Children’s books for Black History Month

Rebekah Hawkins, Special to the Chanticleer   Five books sat posed on the stage that sits in the Children’s Corner of Houston Cole Library. Every Tuesday is storytime in the Corner and librarian Laurie Heathcock says that although it’s a new thing, she hopes it will take off soon. “We just finished the Children’s Corner not too long ago,” Heathcock said. “It’s a great chance … Continue reading Children’s books for Black History Month

Reflections of the Associate Editor

Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor 7 years. And no, it’s not the beginning of some twisted college movie where a videotape kills you, it’s more like a twisted college existence and the thing killing you is your degree. I’ve been in college for seven years. Two years in community college and five years at JSU to get one four-year degree, and I’ll be honest I’ve thought … Continue reading Reflections of the Associate Editor

Pictures on the Mantle: Memories of Thanksgiving

Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor There’s a lot of argument as to whether or not we transition too fast between Halloween and Christmas. And to be fair, there’s some merit in those statements. When Halloween has barely ended and I’m already hearing “Holly, Jolly Christmas” on the radio, or seeing Christmas trees gracing the Garden Center in Wal-Mart, maybe it IS too early for all that. … Continue reading Pictures on the Mantle: Memories of Thanksgiving

Not sugar-coating it

**Editor’s Note**: November is Diabetes Awareness Month. One in 10 Americans have diabetes while another 84 million adults in the U.S are at risk of developing type two diabetes. The Chanticleer sat down with two people that have diabetes and asked them a series of questions about life as life as a diabetic, when they were diagnosed and how it has changed their lives. One … Continue reading Not sugar-coating it

Not Sugar-Coating It: A Q&A about Diabetes

**Editor’s Note**: November is Diabetes Awareness Month. One in 10 Americans have diabetes while another 84 million adults in the U.S are at risk of developing type two diabetes. The Chanticleer sat down with two people that have diabetes and asked them a series of questions about life as a diabetic, when they were diagnosed and how it has changed their lives. One is in … Continue reading Not Sugar-Coating It: A Q&A about Diabetes

Scaredy Cat: A wimp visits Sloss Fright Furnace

Rebekah Hawkins/Associate Editor I don’t understand haunted houses. Honestly. Why would you purposely go somewhere and let people dressed in horror make up and scary masks chase you around in the dark? I mean I’m a horror movie fan, I love ghost stories and spooky things but for some reason the concept of a fake haunted house terrifies me. I have only been to a … Continue reading Scaredy Cat: A wimp visits Sloss Fright Furnace

Me Too

Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor Two words. Two very small words. Together they form a thought meant to give power to anyone who has been harassed or assaulted. In the wake of the sexual assault and harassment allegations brought on film producer Harvey Weinstein, actress Alyssa Milano posted on Twitter and asked for anyone, women or men, who have ever been assaulted or harassed to use … Continue reading Me Too

In the Black Open Sun: Reflecting on the lives of Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington

  Editor’s Note: The title is a mashup of famous songs from Chris Cornell, Tom Petty and Chester Bennington. The songs are “In the End”, “Black Hole Sun” and “Into the Great Wide Open” Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor One of the things I remember about my childhood and early teenage years was the surprising lack of good music. My parents were religious and tried their hardest … Continue reading In the Black Open Sun: Reflecting on the lives of Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington

Greek Life gives back to those affected by domestic violence

 The brothers of Delta Chi and the sisters of Phi Mu pose with Raisha Morell in front of the Delta Chi house (Rebekah Hawkins/The Chanticleer) Rebekah Hawkins, Associate Editor Twenty white laundry baskets filled with deodorants, detergents, soaps and other toiletries sat on the sidewalk outside of the Delta Chi house last Wednesday night. It may have looked like an odd sight to any ordinary … Continue reading Greek Life gives back to those affected by domestic violence