The Meg delivers exactly what you expect

Breihan Dryden, A&E Writer   Back in 1975, Steven Spielberg unleashed his cinematic masterpiece onto the unsuspecting masses in the form of Jaws. Adapted from the (surprise) hit book of the same name, Jaws made waves with both critics and audiences alike, creating not only the summer blockbuster, but also solidifying and legitimizing the shark genre of film into what we know today. The Meg, much … Continue reading The Meg delivers exactly what you expect

A case for transmedia narratives: a defense of Blizzard

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor   A transmedia narrative, also called transmedia storytelling, is when a story is told through multiple forms of media. As an example say there is a movie and as a sequel it gets a tv show, some audio dramas, or even books; all telling a continuous and connected story. It is basically a device that allows for a more varied form of … Continue reading A case for transmedia narratives: a defense of Blizzard

Battle for Azeroth takes players to new shores

Sean Collier, A&E Writer The planet of Azeroth in World of Warcraft has been through a lot over the years. After dealing with the demons and monsters of past expansions, many were left to wonder about the game’s newest expansion: Battle for Azeroth. The emphasis being war between the world’s two prominent factions, Alliance and Horde. Being a World of Warcraft player for a while now … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth takes players to new shores

Shin Godzilla brings the king back

Breihan Dryden, A&E Writer In the spirit of honesty, I must admit something. I, Eric Breihan Dryden, am massively obsessed with the Kaiju genre of film. I have Godzilla toys, DVDs, Blu-rays, VHS tapes (ask your parents), and even Godzilla boxers. I have an assorted collection of rare Godzilla and Gamera posters along with having a Kaiju themed band. Collectively, I have spent well over $1000 … Continue reading Shin Godzilla brings the king back

The Sunsets release debut studio album with a bang

Members of The Sunsets, (Left to Right) Devin Gordy, Allen Poore, Torsten Dryden, Daniel O’Donnell, Jack Vermuth, and Breihan Dryden, pose after their concert in Atlanta on Sunday, July 1. (Taylor Mitchell, The Chanticleer) Taylor Mitchell, Chanticleer Reporter On Sunday July 1st, Jacksonville band The Sunsets released their first ever studio album with a bang. They debuted their new album, Heartbeat Massacre, with a concert at … Continue reading The Sunsets release debut studio album with a bang

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”

Concerts for a cause: benefit concerts big and small bring in donations

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief “Take me back to Jacksonville / Drive me up Mountain Street / Lead me into old Paul Snow / And show me to my seat” are a few of the lyrics from Riley Green’s song “Bury Me in Dixie,” a tribute to his home state of Alabama and his hometown of Jacksonville. The country singer, 29, who signed a contract with Big … Continue reading Concerts for a cause: benefit concerts big and small bring in donations

The brothers Brewster: JSU faculty find a new home in community theater

  Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   What do a drama professor, an IT worker and the manager of student media have in common? They’re playing the Brewster brothers in CAST’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” March 8-11. Dr. Michael Boynton, an assistant professor of drama; Mr. Glenn Davenport, an IT support analyst and Mr. Mike Stedham, the manager of the JSU student newspaper and radio … Continue reading The brothers Brewster: JSU faculty find a new home in community theater

No crap (game) here: JSU drama puts on “Guys and Dolls”

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief 1930s New York City comes to Jacksonville with JSU Drama’s production of “Guys and Dolls” February 23-25 and March 2-4. The musical follows Nathan Detroit, a gambler, as he tries to set up the biggest crap game in the city, much to the dissatisfaction of his fiancée of 14 years, Miss Adelaide. But with Sky Masterson in town, Detroit may be able to … Continue reading No crap (game) here: JSU drama puts on “Guys and Dolls”

Spring musicale brings Disney to Mason

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief The sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota took audience members to “A Whole New World” as part of their musicale on February 6. Twelve members took to the stage in the Mason Hall Performance Center to perform selections from the classic Disney movies “Hercules,” “Rapunzel,” “A Little Mermaid” and “101 Dalmatians.” Deandrea Stowe started the evening with a dance and flag routine to “Go … Continue reading Spring musicale brings Disney to Mason