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No, America is not doomed

Senators Perdue and Loeffler (R-GA)'s runoff races could decide control of the United States Senate.
December 3, 2020

This past election, millions of people came out and voted, which, no matter what your political leanings are, should be considered a good thing. Right now, the mainstream media has declared a winner in...

OPINION: Does listening to “Mario Kart” music help students efficiently work on homework?

OPINION: Does listening to
November 28, 2020

    Going remote for the past two weeks has led to a lot of free time and procrastinating about homework. A recent trend on social media has been listening to  music from video game series Mario Kart...

OPINION: Why does big biz go left?

Monopoly Man makes a corrupt backroom deal. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke
November 24, 2020

It’s a question I hear a lot. Conservatives usually support sweeping tax cuts and lower regulations for corporations, so many people are confused as to why these businesses seem to oppose conservative...

OPINION: The federal government should balance the budget

Money changes hands as one Sentry staffer pays back a debt to another.
From Issue 3
November 4, 2020

Say, for the sake of argument, that you are a wealthy businessperson and you make $350,000 a year. Sounds pretty good, right? Except you have a major spending problem—you spent $440,000 in that same...

OPINION: The Preparatory – Tales from the new kid

David Jenkins III. Photo by Cass Rutledge
October 2, 2020

I have spent my school career from Kindergarten to high school in the Madison public school system. I love basketball, and was unsatisfied with my old school’s athletic program, so I transferred to Prep....

OPINIONL: Kanye 2020 is a joke

How Likely really is Kanye West to be elected in 2020?  illustration by Alex Roberson
From Issue 2
October 2, 2020

Kanye 2020 is a campaign that could only exist in our timeline. To me, it’s absolutely inconceivable that singer-songwriter Kanye West could hold any political position, much less President of the...

OPINION: Let us adopt Mississippi’s new flag

The proposed new Mississippi state flag that will be on November's ballot.
From Issue 2
October 1, 2020

This time last year, I wrote an editorial for The Sentry about all of Mississippi’s state flags and why I thought the confederate battle emblem should be permanently retired from our state flag.  At...

OPINION: Kamala Harris is a threat to America

OPINION: Kamala Harris is a threat to America
From Issue 2
September 24, 2020

Let’s be honest. Joe Biden isn’t mentally there. That is why his handlers have barely let him out of his basement, and that is why his vice presidential nominee is more important than the picks...

OPINION: Fill that seat!

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 22, 2020

On September 18, America suffered the tragic loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Eighty-seven years young, she led a life of perseverance and determination. In her lifetime, she broke gender...

Looking back at a unique school year (Staff Editorial, May 2020)

Looking back at a unique school year (Staff Editorial, May 2020)
From issue 8
May 21, 2020

This school year has obviously been like no other that we have seen. When frightening tensions with Iran, the early and tragic death of a basketball icon, the impeachment of the President of the...

OPINION: Time to reopen

The infamous coronavirus as rendered by graphics editor Alex Roberson
May 11, 2020

It has now been over a month in the coronavirus-age. Social distancing has kept us in our homes, shut down numerous small businesses, and unemployed millions. The curve has begun to flatten. The guidelines...

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