Gamecock Guide 2018: What to do when there’s nothing to do

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief College is a serious learning environment, and you’re here to get an education and in no way take part in any extra-curricular shenanigans that will detract from that. (At least that’s what you’ve been telling your parents). College is, after all, about the education, but you’ll have your fair share of down time between classes and on weekends, and, although Jacksonville is not … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: What to do when there’s nothing to do

Gamecock Guide 2018: A dining guide from a food-obsessed editor

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief You’re about to be spending a large portion of your time in a new city, so, understandably, you want to know more about the food options you’ll have to choose from. I fancy myself as sort of a foodie, so here is my take on the dining situation in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. Jacksonville contains many of the most popular national fast … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: A dining guide from a food-obsessed editor

Gamecock Guide 2018: Where I went

Hollie Ivey, JSU Graduate It was a Wednesday. I was both excited and overwhelmed. Eager and completely mortified. I was a freshman. And for my very first class that day, on my very first day as a student, I had my introduction class for my major. I made a decision during my drive to campus that day. “This is your fresh start. This is where you … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: Where I went

One last time: Editor-in-Chief Katie Cline says goodbye

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief I used to sit in my dad’s office and correct the Chanticleer with a red pen. In one issue, there was a jump line that said, “continued on page 2,” but the story wasn’t there. It just cut off in the middle of a sentence. I was appalled. That was in high school. I don’t know who the Chanty editor was then, and … Continue reading One last time: Editor-in-Chief Katie Cline says goodbye

Goodbye to “one of a Cline”

To the fearless Katie Cline, You have been the brightest light in the office since the first day I stepped into it. Full of witty humor and kindness, you took a new A&E girl in without a blink and made me feel welcome and, most importantly, home. I will never forget the openness that you ensured I was extended from day one. I remember leaving … Continue reading Goodbye to “one of a Cline”

Well, since you asked…

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief As part of a graduating senior exit survey, I was asked if JSU was the Friendliest Campus in the South. I chose the “disagree” option and was then given the opportunity to explain why. This is what I said: “I believe that (most of) the faculty and staff truly are the friendliest, most caring, intelligent, and involved of anyone at any university in … Continue reading Well, since you asked…

Talladega really is more than a race, it’s a life-long experience

(Editor note: Cover photo courtesy of Talladega Superspeedway) By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Sometimes there’s just a song that hits you. And the more you listen, the faster it races home. Eric Church’s 2014 hit single “Talladega” was wrote about as far from Talladega Superspeedway — Albany, New York — as one can get. But as Church and Luke Laird, the song’s co-writer, watched the … Continue reading Talladega really is more than a race, it’s a life-long experience

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

When the chainsaws stop

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief Without the chainsaws roaring, the electrical trucks blocking the road and the safety vest-clad volunteers up the streets, Ninth Avenue almost looks like home again. Almost. If you drive down the avenue, you’ll find yourself enwalled on either side by piles of debris: tree branches and trunks, roofing, random scraps of metal and the like. Then you’ll notice that most of the … Continue reading When the chainsaws stop