Flooding state of emergency declared, more rain forecast

Kaitlin Fleming, Editor in Chief

More soaking rain is forecasted for the state of Alabama and on Tuesday Governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency for all 67 counties in the state in response to widespread flooding issues.

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JSU baseball prevents opening weekend sweep

Stephen Duke, Correspondent

The JSU Gamecocks baseball team opened the season this past weekend, February 14 through February 16, with a series against Southeastern Missouri. The Tigers from Columbia, Missouri, took two of the three games over the weekend, but the Gamecocks avoided being swept by taking a 9-8 win over the Tigers during Sunday’s game.

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Learn the history behind St. Patrick’s Day

Arynn Williams, Correspondent

As March approaches, we are enjoying the last hurrah of the winter season. Right before spring begins, one last holiday can be celebrated: St. Patrick’s Day. Known for being perhaps the greenest day of the year, the holiday is celebrated in America primarily as an excuse to party, but what are the origins of St. Patrick’s Day?

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OPINION: It’s not Presidents Day; it’s Washington’s Birthday

Zachary Grizzard, Correspondent

Presidents Day, also known as George Washington’s Birthday, is most commonly known as a day that we get out of school or potentially off from work (sorry private sector employees). As history tells us, Presidents Day is a good way to recognize our leaders through time and be appreciative of where we have come as a nation. Many people, however, do not know the reason we celebrate Presidents Day, the original name, or how it even came to be.

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