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GUEST EDITORIAL: Why I shaved my head at halftime

GUEST EDITORIAL: Why I shaved my head at halftime

By Rimes Rutledge, Guest Contributor

October 15, 2019

When Ben Johnson told me I should go bald for the JA game while filming the JA video at the Madison airport with Ms. Scruggs, I jokingly told him to shut up or I just might do it. Apparently, neither Ben nor Andrew Purvis, who was also helping us film, realized there was a joke involved. To be fai...

OPINION: The dangers of the rise of Antisemitism and BDS

OPINION: The dangers of the rise of Antisemitism and BDS

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2019

US Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) were recently denied access to visit Israel by its government. The mainstream media immediately said that Israel cannot take criticism and is oppressive to Muslims, leaving out all information that did not fit its narrative. Both Tlaib and Omar,...

OPINION: Is Mississippi in need of a flag change?

OPINION: Is Mississippi in need of a flag change?

By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2019

Since Mississippi first became a state in 1817, we have had three different state flags.  The original unofficial design, the “Bonnie Blue Flag,” was adopted from the period when Mississippi was a part of the territory of West Florida and was liberated from Spanish rule. The Bonnie Blue Flag f...

ALBUM REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s “Lover”

ALBUM REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s “Lover”

By Ainsley O'Quinn, Video Editor

September 6, 2019

“A love letter to love itself.” That is how Taylor Swift describes Lover. At 18 songs, Swift’s newest album, released on August 23, is her longest one yet. Some people might say that all of her albums are about love, but I think what separates Lover is that it covers every aspect of love. That is why it is so long. It’s about moving on, falling in love, and everything in between. Lover has wide range of song styles. There a...

OPINION: Kick Babies Off Airplanes

OPINION: Kick Babies Off Airplanes

By Payne Bell, Graphics Editor

April 26, 2019

Thanks for visiting The Sentry. I’m here on whatever day you’re reading to bring your attention to one of the greatest societal ills we have faced in modern times. We’ve all been there. You’ve just waited in the security line at the airport for a borderline criminal amount of time (unless, ...

OPINION: Censorship is #[email protected]&%$

OPINION: Censorship is #!-@&%$

By Cass Rutledge, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 25, 2019

Recently, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a big problem that comes with new waves of technology, censorship. Republican senators seized the opportunity to expose their censorship of conservatives directly in front of Twitter and Facebook executives. Senator Ted Cruz slammed Twitter...

OPINION: Electoral College is here for a reason

OPINION: Electoral College is here for a reason

By Cass Rutledge, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 12, 2019

Presidential candidate and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren came to Jackson State recently and held a town hall hosted by CNN and Jake Tapper. She  suggested  many things, including beginning reparations, giving people scholastic advantages because of their racial minority status, and taxing peop...

Weird smells of Jackson Prep

Weird smells of Jackson Prep

By Barron Liston and Emory Maxwell

March 20, 2019

If you’ve been walking through the halls of Jackson Prep lately you might have noticed a peculiar stench.  What is this strange smell? Desperation? Despair? Or maybe something positive that also stinks?  On some days, the smell of formaldehyde pours in from the Guyton building after one of the classes dissects so...

OPINION: Border immigration isn’t a crisis

OPINION: Border immigration isn’t a crisis

By Tripp Cory, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

On February 15, 2019, President Trump declared a national emergency to address what he called the immigration crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico. He did so in order to appropriate funds to construct a border wall with Mexico, as Congress only approved $1.4 billion for border security in the budget...

OPINION: Is country music a genre?

OPINION: Is country music a genre?

By Genevieve Hurst and Anna Stack

March 7, 2019

Honestly, can new country music even be considered its own genre? Aside from the (often faked) country accents, there is no real uniting factor in these songs. Perhaps the subjects of the songs, however, are what holds these songs together: trucks, jeans, girls, four-wheelers, back roads, and be...

OPINION: Socialism promises but never delivers

By Cass Rutledge, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 27, 2019

“America will never be a socialist country,” President Trump said to Congress and the country at his second State of the Union Address. As some Democrats are moving more and more towards radical socialism, President Trump made the right call to denounce and expose the extreme leftist view. The f...

OPINION: Global warming is something you should care about

OPINION: Global warming is something you should care about

By Barron Liston, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

“Spare us all word of the weapons, their force and range, The long numbers that rocket the mind; Our slow, unreckoning hearts will be left behind,  Unable to fear what is too strange. Nor shall you scare us with talk of the death of the race.   How should we dream of this place without us?” R...

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