Mercy Black, more like mercy whack

Breihan Dryden, A&E Writer Thousands of years ago into the future, the year was 2014 and two pre-teens thought it was a cool idea to lure their friend into the woods and stab her to appease a fictional creepypasta known as “Slenderman” (or as I like to call him, SlenDaddy Long Arms). Why do I bring this up? Well, my dear reader, this is basically the … Continue reading Mercy Black, more like mercy whack

Umbrella Academy is a ride worth taking

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor The Umbrella Academy is a comic book series written by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, originally beginning publishing of its first limited series in 2007. It has since done two more limited series with the first issue of the third being released in October of 2018. With the series meeting critical and fan acclaim it was only a matter before … Continue reading Umbrella Academy is a ride worth taking

Episode III: the strongest prequel

James King, A&E Writer This is the Star Wars movie I’ve been wanting to see since beginning this look at Star Wars movies. It’s not the strongest movie in the Star Wars canon, but after the wasteland of boredom that was the first two movies in the prequel trilogy, it’s definitely the strongest of the three. The movie does have a few big flaws, but its … Continue reading Episode III: the strongest prequel

JSU showcases senior art projects

Sydney Spencer, A&E Reporter This Thursday, Jacksonville State University will be hosting their annual Senior Art Showcase for students who will be graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Arts (BA), and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA). The students who will be receiving their BFA are Christian Everhart, Alec Cornutt, Austin Whitt, Bekah Britton, Harley Stickney, Kara Clay, Kaylee Woodall, Kelsey Blangin, … Continue reading JSU showcases senior art projects

Saying Goodbye…

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Well, here we are. The best and fastest four years of my life is coming to a close. I’ve been dreading writing this almost as much as I have graduating and leaving. Even now, I’m sitting here struggling to come up with adequate words to describe what Jacksonville, Jacksonville State University, and The Chanticleer have meant to me over these years, and how … Continue reading Saying Goodbye…

Firebird reaches ‘Ultimate’ goal

JP Wood, Staff Reporter Football school? Basketball school? Marching band school? How about ultimate frisbee school? JSU’s Ultimate team- known as Firebird Ultimate- is making some noise across the region on the ultimate field. The team, still in its infancy as a program, competed in and won their very first sanctioned tournament earlier this month at UAB. For program founder Andrew Record, this is the culmination … Continue reading Firebird reaches ‘Ultimate’ goal

The Fruciante era kicks into high gear

Jack Vermuth, Special to the Chanticleer After the hotly debated One Hot Minute would come one of RHCP’s biggest and best albums Californication. This album would include some of my favorite RHCP songs such as “Around the World, “Scar Tissue,” and “Otherside” Whereas Blood Sugar Sex Magik would serve as a preamble to the “Frusciante Era” of RHCP, Califonication would mark the rise to power of … Continue reading The Fruciante era kicks into high gear

JSU showcases student talent

Christy Clasgens, A&E Reporter The JSU Drama department presented their One Act Festival and Student Showcase on April 4th and 5th. The showcase included eight ten-minute scenes, each directed and performed by JSU students. The showcase opened with Nothing Serious by Rich Orloff. This scene featured Haley Baker and Jake Lewis, and was directed by Ansley Gayton. Baker is a senior majoring in Psychology and is … Continue reading JSU showcases student talent

Iron Man is still the best marvel movie

Devin Carter, A&E Writer We are just over two weeks from Avengers: Endgame being released, and Marvel once again taking the country (and, dare I say, the world). I know it has not been released yet, but here is a spoiler: It’s going to be a pretty darn good movie. I can say that because Marvel has won. Through the usage of some voodoo magic, they … Continue reading Iron Man is still the best marvel movie