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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...

Please make Mariah Carey stop

Please make Mariah Carey stop

December 14, 2018

We at Working Title Complaint Column are big fans of the Christmas season and all the traditions that come along with it. However, some traditions can be a bit overwhelming. One tradition, or song rather, is heard constantly in the months of November and December everywhere we go. It is a great song, bu...

OPINION: Don’t let exams stress you out too much

OPINION: Don’t let exams stress you out too much

By Genevieve Hurst, Photo Editor

December 14, 2018

As Christmas draws nearer, decorations are put up, Christmas music is played everywhere, everyone finishes up their Christmas shopping, and students are more stressed than ever. First semester exams, which end only four days before Christmas, add even more stress to the holiday season. Most students...

OPINION: Due process matters, even in Supreme Court confirmations

By Payne Bell, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2018

The nomination of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was a political disaster, 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

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 ...

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