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School leaders build bridges with China

School leaders build bridges with China

By Tanner Gough, News Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On the week of October 21-27, Jackson Prep Head of School Mr. Lawrence Coco, along with Chief Operating Officer Mr. Denny Britt and International Program director Ms. Jane Zhu, embarked on a trip to China. The trip consisted of a hectic schedule that kept the trio busy during their time there. The p...

Junior girls emerge victorious in annual Powderpuff game

Junior girls emerge victorious in annual Powderpuff game

By Henley Johnson, Eloise Moore

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After the state championship win by the boys’ football team, the girls still had more to prove, and on December 3, they took to the field. Every year, the Senior High Student Council puts on the Powderpuff football game,  which is essentially a showdown of girls’ flag football between each grade in h...

MOVIE REVIEW: Creed II goes the distance

MOVIE REVIEW: Creed II goes the distance

By Alex Gibbs, Copy Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Creed II was released on November 21 nationwide. Its release was much anticipated following the massive success of its predecessor, Creed, which grossed almost $200 million in 2015 and got a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Creed II is the eighth movie in the Rocky film franchise, and Rock...

Juniors celebrate “The Princess Bride” with festival

Juniors celebrate “The Princess Bride” with festival

By Preston Dubberly, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Ms. Anna Griffin’s eleventh grade AP English class put on a film festival on Wednesday, November 28, to showcase their summer reading book, The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Last year, Ms. Griffin’s classes covered the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The classes this year have been collectively ...

Varsity basketball girls spread joy at children’s hospital

Varsity basketball girls spread joy at children’s hospital

By Tori Newsome, Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, November 19th, the Jackson Prep varsity girls' basketball team went to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital to make hand turkeys with the children who were well enough to go to the play area. The team was separated into two groups. One group went to the 2nd floor and the other group w...

Seniors exercise their right to vote

Seniors exercise their right to vote

By Mary Patton Murphy, Copy Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the recent midterm elections, several Prep seniors who turned eighteen before voting day hit the polls and voted for the first time. These students who were eligible to vote registered thirty days before the election and indicated on their registration that they would be eighteen on voting day. Because...

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