Season ends for Gamecock Tennis

 Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The season for the JSU Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams came to a close over the weekend as the two groups bowed out of the OVC Tournament. The Men’s squad made it to the second round, where they fell to Tennessee Tech 4-3, while the Women were defeated by Eastern Illinois 4-2 on Friday in the first round. The Gamecock Men, who … Continue reading Season ends for Gamecock Tennis

One last time: Editor-in-Chief Katie Cline says goodbye

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief I used to sit in my dad’s office and correct the Chanticleer with a red pen. In one issue, there was a jump line that said, “continued on page 2,” but the story wasn’t there. It just cut off in the middle of a sentence. I was appalled. That was in high school. I don’t know who the Chanty editor was then, and … Continue reading One last time: Editor-in-Chief Katie Cline says goodbye

Goodbye to “one of a Cline”

To the fearless Katie Cline, You have been the brightest light in the office since the first day I stepped into it. Full of witty humor and kindness, you took a new A&E girl in without a blink and made me feel welcome and, most importantly, home. I will never forget the openness that you ensured I was extended from day one. I remember leaving … Continue reading Goodbye to “one of a Cline”

The design of relief: JSU alumnae designs shirt to help hurting community

Lauren Jackson, Staff Writer There were warnings all day that severe weather was possible across Alabama on March 19. Schools released students early, and many businesses closed in preparation for the storm to come. The possibility of tornadoes was projected as early as a week in advance, and, throughout the course of the evening, eleven tornadoes broke out across Alabama. In Jacksonville, at least one tornado … Continue reading The design of relief: JSU alumnae designs shirt to help hurting community

Former Chanticleer editor selected State Superintendent

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Eric Mackey graduated from JSU in 1992 with a Bachelor’s in general science education, and, on April 20, the Alabama State Board of Education selected him as the State Superintendent. Mackey beat out Jefferson County superintendent, Dr. Craig Pouncey, by one vote. The third finalist, Dr. Kathy Murphy, the superintendent of Hoover City Schools, did not receive any votes. Mackey began his … Continue reading Former Chanticleer editor selected State Superintendent

From Orientation to Graduation: A look at student experiences from start to finish at JSU

Alexander Cooper, Special to the Chanticleer Austin Lovelace was just one of 1,352 students who received undergraduate degrees from Jacksonville State during the University’s 2016-2017 fiscal year. At the spring 2017 graduation ceremony, Lovelace received a degree in geography from the College of Arts and Sciences, successfully closing out his time at Jacksonville State that began in the fall of 2013. For many generations of … Continue reading From Orientation to Graduation: A look at student experiences from start to finish at JSU

Talladega really is more than a race, it’s a life-long experience

(Editor note: Cover photo courtesy of Talladega Superspeedway) By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Sometimes there’s just a song that hits you. And the more you listen, the faster it races home. Eric Church’s 2014 hit single “Talladega” was wrote about as far from Talladega Superspeedway — Albany, New York — as one can get. But as Church and Luke Laird, the song’s co-writer, watched the … Continue reading Talladega really is more than a race, it’s a life-long experience

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”

A Gamble pays off: Kasey Gamble elected SGA President

Breanna Hill, Staff Writer JSU held its annual SGA elections on Tuesday, April 17. At 4 p.m. that afternoon, the new SGA positions were announced. Sophomore Kasey Gamble was elected president, replacing current president Ranger Rumrill, a graduating senior. Gamble has spent the past school year as the Vice President of the Student Activities (VPSA) for the SGA, has won the election and is now sporting … Continue reading A Gamble pays off: Kasey Gamble elected SGA President

Southern culture: Football reigns in the South while national numbers decline

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer During my senior year of high school, a friend and teammate of mine received a concussion while playing football. He “got his bell rung,” so to speak. He was a wide receiver, and I was an offensive lineman, so he was too far down the field for me to see, but I still remember the collective gasp of the crowd as his … Continue reading Southern culture: Football reigns in the South while national numbers decline