National Suicide Prevention Week

Breanna Hill, News Editor Every September, people strive to bring awareness to the delicate subject of suicide. Unfortunately, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US for all ages, and it takes the lives of over 40,000 Americans each year. Suffering from certain mental health disorders such as depression can lead to suicidal thoughts and tendencies. With the growing amount of deaths … Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week

Meet the Newbies: A message from new Sports Editor Baylee Morris

Baylee Morris, Sports Editor Are you ready for some football, basketball, baseball, softball and more? Well I’m your girl. I guess I should introduce myself before I get too carried away. The name is Baylee Brett Morris and I’m the new sports editor for The Chanticleer. I’m a senior in the communication department here at Jacksonville State University. My days are never dull, from class, … Continue reading Meet the Newbies: A message from new Sports Editor Baylee Morris

The Horror of Sleep Deprivation

Breanna Hill, News Editor Irritability, fine lines, and dark circles are not the only haunting reminders of a terrible night’s sleep. Not sleeping well can affect your cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, digestive, and your respiratory systems—so, basically, your entire body. Sleeping is when your body takes time to heal and repair itself. Lack of sleep can make that difficult. Losing sleep is known to deter our … Continue reading The Horror of Sleep Deprivation

Meet the Newbies: A Message from new Arts & Entertainment Editor Taylor Mitchell

Taylor Mitchell, Arts & Entertainment Editor Whats up guys and welcome to the Chanticleer… Wait this isn’t a radio show is it? Either way I am Taylor B. Mitchell. You may recognize me from such radio hits as Arcade Fire and Animated Imports on WLJS. I am honored to be serving as your new Arts and Entertainment editor. I am a communication student in probably … Continue reading Meet the Newbies: A Message from new Arts & Entertainment Editor Taylor Mitchell

OOREOLUWA: Experiences of a JSU International Student

Ooreolowa Olayinka, JSU Student My parents could have named me something else. They could have chosen something monosyllabic like Grace or something musical like Melody. Better yet, they could have given me something traditionally African like Ashanti. But they named me a five-syllable tongue twister with a handful of vowels. My name is like a random sampling of the alphabet noodle soup- lots of vowels … Continue reading OOREOLUWA: Experiences of a JSU International Student

MAYES: Gamecocks face uncharted territory with season-opening loss

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2013. That was the last time that the Jacksonville State Gamecocks lost in the regular season to a non-FBS foe before Saturday night’s 20-17 heartbreaker at the hand of the defending HBCU champion North Carolina A&T. Not since Jimmy Garoppolo, current starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, torched the Gamecocks for a 52-14 victory has JSU felt the sting … Continue reading MAYES: Gamecocks face uncharted territory with season-opening loss

Meet the Newbies: A message from new Editor-in-Chief Daniel Mayes

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief “Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief.” Wow. That sounds so… official. When I wrote my first story for The Chanticleer just over two years ago (one which I agonized over every word, hoping that I did a good enough job to even warrant consideration for publishing), I never would have imagined that one day the “staff writer” label under my name would some day be … Continue reading Meet the Newbies: A message from new Editor-in-Chief Daniel Mayes

MAYES: Gamecocks must prove they belong on the national scene, in 2018 and beyond

  Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief By most estimations, 2017 was a great football season for Jacksonville State University. A 10-2 finish, a fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Championship, and an ongoing league-record and Division I leading 32 straight conference victories? Most schools in the country would accept that season without a second thought. However, when you’ve had as much success as the Gamecocks have found on … Continue reading MAYES: Gamecocks must prove they belong on the national scene, in 2018 and beyond

BROWN: UPD shouldn’t issue parking tickets this semester

 Chris Allen Brown, Special to the Chanticleer Just take a moment and look around Jacksonville State’s campus. There are more sets of temporary fences than at a high school softball championship tournament. There are more equipment trucks than at a John Deere store. There are more tractor trailers than at truck stops in Iowa. You know what there isn’t a lot of? Places for students … Continue reading BROWN: UPD shouldn’t issue parking tickets this semester

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