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COVID-19’s effects on concerts and entertainment

COVID-19's effects on concerts and entertainment

By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor

May 7, 2020

As the world has battled COVID-19, the entertainment industry has been put on pause. There have been over 2 million cases of COVID-19 globally with 166,000 deaths. In an effort to prevent spreading the virus, many festivals, movies, concerts, and tv shows have been postponed or canceled. The US Centers for...

We’re breakin’ free, we’re jailbreakin’

A Jailbroken phone demonstrating a tweak.

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

May 6, 2020

Don’t fret, this is not about a prison break. The term "jailbreak" does not always involve the slammer. Actually, in this case, it refers to the software in iPhones. Officially, the definition of a jailbreak in this context is when one removes software restrictions imposed by Apple on most de...

MUSIC MONTHLY: Sarah Riley Jicka recommends Thundercat

MUSIC MONTHLY: Sarah Riley Jicka recommends Thundercat

By Jane Hurst, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

This month, Music Monthly is highlighting Prep alumna Sarah Riley Jicka and one of her favorite artists, Thundercat. Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat, is an American producer and bassist. He has collaborated with artists such as Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, and Kendrick Lamar. He even won a ...

What Is It? The Banana Splits

the original designs of The Banana Splits

By Camp Carter, Entertainment Editor

April 28, 2020

            I first saw the Banana Splits while watching cartoon reruns on Boomerang, and although I only remembered bits and pieces of the show, it was enough to recognize them years later. I was spending time at my aunt's house during Thanksgiving break and was watching the news befor...

John Krasinski brings “Some Good News” to you

Actor John Krasinski has turned his home into the

By Julia Stradinger, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

There’s been a lot of negative news in regard to Covid-19 in the last month, and it seems that's all we hear about on TV. Thankfully, someone decided to create a positive outlet for anyone to watch and keep up with. For the past four weeks, celebrity John Krasinski (aka Jim from The Office and Jack R...

Music Monthly: Julia Phillippi on Clairo

Julia and Clairo at her Atlanta meet and greet

By Jane Hurst, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

In a bonus for April, Music Monthly is highlighting sophomore Julia Phillippi and one of her favorite artists, Clairo. Clairo, also known as Claire Cottrill, is a singer-songwriter from Boston. She is well-known for her unique chill pop. Clairo released her debut album in August of 2019. The album w...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Darkness Behind The Weeknd’s “After Hours”

The Weeknd

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2020

Even during times like these, musicians have continued to work, surprisingly, some more than usual. In particular, one artist to highlight released an album on March 20th. This album, After Hours, has since received mass acclaim from fans and critics alike, so much so that it has since boosted this artist...

MUSIC MONTHLY: Jake Vineyard recommends Parquet Courts

MUSIC MONTHLY: Jake Vineyard recommends Parquet Courts

April 7, 2020

This month, Music Monthly is highlighting sophomore Jake Vineyard and one of his favorite bands, Parquet Courts. Parquet Courts is a rock band that formed in 2010. It consists of Andrew Savage (vocals and guitar), Austin Brown (vocals and guitar), Max Savage (drums), and Sean Yeaton (Bass). They fir...

The Sentry’s 2020 Quarantine Beard Competition

The Sentry's 2020 Quarantine Beard Competition

April 6, 2020

Guys! Show us your coronavirus-quarantine facial hair! Gain fame if selected as one of our winners, either by students or by guest celebrity judge Dr. Nealey! Send entries to [email protected] by Thursday, April 16!  ...

Talking Heads, still talking 45 years later

The cover of

By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2020

These days, I don’t have enough time to keep up with Saturday Night Live like I used to. It’s usually set to record on our T.V. anyways, so whenever I have time, I check and see if its any good and if the musical guest is worth any time. While scrolling through Instagram yesterday, though, I was ...

A brief defense of the Star Wars prequels

The head of the all powerful Obi Wan Kenobi, the best character from the Star Wars prequels.

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

March 31, 2020

It’s 8:30 at night, and you’re on an airplane hurtling through the air at hundreds of miles per hour thousands of feet above the American midwest. How do you distract yourself from the crippling anxiety, boredom, and inability to sleep (or some combination thereof) that will inevitably plague you...

What is TikTok?

What is TikTok?

By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor

March 27, 2020

TikTok: the most addicting and popular social media app around the world. Parents are confused about the app and teens are obsessed with it. It was originally launched in 2014 as Musical.ly in the United States and was then obtained by a Chinese based media and tech company called ByteDance. ByteDan...

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