Putting faces to statistics

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief As we got ready for our stories about domestic violence this month, I read a lot of statistics—and none of them were pleasant: “1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced physical abuse from an intimate partner in their lives,” “1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men … Continue reading Putting faces to statistics

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Two U.S. citizens dead in Somalia terror attack

JoAnna Mitchell, Staff Reporter Two U.S. citizens are among the 276 dead following a devastating terror attack on the Somalian capitol city of Mogadishu last Saturday, October 14.  Three hundred more bystanders were left injured after a member of the militant group al-Shabab drove a truck filled with explosives into the city which was crowded with … Continue reading Two U.S. citizens dead in Somalia terror attack

Sorority and fraternity host basketball tournament for injured student

Nick Adrian, Staff Writer On October 6, JSU’s Alpha Omicron Pi and Pi Kappa Phi teamed together to host “Buckets 4 Brit,” a 3v3 basketball tournament that raised money for student Brittany Street’s medical expenses. Street was involved in a jet ski accident on August 2 during a family vacation in Gulf Shores, Ala. She … Continue reading Sorority and fraternity host basketball tournament for injured student

Showcase kicks off Homecoming festivities

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer On Wednesday October 11, JSU’s annual Homecoming festivities kicked off with the Homecoming Showcase. A large crowd gathered in Leon Cole auditorium to attend the event and learn who this year’s candidates for JSU Homecoming King and Queen would be. Homecoming Showcase allows candidates to display not only their appearance and … Continue reading Showcase kicks off Homecoming festivities

In the Black Open Sun: Reflecting on the lives of Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington

  Editor's Note: The title is a mashup of famous songs from Chris Cornell, Tom Petty and Chester Bennington. The songs are “In the End”, “Black Hole Sun” and “Into the Great Wide Open” Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor One of the things I remember about my childhood and early teenage years was the surprising lack of … Continue reading In the Black Open Sun: Reflecting on the lives of Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington

Webinar discusses Islamophobia on college campuses

Cassidy Smith, Staff Writer JSU's International House and Programs hosted a “Support Muslim Students” webinar on Tuesday, October 10 in the Houston Cole Library. This presentation focused mostly on how to keep college campuses safe and inclusive of our Muslim students. The two distinguished speakers were Dr. Amer F. Ahmed, an Intercultural Diversity Consultant, and … Continue reading Webinar discusses Islamophobia on college campuses