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?

Young: Trump’s ‘national emergency’ is artificial and ignores the facts

Scott Young, Staff Writer Last Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency to unilaterally grant himself $8 billion to build a wall at the Southern border. The declaration opens up the possibility for future presidents to make more political declarations and abuse the powers granted to them. The National Emergencies Act was passed in 1976 to allow the President to declare a national emergency in times … Continue reading Young: Trump’s ‘national emergency’ is artificial and ignores the facts

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

Symposium highlights student projects

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Jacksonville State University held their annual student symposium last week, with over 60 students making presentations of various academic projects. Students could present on posters, papers, demonstrations and artwork that they created for their classes at JSU. Katie Peyton, a senior English major, presented her project on the significance of oak trees in the bible. Peyton says she enjoyed her project because it … Continue reading Symposium highlights student projects

‘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