Election 2018: Democrats regain House, Republicans maintain Senate

Scott Young, Staff Reporter The Democrats have regained the House of Representatives for the first time since the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency in 2008. With many races at the moment still uncalled as of Wednesday morning, it’s projected that Democrats will gain a net of around 34 seats. Through a House majority, Democrats now have the ability to probe deeper into the President’s finances, the … Continue reading Election 2018: Democrats regain House, Republicans maintain Senate

Criminal Justice Fraternity brings home wins from regional competition

Lauren Moore, Staff Reporter Jacksonville State University’s professional Criminal Justice fraternity, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, recently competed in the fraternity’s Region 5 competition held in Richmond, Kentucky, on October 25th-27th. Though there were around 85 competitors, JSU’s chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon won across the board. “We competed in academic testing as well as in firearms, physical agility, and crime scene processing, and we won a … Continue reading Criminal Justice Fraternity brings home wins from regional competition

Castlevania doesn’t suck (its just the vampires)

Sean Collier, A&E Writer On October 26, 2018 Netflix released the newest season of Castlevania. The first season, even if it was only 4 episodes, proved to be a huge success visually along with its creative storytelling. Since it is the season of spooks, I’m going to give you my analysis of the show as a whole and give my opinion on whether or not the … Continue reading Castlevania doesn’t suck (its just the vampires)

JSU stuns Morehead in five sets

JP Wood, Sports Writer JSU Volleyball wrapped up an undefeated week with a thrilling upset victory over 17-8 (8-4 OVC) Morehead State on Saturday. In its annual “pink out” game, the 14-12 (6-6 OVC) Gamecocks rallied in the fifth set to prevent a season sweep from the Eagles. After a 25-13 blow out in the fourth set, the Gamecocks finally rectified their fifth set issues and … Continue reading JSU stuns Morehead in five sets

New play a ‘Monster’ success for JSU Drama

Sydney Spencer, Staff Reporter Since last Friday, Jacksonville State University has hosted four showings of She Kills Monsters, a play by Qui Nguyen and directed by Dr. Michael Boynton. This new contemporary and cutting-edge play helps set the bar at an even higher level for JSU’s top-notch Drama Department. With many opportunities to go see it, the reviews for the show have been outstandingly positive. … Continue reading New play a ‘Monster’ success for JSU Drama

She Kills Monsters Kills

Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor This past weekend JSU’s Drama Department opened its 2018-2019 season with their production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. The play is an interesting one about a woman named Agnes Evan who lives and always has lived in the small town of Athens, Ohio. Agnes’ family, including her younger sister Tilly, have recently died in a car accident, leaving Agnes alone … Continue reading She Kills Monsters Kills

JSU goes trick-or-treating: SGA holds annual Harvest Fest

JP Wood, Staff Reporter The quad was packed Monday night for the Jacksonville State University Student Government Association’s annual Harvest Festival. Booths from campus organizations lined the sidewalks with games and candy for the Jacksonville community as well as JSU students and faculty. The event, much like welcome week’s Spirit on Mountain Street, is an opportunity for outreach from the University—namely, the SGA—to the city. … Continue reading JSU goes trick-or-treating: SGA holds annual Harvest Fest

Arrest made in pipe bomb case

Scott Young, Staff Reporter Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a press conference that Cesar Sayoc, a man suspected of mailing pipe bombs to several outspoken Democratic figures, has been charged with five federal crimes and is facing up to 58 years in prison. None of the pipe bombs exploded, but FBI Director Christopher Wray stated that the bombs were “not hoax devices.” “Over the … Continue reading Arrest made in pipe bomb case

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