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

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

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

“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

Cocky for LGBTQ+: Cocky Pride Parade brings campus and community together

Cassidy Smith, Staff Writer The rain couldn’t stop the proud from celebrating the first annual Cocky Pride Parade on Wednesday, November 1. A crowd of over 70 attendees convened in the Theron Montgomery Building’s lawn to celebrate their sexualities or to be an ally to those they love. Many members of the LGBTQ+ community, whether they were students at JSU or Jacksonville community members, gathered for … Continue reading Cocky for LGBTQ+: Cocky Pride Parade brings campus and community together

U.N. representative talks education and activism

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief  RESULTS Jacksonville, a local chapter of the national non-profit RESULTS, hosted its first meeting on Friday, November 3. The headliner was guest speaker Selmawit Adugna Bekele, an education and gender activist and Ethiopian United Nations representative. RESULTS is a non-partisan organization that “focuses on changing the system that puts people in positions of poverty by advocating to local and national government for changes,” … Continue reading U.N. representative talks education and activism

Gamecocks race past Murray State

Daniel Mayes, Chanty Sports Reporter After a bit of a rocky start that led to Jacksonville State trailing after the first quarter, the Gamecocks recovered to blow out Murray State 59-23 for their 30th consecutive Ohio Valley Conference victory on Saturday. The story of the game, as has become usual for Jacksonville State, was their dominant defense. The Gamecocks held the Racers to just 153 … Continue reading Gamecocks race past Murray State

Charges filed in Mueller investigation

JoAnna Mitchell, Staff Reporter An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has produced its first charges against several individuals connected with the Trump campaign on Monday, October 30. This is the first official confirmation that someone involved with President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign turned to Russia to obtain damaging information on his opponent Hillary Clinton. George Papadopoulos, foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, pleaded … Continue reading Charges filed in Mueller investigation

Library tailgate encourages students to explore Houston Cole

Cassidy Smith, Staff Writer   Music, food and balloons filled the scene of the Library Tailgate at the Houston Cole Library on Thursday, October 26. The event’s purpose was to engage students with the priceless resource of librarians and the information that they can help students find. Each floor had a table set up with information regarding what exactly could be found there. Students were … Continue reading Library tailgate encourages students to explore Houston Cole

Homecoming kicks off with Harvest Fest

Eric Taunton, Staff Writer The Student Government Association at Jacksonville State University hosted its 4th annual Harvest Festival on Tuesday, October 24 on the quad of JSU. Campus organizations set up tables and games while families and children trick-or-treated. “The Harvest Festival is an annual event for the Jacksonville community to participate in our homecoming activities,” said Kasey Gamble, Vice President of SGA. “It’s also a … Continue reading Homecoming kicks off with Harvest Fest