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Stay fit this summer with these tips

Stay fit this summer with these tips

By Maclain Kennedy

June 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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