One last time: Editor-in-Chief Katie Cline says goodbye

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief I used to sit in my dad’s office and correct the Chanticleer with a red pen. In one issue, there was a jump line that said, “continued on page 2,” but the story wasn’t there. It just cut off in the middle of a sentence. I was appalled. That was in high school. I don’t know who the Chanty editor was then, and … Continue reading One last time: Editor-in-Chief Katie Cline says goodbye

Goodbye to “one of a Cline”

To the fearless Katie Cline, You have been the brightest light in the office since the first day I stepped into it. Full of witty humor and kindness, you took a new A&E girl in without a blink and made me feel welcome and, most importantly, home. I will never forget the openness that you ensured I was extended from day one. I remember leaving … Continue reading Goodbye to “one of a Cline”

Well, since you asked…

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief As part of a graduating senior exit survey, I was asked if JSU was the Friendliest Campus in the South. I chose the “disagree” option and was then given the opportunity to explain why. This is what I said: “I believe that (most of) the faculty and staff truly are the friendliest, most caring, intelligent, and involved of anyone at any university in … Continue reading Well, since you asked…

The design of relief: JSU alumnae designs shirt to help hurting community

Lauren Jackson, Staff Writer There were warnings all day that severe weather was possible across Alabama on March 19. Schools released students early, and many businesses closed in preparation for the storm to come. The possibility of tornadoes was projected as early as a week in advance, and, throughout the course of the evening, eleven tornadoes broke out across Alabama. In Jacksonville, at least one tornado … Continue reading The design of relief: JSU alumnae designs shirt to help hurting community

Former Chanticleer editor selected State Superintendent

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Eric Mackey graduated from JSU in 1992 with a Bachelor’s in general science education, and, on April 20, the Alabama State Board of Education selected him as the State Superintendent. Mackey beat out Jefferson County superintendent, Dr. Craig Pouncey, by one vote. The third finalist, Dr. Kathy Murphy, the superintendent of Hoover City Schools, did not receive any votes. Mackey began his … Continue reading Former Chanticleer editor selected State Superintendent

From Orientation to Graduation: A look at student experiences from start to finish at JSU

Alexander Cooper, Special to the Chanticleer Austin Lovelace was just one of 1,352 students who received undergraduate degrees from Jacksonville State during the University’s 2016-2017 fiscal year. At the spring 2017 graduation ceremony, Lovelace received a degree in geography from the College of Arts and Sciences, successfully closing out his time at Jacksonville State that began in the fall of 2013. For many generations of … Continue reading From Orientation to Graduation: A look at student experiences from start to finish at JSU

Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

Alexus Jimmerson (22) talks to Ryann Luna (26) after an at bat Tuesday against Georgia Tech. Luna hit the game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Yellow Jackets. (Katy Nowak/JSU) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The Jacksonville State Softball squad took a break from their OVC schedule to take on the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech Tuesday night at Choccolocco Park, and the result was … Continue reading Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

Talladega really is more than a race, it’s a life-long experience

(Editor note: Cover photo courtesy of Talladega Superspeedway) By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Sometimes there’s just a song that hits you. And the more you listen, the faster it races home. Eric Church’s 2014 hit single “Talladega” was wrote about as far from Talladega Superspeedway — Albany, New York — as one can get. But as Church and Luke Laird, the song’s co-writer, watched the … Continue reading Talladega really is more than a race, it’s a life-long experience

JSU Drama has a lot to “give”

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   The show must go on. That has been the attitude of the JSU Drama Department since the March 19 tornado devastated campus. The department’s home, Stone Center, was relatively unharmed by the winds and debris, but the building is still without phone and Internet access. Nevertheless, the students, faculty and staff have been hard at work putting together three performances for … Continue reading JSU Drama has a lot to “give”