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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...

Can professional video gaming be a sport?

Can professional video gaming be a sport?

By Payne Bell

November 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

To the average person, video games are nothing more than a time killer, something fun to do when you have some free time, or when you want to play with friends. However, with tens of millions of dollars in prize money as well as hundreds of millions of passionate fans worldwide, it's hard to deny th...

Yes, I Have a Leap Day Birthday. Yes, I’ve Already Heard Your Joke About It.

Yes, I Have a Leap Day Birthday. Yes, I’ve Already Heard Your Joke About It.

By Tanner McCraney

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Today for me has consisted of phrases such as “Wait, you don't look 4 years old” and “How are you going to get your license if you are only 4?” and “When do you celebrate your birthday when its not a leap year?” For those still wondering, just because I have only had 4 “real” birt...

Sports Opinion: NCAA Should Move Basketball Season Back

By RJ Green

November 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports

March Madness is a term that has stuck with basketball fans for a while. The NCAA basketball tournament is always full of shocking upsets and close games. It has always taken place in March, and it has fit really well in late March and early April. The timing of the end of the season is not the prob...

Busywork Takes a Toll on Students

Busywork Takes a Toll on Students

By Hays Dubberly

November 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Jackson Prep has been known for its academic excellence for decades. However, there seems to be a belief among many teachers that assigning busywork is what makes their class “challenging, rigorous, and worthwhile.” Busywork does not determine how hard a class is, but it shows how forty-five minutes of ho...

Views & Voices: Time Machine

Views & Voices: Time Machine

May 5, 2015


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Later Start To School Day Would Aid Students

Later Start To School Day Would Aid Students

By Mollie Jones

April 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Like days in a work week, school days typically start around 8 am. First period comes, and students are yawning even though they have been awake and moving around for at least an hour. Why is that? We’re not awake yet. As kids become teenagers, the sleep-wake cycle moves two hours later. Most undergo...

Why We Love the Madness

Why We Love the Madness

By Paul Andress

April 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Over the course of March, people have been keeping up with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. There are many reasons why people love the NCAA Tournament, which is more commonly known as March Madness. March Madness embodies everything we as fans love about sports. It has the upsets, the favorites...

SPORTS OPINION: UAB Football Shutdown Hits Fans, Players

December 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Sports

College football has had an outstanding year thus far. Including the first year of the College Football Playoff, to incredible plays, and feel good stories on and off the field. But there is one negative aspect that has recently been brought to the attention of the public: football costs money to...

TV REVIEW: The Paul Finebaum Show

TV REVIEW: The Paul Finebaum Show

December 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Since early August, the talk of SEC Sports fans has been about the brand new SEC Network. The SEC Network is a first year TV channel and network fully dedicated, twenty-four hours and seven days a week, to SEC sports. It has been a huge hit not only in the south, but it has also nationwide. One of t...

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