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History of Mardi Gras

History of Mardi Gras

From Issue 7
By Hannah Polk, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

We all know of the few weeks in mid-February to March that are filled with parades, beads, and colorful festivities. Mardi Gras is widely celebrated around the south, but few people know the origin or...

Ducks Unlimited hosts annual fundraising banquet

Ducks Unlimited hosts annual fundraising banquet

From Issue 6
By John Henry Andress, Editor February 10, 2021

Jackson Prep’s Ducks Unlimited chapter held their annual fundraising banquet on January 13. While the amount of money raised is not publicly announced yet, it will soon be compared to Jackson Academy’s...

Graphic by Alex Roberson

Dances assessed due to COVID

By John Henry Andress, Editor February 5, 2021

As the end of the school year approaches, questions have arisen regarding whether school events, such as Prom, will be able to occur. As of right now, Prom is still a scheduled event, and the Student Council...

COVID cancels senior high Youth Legislature

COVID cancels senior high Youth Legislature

From Issue 6
By Dax Murphy, Entertainment Editor February 2, 2021

On Thursday, January 19, the Mississippi Youth Legislature Conference released a statement informing all who were planning on attending this year that the conference would be cancelled. Many Prep students...

A record six sign national letters of intent

A record six sign national letters of intent

From Issue 5A
By Will Gibbs, Assistant Sports Editor December 18, 2020

Six members of Jackson Prep’s senior class recently signed their letter of intent to continue playing athletics at the collegiate level. Five boys signed to continue their baseball career, while one...

Reveillon performs “When I Go.”

Show choir performs Fall Fanfare

From Issue 5
By Lilly Noble, Features Editor December 18, 2020

On the nights of December 8 and 9, Jackson Prep’s Reveillon and Fusion showed a sneak peek into their competition show and welcomed the Christmas spirit through their Fall Fanfare showcase.  Fusion,...

Prep performing arts program sets spring musical

Prep performing arts program sets spring musical

From Issue 5
By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor December 10, 2020

This year Prep will be hosting its musical, High School Musical on Stage, in the spring, rather than in the fall.  High School Musical is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet set...

The infamous coronavirus as rendered by graphics editor Alex Roberson

A vaccine for COVID-19 is just around the corner

From Issue 5
By Joseph Watts, News Editor December 10, 2020

A vaccine for COVID-19 might be ready by the end of the year. In the last few weeks, two vaccines, one by a collaboration between Pfizer and BioNTech and the other by Moderna, have been submitted for the...

Luke Runnels and William McHenry, both beaux in the pageant, performed together.

Précis Pageant 2020

From Issue 5
December 9, 2020

On Monday, December 7, Précis held their annual pageant to honor students, especially seniors of the class of 2021. The night began with the Beauties and Beaux, who were introduced by the emcees,...

Dr. DiBlasie-Sammons talks about Greek and Roman graffiti to the JCL club members.

JCL learns about graffiti

From Issue 4
By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor November 28, 2020

The Junior Classical League kicked off their first meeting of the year on November 5th by having a guest speaker talk . The session was given by Dr. Jacqueline DiBasie-Sammons, who is a professor...

Grayson Ohnmacht makes the winning move.

Chess team dominates in three local tournaments

From Issue 4
By Joseph Watts, News Editor November 28, 2020

The chess club participated in its first few tournaments at the end of October, starting the year off with 3 tournaments in one week. On Halloween morning, Jackson Prep held its first...

Gardening Club sprouts

Gardening Club sprouts

From Issue 4
By Lily Flowers, Photography Editor November 24, 2020

Have you ever thought about starting a garden? If so, the Gardening Club would be a great place to start. The club was recently created by junior Lilly Grace Sites. Lilly Grace said, “During...

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