Rec Center Response: Survey shows students approve, despite some reservations

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief It’s been a month since the long-awaited opening of the new crown-jewel of Jacksonville State University’s campus, JSU’s new Recreation and Fitness Center. All University channels paint a well-deserved pride in the opening of the facility, praising the versatility the RFC provides for Gamecock students. “The center is a game-changer for the university, both as a recruitment tool for future students and as … Continue reading Rec Center Response: Survey shows students approve, despite some reservations

Dr. Breann Murphy ‘dances’ into position as professor at JSU

  Scott Young, Staff Writer As a young girl who grew up in Birmingham, Dr. Breann Elizabeth Murphy grew up pursuing her passion of dancing. She competed in numerous regional and national dance competitions through her high school and college years, where she tip-toed into her distinguished career in communications. Now, she is an Assistant Professor of Communication for Jacksonville State University. “Communications is so … Continue reading Dr. Breann Murphy ‘dances’ into position as professor at JSU

RMC Jacksonville’s closing: a postmortem examination

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor On June 30, 2018, RMC Jacksonville closed down for good. Initially this was expected to have a large effect on the city, but the truth appears to be both much more counter-intuitive and positive. The hospital was closed with Billy Grizzard, chair of the Healthcare Authority of the City of Anniston, citing that it was underutilized and high cost in a press … Continue reading RMC Jacksonville’s closing: a postmortem examination

‘Hybrid’ restaurant to open in Jacksonville

Quadarius Whitson, Staff Reporter Have you ever heard of a “hybrid” restaurant before? Owners Aurella and Shane Gowens are looking to bring this nonfamiliar concept to the Jacksonville Area with the opening of their restaurant, Heirloom Taco. Heirloom Taco is a Mexican inspired food truck and traditional restaurant hybrid that is currently being built inside the old fire station located on the square in Jacksonville. Mrs. … Continue reading ‘Hybrid’ restaurant to open in Jacksonville

Love is ON the Air: JSU students get engaged at WLJS

Sean Collier, A&E Writer On September 26, The Alabama and Friends concert was not the only wonderful event to happen at JSU. That night at JSU’s radio station, 91.9 WLJS, JSU student Breihan Dryden proposed to WLJS Program Director Bethany Hunt on air. Dryden proposed to Hunt on his show Electric Hearts, a music/talk show run by Breihan and his brother Torsten. They started their … Continue reading Love is ON the Air: JSU students get engaged at WLJS

‘Our’ Home’s in Alabama: Benefit concert raises over $1 million for JSU

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Wednesday’s Alabama & Friends Disaster Relief Benefit Concert for JSU raised over $1.2 million dollars for the tornado relief of Jacksonville State University. Thousands of country music fans and members of the JSU community braved a dreary, wet afternoon to contribute to the cause and listen to some of their favorite bands. Due to ticket sales and a “sizable” donation from band … Continue reading ‘Our’ Home’s in Alabama: Benefit concert raises over $1 million for JSU

UN Day Tea Shows Cultural Wealth of Dance

Ooreoluwa Olayinka, Staff Writer On Sunday the 30th of September, I went to the International House’s annual UN Day Tea. Every year, hordes of people- Americans, internationals and alumni of the International House gather together to watch this multicultural display. I went with the intention to write an article on the event. However, I had no idea what I was going to write about. That … Continue reading UN Day Tea Shows Cultural Wealth of Dance

‘Peter the Patriot’ helps Jacksonville embrace history

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Even if you don’t know Peter Leavitt, you probably know of him. If you’ve driven by the Jacksonville square on a “patriotic” holiday in the past few years and thought “Is that an American Revolutionary with a musket?” or you’ve gotten mail at the Jacksonville State Mail Center, you’ve come in contact with the man known as “Peter the Patriot.” Peter, a … Continue reading ‘Peter the Patriot’ helps Jacksonville embrace history

Kolectic Treasures brings ‘antique’ atmosphere to Jacksonville

Lauren Moore, Staff Writer Some say making a good first impression is crucial to success; and, if that is the case, Kolectic Treasures Antique Market is off to a phenomenal start. The store, which branched off of a location of the same name in Anniston, officially opened for business on September 5 on Jacksonville’s square. The unique yellow sign above the store’s entrance portrays only … Continue reading Kolectic Treasures brings ‘antique’ atmosphere to Jacksonville