Putting faces to statistics

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief As we got ready for our stories about domestic violence this month, I read a lot of statistics—and none of them were pleasant: “1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced physical abuse from an intimate partner in their lives,” “1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men … Continue reading Putting faces to statistics

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Two U.S. citizens dead in Somalia terror attack

JoAnna Mitchell, Staff Reporter Two U.S. citizens are among the 276 dead following a devastating terror attack on the Somalian capitol city of Mogadishu last Saturday, October 14.  Three hundred more bystanders were left injured after a member of the militant group al-Shabab drove a truck filled with explosives into the city which was crowded with … Continue reading Two U.S. citizens dead in Somalia terror attack

Sorority and fraternity host basketball tournament for injured student

Nick Adrian, Staff Writer On October 6, JSU’s Alpha Omicron Pi and Pi Kappa Phi teamed together to host “Buckets 4 Brit,” a 3v3 basketball tournament that raised money for student Brittany Street’s medical expenses. Street was involved in a jet ski accident on August 2 during a family vacation in Gulf Shores, Ala. She … Continue reading Sorority and fraternity host basketball tournament for injured student

Gamecocks suffer first home loss of season against Austin Peay

Grant Benefield, Chanty Sports Reporter Jacksonville State volleyball has been dominant at home this season, starting out 8-0 in Pete Mathews Coliseum in 2017. But keeping that perfect home record alive would be a difficult task when the Gamecocks took on the OVC-leading Austin Peay Governors on Sunday. The Governors (19-4, 7-1) showed just why they're … Continue reading Gamecocks suffer first home loss of season against Austin Peay

Gamecock Football breaks OVC record with win over EKU

Timothy Cash, Sports Editor Jacksonville State accomplished something no other Ohio Valley Conference team has been able to accomplish: win 27 consecutive conference games. The 41-25 win came over Eastern Kentucky, who held the previous record of 26 straight from 1992 to 1995, in front of 18,045 fans at Burgess-Snow Field. “I think this is a … Continue reading Gamecock Football breaks OVC record with win over EKU

Showcase kicks off Homecoming festivities

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer On Wednesday October 11, JSU’s annual Homecoming festivities kicked off with the Homecoming Showcase. A large crowd gathered in Leon Cole auditorium to attend the event and learn who this year’s candidates for JSU Homecoming King and Queen would be. Homecoming Showcase allows candidates to display not only their appearance and … Continue reading Showcase kicks off Homecoming festivities

In the Black Open Sun: Reflecting on the lives of Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington

  Editor's Note: The title is a mashup of famous songs from Chris Cornell, Tom Petty and Chester Bennington. The songs are “In the End”, “Black Hole Sun” and “Into the Great Wide Open” Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor One of the things I remember about my childhood and early teenage years was the surprising lack of … Continue reading In the Black Open Sun: Reflecting on the lives of Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington