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

The seriousness of anxiety

Breanna Hill, News Editor Anxiety disorders are known to be the most common mental illness in the United States. Statistics show that over 40 million adults are unfortunately suffering from anxiety. There are a number of anxiety disorders—OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and more. Tons of things can trigger anxiety. One might find themselves growing anxious when … Continue reading The seriousness of anxiety

Tips to Better Your Money Management

Breanna Hill, News Editor College students know better than anybody about the struggle of money management. Young adults are often confused on how to separate their wants from their needs, and that issue alone can determine the severity of their money management situation. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks to help everyone establish a well-thought out plan on how to manage your money efficiently. … Continue reading Tips to Better Your Money Management

How to Improve your study habits

Breanna Hill, News Editor Students of all ages have, at one time, been subject to procrastinating when it comes to studying or doing homework assignments—this often leads to all-nighters, consumption of energy drinks and coffee, and the process of cramming as much information into our brains as possible. Definitely not a good idea. There are ways to improve study habits, which include, and aren’t limited to, … Continue reading How to Improve your study habits

UN Day Tea Shows Cultural Wealth of Dance

Ooreoluwa Olayinka, Staff Writer On Sunday the 30th of September, I went to the International House’s annual UN Day Tea. Every year, hordes of people- Americans, internationals and alumni of the International House gather together to watch this multicultural display. I went with the intention to write an article on the event. However, I had no idea what I was going to write about. That … Continue reading UN Day Tea Shows Cultural Wealth of Dance