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OPINION: Due process matters, even in Supreme Court confirmations

By Payne Bell, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The nomination of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was a political fiasco, to put it simply. Senate Democrats showed the country that they were willing to take down Kavanaugh by whatever means necessary. To say nothing of whether or not Kavanaugh committed sexual assault against D...

PC Bros: Is President Trump really unfit for office?

PC Bros: Is President Trump really unfit for office?

By Tripp Cory and Barron Liston

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On September 5th, The New York Times published an anonymous opinion piece from a person claiming to be a senior white house official that harshly criticized President Trump and stated that White House officials are actively working against his agenda.  It is unprecedented for an anonymous piece ...

OPINION: An athlete is more than an athlete

OPINION: An athlete is more than an athlete

By Steven Wyatt

August 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Every day throughout the United States, people with any sort of platform, both local and national, take to the media to voice their opinions. This is seen as acceptable, and it is even sometimes encouraged by many people all across the country. However, there is one group with an extremely popular national p...

High school dating categories

High school dating categories

By Alex Gibbs

June 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Young Love. Books have been written about it. Movies have been made about it. It’s a fascination of our society and is people’s first experiment with romance.  While some people will claim that they dated in middle school, a real dating relationship can really only begin when one member of the...

OPINION: Starbucks’ implicit bias training is a waste of time

OPINION: Starbucks’ implicit bias training is a waste of time

By Payne Bell

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the coffeehouse chain Starbucks announced that they would be closing 8,000 stores across the United States on May 29, 2018, to perform implicit racial bias training for 175,000 employees. The stores will be closing in response to an incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks...

Anxiety — a growing problem for today’s students

Anxiety — a growing problem for today’s students

By Maclain Kennedy

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You may know what it’s like to feel “butterflies” in your stomach before you do something that you’re nervous about. However, in today’s society, the “butterfly” feeling has grown into something more. Anxiety is common among many teens. The problem is that this anxiety can begin to form at an early a...

OPINION: Is it time to ditch “extra time” on tests?

OPINION: Is it time to ditch “extra time” on tests?

By Sarah Avery Huffman

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As most Jackson Prep students know, extra time and other accommodations on the ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests have become very prominent. It seems as though everyone has extra time now a days. So why is this? Based on a study conducted by the College Board in 2005, extra time provides no advantage...

Trump talk: Reviewing his first year in office

Trump talk: Reviewing his first year in office

By Stewart McCullough

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Saturday, January 20th marked the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Donald Trump won the Republican Party presidential nominee race in the summer of 2016, and at the beginning of 2016, most people couldn’t imagine Donald Trump winning this nomination, let alone the...

PC Bros: Feminism: What do you think it is?

PC Bros: Feminism: What do you think it is?

By Barron Liston and Tripp Cory

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The movement for women’s rights, which would come to be known as feminism during the 20th century, has existed for nearly 200 years now, and it persists in several forms across the modern world. Throughout the 20th century, the feminist movement primarily advocated for voting rights, equal opportu...

OPINION: Are we losing our taste for free speech?

By Payne Bell

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Freedom of speech has always been a sacred value of both the University and society in general. Since around the middle of 2017, I have noticed an increasing amount of censorship, occurring on multiple University campuses across North America. Many conflicts have arisen at the University of California...

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