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Pet Profile: Miss Hammy

Pet Profile: Miss Hammy

By Sayley Crawford and Sarah Cory

May 29, 2020

As the school year is coming to a close, one of our final pet profiles features a different type of pet than previous issues. Junior Hannah Carter, recently invested in a hamster. When asked why Hannah wanted a hamster she replied, “I was scrolling through Tiktok and a hamster was on my for ...

Trudy Powers retires, leaving long legacy behind her

Trudy Powers retires, leaving long legacy behind her

By Tanner Gough, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2020

It is not often that one finds an educator who has been in the field as long as Jackson Prep’s outgoing Head of the Junior High, Ms. Trudy Powers. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, she began her 38th year serving at Prep, 18 of those heading the resource office and the rest co-leading ...

What’s the pandemic like for Gen Z?

What’s the pandemic like for Gen Z?

By Wayne Hsieh and Thomas Wasson

May 19, 2020

Coronavirus has changed the world in numerous ways in the last couple of months. Every generation is being impacted by the pandemic, but for Generation Z, this can really be the event that shapes our view of the world. Generation Z is the generation that ranges from people born from around 1997 to 2012,...

Gap years may be more common due to virus

Gap years may be more common due to virus

By Russ Upton and Ainsley O'Quinn

May 13, 2020

COVID-19 has affected the lives of students across the globe, especially high school seniors, and it may affect them next year too. No one is sure when the threat of coronavirus will subside which is making it difficult for anyone to make plans for the future. Seniors are having to adjust their plans f...

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. In the short time since, COVID-19 has become a worldwide crisis and spread rapidly throughout the U...

For admissions office, next year is already arriving

Prep's director of admission, Ms. Tracie Mallard, at work in her office

By Caroline Crumpton, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Ms. Tracie Mallard is the Director of Admission for Jackson Prep. That means she oversees every aspect of prospective students and families that are interested in Prep. From the first contact to the admission office to the first day of school, she invests herself in every part of the matriculation process.  Rece...

PET PROFILE: Blizzard the Hamster

PET PROFILE: Blizzard the Hamster

By Julia Stradinger, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

This week's pet profile is on a cute and furry friend - Havens Smith’s hamster, named Blizzard. Havens, currently a sophomore at Jackson Prep, got Blizzard this past summer. This wasn't her first rodeo with a hamster, though. Havens has had hamsters in the past, and her little brother really wanted another on...

Exercise during coronavirus: Are you keeping fit?

Exercise during coronavirus: Are you keeping fit?

By Julia Stradinger and Dylan Burkhalter

May 7, 2020

During this pandemic, many of us find ourselves stuck in quarantine. Knowing people of our age in high school, we often feel that do not have much to do at home. When you are bored, you have a tendency to want to eat food. Many people have begun to work from home, which leads many to stress. Man...

WHO’S YOUR HERO? For Havens Smith, it’s her mom

WHO'S YOUR HERO? For Havens Smith, it's her mom

By Maggie Boswell, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Havens Smith’s hero is her mom, Cassie Smith.  Havens, a sophomore, said, “She’s been such a great role model for me.”  Whether on the cross country trails or in the classroom, Havens pushes herself to be her best, just like her mom does.  “She’s always pushing us to do our bes...

PET PROFILE: Roscoe Kellum

PET PROFILE: Roscoe Kellum

By Elizabeth Kellum, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Roscoe Kellum belongs to the family of Lulu, Burdee, and Purser Kellum. He is not a normal black wiener dog. He has more to love.  Weighing fifty-eight pounds, Roscoe is living his best life. Lulu said, “He’s on a special diet of half a cup of food,” so he will soon be shedding a few pounds.  ...

Quarantine can’t stifle creativity of Prep students

Flower watercolor by Annie Watkins. Photo courtesy of Annie Watkins

By Russ Upton, Fun and Games Editor and Records Manager

April 20, 2020

Since everyone is being quarantined at home, they have had to occupy themselves during the time that sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities used to take up. Some people have picked up new artistic hobbies or continued favorites.  Some of Prep’s more artistic based classes have continued with...

CLUB SPOTLIGHT: Biomedical Club

CLUB SPOTLIGHT: Biomedical Club

By Lilly Grace Sites, Jane Hurst, and Caroline Huff

April 16, 2020

Senior Jimmy Underwood, club president, explains why students might want to join Prep's Biomedical Club.

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