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

Black History Month celebrated with banquet

  Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer JSU concluded its celebration of Black History Month with a banquet in Leon Cole Auditorium on Tuesday, February 27. The banquet was well attended by a diverse group of students, faculty, community members and special guests. The event was planned and organized by JSU Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the SGA. The evening began with a moving performance by the JSU … Continue reading Black History Month celebrated with banquet

JSU remembers Justin Tinker

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer Students gathered to mourn the loss of graduating senior Justin Tinker on Monday evening at the TMB auditorium. Tinker was struck by a vehicle on Highway 204 near campus on Tuesday, February 6. Initiated by Active Minds Club President Paris Coleman, the Active Minds Club, ACE tutoring services and the SGA came together to plan a candlelight vigil to honor the memory … Continue reading JSU remembers Justin Tinker

Storytime success at Children’s Corner

  Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer   Tuesday, January 23 marked the first ever Children’s Corner story time on the fifth floor of the Houston Cole Library. A group of children and parents listened, laughed and clapped along as JSU’s cheerleaders read them titles selected by fifth floor librarian Mrs. Laurie Heathcock. Houston Cole’s Children’s Corner was opened in October 2017. Formerly inhabited by old reference … Continue reading Storytime success at Children’s Corner

Chilean Chef brings flavors of Chile to the Caf

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer JSU students and faculty were treated to a unique dining experience on Friday, November 10 at Jack Hopper Dining Hall. In addition to the typical fare served at the Caf, students were granted the opportunity to sample a variety of Chilean dishes prepared by acclaimed Chef Mauricio Alejandro Arteaga Campos. Chef Mauricio payed a visit to the JSU dining hall as … Continue reading Chilean Chef brings flavors of Chile to the Caf

Homecoming candidates hold meet and greet prior to elections

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer On Monday October 23, JSU’s 2nd annual Homecoming candidate meet and greet took place at the TMB auditorium at 6:00 p.m. The meet and greet is an opportunity for students to come and meet the 2017 candidates for Homecoming King and Queen. Each candidate uses the event as an opportunity to share information about themselves and their philanthropy with students. This … Continue reading Homecoming candidates hold meet and greet prior to elections

Showcase kicks off Homecoming festivities

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer On Wednesday October 11, JSU’s annual Homecoming festivities kicked off with the Homecoming Showcase. A large crowd gathered in Leon Cole auditorium to attend the event and learn who this year’s candidates for JSU Homecoming King and Queen would be. Homecoming Showcase allows candidates to display not only their appearance and personality, but also their philanthropic platform. This year’s showcase is … Continue reading Showcase kicks off Homecoming festivities

Campus celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with ISO

Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer On Tuesday, September 19, the SGA and the International Student Organization (ISO) partnered to put on the Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Originally scheduled to take place on the TMB lawn, the celebration was moved inside to the auditorium. Despite the change of venue, the celebration of Hispanic culture still managed to attract a crowd of students interested in supporting JSU’s ISO. Planned by … Continue reading Campus celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with ISO

Donations needed for JSU food pantry

  Brannon Cahela, Staff Writer Opened on September 5, the Division of Student Affairs food pantry aims to gather supplies to help students and faculty in need. The food pantry stocks its shelves with non-perishable goods and toiletries for students and faculty in need. “College is difficult for everyone,” said Kasey Gamble, the Vice President of Student Activities. “We’re all trying to make something of ourselves, … Continue reading Donations needed for JSU food pantry