Making champions: the legacy of Coach John Grass

Daniel Mayes, Staff Writer Coach John Grass was hired as the offensive coordinator at Jacksonville State University’s football program for the 2013 season. A head coach veteran of various Alabama high schools, Grass made his first foray into the college ranks at his alma mater when new head coach Bill Clark was brought in after … Continue reading Making champions: the legacy of Coach John Grass

Sisters have “Supernatural” experience at convention

  Brittany Robertson, Staff Writer It is interesting how much a person can change in a decade. For my sister, it was a change for the better. On Feb. 24, 2017, my sister, Rebecca, and I attended our first convention together: the Supernatural convention in Nashville, Tenn. Now, I have been to others before, but … Continue reading Sisters have “Supernatural” experience at convention

All the world’s a classroom: Inside the world of Dr. Carmine DiBiase

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Carmine DiBiase’s office looks like that of the average professor’s. A paper-smattered desk and a worn office chair are crammed into one corner, and a floor-to-ceiling bookcase packed with books and overflowing with more sits on the opposite wall. DiBiase’s personal style comes through in the snapshots of Italy that cover … Continue reading All the world’s a classroom: Inside the world of Dr. Carmine DiBiase

Raisin’ the Pete: Coach Ray Harper breathes life into JSU’s basketball program

Timothy Cash, Sports Editor Believe it or not, Jacksonville State University was once in the upper echelon of the basketball world. The men that played in Pete Mathews coliseum were constantly in postseason discussions during the 1980s. However, since that time, the men in “The Pete” have fallen on hard times. This season is different. … Continue reading Raisin’ the Pete: Coach Ray Harper breathes life into JSU’s basketball program

Homerun! New field in the future for Gamecock Baseball

By Grant Benefield They say hard work pays off, and for JSU baseball, their hard work has earned them a brand-new stadium. In July 2016, Jacksonville State University confirmed a $7.5 million project to completely revamp Rudy Abbott Field. The massive project will completely change the face of the 22-year-old field, adding many new amenities … Continue reading Homerun! New field in the future for Gamecock Baseball

JSU drama brings magic to the stage in “The Tempest”

By Katie Cline Editor-in-Chief Any Shakespearean play is a massive undertaking, but “The Tempest,” with its revenge plots, large cast and copious magic, may be one of the most complicated shows to put on. None of this has deterred JSU’s drama department as it prepares for opening night on February 16, though. “Every show is … Continue reading JSU drama brings magic to the stage in “The Tempest”

Going places: new renovations coming to JSU campus

By Katelyn Schneider Arts and Entertainment Editor Jacksonville State University is where students are going but not staying over the weekends. This sleepy college has plans to make its campus more exciting. The plan to increase the desire to be at JSU includes plans to improve housing and to add facilities that the students will … Continue reading Going places: new renovations coming to JSU campus

JSU improves cybersecurity in light of February breach

By Marie McBurnett Special to The Chanticleer Jacksonville State University is instituting changes in the way it handles data on its server due to a security breach in February – but it could have been worse. Vinson Houston, JSU’s chief information officer in the information technology department said in an interview that it is one … Continue reading JSU improves cybersecurity in light of February breach

“These Shining Lives” to hit stage and hearts of JSU

By Katie Cline Editor-in-Chief The year is 1922. The Radium Dial Company has just opened in Ottowa, Ill. The women who work there are paid eight cents for every watch they paint, and they’re ecstatic about it. They don’t know that the jobs they are so excited to have will be what kills them. This … Continue reading “These Shining Lives” to hit stage and hearts of JSU