Don’t pit Zerrick and Zion against each other

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Scroll through the Twitter feed. Rewind those highlight tapes. Talk to them after practice. You’ll see the praise. You’ll see that Zerrick Cooper and Zion Webb are good at a lot of things. Cooper was in Death Valley last Saturday for Clemson’s Spring Game and was honored alongside the seniors during halftime. Stop and think about that. Cooper, now a … Continue reading Don’t pit Zerrick and Zion against each other

“We will rebuild our home”: JSU athletics facilities sustain storm damage

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor “While the road to recovery may seem long, the people of Jacksonville will rebuild our home,” JSU Athletics Director Greg Seitz said in a statement. The devastation of the March 19 tornadoes in Jacksonville was felt by the entire community as well as the university, as hundreds of buildings were damaged, including some of the Jacksonville State Athletics facilities. Pete Mathews Coliseum, … Continue reading “We will rebuild our home”: JSU athletics facilities sustain storm damage

Red Threads spreads Gamecock spirit with T-shirt sale

    Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   Red Threads Apparel presented JSU with a check for $35,000 on April 5. In the memo line, they wrote “students.” For owner and JSU alumnae Amado Ortiz, that’s what it was all about: the students. “There were other organizations doing good things [after the tornado],” Ortiz said. “The Methodist and Baptist Churches had both been doing fantastic jobs getting … Continue reading Red Threads spreads Gamecock spirit with T-shirt sale

Concerts for a cause: benefit concerts big and small bring in donations

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief “Take me back to Jacksonville / Drive me up Mountain Street / Lead me into old Paul Snow / And show me to my seat” are a few of the lyrics from Riley Green’s song “Bury Me in Dixie,” a tribute to his home state of Alabama and his hometown of Jacksonville. The country singer, 29, who signed a contract with Big … Continue reading Concerts for a cause: benefit concerts big and small bring in donations

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 may see these sights, maybe the first question should (jokingly) … Continue reading Leadership helps guide JSU student-athletes to give back

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 to people and making connections. Parsons, an Alexandria High graduate, … 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 and John Grass, on top of countless basketball games played … 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 hear the cries for help from the students who just … Continue reading Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way

Chanticleer survey: balloon releases unpopular at JSU

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   On February 1, The Chanticleer published an opinion piece entitled “Please stop releasing balloons” and received an impressive response from the JSU community. Following the article’s publication, The Chanticleer published an online survey asking about opinions on balloon releases. One hundred people filled out the anonymous survey. Of those, 19.2 per cent of respondents indicated that they did not know that the … Continue reading Chanticleer survey: balloon releases unpopular at JSU