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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...

Why do high schoolers not go to the movie as often?

Why do high schoolers not go to the movie as often?

By Alex Gibbs

January 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Recently, I was having a conversation with my mother, and she asked me why people my age did not go to the movie as often people did when she was growing up. After she asked me this, I began to think of all the movies that I had gone to see in the theater this year, and I could only count four or five...

OPINION: Corporate lobbies are coming to gobble up your free internet

OPINION: Corporate lobbies are coming to gobble up your free internet

By Tripp Cory and Barron Liston

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Net Neutrality is a principle that ensures that every American can access the internet freely and without restriction from their internet providers on the content being accessed and the speed at which their internet works. The driving purpose behind net neutrality, as listed on the official net neutralit...

House Bill 1523: Times are changing in Mississippi

House Bill 1523: Times are changing in Mississippi

By Tripp Cory and Barron Liston

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever wondered why many people consider Mississippi to be backwards and prejudiced? If so, House Bill 1523,  the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act”, has you covered. Our nation has not historically had the most progressive policies, but in recent ye...

Pink’s new album is anything but traumatic

Pink’s new album is anything but traumatic

By Tori Newsome and Preston Dubberly

November 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Pink released her new album Beautiful Trauma on October 13. This was her first album to release since 2012.  In July, she announced via twitter that she was working on a new album and gave her fans a sneak peek by leaking “What About Us” which became an instant chart topper on Spotify and on iTu...

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