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

The Venture Brothers: a unique parody

James King, A&E Writer This article I’ve been wanting to do for a while and it will be a bit different from my normal movie reviews, because this time I’m reviewing a show, my favorite show, The Venture Brothers.  The Venture Brothers started in 2003 as a parody of cartoons ( specifically Johnny Quest), comics, pop music, and generally pop culture. The wacky brainchild of the … Continue reading The Venture Brothers: a unique parody

JSU Drama receives eight nominations for roles in She Kills Monsters

Sydney Spencer, Staff Reporter Editor’s Note: An article appeared in the November 8, 2018 issue of The Chanticleer reporting the nomination of just one member of the Drama She Kills Monsters for competition in The Kennedy Center American College Festival. The Chanticleer staff were unaware of the other students and faculty that had been nominated until after the printing of this issue. We apologize to everyone … Continue reading JSU Drama receives eight nominations for roles in She Kills Monsters

Halloween: a triumphant return

Breihan Dryden, A&E Writer The Halloween franchise is a series that is near and dear to my heart, people. I own multiple versions of almost every film, have seen them countless times, purchased many a shirt, and will eventually get that famous image of the hand holding a knife, gradually fading into a Jack-O-Lantern painted onto my skin. I. Love. This. Series. But as with most … Continue reading Halloween: a triumphant return

XCOM 2: satisfaction in complexity

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor I have had some unique experiences with this one, I have to admit. XCOM 2 came out in 2016 and I, being a huge fan of XCOM: Enemy Unknown before it, absolutely jumped on it. It had promised more difficulty and interesting mechanics that I was super hyped for, and I would like to say it fully delivered on that promise. Sadly … Continue reading XCOM 2: satisfaction in complexity

JSU student honored for role in She Kills Monsters

Sydney Spencer , A&E Reporter It has been a week since the final show of She Kills Monsters, and one of Jacksonville State University’s students has been nominated for her role to compete in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Her name is Chloe Barnes and she is a junior Drama major with a concentration in performance. The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is … Continue reading JSU student honored for role in She Kills Monsters

Annual Blizzcon was a success, barring one stumble

Sean Collier, A&E Reporter On November 2 to November 3, Blizzard Entertainment had their annual Blizzcon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. This convention has become one of the most anticipated events for fans of Blizzard and their games. Every year, this is where they announce big reveals and what is coming to the games people know and love. This year, There was some … Continue reading Annual Blizzcon was a success, barring one stumble

Castlevania doesn’t suck (its just the vampires)

Sean Collier, A&E Writer On October 26, 2018 Netflix released the newest season of Castlevania. The first season, even if it was only 4 episodes, proved to be a huge success visually along with its creative storytelling. Since it is the season of spooks, I’m going to give you my analysis of the show as a whole and give my opinion on whether or not the … Continue reading Castlevania doesn’t suck (its just the vampires)