Gamecock Guide 2018: A golden age of JSU Athletics

Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-Chief When JSU’s freshman class of 2022 arrives on campus this fall, it will be doing so during one of the most successful periods for Gamecock athletics. Jacksonville State’s sports teams compete at the highest level of collegiate sports, NCAA’s Division I, with the football team competing in the Football Championship Subdivision of Division I. Football is perhaps the king of all sports in … Continue reading Gamecock Guide 2018: A golden age of JSU Athletics

Brown: Drumwright is the leader the Gamecocks needed

By Chris Allen Brown/Associate Editor Malcolm Drumwright has been through it all during the last four years. At a school, not only 2,000 miles away from his home in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., but also a football powerhouse trying to establish itself inside a basketball conference, Drumwright has helped do what many believe would be impossible — bring relevance to the Gamecock men’s basketball program. The … Continue reading Brown: Drumwright is the leader the Gamecocks needed

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 goal for the state to recycle 25% of its waste. … Continue reading The green standard: Recycling at JSU below state goal

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 region where Calhoun County is located. This is the second … Continue reading Fighting the flu at JSU

Beehler feels ‘at home’ at JSU

Even though President John M. Beehler has only been on campus two months, he said he already feels at home in Jacksonville. “I grew up in a really small town in the Appalachian Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania called the Pocono Mountains. It’s very much like home here with all the mountains and nature,” Beehler said. For the past two months, Beehler and his wife Pamela … Continue reading Beehler feels ‘at home’ at JSU

What the fans don’t see

It may be called the “off-season,” but it’s not the part of the season where the players and coaches take off. The offseason is busy, busier than you may think. The Jacksonville State football team knows just how busy it is. Even in the off-season, the Gamecocks are continually trying to get better. Whether it’s in the weight room, in the gym, in the classroom … Continue reading What the fans don’t see

Sand Volleyball lands at Jacksonville State

Jacksonville State University welcomes Sand Volleyball as the 17th varsity sport. The NCAA voted to add Sand Volleyball in 2010 to its list of emerging sports for women. The following year, 15 Division I schools sponsored the sport. In 2013, 15 additional programs added the sport. Now, JSU has added the sport and is alongside UAB as the only Division I programs with Sand Volleyball … Continue reading Sand Volleyball lands at Jacksonville State

‘One Day without Shoes’ a success

Several Jacksonville State University alumni and guests led the barefoot trail in one of the year’s most talked about movements: “One Day without Shoes”. The event was held on April 15, 2015, on the Theron Montgomery Building (TMB) lawn, and occurred from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Several JSU faculty members, alongside students supporting their respective fraternity and sorority functions, were among the many to … Continue reading ‘One Day without Shoes’ a success

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 2013. “They thought, ‘Why doesn’t everyone have this power to … 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 were given the chance to find Cupid’s perfect match for … Continue reading Finding your soul mate at SGA’s Sweetheart Social