‘Respect the Polygon’: James Spann talks March 19, weather safety

James Spann poses with Cocky before his presentation at the Leone Cole Auditorium on the campus of Jacksonville State University (Hollie Ivey, The Chanticleer) Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief “All it takes is one. [Jacksonville’s] April 27 is March 19” Just four months after tornadoes ravaged the campus of Jacksonville State and the surrounding community, Alabama’s most famous TV meteorologist visited JSU to discuss his career, the … Continue reading ‘Respect the Polygon’: James Spann talks March 19, weather safety

The Sunsets release debut studio album with a bang

Members of The Sunsets, (Left to Right) Devin Gordy, Allen Poore, Torsten Dryden, Daniel O’Donnell, Jack Vermuth, and Breihan Dryden, pose after their concert in Atlanta on Sunday, July 1. (Taylor Mitchell, The Chanticleer) Taylor Mitchell, Chanticleer Reporter On Sunday July 1st, Jacksonville band The Sunsets released their first ever studio album with a bang. They debuted their new album, Heartbeat Massacre, with a concert at … Continue reading The Sunsets release debut studio album with a bang

Giga earns NBA shot with 76ers

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Former Jacksonville State Men’s Basketball Standout Norbertas Giga will get his first NBA shot with the Philadelphia 76ers. After Giga participated in the team’s summer minicamp, the 76ers released their roster for the NBA’s annual summer league competiton in Las Vegas, and the seven-footer from Lithuania found his name on the list. Giga will compete alongside players like 76ers first round picks … Continue reading Giga earns NBA shot with 76ers

Gamecock Guide 2018: What to do when there’s nothing to do

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief College is a serious learning environment, and you’re here to get an education and in no way take part in any extra-curricular shenanigans that will detract from that. (At least that’s what you’ve been telling your parents). College is, after all, about the education, but you’ll have your fair share of down time between classes and on weekends, and, although Jacksonville is not … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: What to do when there’s nothing to do

Gamecock Guide 2018: A golden age of JSU Athletics

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief When JSU’s freshman class of 2022 arrives on campus this fall, it will be doing so during one of the most successful periods for Gamecock athletics. Jacksonville State’s sports teams compete at the highest level of collegiate sports, NCAA’s Division I, with the football team competing in the Football Championship Subdivision of Division I. Football is perhaps the king of all sports in … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: A golden age of JSU Athletics

Gamecock Guide 2018: A dining guide from a food-obsessed editor

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief You’re about to be spending a large portion of your time in a new city, so, understandably, you want to know more about the food options you’ll have to choose from. I fancy myself as sort of a foodie, so here is my take on the dining situation in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. Jacksonville contains many of the most popular national fast … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: A dining guide from a food-obsessed editor

Gamecock Guide 2018: Where I went

Hollie Ivey, JSU Graduate It was a Wednesday. I was both excited and overwhelmed. Eager and completely mortified. I was a freshman. And for my very first class that day, on my very first day as a student, I had my introduction class for my major. I made a decision during my drive to campus that day. “This is your fresh start. This is where you … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: Where I went

Gamecock Guide 2018: #JSUStrong

The roof of JSU’s Patterson Hall lies in ruin after the March 19 tornado ripped through Jacksonville. (Matt Reynolds/JSU) Taylor Mitchell, Chanticleer Reporter On Monday, March 19th, the first day of spring break for Jacksonville State University, an EF-3 tornado tore a line of destruction through the city of Jacksonville, leaving heartbreak in its wake. The damage was mostly along Alabama Highway 204 and north of … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: #JSUStrong