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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...

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Teens of Denial

Kelly’s Album of the Week: Teens of Denial

By Kelly McBride

September 15, 2017


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Opinion

Teens of Denial is the second labeled album Car Seat Headrest has released. These guys have created an album that has originality in lyrics, style, tone, and attitude that reminds me of Pixies-style alternative rock. To see a rock album emerge with popularity these days is rare, but with a track like ...

My favorite restaurants are sure to satisfy

My favorite restaurants are sure to satisfy

By Paul Andress

June 13, 2017


Filed under Around Town, Opinion

In my final edition of Paul’s Palate, I will give you my advice on the best places to eat in the Jackson metro area. These places will take more of a hit on your wallet, but trust me the price are justified by the quality of food you will enjoy. My top places to eat are Char, Shapley’s, and Amerigo...

Stay fit this summer with these tips

Stay fit this summer with these tips

By Maclain Kennedy

June 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Summer is so close you can almost taste it. Just make it through exams and we’re done. Roughly two months with no long nights of homework and countless hours of after-school sports practice. However, just because we’re done with school, doesn’t mean you should take two months off of workout...

Jicka on Jackson: These are a few of my favorite things

Jicka on Jackson: These are a few of my favorite things

By Sarah Riley Jicka

June 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As my time at Prep comes to a close, so does my time in the capital city. I look forward to exploring the ins and outs of Tuscaloosa, but right now, I would like to recognize a few places that made me fall in love with Jackson. E&L Barbeque, located on Bailey Avenue, is a self-described “no-...

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