The green standard: Recycling at JSU below state goal

Dustin Fox, Special to the Chanticleer Recycling is one of the most popular ways for people to feel they are having a positive impact on the environment. Many cities offer curbside pickup of plastics, papers and other materials that can be processed and reused by recycling plants. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management set forth a … Continue reading The green standard: Recycling at JSU below state goal

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Fighting the flu at JSU

Katie Cline, Editor-in-Chief This year’s aggressive flu season led Governor Kay Ivey to declare a state of emergency on January 11. By that date, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) was investigating 44 cases of influenza-associated deaths and one confirmed case of influenza-associated pediatric death. Of those 44 deaths, ten occurred in the northeastern … Continue reading Fighting the flu at JSU

Ride the Yak: Yik Yak becomes hit craze on campuses across the nation

The anonymous social media app known as Yik Yak has been sweeping college campuses across the nation since last summer. To date, students on over 1,600 campuses use Yik Yak to share opinions, vent frustrations and elicit the occasional helping hand. Furman University students Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll created Yik Yak in November of … Continue reading Ride the Yak: Yik Yak becomes hit craze on campuses across the nation

Finding your soul mate at SGA’s Sweetheart Social

Candle lit tables and rose petals, dimmed lights and mood music and the Vice President of Student Senate calling, “Anyone lookin’ for a bae for Valentine’s Day?” awaited students as they entered the TMB Auditorium for the Student Government Association’s first annual Sweetheart Social. At seven thirty on Wednesday, February 11th, singles from across campus … Continue reading Finding your soul mate at SGA’s Sweetheart Social

English Department Spotlight: Crossing t’s and dotting i’s

Located in the Stone Center building is one of the many gems of Jacksonville State University—the English Department. Dr. Robert Felgar is the Department Head and believes that the department provides students with excellent instruction. “We stand out because we put so much emphasis on skills that are crucial to students’ futures: thinking, writing, speaking, … Continue reading English Department Spotlight: Crossing t’s and dotting i’s

Knowing the ins and outs of the ECE

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”—Benjamin Franklin must have been referencing the English Competency Exam administered by JSU’s English Department. This basic writing skills test must be passed in order for students to be eligible for graduation. The English Competency Exam, ECE, is an essay that consists of 400-500 words. Students choose … Continue reading Knowing the ins and outs of the ECE