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

Staying healthy at Jacksonville State

Breanna Hill, News Editor Fast food and non-existent work out routines–these two habits are the major causes of obesity and lack of good nutrition in the US today. Think about it. Those who live on college campuses, much like Jacksonville State University, are drawn to fast food chains and unhealthy food options because it is quick, cheap, and available. We have all been subject to grab … Continue reading Staying healthy at Jacksonville State

Turtles don’t belong on fence posts:  A former Editor’s thoughts on a popular JSU phrase

Katie Cline, Special to the Chanticleer “If you’re walking through the Talladega National Forest and see a turtle on a fence post, you can be sure that it didn’t get there by itself.” If you’ve ever been to a formal JSU function that Dr. John M. Beehler deemed worthy of his presence, you’ve heard that metaphor. At graduations, it’s followed by a round of applause … Continue reading Turtles don’t belong on fence posts:  A former Editor’s thoughts on a popular JSU phrase

Six Months

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief Six months. Six months since a quiet Monday during spring break morphed into something much worse. Six months since the warnings from James Spann put fear, and caution, into the minds of all. Six months since home no longer looked like home. Six months since the homes of some could no longer be home. Six months since a lot of lives changed. … Continue reading Six Months

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

Ooreoluwa 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