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

JSU gets colorful for Holi festival

Lauren Jackson, Staff Writer The first ever Holi celebration took place at the JSU International House on Friday, March 2. The event hosted students from all over campus and featured games, presentations and traditional Indian food. “It’s a big festival celebrated in Hindu countries. It is about celebrating life and colors. This is something that has never been done before at JSU, and we are making … Continue reading JSU gets colorful for Holi festival

JSU presents The Vagina Monologues

Lauren Jackson, Staff Writer On March 8, the JSU Sociology Club and Women’s Issues Support and Empowerment (WISE) will host the tenth annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues” in the Leon Cole Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Eve Ensler wrote the play twenty years ago, and the JSU performance will be directed by student Chibuzo Harbor. The … Continue reading JSU presents The Vagina Monologues

Forks on the left, knives on the right: SAA hosts 10th annual etiquette dinner

    Lauren Jackson, Staff Writer The Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted their annual Etiquette Dinner on the 11th floor of the library on Tuesday, March 7. The free event aimed to help students prepare for job interviews and dinner functions following graduation. The dinner consisted of a three course meal with intermittent tips and presentations on proper manners in dinner gatherings. The tips ranged … Continue reading Forks on the left, knives on the right: SAA hosts 10th annual etiquette dinner

Tuesday Talks gives first-hand look at careers

By Lauren Jackson Staff Writer The JSU Department of Academic Advisement hosted the first Tuesday Talks on September 26 at the Houston Cole Library. Consisting of a four-person panel of successful professionals from health care, the talk allowed students to go beyond requirements and prerequisites of a career of interest and learn more information about the daily life of a professional in the field. The … Continue reading Tuesday Talks gives first-hand look at careers

Miss JSU receives scholarships

Madelynn Barker received the title of Miss JSU, along with a yearlong tuition scholarship, during the 2016 Miss JSU Scholarship Pageant held in Leone Cole Auditorium on Friday, January 15. She will go on to represent the university in the Miss Alabama Scholarship Pageant in Birmingham June 8-11. Each year, the Miss America Organization gives $45 million in scholarships and $500,000 through volunteer programs. Malin … Continue reading Miss JSU receives scholarships

Griffin’s Jewelers in Jacksonville opens under new ownership

After 30 years of business in the same location, Griffin’s Jewelers of Jacksonville is now under the direction of Talladega native, Richard Merrell. Merell has been with Griffin’s Jewelers for 40 years, and has served as the manager at the Anniston location before making the purchase of Griffin’s Jewelers of Jacksonville. He made the decision to keep the name because “everyone knows it and trusts … Continue reading Griffin’s Jewelers in Jacksonville opens under new ownership

JSU administration hosts annual holiday lighting ceremony

The JSU campus became much brighter after the annual JSU in Lights on Monday, November 30. The traditional event marks the official start of the holiday season across campus as it attracted students, faculty and community members alike to the decorated front steps of Bibb Graves Hall. The event started with a performance by the Christmas hat adorned JSU Chamber Singers. Featuring Christmas carols, the … Continue reading JSU administration hosts annual holiday lighting ceremony

New thrift store to donate to no-kill animal shelter

Calhoun County EMA receptionist and JSU student Karen Way is opening a thrift store called White Rabbit in Jacksonville on Saturday, November 7, at noon. The thrift store is located just off the square on 114 Clinton Street SE — next to Accent Floral Designs  and will be offering a variety of new options. According to Way, White Rabbit will “stay away from the normal … Continue reading New thrift store to donate to no-kill animal shelter

Emmett “Baldy” Wilson, creator of Cocky, dies at 93

Emmett C. “Baldy” Wilson Jr., the ‘father’ of Cocky, died on Monday, at 93 years old. According to his obituary in The Gadsden Times, Wilson was a member of the J Club that petitioned to change the school colors and mascot. Before being the Gamecocks, Jacksonville State University was the Eagle Owls. According to the Jacksonville State University’s Athletic website, “Wilson came up with the … Continue reading Emmett “Baldy” Wilson, creator of Cocky, dies at 93