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…

The design of relief: JSU alumnae designs shirt to help hurting community

Lauren Jackson, Staff Writer There were warnings all day that severe weather was possible across Alabama on March 19. Schools released students early, and many businesses closed in preparation for the storm to come. The possibility of tornadoes was projected as early as a week in advance, and, throughout the course of the evening, eleven tornadoes broke out across Alabama. In Jacksonville, at least one tornado … Continue reading The design of relief: JSU alumnae designs shirt to help hurting community

Former Chanticleer editor selected State Superintendent

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Eric Mackey graduated from JSU in 1992 with a Bachelor’s in general science education, and, on April 20, the Alabama State Board of Education selected him as the State Superintendent. Mackey beat out Jefferson County superintendent, Dr. Craig Pouncey, by one vote. The third finalist, Dr. Kathy Murphy, the superintendent of Hoover City Schools, did not receive any votes. Mackey began his … Continue reading Former Chanticleer editor selected State Superintendent

From Orientation to Graduation: A look at student experiences from start to finish at JSU

Alexander Cooper, Special to the Chanticleer Austin Lovelace was just one of 1,352 students who received undergraduate degrees from Jacksonville State during the University’s 2016-2017 fiscal year. At the spring 2017 graduation ceremony, Lovelace received a degree in geography from the College of Arts and Sciences, successfully closing out his time at Jacksonville State that began in the fall of 2013. For many generations of … Continue reading From Orientation to Graduation: A look at student experiences from start to finish at JSU

Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

Alexus Jimmerson (22) talks to Ryann Luna (26) after an at bat Tuesday against Georgia Tech. Luna hit the game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Yellow Jackets. (Katy Nowak/JSU) Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor The Jacksonville State Softball squad took a break from their OVC schedule to take on the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech Tuesday night at Choccolocco Park, and the result was … Continue reading Gamecocks defeat Georgia Tech with 9th-inning walk-off winner

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

JSU Drama has a lot to “give”

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   The show must go on. That has been the attitude of the JSU Drama Department since the March 19 tornado devastated campus. The department’s home, Stone Center, was relatively unharmed by the winds and debris, but the building is still without phone and Internet access. Nevertheless, the students, faculty and staff have been hard at work putting together three performances for … Continue reading JSU Drama has a lot to “give”

A Gamble pays off: Kasey Gamble elected SGA President

Breanna Hill, Staff Writer JSU held its annual SGA elections on Tuesday, April 17. At 4 p.m. that afternoon, the new SGA positions were announced. Sophomore Kasey Gamble was elected president, replacing current president Ranger Rumrill, a graduating senior. Gamble has spent the past school year as the Vice President of the Student Activities (VPSA) for the SGA, has won the election and is now sporting … Continue reading A Gamble pays off: Kasey Gamble elected SGA President

Southern culture: Football reigns in the South while national numbers decline

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer During my senior year of high school, a friend and teammate of mine received a concussion while playing football. He “got his bell rung,” so to speak. He was a wide receiver, and I was an offensive lineman, so he was too far down the field for me to see, but I still remember the collective gasp of the crowd as his … Continue reading Southern culture: Football reigns in the South while national numbers decline