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Tom Richey: The man, the meme, the inspiration

Tom Richey: The man, the meme, the inspiration

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor

April 1, 2020

Whenever there is a history quiz, test, or exam, who do Advanced Placement (AP) high school students turn to? Tom Richey, a high school history teacher in Clemson, South Carolina, goes beyond the classroom and onto the computers and phones of students all around the world. Richey’s social media and onl...

Sleep Is Being Slept On

Sleep Is Being Slept On

By Jake Lange, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

In this new realm of online learning, students are encouraged to join Zoom meetings at least 4 times a day. While many students have liked being done with classes at 12:30 every day, some have encountered problems with their sleep schedules. For reasons no student could explain at first, students would be...

United States now the epicenter of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 update 3/28/20)

United States now the epicenter of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 update 3/28/20)

By Hannah Grace Biggs, Copy Editor

March 28, 2020

The CDC page on COVID-19 cases in the United States is updated daily at noon, Monday through Friday. CDC statistics taken from 3/27/20 update. The United States of America has surpassed both Italy and China as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching over 85,300 confirmed cases of the virus acc...

Telemedicine and telehealth on the rise amid coronavirus

Telemedicine and telehealth on the rise amid coronavirus

By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor

March 28, 2020

  Just a few weeks ago, life seemed normal for everyone. The coronavirus just seemed like a hiccup and no one was taking it seriously. At the time, the virus was only affecting the population of Wuhan, a large city in the Chinese province of Hubei. But then the first case of corona appeared in the United States. N...

Students react to coronavirus shutdown

Students react to coronavirus shutdown

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

March 27, 2020

The past few weeks have been tiring for some due to how sudden everyone has reacted to the spread of the coronavirus. Governor Tate Reeves put out a statement declaring all Mississippi public schools stay closed until April 17th.  Some schools are still on spring break, but Prep hasn’t skipped a bea...

Who’s Your Hero? For Meg Branning, it’s Stacy Sykora

Who’s Your Hero? For Meg Branning, it’s Stacy Sykora

By Maggie Boswell, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Stacy Sykora is a retired Olympic athlete and an inspiration to volleyball players.  Sophomore Jackson Prep volleyball team player Meg Branning looks up to Sykora not only for her remarkable skills but for her perseverance.  Sykora was raised in Fort Worth, Texas and developed a love for all sports at a young age.  Sh...

Spring Break Boredom Cures

Spring Break Boredom Cures

By Caroline Crumpton, Margaret Oliver, and Anders Morgan

March 5, 2020

During spring break you will be hit with the familiar feeling of being bored. There are many ways to occupy yourself (even if you can't drive). Here are some of the things that you can do: Watch TikToks and learn some of the dances on the app Netflix also has many shows and movies you can binge f...

A Day in the Life of Division One NCAA athlete Morgan Claire Rose

A Day in the Life of Division One NCAA athlete Morgan Claire Rose

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

February 26, 2020

A “runner’s high” is a feeling of exhilaration that rushes through an athlete’s body after finishing an arduous workout. Morgan Claire Rose, an Ole Miss runner, gets to experience that feeling almost daily.  Morgan Claire grew up watching her father, Chuck Rose, compete in numerous triathlons, an...

WHO’S YOUR HERO? For Veronica Chough, it’s Zendaya

WHO’S YOUR HERO? For Veronica Chough, it’s Zendaya

By Maggie Boswell, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Heroes don’t always wear capes and 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 to a hero. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from lifesaving physicians to political leader...

WHO’S YOUR HERO? For Jake Vineyard it’s Roger Staubach

WHO’S YOUR HERO? For Jake Vineyard it’s Roger Staubach

By Maggie Boswell, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

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 to a hero.  Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from lifesaving physicians to political l...

WHO’S YOUR HERO? For Sam Leggett it’s Dave Thomas

WHO’S YOUR HERO? For Sam Leggett it’s Dave Thomas

By Maggie Boswell, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

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 to a hero.  Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from life-saving physicians to political...

A Day in the Life of professional journalist Andrew Chung

A Day in the Life of professional journalist Andrew Chung

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

February 6, 2020

The Amtrak Acela from Penn Station to Washington D.C. is a familiar train for Supreme Court Correspondent Andrew Chung, who travels the route frequently to cover breaking news that will impact all Americans.   Andrew Chung grew up in a small town in northwest Alberta, the population of which is just s...

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