It’s time for all Greek organizations to get the due credit they deserve

Patrick Yim, Staff Writer “Greek Life” is something that is an apparent staple on most college campuses nationwide. Many people don’t realize that there are a few different categories of what we know as Greek Life. Jacksonville State University has roughly 40 different Greek lettered organizations on its campus that are separated into honor, professional, service, and social categories. However, the Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) … Continue reading It’s time for all Greek organizations to get the due credit they deserve

Growing Up Autistic: I’m not crazy, just different

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor Every year, I write an editorial for Autism Awareness month to attempt to help people understand Autism and Autistics just that little bit better. I am a high functioning autistic myself and try to use that as a way to help with what I can. Fair warning: this is a rough one and I am still not entirely sure I should be … Continue reading Growing Up Autistic: I’m not crazy, just different

Technology will continue to develop, whether we like it or not

Breanna Hill, News Editor Technology is growing and advancing at a rate nobody ever believed to be possible. Who knew that the strides that have been taken in the technological realm would be this remarkable in today’s age? Due to the intelligence of numerous inventors, the world is blessed with wonderful technological tools. Though there’s no flying cars in today’s time like there was once believed … Continue reading Technology will continue to develop, whether we like it or not

Carter: Pell case is a reminder that power and influence shouldn’t affect sentencing

Devin Carter, Staff Columnist On March 12, 2019, former Catholic Church cardinal and Vatican chief financial officer, George Pell, was sentenced to serve six years in prison for the molestation of two young boys in 1996. I was outraged to hear this. The crimes for which he was convicted are, to me, among the most detestable acts that a human being could do. And the … Continue reading Carter: Pell case is a reminder that power and influence shouldn’t affect sentencing

Mayes: Gamecocks didn’t win the OVC in 2019, but planted the seeds of respect

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief The 2018-19 Jacksonville State Men’s Basketball team didn’t win the OVC. But so what? Neither did Belmont. Belmont has been relevant on the national stage as a mid-major for years, and they haven’t won the conference now for five seasons. So nationally relevant, in fact, that they just got into the big dance as an at-large team, something that an OVC team … Continue reading Mayes: Gamecocks didn’t win the OVC in 2019, but planted the seeds of respect

Cosmetic testing on animals must stop

Breanna Hill, News Editor Cosmetic testing on animals has been going on for far too long, and it needs to be stopped. It’s estimated that approximately 100,000 to 200,000 animals are killed every year because of cosmetic testing, which should be illegal not only in the United States but the rest of the world as well. Companies are given a choice to test on animals, and … Continue reading Cosmetic testing on animals must stop

Almost there! Jacksonville State takes on Spring Break

Breanna Hill, News Editor Spring Break for Jacksonville State is quickly picking approaching and will be here before any of us know it. Spring Break is a time for students to unwind and relax a bit doing various activities ranging from sleeping in to taking a trip. It’s not uncommon for most of us to eagerly plan ahead to try and swipe up all the good … Continue reading Almost there! Jacksonville State takes on Spring Break

Longtime JSU officials to retire: Drs. Turner, Fielding announce plans to end their careers

James Waller, Staff Reporter Long time Jacksonville State University officials, Dr. Rebecca Turner, Dr. Bill Fielding announced plans to retire. Dr. Turner has served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, while Dr. Fielding  is Dean of the School of Business and Industry Dr. Turner will be replaced as provost by Dr. Christie Shelton, Professor of Nursing and Dean of the School of Health Professions … Continue reading Longtime JSU officials to retire: Drs. Turner, Fielding announce plans to end their careers

Top 5 Things to do near Jacksonville

Breanna Hill, News Editor Jacksonville, Alabama really lives up to the nickname ‘Gem of the Hills’. Though Jacksonville is pretty small, it, along with its surrounding areas, still have fun activities anyone can take part in. Take a look at these top 5 things to do around Jacksonville: 1 Noccalula Falls: Noccalula Falls is just down the road from Jacksonville in Gadsden. The endless breathtaking views … Continue reading Top 5 Things to do near Jacksonville

Staying safe during spring break

Breanna Hill, News Editor It’s about that time of year again. Trips are being planned, hotels are being booked, bathing suits are being bought. That’s right. In a few short (yet at the same time, agonizingly slow) weeks, spring break will begin. Spring break season calls for warm weather, spending time with friends, and of course taking a load off from classes.  Though the only thing … Continue reading Staying safe during spring break