If Jussie Smollett lied, the damage could be immeasurable

Devin Carter, A&E Writer I, like many others, was shocked when I heard of the attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett, and very saddened to hear his account of the incident. A gay black man, Smollett claimed that two men jumped him in the night, called him homophobic and racial slurs, and fled after dousing him with bleach and tying a noose around his neck. … Continue reading If Jussie Smollett lied, the damage could be immeasurable

Why are superhero movies so popular?

James King , A&E Writer A question that I often hear is why are there so many superhero movies? The obvious answer is that they make money and there is some truth to that. Of the top 10 highest grossing films of all time in the world, 4 of them are Marvel superhero movies. All of them making around the billion dollar mark in the worldwide … Continue reading Why are superhero movies so popular?

Should anyone even care about the oscars anymore?

Devin Carter, A&E Writer The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will air on Sunday, February 24. For nearly a century, the Oscars have been seen as the most prestigious awards in the film industry, and recipients have the honor of being referred to as Academy Award winners. It is, to many who work in film, the crowning achievement of a person’s career, and to win one … Continue reading Should anyone even care about the oscars anymore?

Involvement night helps freshmen stay active on campus

Quadarius Whitson, Staff Reporter On Monday, Freshman Forum held an involvement night specifically for the freshman class in the TMB Auditorium. This involvement night consisted of a leadership panel which had 9 different representatives from a multitude of different organizations. Some of the organizations that were represented that night included Lambda Sigma Honor Society, JSU’s Ambassador Program, Student Government Association, Gamecock Orientation, and even the National … Continue reading Involvement night helps freshmen stay active on campus

‘Focused’ Gamecocks blow out TSU

Daniel Mayes , Editor-in-Chief JACKSONVILLE — Because of a crowded top of the OVC, every game carries major seeding implications for the Jacksonville State men’s basketball team these days. And the Gamecocks played like they had that in mind Saturday night in an 84-65 win over Tennessee State. Against a Tigers team from the bottom half of the standings, JSU came out with a smothering intensity … Continue reading ‘Focused’ Gamecocks blow out TSU

Baseball breaks in new stadium with wins

JP Wood, Staff Sports Reporter Gamecock baseball opened the Jim Case Stadium era with a 2-1 series win over in-state rivals North Alabama this weekend. A crowd of 1,112 people witnessed an offensive rout in Jax State’s first on-campus baseball game in almost three years. Garrett Farmer picked up the Win in a 14-1 rout of the Lions in game one. Of the Gamecocks 14 hits, … Continue reading Baseball breaks in new stadium with wins

Another Big Weekend For The Gamecocks

Baylee Morris, Sports Editor For two weekends in a row the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks have come home victorious. The first weekend at the Mercer Invitational, they came home with three wins and two losses. This past weekend, the Gamecocks traveled to Montgomery where they again returned home victorious with three wins and one loss under their belt. This weekend was another great weekend for … Continue reading Another Big Weekend For The Gamecocks

Manchester is a sad masterpiece

Devin Carter, A&E Writer Movies can do a lot of things. They can inspire, depress, elate. They can also give somebody a new perspective on life, or challenge them in numerous new ways. And then there are films, such as Manchester by the Sea, that remind us of the sorts of things life is all about, showing both the good and the bad. With this film, … Continue reading Manchester is a sad masterpiece