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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, Showcase

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-...

OPINION: Capture the moment, not the video

OPINION: Capture the moment, not the video

By Tanner McCraney

April 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The root of my hate came about a year ago at a Weeks concert. I was standing behind a man who videoed the entire concert with one of the Galaxy phones that are about the size of a brick. Because of this, I was not only barely able to see, but also I began to notice how many event-goers spend their time ...

Chance the Rapper: a voice for Chicago and Jackson

Chance the Rapper: a voice for Chicago and Jackson

By Sarah Riley Jicka

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With three Grammy Awards this year alone, Chance the Rapper (born Chancelor Bennett) has been given the opportunity to use his fame for good and is taking advantage of it. In his third mixtape, Coloring Book, he puts a new and optimistic perspective into his lyrics with regard to his personal struggles a...

Sports Opinion: Is SEC Basketball on the rise?

Sports Opinion: Is SEC Basketball on the rise?

By Steven Wyatt

February 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

It is no secret that the Southeastern Conference is not the most dominant conference in college basketball. The SEC has consistently put teams in the NCAA tournament, but the conference struggles to compete year in and year out with other conferences such as the ACC or Big Ten. The ACC, Big Ten and e...

Put a tracker under the tree

Put a tracker under the tree

By Maclain Kennedy

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

All I want for Christmas is a Fitbit watch, a Fitbit watch, see a Fitbit watch. Gee if I could only have a Fitbit watch, then I could wish you merry fitness! Athletic trackers are a growing trend, and having the right gear is important. There are many different types and brands of fitness gear that ...

Belhaven Beach: Jackson’s best kept secret?

Belhaven Beach: Jackson’s best kept secret?

By Sarah Riley Jicka

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I like my water. It’s clean, cold, and nutritious. Unlike the waters of Rankin and Madison counties, Jackson drinking water adds a little something extra, a little je ne sais quoi. Thy cup will sometimes overfloweth with a brown liquid resembling water only in its viscosity. If you wish to see the ori...

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