Leadership helps guide JSU student-athletes to give back

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Don’t be alarmed if you see a 7-foot male wielding a chainsaw around Jacksonville, it’s just Norbertas Giga. If you spend more time looking around, you might even see several Jacksonville State volleyball players attempting to roll a fallen tree trunk to a more convenient spot. Before asking why you … Continue reading Leadership helps guide JSU student-athletes to give back

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Parsons for the People: Waitressing and Greek Life assisting in Parsons helping to give back

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Whether it’s picking up a chainsaw to cut trees or bringing people food at a restaurant, everyone has different ways of helping the city of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities following the devastating tornado last week. For Savanna Parsons, she is just doing what she’s good at and that’s talking … Continue reading Parsons for the People: Waitressing and Greek Life assisting in Parsons helping to give back

Golden-Hearted Families: Leas and Strains return to Jacksonville to help those in need

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Justin Lea, Courtney Strain and Leah Strain all were born and grew up hours away from Jacksonville. But major life milestones over the years have made Jacksonville State home for the trio. For Courtney, it was meeting current fiancé Dalton Screws, who was a teammate of Lea under Bill Clark … Continue reading Golden-Hearted Families: Leas and Strains return to Jacksonville to help those in need

Patience

Daniel Mayes, Sports Editor Patience. I know that’s probably the hardest thing for JSU students to have right now. The beautiful campus of our University is in shambles, and the vast unknown and uncertainty far outweighs the small amount of security we've gotten since Monday night's devastation. So, understandably, it’s hard to be patient. But … Continue reading Patience

Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor If you listen, you can hear it. You can hear the ear-piercing alarm from an apartment building missing most of its exterior; the sounds of chainsaws slicing up fallen trees blocking the roads; the sirens from emergency vehicles racing through a dampened city. But if you listen closer, you can … Continue reading Listen to the sirens, hymns and cries while help is on the way

Chanticleer survey: balloon releases unpopular at JSU

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief   On February 1, The Chanticleer published an opinion piece entitled “Please stop releasing balloons” and received an impressive response from the JSU community. Following the article’s publication, The Chanticleer published an online survey asking about opinions on balloon releases. One hundred people filled out the anonymous survey. Of those, 19.2 per cent … Continue reading Chanticleer survey: balloon releases unpopular at JSU

Once upon a time: stories in Spanish (Había una vez : historias en español)

Hollie Ivey, Staff Writer On Tuesday, the Children’s Corner at the Houston Cole Library offered “Había una vez - Stories in Spanish,” which featured special videos and books read in both Spanish and English. “This is a place where the kids can celebrate knowing two languages and can read books in Spanish,” said librarian Laurie … Continue reading Once upon a time: stories in Spanish (Había una vez : historias en español)