Holiday Spirit ‘lights’ up campus

JP Wood, Staff Writer The student body came together on the steps of Bibb-Graves Tuesday night for to light up campus for the holiday season. The annual ‘JSU in Lights’ event featured representatives from campus organizations, JSU cheerleaders, administrators, Cocky, and President Beehler. Hot Chocolate and Cider were on hand for the event, which also served as the SGA toy drive for children in need. President … Continue reading Holiday Spirit ‘lights’ up campus

Protesters halt traffic on Highway 31 in response to Galleria shooting

Scott Young, Staff Reporter Last Thursday evening, a shooting broke out in the Riverchase Galleria Mall in an altercation between two people that left two injured and one dead. Emantic Bradford Jr., 21, was shot and killed by Hoover Police while “fleeing the shooting scene while brandishing a handgun.” Initially, Hoover Police announced that Bradford was responsible for the shooting of an 18-year old man … Continue reading Protesters halt traffic on Highway 31 in response to Galleria shooting

JSU Drama receives eight nominations for roles in She Kills Monsters

Sydney Spencer, Staff Reporter Editor’s Note: An article appeared in the November 8, 2018 issue of The Chanticleer reporting the nomination of just one member of the Drama She Kills Monsters for competition in The Kennedy Center American College Festival. The Chanticleer staff were unaware of the other students and faculty that had been nominated until after the printing of this issue. We apologize to everyone … Continue reading JSU Drama receives eight nominations for roles in She Kills Monsters

TMB employee collects caps for cancer patients

Scott Young, Staff Reporter Todd Craven, a longtime employee of the food court at JSU, is collecting any plastic bottle caps to raise money for cancer patients. Many students have already stopped by to give their caps, whether from a water bottle or a soda. “If you have a Coke or Water in your backpack, don’t throw out the cap!! Please see Todd in the TMB … Continue reading TMB employee collects caps for cancer patients

‘One for the thumb’: Gamecocks win fifth straight OVC ring

Five in a row. For the fifth time in five years under Coach John Grass, the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks have won the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. “It’s a pretty special thing. I don’t know many college athletes that have four championships, let alone five,” Coach Grass said at Monday’s press conference. “These guys have got one for the thumb. It’s very impressive when you … Continue reading ‘One for the thumb’: Gamecocks win fifth straight OVC ring

JSU holds grand opening for renovated Food Court

Quadarius Whitson, Staff Reporter On Friday November 2, the TMB Food Court held its Grand Opening for the new renovations completed over the summer. The inside of the TMB opened two days before classes started, but the damage to the roof of the TMB caused by the F3 tornado on March 19 delayed their opening event. The renovations to the TMB included a new layout for … Continue reading JSU holds grand opening for renovated Food Court

Election 2018: Democrats regain House, Republicans maintain Senate

Scott Young, Staff Reporter The Democrats have regained the House of Representatives for the first time since the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency in 2008. With many races at the moment still uncalled as of Wednesday morning, it’s projected that Democrats will gain a net of around 34 seats. Through a House majority, Democrats now have the ability to probe deeper into the President’s finances, the … Continue reading Election 2018: Democrats regain House, Republicans maintain Senate

Criminal Justice Fraternity brings home wins from regional competition

Lauren Moore, Staff Reporter Jacksonville State University’s professional Criminal Justice fraternity, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, recently competed in the fraternity’s Region 5 competition held in Richmond, Kentucky, on October 25th-27th. Though there were around 85 competitors, JSU’s chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon won across the board. “We competed in academic testing as well as in firearms, physical agility, and crime scene processing, and we won a … Continue reading Criminal Justice Fraternity brings home wins from regional competition

New play a ‘Monster’ success for JSU Drama

Sydney Spencer, Staff Reporter Since last Friday, Jacksonville State University has hosted four showings of She Kills Monsters, a play by Qui Nguyen and directed by Dr. Michael Boynton. This new contemporary and cutting-edge play helps set the bar at an even higher level for JSU’s top-notch Drama Department. With many opportunities to go see it, the reviews for the show have been outstandingly positive. … Continue reading New play a ‘Monster’ success for JSU Drama

JSU goes trick-or-treating: SGA holds annual Harvest Fest

JP Wood, Staff Reporter The quad was packed Monday night for the Jacksonville State University Student Government Association’s annual Harvest Festival. Booths from campus organizations lined the sidewalks with games and candy for the Jacksonville community as well as JSU students and faculty. The event, much like welcome week’s Spirit on Mountain Street, is an opportunity for outreach from the University—namely, the SGA—to the city. … Continue reading JSU goes trick-or-treating: SGA holds annual Harvest Fest