The man behind the music

Breanna Hill, News Editor Starting January 4 and ending January 10 there was a round of spectacular performances put on by several JSU Gamecocks in the production of Peter Pan. Talent could be found in every aspect of the elegant recreation of the tale we all grew up hearing about time and time again. There are several key elements that blend to form a successful production, … Continue reading The man behind the music

Mayes: Ray Harper says JSU could have a tough home-court advantage, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief “The crowd was great, and I can’t thank the students enough for showing up like they did. If they’ll keep coming back, and coming in those numbers, this could be a huge home-court advantage and one of the toughest home-courts in the league. That’s what it’s all about if you’re going to have a chance to play late in the year.” That’s … Continue reading Mayes: Ray Harper says JSU could have a tough home-court advantage, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t

Appreciate the Arts

Breanna Hill, News Editor Growing up, a number of us were exposed to school systems that had praised the athletic programs and barely supported the arts. The dwindling percentage of students joining these performing arts programs is truly heartbreaking. I was a tiny little sixth grader when I picked up a trumpet for the first time, and it completely changed my life. I began to appreciate … Continue reading Appreciate the Arts

‘Tis the Season for giving back

Breanna Hill, News Editor Students returned this week with full bellies and the knowledge that the only thing standing between another long holiday break is finals. This week, students are going to be pulling all-nighters and studying as much as possible for the upcoming exams. Once we’re all out for the holidays it’s easy to think of ourselves and our families, which is always a good … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for giving back

Advice with Breanna: College Tips and Tricks

  Breanna Hill, News Editor The time you spend in college is meant to be some of the best years of your life. You are able to study a certain career pathway of your choosing, gain countless friendships and develop even more as a person. When attending college comes to mind, it can be a bit nerve-racking. It is easy for an upcoming, or even a … Continue reading Advice with Breanna: College Tips and Tricks

Changing your major: Being unsure is okay

Breanna Hill, News Editor When every young adult transitions into college it can be a bit worrisome when trying to decide on a major. Going into college with an undecided major is always an option, but the educators many of us dealt with during our high school careers made it seem like being undecided was a choice we would end up regretting. What those educators failed … Continue reading Changing your major: Being unsure is okay

The opioid crisis continues

Breanna Hill, News Editor There has long been an issue with opioid abuse, but during the year of 2016 the rate of opioid overdoses began to skyrocket. In 2016 it was reported that approximately 59,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdose, and that prescribed drugs is one of the main causes of deaths. What even are opioids, though? Opioids are drugs formulated specifically to … Continue reading The opioid crisis continues

OV-See ya Later: It’s time for conference realignment

JP Wood, Sports Writer For the past few years now, the discussion about Jacksonville State moving up to the FBS level has grown a little louder. The general idea is that JSU would move to the Sun Belt, bringing back the old Troy rivalry, starting new ones with schools like South Alabama and Georgia Southern, and profit off the increased revenue and recruiting bump of … Continue reading OV-See ya Later: It’s time for conference realignment

Democracy Relies on Our Participation; Go Vote on November 6

Scott Young, Staff Reporter Often times, particularly among younger generations, people use excuses like “Politics don’t matter to me” or “My vote doesn’t matter” as a reason to not vote. These statements couldn’t be further from the truth. Politics affect your everyday life across a slew of important issues such as student loans, healthcare, taxation, child care and much more. When making the decision not to … Continue reading Democracy Relies on Our Participation; Go Vote on November 6

Teachers Deserve More

Breanna Hill, News Editor Teachers deserve more. Teachers deserve more recognition, benefits and respect. Students of all ages, students like you and I, have had different types of teachers throughout our schooling experience. We’ve all had the type of teacher who pushes us and urges us to do our best, and they’re willing to go above and beyond because they crave our success as much as … Continue reading Teachers Deserve More