JSU hosts three new art shows

Sydney Spencer, A&E Reporter This past Thursday on October 4th, there was an art gallery for faculty of Jacksonville State University as well as the artist Mark Bueno. The art of the faculty was displayed in Hammond Hall while Mark Bueno’s art was displayed in the Round House Gallery. Art ranged from paintings, sculptures, live art, and pop art. The 2018 Faculty Show had all types … Continue reading JSU hosts three new art shows

Solo: Worth a watch for theater boycotters

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-chief  First of all, I’ll give a little disclaimer. I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and I’ve loved all the new movies with Disney at the helm (including The Last Jedi). So, if you want to dismiss my opinion now based on that knowledge and go about your day, then I wouldn’t blame you. Still here? Cool. Solo: A Star Wars Story is … Continue reading Solo: Worth a watch for theater boycotters

Alabama & Friends put on a show in Jacksonville

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor After 6 months of hurt and healing, destruction and rebuilding, sorrow and joy; Jacksonville State University took a special step in its recovery. Wednesday night, the JSU community gathered together to raise money for the universities recovery from the March tornado. Randy Owen, lead guitarist of Alabama as well as a  JSU alumnus and trustee, decided after the tornado that he wanted … Continue reading Alabama & Friends put on a show in Jacksonville

The Incredibles 2 does not live up to the wait

James King , A&E Writer The first Incredibles movie is a classic piece of superhero cinema. One of those rare movies that is both celebrated in it’s own time, and gotten better with time. Director Brad Bird crafts a believable, human, and just plain fun animated movie. It’s no wonder that The Incredibles is many people’s favorite Pixar movie. It nails what makes superheroes great and … Continue reading The Incredibles 2 does not live up to the wait

Meet Cocky Esports

Sydney Spencer, A&E reporter Esports, or electronic sports, is an up and coming type of competition featuring video games being played competitively in a tournament fashion. This new type of sports promotion has been increasing rabidly in popularity over the last few years. With the rise of things like Overwatch League, an Esports league with teams and seasons structured much like Major League Baseball, it … Continue reading Meet Cocky Esports

How Marvel challenges us: The commentary present in the MCU

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor Superhero movies have evolved in our culture as the modern equivalent to the spaghetti western. They are mass market entertainment to the highest degree, movies meant to entertain and make their studios a whole heaping lot of money. They are made to be almost universally relatable and consumable to increase ticket sales. The continued popularity has caused many to see them … Continue reading How Marvel challenges us: The commentary present in the MCU

Joystick Junkies

Hosts: Sean Collier, Taylor Mitchell, and Breihan Dryden Time: Mondays 5-6 pm Joystick Junkies is the brand spanking new name for the award winning radio show Arcade Fire. Along with the new name we have also picked up a new host in Breihan Dryden, who you may recognize from Electric Hearts and his work with The Sunsets. Despite all these changes, Joystick Junkies is committed … Continue reading Joystick Junkies

Poultrygiest: Night of the Chicken Dead is so bad its good

Breihan Dryden, A&E Writer I want all of you to look at the title of this film and appreciate it. Go on, take it in. Your enjoyment of this film will entirely depend on whether or not you appreciate the level of thought that went into the pun that is this film’s title. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (henceforth referred to as simply Poultrygeist) … Continue reading Poultrygiest: Night of the Chicken Dead is so bad its good