Opinion

Losing the lottery

The year was 1999; Governor Don Siegleman (D) had just been elected on the platform of bringing the lottery to Alabama. A year-long campaign ensued with Gov. Siegleman and his supporters blanketing the state with pro-lottery propaganda leading to the

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Confessions of an Apple addict

This week, I fell victim to another surge of pop culture roulette—that game where you pick up your phone to check an email and end up taking 15 quizzes on Buzzfeed, opening at least three articles about cute cats and


Feeding online consumerism

Almost everyone in my generation has been exposed to the world of online shopping. This could be coined as the age of Amazon.

Why is this? Several things are the cause of it. First of all—and this is possibly the


Alabama’s fight to bear arms

Any red-blooded Alabamian knows that there is a deep Southern tradition rooted in the fundamental right to keep and bear arms. 

In fact, most Americans recognize the significance of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. But for those


The politics of college

Ahh, college… Four (or more) years of unapologetic adolescence, all-nighters, memories to last a lifetime and good old-fashioned politics. Wait, what? Did you say PA-LUH-TICKS?

Yes, in college you are surrounded by politics. The member in your organization going behind



How to: the college experience

Hello, class of 2018, and welcome to Jacksonville State University—your home-away-from home for at least the next four years. You’ve finally broken away from the seemingly endless world of high school and entered an entirely new realm of possibilities. There