A Conversation with Comedian Bill Burr

Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor He’s been called “a cynic who never paid heed to political correctness” by the Montreal Gazette and “one of the funniest, most distinctive voices in the country for years” by the New York Times. Some might call him a celebrity, but he just says he’s “more notoriety than celebrity”. Whatever he’s called, or calls himself, comedian Bill Burr has made a name … Continue reading A Conversation with Comedian Bill Burr

A look back at the 2017 VMAs

Grace Cockrell, Staff Writer The 36th annual MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone, but viewers were left with some memorable highlights from the show that will stay in their minds for a very long time. Kicking off the event was eight-nominee hip-hop sensation Kendrick Lamar with his recent hits “Humble” and “DNA.” His crowd-pleasing performance included rapping surrounded by lasers, smoke and even a … Continue reading A look back at the 2017 VMAs

“13 Reasons Why” creates big splash on Netflix

Alissa Camplin, Arts & Entertainment Editor Thirteen Reasons Why has been rocking Neflix screens since its release on March 31, 2017. According to Huffington Post, the series is actually the most talked about in Netflix history. According to leading social media research firm Fizzology, 13 Reasons Why has seen more social media volume than any other Netflix original show in its first week post-premiere. The … Continue reading “13 Reasons Why” creates big splash on Netflix

JSU presents Steel Band and Latin Ensemble in concert

  Hannah Ashford, Staff Reporter JSU’s Latin Ensemble and Steel Band performed on Tuesday night at the Mason Hall Performance Center. The Latin Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Andy Nevala and the steel band is under the direction of Dr. Tony McCutchen. The Steel Band contains varying types of steel drums. These including tenors, double tenors, guitar pans and bass pans. The electric … Continue reading JSU presents Steel Band and Latin Ensemble in concert

There’s no place like Wonderland: APO performs Lewis Carroll and L. Frank Baum crossover

  JoAnna Mitchell, Staff Writer This April, join JSU’s own Alpha Psi Omega (APO) chapter for their whacky performance of Joseph Robinette’s “Dorothy Meets Alice.” Written in 1990 and based on a musical by Robinette and Karl Jurman, this fun little play mixes the worlds of Wonderland and Oz to take viewers of all ages on a comedic journey to discover the magic of reading. … Continue reading There’s no place like Wonderland: APO performs Lewis Carroll and L. Frank Baum crossover

Waffling about what to do after college? JSU offers career lecture for Waffle House

  JoAnna Mitchell, Staff Writer “Waffle House? Really?” According to Inman Dubberly, the area Vice President, this is the usual response he receives from people as a recruiter for the company. It is easy to overlook Waffle House as a business opportunity despite its ubiquitous nature here in the south. There seems to be one in every city, but its more than just a place … Continue reading Waffling about what to do after college? JSU offers career lecture for Waffle House

Forks on the left, knives on the right: SAA hosts 10th annual etiquette dinner

    Lauren Jackson, Staff Writer The Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted their annual Etiquette Dinner on the 11th floor of the library on Tuesday, March 7. The free event aimed to help students prepare for job interviews and dinner functions following graduation. The dinner consisted of a three course meal with intermittent tips and presentations on proper manners in dinner gatherings. The tips ranged … Continue reading Forks on the left, knives on the right: SAA hosts 10th annual etiquette dinner

“The Vagina Monologues” unites clubs and communities

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief Alpha Psi Omega (APO), Women’s Issues, Support and Empowerment (W.I.S.E.) and the Sociology Club of JSU will be hosting a benefit reading of “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler on February 23 and 24. Proceeds will benefit 2nd Chance Inc., a local domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and response center. “This show has a chance to make a big impact in … Continue reading “The Vagina Monologues” unites clubs and communities

Filmmaker makes a “killing” with cold case documentary

Brittany Robertson, Staff Writer Hunting down leads to discover history’s most notorious serial killers sounds like something out of a horror novel, but two brave filmmakers dared to go into the belly of the beast for the sake of justice. “The Killing Season” filmmaker Rachel Mills visited Jacksonville State University on Monday, February 13. The event took place on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole … Continue reading Filmmaker makes a “killing” with cold case documentary

Jacksonville State Marching Southerners announce 2017 show, “Angels Among Us”

Alissa Camplin, Arts & Entertainment Editor For many, Valentine’s Day means elaborate dates and lots of chocolates. For Southerners, it means the reveal of a new marching band production. At midnight on Feb. 14, hundreds of people anxiously refreshed the Marching Southerners’ webpage, nervously awaiting the show production. The Marching Southerners will be presenting their 2017 production, a show entitled “Angels Among Us.” According to … Continue reading Jacksonville State Marching Southerners announce 2017 show, “Angels Among Us”