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Jackson garbage dispute plagues the capital city

By Jake Mathews, News & Features Editor April 28, 2022

The City of Jackson has recently had a real problem on its hands: who is going to pick up the trash. The city’s contract with Waste Management expired on March 31. With the City Council unable to...

Prep student media shines in MSPA contest

Prep student media shines in MSPA contest

March 31, 2022

On Wednesday, March 30, the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association announced the news publication, broadcast, podcast, and streaming finalists and winners from its annual Best of Mississippi contest....

Prep senior Joseph Slack welcomes his mother, Amanda, to her new job.

Amanda Slack named Head of Lower School

From Issue 7
By Anna Blaire Bryant, News and Features Editor March 9, 2022

As Lower School plans have been rolling out, many have been wondering who will be the Head of the Elementary School. On March 9, Head of School Lawrence Coco was thrilled to  announce that Ms....

Prep unwraps plans for elementary school

Prep unwraps plans for elementary school

Fifth grade to start next year, Pre-K-fourth grade in 2023-2024
By Jane Hurst and Hannah Polk December 8, 2021

Just in time for the holiday season, Head of School Lawrence Coco has a spectacular announcement for the Jackson Prep community: Prep will soon have an elementary school. The school announced on December...

Co-Governor Jeffrey Jordan(12) and future Governor Sakshi Kuara

Youth legislature back in session in Jackson

Prep picks up its fourth governor in a row
By Jane Hurst, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2021

From November 11 to 13th, seventeen delegates, representing the sophomore, junior, and senior classes, headed downtown for the Lead Mississippi Youth Legislature conference. In 2020, the conference...

Sentry staff members at the MSPA conference

Publications staffs attend scholastic statewide conference

By Anna Blaire Bryant, News & Features Editor November 3, 2021

On Monday, November 1, members of Jackson Prep’s publication staffs and their advisers went on a trip to the 75th annual MSPA convention hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg....

Art gallery adds flair to library

Art gallery adds flair to library

From Issue 3
By Anna Blaire Bryant and Sophie Slade November 2, 2021

Studying the earth may seem boring to some, but it is pretty exciting. Cartography, the design of maps, is easily one of the most overlooked forms of art. The Jackson Prep art gallery showed their appreciation...

Grease is the word at JP this October

Grease is the word at JP this October

From Issue 3
By Evans Reynolds, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

For four shows October 16-19, the Jackson Prep Performing Arts Department staged their annual fall musical. This year under the direction of Ms. Emily Waterloo and music directed by Mr. Chris Sweatt,...

New president holds his campaign sign

Newly elected junior high president takes office

From Issue 2
By Lindan Garner, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

The 2021-2022 Junior High Elections were Thursday, September 2nd, with three contenders campaigning for Student Body President, a position only available for 9th graders. Elliot Davis, Meredith Hawkins,...

Alaskan adventurers pose with their catch.

Global Leadership Institute takes on Alaska

From Issue 2
By Anna Blaire Bryant, News and Features Editor September 30, 2021

For the last few years, the GLI Institute has taken a trip to Alaska every June with tenth through twelve grade students. This year's group hiked, kayaked, camped, fished, and experienced Alaskan wildlife...

The 50s are coming back in Prep performance of Grease

The 50s are coming back in Prep performance of ‘Grease’

From Issue 2
By Lily Teague, Entertainment Editor September 30, 2021

In mid-October, Jackson Prep Performing Arts  will present the high school version of the classic musical Grease, directed by Ms. Emily Waterloo (Jackson Prep Director of Theatrical Productions) with...

HOCO at the Disco

HOCO at the Disco

From Issue 2
By Hannah Polk and Olivia Patricia Smith September 23, 2021
From Issue 1
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