Category: Features

TikTok: Internet sensation, an information station or a privacy invasion?

Miranda Prescott, Correspondent

Throughout the history of the Internet, many websites have aimed to perfect the idea of a social construct on the World Wide Web. While many have been successful in this method, such as Facebook and Instagram, others have wielded popularity but ultimately fade away, such as MySpace. However, as of recently, no social media app or website can compare to the widespread popularity of a slightly new app on the market known as TikTok.

Continue reading “TikTok: Internet sensation, an information station or a privacy invasion?”

Survey: 53 percent of college students plan to travel for spring break despite pandemic

Miranda Prescott, Correspondent

Throughout the United States, many colleges and universities are either conducting classes online or closing their doors temporarily or permanently for the rest of the academic year. All of these changes or closures have been made to combat the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the novel coronavirus.

Continue reading “Survey: 53 percent of college students plan to travel for spring break despite pandemic”

Then and now: Remembering the Jacksonville tornado, two years later

Scott Young, News Editor

March 19, 2018: a date that seems insignificant to many. However, it lives forever in the hearts and minds of students at Jacksonville State University and the Jacksonville community.

Continue reading “Then and now: Remembering the Jacksonville tornado, two years later”

Inside the heart and mind of your freshman RA

Matt Reed, Special to the Chanticleer

Moving to college can be a terrifying thing for freshmen. In a transition from years under the roof of parents to being totally alone in a new environment, nothing is certain except the uncertainty of what comes next. With nowhere to look except towards the staircase leading up to a busy Crow or Fitzpatrick Hall on move-in day, the possibilities of what comes next are truly endless. Who will be there to help? Who has been through this before and knows the ins and outs of the freshman experience? The answer lies no further than a freshman Resident Assistant (RA). 

Continue reading “Inside the heart and mind of your freshman RA”