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Busywork Takes a Toll on Students

Busywork Takes a Toll on Students

By Hays Dubberly

November 12, 2015

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...

Later Start To School Day Would Aid Students

Later Start To School Day Would Aid Students

By Mollie Jones

April 13, 2015

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

Kentucky celebrates a bid to the Final Four after defeating Notre Dame.

By Paul Andress

April 13, 2015

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

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

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...

Recent Poll Results

October 27, 2014

Results from two of The Sentry's recent polls: Primos is the favorite place to eat breakfast with 12 votes.  Waffle House and Chick-Fil-A tied for second with 6 votes.  McDonalds, IHOP, and Cracker Barrel tied for third with 2 votes.  Taco Bell and Huddle House tied for fourth with 1 vote.  Krispy...

Views & Voices: Superheroes

Views & Voices: Superheroes

September 8, 2014

Views & Voices samples the opinion of the Prep community, and is gathered by the Sentry staff and the members of the Media & Journalism class. CORRECTION: Sarah Riley Jicka is in 10th grade, not 11th.

Views & Voices

Views & Voices

August 11, 2014

What was a highlight of your summer? “Going to Paris” -Emily Heidelberg (10th grade)  “Going to Capernaum with Young Life” -Dotsie Stevens (12th grade) “Going to the Virgin Islands” -Lauren Herring (12th grade) “Going to Camp DeSoto” -Olivia Flynt (11th grade)  “Teaching you...

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