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The Capitol, a symbol of American democracy and strength was assaulted by Trump supporters on January 6.  Graphic by Alex Roberson

OPINION: In riots, Trump’s election narrative, America loses

From Issue 6
By Alex Roberson, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

On January 6th, we watched the unthinkable happen as a mob breached the doors of the U.S. Capitol. A line of ragtag figures ventured down the walkway of Statuary Hall, before a steady stream began...

The fate of the post-Trump Republican Party hangs in the balance

The fate of the post-Trump Republican Party hangs in the balance

From Issue 6
By Landon Miller, Guest Columnist February 2, 2021

2021 has already proven to be an unpleasant year for Republicans. After losing the White House, seven senators who often aligned themselves with the President voted to object to certifying Joe Biden’s...

A reader of the fake news is confused as to why Trump is being asked about white supremacy again, while Biden is being asked about his favorite flavor of ice cream, when he has denied Antifa's existence. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke

OPINION: There is a reason for distrust in the news

From Issue 6
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor January 27, 2021

A Gallup poll published in September 2020 found that a record-high 60% of Americans have no or not very much trust in the media. Why is this? Mainstream media leans one way, and it is obvious. As president,...

Senators Perdue and Loeffler (R-GA)'s runoff races could decide control of the United States Senate.

OPINION: No, America is not doomed

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor December 3, 2020

This past election, millions of people came out and voted, which, no matter what your political leanings are, should be considered a good thing. Right now, the mainstream media has declared a winner in...

OPINION: Does listening to

OPINION: Does listening to “Mario Kart” music help students efficiently work on homework?

By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor November 28, 2020

    Going remote for the past two weeks has led to a lot of free time and procrastinating about homework. A recent trend on social media has been listening to  music from video game series Mario Kart...

Monopoly Man makes a corrupt backroom deal. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke

OPINION: Why does big biz go left?

By Ty Usey, Guest Columnist November 24, 2020

It’s a question I hear a lot. Conservatives usually support sweeping tax cuts and lower regulations for corporations, so many people are confused as to why these businesses seem to oppose conservative...

Money changes hands as one Sentry staffer pays back a debt to another.

OPINION: The federal government should balance the budget

From Issue 3
By Andrew Banks, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Say, for the sake of argument, that you are a wealthy businessperson and you make $350,000 a year. Sounds pretty good, right? Except you have a major spending problem—you spent $440,000 in that same...

David Jenkins III. Photo by Cass Rutledge

OPINION: The Preparatory – Tales from the new kid

By David Jenkins III, Guest Contributor October 2, 2020

I have spent my school career from Kindergarten to high school in the Madison public school system. I love basketball, and was unsatisfied with my old school’s athletic program, so I transferred to Prep....

How Likely really is Kanye West to be elected in 2020?  illustration by Alex Roberson

OPINIONL: Kanye 2020 is a joke

From Issue 2
By Trinity Scalia, Guest Columnist October 2, 2020

Kanye 2020 is a campaign that could only exist in our timeline. To me, it’s absolutely inconceivable that singer-songwriter Kanye West could hold any political position, much less President of the...

The proposed new Mississippi state flag that will be on November's ballot.

OPINION: Let us adopt Mississippi’s new flag

From Issue 2
By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor October 1, 2020

This time last year, I wrote an editorial for The Sentry about all of Mississippi’s state flags and why I thought the confederate battle emblem should be permanently retired from our state flag.  At...

OPINION: Kamala Harris is a threat to America

OPINION: Kamala Harris is a threat to America

From Issue 2
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor September 24, 2020

Let’s be honest. Joe Biden isn’t mentally there. That is why his handlers have barely let him out of his basement, and that is why his vice presidential nominee is more important than the picks...

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