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The Gamecock Guide is a published annually by the staff behind The Chanticleer to provide an inside look at what life is like on The Friendliest Campus in the South.
This year’s entire Gamecock Guide can be found in a digital format here.
Check back throughout the summer for more articles on everything from campus dining to tornado recovery to updates on JSU Athletics!
Gamecock Guide 2018: What to do when there’s nothing to do June 3, 2018 - 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 … Gamecock Guide 2018: A golden age of JSU Athletics June 3, 2018 - Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief When JSU’s freshman class of 2022 arrives on campus this fall, it will be doing so during one of the most successful periods for Gamecock athletics. Jacksonville State’s sports teams compete at the highest level of collegiate sports, NCAA’s Division I, with the football team competing in the Football Championship Subdivision of Division I. Football is perhaps the king of all sports in … Gamecock Guide 2018: A dining guide from a food-obsessed editor June 2, 2018 - 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 … Gamecock Guide 2018: Where I went June 2, 2018 - 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 … Gamecock Guide 2018: #JSUStrong June 2, 2018 - The roof of JSU’s Patterson Hall lies in ruin after the March 19 tornado ripped through Jacksonville. (Matt Reynolds/JSU) Taylor Mitchell, Chanticleer Reporter On Monday, March 19th, the first day of spring break for Jacksonville State University, an EF-3 tornado tore a line of destruction through the city of Jacksonville, leaving heartbreak in its wake. The damage was mostly along Alabama Highway 204 and north of …