Involvement night helps freshmen stay active on campus

Quadarius Whitson, Staff Reporter On Monday, Freshman Forum held an involvement night specifically for the freshman class in the TMB Auditorium. This involvement night consisted of a leadership panel which had 9 different representatives from a multitude of different organizations. Some of the organizations that were represented that night included Lambda Sigma Honor Society, JSU’s Ambassador Program, Student Government Association, Gamecock Orientation, and even the National … Continue reading Involvement night helps freshmen stay active on campus

Symposium highlights student projects

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Jacksonville State University held their annual student symposium last week, with over 60 students making presentations of various academic projects. Students could present on posters, papers, demonstrations and artwork that they created for their classes at JSU. Katie Peyton, a senior English major, presented her project on the significance of oak trees in the bible. Peyton says she enjoyed her project because it … Continue reading Symposium highlights student projects

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

JSU takes over ‘The Pointe’, asks students to move in

Scott Young, Staff Writer Jacksonville State now has ownership of the former Reserve Apartments—renamed to ‘The Pointe@ JSU’—which were significantly damaged in the March 19 tornadoes. The property has been fully renovated and repaired following the university entering into a management agreement with the owners of the complex, now operating it as a student residence. The Pointe, which will operate just like existing campus-owned appartments, is … Continue reading JSU takes over ‘The Pointe’, asks students to move in

JSU starts Sub-Aquatics Club

Keeley Tibbitts, Staff Writer JSU Student Aaron Risher has started a new club for those that like to be in the water. With the help of JSU professors Dr. George Cline, Dr. James Rayburn and Ashraf Amshaqn, Risher is starting the Jacksonville State University Sub-Aquatics Club. Risher says the club allows JSU students to group together in an activity they love, make friends and go … Continue reading JSU starts Sub-Aquatics Club

Gamecocks go 3-2 in opening weekend at Mercer Invitational

Baylee Morris, Sports Editor This past weekend the Jacksonville State Gamecock Softball team traveled to Macon, GA to compete in the Mercer Invitational. For the overall weekend the Gamecocks finished with three wins and two losses to start the opening weekend of softball off right. On Friday, the Gamecocks had a huge day and discovered their diamond in the rough in Kirsten Titus. Before this … Continue reading Gamecocks go 3-2 in opening weekend at Mercer Invitational

Speed Dating helps Gamecocks find a Valentine

  JP Wood, Staff Writer With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the SGA looked to play matchmaker on Wednesday night as they hosted a speed dating event in the TMB auditorium. Dozens of students turned up, looking to find new friends and potential partners in time for the 14th. Those attending were given a set of rules, (like don’t exchange phone numbers or last names) a scorecard, … Continue reading Speed Dating helps Gamecocks find a Valentine

‘Definitely’ this month: Owner says Coop DeVille on the verge of reopen

Scott Young, Staff Writer Several months after Coop DeVille sustained fire damage and closed, Guy Emery, owner of the Jacksonville restaurant, has confirmed to the Chanticleer that the beloved wing establishment is “definitely” reopening in the month of February. “I’m sheet rocking it this week, doing the ceiling grid,” said Emery. “I’m thinking like two weeks. That’s what I’m targeting.” Ever since the facility closed in … Continue reading ‘Definitely’ this month: Owner says Coop DeVille on the verge of reopen

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

JSU hosts fourth annual Minds Matter Rally

Keeley Tibbitts, Staff Writer The fourth annual Mind Matters Rally was held Thursday at Jacksonville State University’s TMB Auditorium. It was an event full of music, food, and personal testimonies about mental health. Mind Matters Rally event coordinator Gary Mank says the goal of the event is to get “everyone to communicate about [mental health].” Mank says he hopes the event can help people to … Continue reading JSU hosts fourth annual Minds Matter Rally