Arbor Day celebration is “tree-mendous”

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief “Look around this campus. Can you imagine what this campus would look like without trees?” Jacksonville mayor Johnny Smith asked the crowd that gathered by Bennett Field. On Thursday, February 15, Jacksonville State University celebrated Arbor Day with the planting of an Overcup Oak tree near the newly christened Marching Southerners practice field. … Continue reading Arbor Day celebration is “tree-mendous”

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AOII brings Mardi Gras spirit to Jacksonville

Nick Adrian, Staff Writer A bit of New Orleans made its way to Jacksonville this past week as JSU celebrated Mardi Gras culminating with its first ever Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, February 10. The event was hosted by Alpha Omicron Pi to raise money for their philanthropy, Arthritis Research. Mardi Gras is a thousands-of-years-old celebration … Continue reading AOII brings Mardi Gras spirit to Jacksonville

Spring musicale brings Disney to Mason

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief The sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota took audience members to “A Whole New World” as part of their musicale on February 6. Twelve members took to the stage in the Mason Hall Performance Center to perform selections from the classic Disney movies “Hercules,” “Rapunzel,” “A Little Mermaid” and “101 Dalmatians.” Deandrea Stowe started … Continue reading Spring musicale brings Disney to Mason

Don’t overlook what Pietri and the Gamecocks are doing this season

Chris Allen Brown, Associate Editor Jacksonville State women’s basketball team’s last-second 62-61 win over Tennessee State Saturday afternoon got me thinking — the Gamecocks are quietly having a remarkable season. Yes, Rick Pietri’s squad dropped back-to-back games against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville then Tennessee Tech, but the win against the Tigers over the weekend will all but … Continue reading Don’t overlook what Pietri and the Gamecocks are doing this season

Brown: Celtics need Hayward’s presence now more than ever

 Chris Allen Brown, Associate Editor Gordon Hayward’s 2017-18 stat line reads: .500 field goal percentage, 1.0 rebound and 2.0 points per game. That doesn’t include the 0’s in the 3-point and free throw percentages, assists, blocks and steals per game columns. Hayward, who signed a four-year, $128 million contract with the Boston Celtics on July … Continue reading Brown: Celtics need Hayward’s presence now more than ever

Football takes home ‘solid’ recruiting class

  Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The first Wednesday of February marks national signing day, when high school football recruits are able to officially sign with universities to continue their academic and athletic careers. Although an early signing period was added for December this season, the Gamecocks did their recruiting damage on Wednesday. “We feel really, … Continue reading Football takes home ‘solid’ recruiting class

From BFFs to Mr. and Mrs.: Active Minds hosts relationship workshop

Nick Adrian, Staff Writer This Tuesday, JSU’s branch of the organization Active Minds held a Relationship Talk with husband and wife Fred and Rochelle Smith titled: “From BFF to Mr. and Mrs.”  The couple, who were once JSU students themselves, gave the story of how they met and offered advice on how not only to lead … Continue reading From BFFs to Mr. and Mrs.: Active Minds hosts relationship workshop