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

Sophomore Jake Vineyard holds up a picture of 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

Journalist Andrew Chung speaks as part of a panel discussion.

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...

Seniors scoot out of school sooner

Senior Jimmy Underwood is outta here, courtesy of

By Julia Stradinger, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

For the second semester of the 2019/2020 school year, seniors at Prep have had the option to participate in “senior out.” This means that during the fixed carrier at the end of every day, seniors don’t have to be signed up for a class. Instead of sitting in a drawing class or study hall that the...

Précis Pageant: Holidays In Hollywood

Four of the nominees for Most Beautiful sit on stage.

By Lilly Noble, Features Editor

December 17, 2019

On the evening of Monday December 9, Jackson Prep was taken to Hollywood for the yearbook’s annual fundraiser, the. This event has been long awaited by students and parents alike. This night is especially exciting for the seniors because they are honored with multiple awards, and the beauties and...

Previous Youth Governors at Prep

Previous Youth Governors at Prep

By Joseph Watts, News Editor

December 17, 2019

Prep students dominated the 2019 Youth Legislature conference. On top of students winning multiple awards and honors, junior Cass Rutledge took the governor’s race, making it the first time that Prep students have held the governor’s office for two consecutive years. He succeeds Prep senior Alex St...

A Day in the Life of the first female NFL referee

Sarah Thomas officiates the Los Angeles Chargers at the New England Patriots game.

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

December 16, 2019

Watching an NFL game is an exciting experience when you’re in the sea of fans cheering on your favorite team. There’s not a dull moment with every kickoff, fumble, and touchdown sending the crowd into an uproar. Heads turn when the whistle is blown, as the referees set the tone of the game. Re...

Strange status of Prep’s ninth grade

By Elizabeth Kellum, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

The 9th grade has an odd place at Prep. While other schools consider the freshmen class part of the high school, the freshmen at Prep are merely a part of the junior high. There are many things that the freshmen are not allowed to take part in with the high school that other schools let the...

Who’s playing those hallway tunes? It’s your Patriot Man

Who's playing those hallway tunes? It's your Patriot Man

By Caroline Crumpton, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The Patriot Man is a very important role in the Jackson Prep experience. Senior Ben Johnson has been our Patriot Man for 3 years now; he wasn’t so sure about signing up at first. His freshman year at Prep he was in an art class, and all the girls were begging him to sign up for the job. H...

A Day in the Life of a Secret Service agent on duty

Lauren Anne Smith poses for a photo with Agent Shawn Wolfe.

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

November 7, 2019

Blink and you might miss them. The Secret Service are subtle as they blend into the sea of people. They move swiftly and quietly, and one may spy them dressed in suits, sporting a small lapel pin on their blazers. One of the few times the Secret Service are noticeably spotted are at high-profile events...

New Teacher Profile: Elizabeth Thiel

Ms. Elizabeth Thiel, Prep's new show choir director.

By Anders Morgan and Lulu Kellum

October 21, 2019

Ms. Elizabeth Thiel is the new show choir teacher at Prep. Ms. Thiel attended Prep in high school, graduating in 2014,  and returned this year to teach what she loves. At the end of her show choir career here at Prep, Ms. Thiel was a member of the team that won nationals in Orlando. Ms. Thiel said the...

A day in the life of a news anchor at WLBT

A day in the life of a news anchor at WLBT

By Lauren Anne Smith, Managing Editor

October 21, 2019

Tucked away on the corner of Jefferson Street lies the WLBT news station.  WLBT has broadcast to Mississippi since 1953 and is one of the most popular news stations in the state.  WLBT’s team of reporters works around the clock to update locals on what is going on.  One of WLBT’s dedicated re...

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