JSU celebrates Native American heritage

Nick Adrian, Staff Writer November is Native American Heritage Month and JSU is helping to commemorate it. On Tuesday, November 7, the JSU SGA hosted a Native American Cultural Celebration in the TMB Auditorium, welcoming members of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Alex Alvarez served as the main speaker along with dancers from the Pow … Continue reading JSU celebrates Native American heritage

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Cocky for LGBTQ+: Cocky Pride Parade brings campus and community together

Cassidy Smith, Staff Writer The rain couldn't stop the proud from celebrating the first annual Cocky Pride Parade on Wednesday, November 1. A crowd of over 70 attendees convened in the Theron Montgomery Building's lawn to celebrate their sexualities or to be an ally to those they love. Many members of the LGBTQ+ community, whether they … Continue reading Cocky for LGBTQ+: Cocky Pride Parade brings campus and community together

U.N. representative talks education and activism

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief  RESULTS Jacksonville, a local chapter of the national non-profit RESULTS, hosted its first meeting on Friday, November 3. The headliner was guest speaker Selmawit Adugna Bekele, an education and gender activist and Ethiopian United Nations representative. RESULTS is a non-partisan organization that “focuses on changing the system that puts people in positions of … Continue reading U.N. representative talks education and activism

A walk with royalty: Meet the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief It may have literally rained on their parade, but the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of JSU’s 2017 Homecoming King and Queen, Paris Coleman and Shea O’Donnell. The pair qualified for candidacy at the annual Homecoming Showcase on October 11. After voting on October 24, Coleman and O’Donnell learned that they had … Continue reading A walk with royalty: Meet the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen

Library opens children’s corner for JSU’s littlest Gamecocks

  Brittany Robertson, Staff Writer On October 25, Jacksonville State University's Houston Cole Library hosted the grand opening of a new, colorful addition to its 5th floor. The Children's Corner Reading Room is an energizing, colorful area designed to foster a love of literature and reading, and to promote literacy for children. Dean of the … Continue reading Library opens children’s corner for JSU’s littlest Gamecocks

Charges filed in Mueller investigation

JoAnna Mitchell, Staff Reporter An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has produced its first charges against several individuals connected with the Trump campaign on Monday, October 30. This is the first official confirmation that someone involved with President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign turned to Russia to obtain damaging information on his opponent Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading Charges filed in Mueller investigation

Library tailgate encourages students to explore Houston Cole

Cassidy Smith, Staff Writer   Music, food and balloons filled the scene of the Library Tailgate at the Houston Cole Library on Thursday, October 26. The event’s purpose was to engage students with the priceless resource of librarians and the information that they can help students find. Each floor had a table set up with … Continue reading Library tailgate encourages students to explore Houston Cole

Homecoming kicks off with Harvest Fest

Eric Taunton, Staff Writer The Student Government Association at Jacksonville State University hosted its 4th annual Harvest Festival on Tuesday, October 24 on the quad of JSU. Campus organizations set up tables and games while families and children trick-or-treated. “The Harvest Festival is an annual event for the Jacksonville community to participate in our homecoming activities,” … Continue reading Homecoming kicks off with Harvest Fest

Homecoming candidates hold meet and greet prior to elections

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer On Monday October 23, JSU’s 2nd annual Homecoming candidate meet and greet took place at the TMB auditorium at 6:00 p.m. The meet and greet is an opportunity for students to come and meet the 2017 candidates for Homecoming King and Queen. Each candidate uses the event as an opportunity to … Continue reading Homecoming candidates hold meet and greet prior to elections