What it means to be an ally

By Samantha Dunn | Business Manager Whether you’re an athlete playing an important game or just someone going through a challenging time, knowing that someone has your back makes whatever you’re going through a little bit easier. When underrepresented groups are fighting for equality, allies provide support and advocate for the group. Straight allies have …

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The boys prepare for the upcoming season of Lacrosse

By Cameron Nester | Staff Writer Camden Romero (12) has been playing the sport for 9 years and is currently the goalie for the Mississippi Lacrosse team. Lacrosse is the oldest organized sport in North America. Lacrosse originated from the Native Americans, who came up with the game to pass some time. The players of …

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Reveille and Radiance sing and dance their way into competition season

By Emily O’Reilly | Assistant Layout Editor Madison Central has two show choirs: Reveille and Radiance. Both groups have been working countless hours to perfect their shows for their show choir competitions. They have four competitions and Deep South Classics.              Rachel Narbo (11), who has been in both show choirs, said, “Reveille is a large …

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Taking a look into Madison County movie theaters

By Mary Addison Loving | Staff Writer Recently, the experience for moviegoers has changed in the Madison Ridgeland area. These changes include the construction of the Malco Renaissance Cinema Grill in the Renaissance shopping center and the renovation of the existing Malco Grandview Cinema & IMAX. Although they both serve the same purpose, there are …

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Iranians shift from mourning general to protesting government within a week

By Elizabeth Barton | Editor-in-Chief As many students have already been made aware by the onslaught of “World War III” memes circulating social media, the US launched a drone strike that killed Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani and leaders of Iraqi militia groups on January 3. The Trump administration claims the attack stopped future attacks …

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Exploring the effects of Gentrification

By Jillian Russell | Editor-in-Chief New York City, Austin, Denver, St. Louis, Memphis, Jackson. All diverse cities that have one thing in common: gentrification. Gentrification is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste. Gentrification increases the economic value of …

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