Barnett, Maria Konrad, and Ronda Nychka. All three have worked or are...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Basil’s – The Best Mix of Mediterranean and Italian

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Basil's - The Best Mix of Mediterranean and Italian

By Lauren Anne Smith, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Basil’s was first established in 2003 by Nathan Glenn who wanted to bring a mix of Italian and Mediterranean foods to Mississippi.  Basil’s has been loved and adored by the people of Fondren with its mouth-watering food, and now it’s now expanding to the Renaissance. The newly opened restaurant is already...

Rolling out a new ice cream trend

Rolling out a new ice cream trend

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

April 12, 2019

For this issue we are reviewing a recent trend in the ice cream world. Rolled ice cream became a social media sensation and now the Jackson area has at least three of these ice cream shops. We are going to be reviewing The Freezing Cow and ICE’s Corner to determine the best ice cream and if this ne...

Hotworx heats up Jackson

Hotworx heats up Jackson

By Emma Dye, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Hotworx, a virtually taught exercise center, is becoming the next new thing in the Jackson area. Jackson Prep senior, Nora Beth Hetzel says, “I like hotworx because it’s open 24 hours a day and has a wide variety of classes. I love the hot yoga and hot row because you can go at your own speed o...

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