Goodbye to “one of a Cline”

To the fearless Katie Cline, You have been the brightest light in the office since the first day I stepped into it. Full of witty humor and kindness, you took a new A&E girl in without a blink and made me feel welcome and, most importantly, home. I will never forget the openness that you ensured I was extended from day one. I remember leaving … Continue reading Goodbye to “one of a Cline”

Don’t be bullied by the YEET YEET trucks

Alissa Camplin, Arts and Entertainment Editor I have driven in a few major cities in the United States. Atlanta.  Chicago. New Orleans.  Heck, I’ll even throw in Birmingham for funsies. I’ve driven in feet of snow, the heat of day, in partial Jacksonville monsoons, and even watched a tornado pass in front of my car on April 27, 2011 when I was on my way to … Continue reading Don’t be bullied by the YEET YEET trucks

“Glee” actor, Mark Salling, dead at 35 from suicide

Alissa Camplin, Arts & Entertainment Editor According to TMZ, law enforcement found 35 year-old “Glee” star Mark Salling hanging from a tree on Tuesday, Jan. 30. His legal trouble began in Jan. 2013 when his girlfriend, Roxanne Gorzela, claimed sexual battery when the actor refused to use a condom during the times they had consensual sex. When confronted later, Gorzela claims that Salling pushed her down. … Continue reading “Glee” actor, Mark Salling, dead at 35 from suicide

Montgomery mourns loss of Taco Bell

Alissa Camplin, Arts & Entertainment Editor It started as a joke on the internet. It ended with dripping wax and songs about Baja Freezes. A 24-hour Taco Bell caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday, Jan. 17. No one was injured and authorities have not determined the cause of the initial spark. The closure of Taco Bell deeply affected current and former Montgomery residents, as … Continue reading Montgomery mourns loss of Taco Bell

 JSU Crosswalk named Person (Crosswalk) of the Year

    Alissa Camplin, Arts and Entertainment Editor and Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief Getting to class on time. Giving pedestrians priority. Not dying. These are just a few things that the students of Jacksonville State University rely on the campus crosswalks for, and, this year, The Chanticleer would like to honor one particular crosswalk with the Crosswalk of the Year Award. This crosswalk has shown an unprecedented dedication to … Continue reading  JSU Crosswalk named Person (Crosswalk) of the Year

“A Life I Love”: Open letters to my family during National Adoption Awareness Month

  Alissa Camplin, Arts and Entertainment Editor I like to believe that I lead a fairly normal lifestyle. I go to school full time to get a degree that I may not get a well-paying job for. I spend my Tuesday nights at Loco Mex for tacos and margaritas. I have an incredible dog named Liberty that I am obsessed with. I also am loved … Continue reading “A Life I Love”: Open letters to my family during National Adoption Awareness Month

Playboy empire owner Hugh Hefner dies in home at age 91

   Alissa Camplin, Arts & Entertainment Editor The head of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, died after going into cardiac arrest and experiencing respiratory failure. E.Coli and Septicemia (blood poisoning) were also contributing factors to his passing. He died on Wednesday, September 27, at the age of 91. According to TMZ, Hefner was laid to rest next to Marilyn Monroe in an intimate ceremony three days later. … Continue reading Playboy empire owner Hugh Hefner dies in home at age 91

Florida inmate Mark Asay executed by experimental injection

Alissa Camplin, Arts & Entertainment Editor On Thursday, August 24, Florida made history by executing Mark Asay, a white man, for killing a black man. This is a state first.  According to public records and the Death Penalty Information Center, at least 20 black men gave been executed for killing white victims since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1972. Additionally, this is the first … Continue reading Florida inmate Mark Asay executed by experimental injection

“13 Reasons Why” creates big splash on Netflix

Alissa Camplin, Arts & Entertainment Editor Thirteen Reasons Why has been rocking Neflix screens since its release on March 31, 2017. According to Huffington Post, the series is actually the most talked about in Netflix history. According to leading social media research firm Fizzology, 13 Reasons Why has seen more social media volume than any other Netflix original show in its first week post-premiere. The … Continue reading “13 Reasons Why” creates big splash on Netflix