RMC Jacksonville’s closing: a postmortem examination

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor On June 30, 2018 RMC Jacksonville closed down for good, initially this was expected to have a large effect on the city, but the truth appears to be both much more counter intuitive and positive. The hospital was closed with Billy Grizzard, chair of the Healthcare Authority of the City of Anniston, citing that it was underutilized and high cost in a … Continue reading RMC Jacksonville’s closing: a postmortem examination

Red Dead Redemption has more to say than you think

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor So I had an interesting experience the other day. I have been playing Red Dead Redemption 2 (also known as Rootin Tootin Cowboy Shootin 2) over the Thanksgiving break and I have gotten to the third chapter of the game where the Van Der Linde gang is forced to move to the southern state of Lemoyne (fictionalized Louisiana) in order to escape … Continue reading Red Dead Redemption has more to say than you think

Pokemon goes to a new home

Sean Collier, A&E Writer It is no secret that Pokemon has been a phenomenon for about as long as it was originally created. It has maintained its popularity for years and most likely will for many more. The community does tend to have issues with decisions made on the games and other things but it has still endured. Thanks to the release and popularity Pokemon GO, … Continue reading Pokemon goes to a new home

JSU prepares for second drama production of the year

Sydney Spencer, A&E Reporter The Jacksonville State University Drama Department is having another production before the end of fall semester. This play is called The Flick and will be directed by professor Carrie Colton. Carrie Colton is an acting, speech, and voice professor here at Jacksonville State. She usually focuses on musical theatre and Shakespeare, but decided to take on the job because it is pretty … Continue reading JSU prepares for second drama production of the year

Appreciate the Arts

Breanna Hill, News Editor Growing up, a number of us were exposed to school systems that had praised the athletic programs and barely supported the arts. The dwindling percentage of students joining these performing arts programs is truly heartbreaking. I was a tiny little sixth grader when I picked up a trumpet for the first time, and it completely changed my life. I began to appreciate … Continue reading Appreciate the Arts

The Venture Brothers: a unique parody

James King, A&E Writer This article I’ve been wanting to do for a while and it will be a bit different from my normal movie reviews, because this time I’m reviewing a show, my favorite show, The Venture Brothers.  The Venture Brothers started in 2003 as a parody of cartoons ( specifically Johnny Quest), comics, pop music, and generally pop culture. The wacky brainchild of the … Continue reading The Venture Brothers: a unique parody

JSU Drama receives eight nominations for roles in She Kills Monsters

Sydney Spencer, Staff Reporter Editor’s Note: An article appeared in the November 8, 2018 issue of The Chanticleer reporting the nomination of just one member of the Drama She Kills Monsters for competition in The Kennedy Center American College Festival. The Chanticleer staff were unaware of the other students and faculty that had been nominated until after the printing of this issue. We apologize to everyone … Continue reading JSU Drama receives eight nominations for roles in She Kills Monsters

TMB employee collects caps for cancer patients

Scott Young, Staff Reporter Todd Craven, a longtime employee of the food court at JSU, is collecting any plastic bottle caps to raise money for cancer patients. Many students have already stopped by to give their caps, whether from a water bottle or a soda. “If you have a Coke or Water in your backpack, don’t throw out the cap!! Please see Todd in the TMB … Continue reading TMB employee collects caps for cancer patients