Leadership helps guide JSU student-athletes to give back

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Don’t be alarmed if you see a 7-foot male wielding a chainsaw around Jacksonville, it’s just Norbertas Giga. If you spend more time looking around, you might even see several Jacksonville State volleyball players attempting to roll a fallen tree trunk to a more convenient spot. Before asking why you … Continue reading Leadership helps guide JSU student-athletes to give back

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Parsons for the People: Waitressing and Greek Life assisting in Parsons helping to give back

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Whether it’s picking up a chainsaw to cut trees or bringing people food at a restaurant, everyone has different ways of helping the city of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities following the devastating tornado last week. For Savanna Parsons, she is just doing what she’s good at and that’s talking … Continue reading Parsons for the People: Waitressing and Greek Life assisting in Parsons helping to give back

Golden-Hearted Families: Leas and Strains return to Jacksonville to help those in need

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Justin Lea, Courtney Strain and Leah Strain all were born and grew up hours away from Jacksonville. But major life milestones over the years have made Jacksonville State home for the trio. For Courtney, it was meeting current fiancé Dalton Screws, who was a teammate of Lea under Bill Clark … Continue reading Golden-Hearted Families: Leas and Strains return to Jacksonville to help those in need

Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor If you listen, you can hear it. You can hear the ear-piercing alarm from an apartment building missing most of its exterior; the sounds of chainsaws slicing up fallen trees blocking the roads; the sirens from emergency vehicles racing through a dampened city. But if you listen closer, you can … Continue reading Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way

Finding the Wright fit: Malcolm Drumwright creates legacy at JSU

Malcolm Drumwright warms up before Jacksonville State's NCAA Tournament game against Louisville last March. (Matt Reynolds/JSU) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor Forty-nine seconds left. Gamecocks clinging to a five-point lead over OVC juggernaut Belmont. Malcolm Drumwright, as he has so many times in a Gamecock uniform, rose up and released a huge shot. As has happened … Continue reading Finding the Wright fit: Malcolm Drumwright creates legacy at JSU

Being “clubbed” to death: With so many clubs, some students find time for everything

featured photo by Matt Reynolds/JSU Brittany Robertson, Staff Writer Entering freshman year at college comes with a lot of options. Be the stereotypical lazy college student whose idea of a good night is an extra-large cheese pizza, copious amounts of beer and video games, or the over achiever whose only interest is to finish that … Continue reading Being “clubbed” to death: With so many clubs, some students find time for everything

Higher higher ed: Tips for pursuing graduate school

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief As a young, fresh-out-of-college graduate, there’s only one thing the world will want to know: “What are you doing next?” Some students will have jobs lined up in their fields immediately after graduating with their bachelor’s degrees. Some will return to a family business. Some will start their own. But many will go … Continue reading Higher higher ed: Tips for pursuing graduate school

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