RMC Jacksonville’s closing: a postmortem examination

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor On June 30, 2018 RMC Jacksonville closed down for good, initially this was expected to have a large effect on the city, but the truth appears to be both much more counter intuitive and positive. The hospital was closed with Billy Grizzard, chair of the Healthcare Authority of the City of Anniston, citing that it was underutilized and high cost in a … Continue reading RMC Jacksonville’s closing: a postmortem examination

Red Dead Redemption has more to say than you think

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor So I had an interesting experience the other day. I have been playing Red Dead Redemption 2 (also known as Rootin Tootin Cowboy Shootin 2) over the Thanksgiving break and I have gotten to the third chapter of the game where the Van Der Linde gang is forced to move to the southern state of Lemoyne (fictionalized Louisiana) in order to escape … Continue reading Red Dead Redemption has more to say than you think

Pokemon goes to a new home

Sean Collier, A&E Writer It is no secret that Pokemon has been a phenomenon for about as long as it was originally created. It has maintained its popularity for years and most likely will for many more. The community does tend to have issues with decisions made on the games and other things but it has still endured. Thanks to the release and popularity Pokemon GO, … Continue reading Pokemon goes to a new home

JSU prepares for second drama production of the year

Sydney Spencer, A&E Reporter The Jacksonville State University Drama Department is having another production before the end of fall semester. This play is called The Flick and will be directed by professor Carrie Colton. Carrie Colton is an acting, speech, and voice professor here at Jacksonville State. She usually focuses on musical theatre and Shakespeare, but decided to take on the job because it is pretty … Continue reading JSU prepares for second drama production of the year

Gamecocks open ‘home’ schedule in Centre with 40-point win

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief CENTRE — Jacksonville State opened its 2018-19 home schedule Wednesday with a 101-61 win over Carver College in their current home away from home, the Cherokee Center and Arena in Centre. With repairs still finishing up inside Pete Mathews Coliseum, which sustained damage from the EF-3 tornadoes that passed through Jacksonville on March 19 earlier this year, the Gamecocks took the court in … Continue reading Gamecocks open ‘home’ schedule in Centre with 40-point win

Appreciate the Arts

Breanna Hill, News Editor Growing up, a number of us were exposed to school systems that had praised the athletic programs and barely supported the arts. The dwindling percentage of students joining these performing arts programs is truly heartbreaking. I was a tiny little sixth grader when I picked up a trumpet for the first time, and it completely changed my life. I began to appreciate … Continue reading Appreciate the Arts

‘Tis the Season for giving back

Breanna Hill, News Editor Students returned this week with full bellies and the knowledge that the only thing standing between another long holiday break is finals. This week, students are going to be pulling all-nighters and studying as much as possible for the upcoming exams. Once we’re all out for the holidays it’s easy to think of ourselves and our families, which is always a good … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for giving back

Holiday Spirit ‘lights’ up campus

JP Wood, Staff Writer The student body came together on the steps of Bibb-Graves Tuesday night for to light up campus for the holiday season. The annual ‘JSU in Lights’ event featured representatives from campus organizations, JSU cheerleaders, administrators, Cocky, and President Beehler. Hot Chocolate and Cider were on hand for the event, which also served as the SGA toy drive for children in need. President … Continue reading Holiday Spirit ‘lights’ up campus

Protesters halt traffic on Highway 31 in response to Galleria shooting

Scott Young, Staff Reporter Last Thursday evening, a shooting broke out in the Riverchase Galleria Mall in an altercation between two people that left two injured and one dead. Emantic Bradford Jr., 21, was shot and killed by Hoover Police while “fleeing the shooting scene while brandishing a handgun.” Initially, Hoover Police announced that Bradford was responsible for the shooting of an 18-year old man … Continue reading Protesters halt traffic on Highway 31 in response to Galleria shooting