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New Teacher Profile: Alix Zachow

New Teacher Profile: Alix Zachow

By John Parrish

October 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Ms. Alix Zachow is a new teacher at Prep this year. She teaches 10th and 11th grade Honors English and 11th grade College Prep English. Although Ms. Zachow is new to teaching at Jackson Prep, she is not new to teaching. In fact, Ms. Zachow has been teaching in the Jackson area for...

Prep takes seniors on college visits

By Avery Andress and Tynes Carroll

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features, News

The University of Mississippi Jackson Prep took a group of seniors to visit the University of Mississippi on September 28. The bus left Prep at 6 am with Megan Thomas, the Assistant Director of Admissions, and Cole Putnam, the Ole Miss Admissions counselor for Madison and Rankin counties. Breakfast was...

The Mississippi State Fair returns again

The Mississippi State Fair returns again

By Tori Newsome and Henley Johnson

October 13, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment, Features

The 158th Mississippi State Fair in Jackson started on October 4th and ends on October 15th. Mississippians, as well as visitors from other states, attended the fair yet again to enjoy good food and fun rides and to win as many prizes as possible. This year, some of the regular rides changed. The Mega Drop, ver...

Cookin’ With The Boys, Episode 1: Ribs

Cookin’ With The Boys, Episode 1: Ribs

By Alex Gibbs

October 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Video

I should probably start out by saying that I and my fellow Sentry staff members participating in this feature--Will Fletcher, Emory Maxwell, and Stewart McCullough--are not good cooks. Not even just that, we have little to no experience in cooking. Yet, we, inspired by one who came before us, the gr...

Cross Country looks to finish their season strong

Cross Country looks to finish their season strong

By Maclain Kennedy

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

     At 6am when most people are still asleep, you can hear the quiet footsteps of the Jackson Prep cross country team. Since this past summer, the team has been building towards the season, working hard in the summer both in the morning and evening.      Meredith Lange has been helping with...

Movie Preview: Justice League to fly to theaters in November

Movie Preview: Justice League to fly to theaters in November

By Tynes Carroll

October 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, DC Comics’ newest installment, Justice League, will hit theaters on November 17th. The cast includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and ...

New Staff Profile: Alyssa Finneyfrock

New Staff Profile: Alyssa Finneyfrock

By Elizabeth Downing

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Ms. Alyssa Finneyfrock is the director of student life at Jackson Prep, and the first person to hold this new position. In this capacity, Ms. Finneyfrock is in charge of the strategic organizing of non-curricular activities for students at Prep, such as club and student trips. Before work...

You’ve probably seen the versatile Julia Zouboukos

By Ainsley O'Quinn

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features

If you go to Prep, you have probably seen Julia Zouboukos on the football field, on the basketball court, or in the candy line. As a part of the class of 2020, she is involved in varsity basketball and volleyball, student council, pacer, patriot league, and a travel volleyball team outside of school.  She w...

Freshman International student: Brittany Jiang

By Tynes Carroll, Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Brittany Jiang is one of Prep’s newest foreign exchange students this year. She is a ninth grader from Southwestern China and loves art. Brittany traveled to Prep during the summer and attended the Jackson Prep International Summer Camp in July of this year. She visited Los Angeles, San Francisc...

High schoolers are not catching their Zs

High schoolers are not catching their Zs

By Mary Patton Murphy

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

These days, almost everyone appears to be sleep deprived. It takes minimal effort to spot the differences between a well-rested, energetic person and his drowsy, droopy-eyed other. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the causes of sleep deprivation are innumerable, though the causes for high scho...

Around Town: Rainbow Kitten Surprise rocks it out at Duling Hall

Around Town: Rainbow Kitten Surprise rocks it out at Duling Hall

By Madeline Claire Hughes

October 6, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Entertainment, Features

Rainbow Kitten Surprise, an alternative rock band from Boone, North Carolina, stole the show Monday night at Duling Hall. Tickets went on sale June 12 and were sold out a few days before the concert. Opening for RKS was the band Elliot Root from Nashville, Tennessee. Their music set the atmosphere for ...

New Teacher Profile: Matt Butts

New Teacher Profile: Matt Butts

By Tanner Gough

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features

Coach Matt Butts is one of the 20 new faculty and staff members here at Prep. His main responsibility is leading the Junior Varsity football program as head coach, a position that requires much time and effort. Coach Butts also supervises a study hall period and a weightlifting period during the school da...

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