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New Teacher Profile: Bruce Robinson

New Teacher Profile: Bruce Robinson

By Lindan Garner September 17, 2021

Mr. Bruce Robinson, or “Coach Rob,” as he likes to be called, is the new assistant basketball coach for the upcoming 2021-2022 basketball season.  Coach Robinson has two grown kids, a daughter...

Coach Charles gives pointers to Prep swimmers.

New Teacher Profile: Taylor Charles

By Lucy Tyra and Evans Reynolds September 17, 2021

This school year, Jackson Prep has added a new program, competitive swimming, to its athletic roster as well as a new head coach, Coach Taylor Charles.  Coach Charles, a Nashville native, has been...

Ms. Emily Waterloo in her office.

New Teacher Profile: Emily Waterloo

By Ava Moak and Sailor Hart Simpson September 16, 2021

Ms. Emily Waterloo, Director of Theatrical Productions, recently joined Prep’s administration for the 2021-2022 school year.  Ms. Waterloo is a former managing artistic director of Brookhaven Little...

Mr. Chris Diethelm assists students.

New Teacher Profile: Chris Diethelm

By Baty Newman and Kate Rula September 16, 2021

Mr. Chris Diethelm, a.k.a. “Mr. D,” is one of the newest additions to the school’s science department. This year he is teaching seventh grade science. Mr. Diethelm has no prior history with Prep,...

A special-effects explosion, courtesy (in part) of Rimes Rutledge

Prep alum Rimes Rutledge helps make movie magic

From Issue 1
By Julia Stradinger August 10, 2021

Recently, Prep alum Rimes Rutledge (Class of 2020) got the opportunity to work with the Special Effects Crew for the movie A Day to Die. At just the age of 19, and only in his second semester of college...

Caroline Jones teaching in India

Alumni Profile: Caroline Jones (2015) – Mississippi to Texas to India

From Issue 10
By Hart Maley, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Caroline Jones, Class of 2015, has made a major impact on the people and world around her since graduating from Jackson Prep. In high school, she was a Pacer from 10th-12th grade and 2nd Lieutenant...

Explainer: How does Student Council work?

Explainer: How does Student Council work?

From Issue 10
By Ryleigh Wells, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

With recent student body and class officer elections, you might wonder how student council works. Student council is a group of students elected by their peers to address issues and plan school activities...



From Issue 10
By Hart Maley and Margaret Dye May 18, 2021

Sibling Showdown focuses on some of the families with multiple students at Prep simultaneously.  Two siblings who have definitely left their mark this school year are John Woods and Embry Hollowell....

Jesse Pounds headshot from his profile on

Alumni Profile: Markets and investing journalist Jesse Pound (’14)

By Camp Carter, Entertainment Editor May 6, 2021

Jesse Pound is currently working as a journalist for CNBC and is a member of the graduating class of 2014. He recalls his time at Jackson Prep, saying, “Prep forces you to manage your schedule, gets...

Alumni Profile: Prep alum David McRae (00) is Mississippis 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...

New challengers approach Chick-fil-A’s best

New challengers approach Chick-fil-A’s best

From Issue 7
By Hannah Polk, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

We all know of the infamous battles between fast-food chains and Chick-fil-A, but with the current events, more contestants have entered the fray. The pandemic, having limited the outings of our usual...

WHOS YOUR HERO: Will Burnham respects pro golfer Jordan Spieth

WHO’S YOUR HERO: Will Burnham respects pro golfer Jordan Spieth

From Issue 7
By Maggie Boswell, Copy Editor March 4, 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 be compared...

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