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In the Cut of the Mountain

In the Cut of the Mountain

February 17, 2018

Quiet and still, gazing down the slopes— only blinking when necessary. Vision flickers from one tree to the next. Each never ending from top to bottom. Taking in the large distance between the road traveled and base of the slope in which the road sat. With elevation rising, hearing slowly becomes muffled. Pressure slowly s...

For Stoneman Douglas High School

For Stoneman Douglas High School

February 15, 2018

Lockers Slam Book Bags Zip Clumsy chatter fills the Hall Dry Erase Markers Squeak “Good Afternoon Class” Binders Open, Pages Turn “Did you Do the Homework?” Bam, Bam, Pow Screams Of Terror “Dad, there’s a CODE RED”- blood trickles on the floor   Our Schools are safe, our Education...

Chinese Press Under Attack

Chinese Press Under Attack

February 15, 2018

The Chinese media is being criticized for their recent reports on a sexual assault case involving a girl known as Lanlan Tang (her real name has been hidden in order to protect her identity). The Chinese people think that the media are conspiring with the girl’s assaulter and misguiding public opinion. In 2008, Tang, 14,...

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

February 15, 2018

Paula King, M.ED., NCC, a counselor for Delta State University’s Student Health Center, believes that talking with a counselor can be beneficial to those with and without mental health issues. King has a few tips for how students can stay mentally healthy through the year. People often believe that seeing a counselor...

Are Standardized Tests Enough?

Are Standardized Tests Enough?

February 15, 2018

Chinese students who want to study abroad often have difficulty communicating with native English speakers. Foreign language proficiency is a requirement for study abroad, and is evaluatied through the IELTS. Maybe some people are wondering what IELTS is? Short for International English Language Testing System, the IELTS...

#MeToo

#MeToo

February 15, 2018

In recent weeks, it seems that more and more women are standing up to the men who have sexually assaulted them. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an average of 21 percent of female undergraduates reported that they had been sexually assaulted since school started. This study was just from nine unnamed universities...

Kentucky School Shooting

Kentucky School Shooting

Avery Wall, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018

Filed under News, Spring 2018

The Marshall County High School shooting in Ky., which occurred Wednesday, Jan. 23, is the 13th mass shooting in 2018. Since 2013, there is a rise in school shootings with one occurring in an average of a week according to Everytown Research. With this knowledge, current and new students of Delta State should be aware of Ok...

I CAN SEE THE LIGHT!

I CAN SEE THE LIGHT!

Hailey Alderman, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under News, Spring 2018

Delta State University will get new street lights around parts of campus that are dimly lit. One of the areas that will be getting a light is in the parking lot behind the Kethley building. Chelsea Hall, senior secretary of the Language and Literature department, is quite happy that the new lights will be going up on campus....

No Really, How Are You?

No Really, How Are You?

February 15, 2018

Being in college can be really stressful. For some, dealing with so many new people causes nerves and anxiety to flare. If it feels like you can't breathe or you want to faint, this is a sign of social anxiety. Social anxiety is the fear of interaction with other people. Often, those who suffer from social anxiety fear being...

Booting Test Anxiety to the Curb

Booting Test Anxiety to the Curb

Rebecca Dickson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Campus Happenings, News, Spring 2018

Test anxiety effects many college students when faced with exams that determine whether they will get their degree or not. Fellow students at Delta State University have offered helpful tips and tricks for overcoming test anxiety. Test anxiety can appear in a variety of ways. Students sometimes feel nervousness, nausea, racing...

A Spark to Start a Fire

A Spark to Start a Fire

February 6, 2018

    As an African-American organization Delta State's African-American Student Council has a lot of events planned for Black History Month. On Feb. 5, at 6:00, they will be hosting a Black History Program to bring awareness to significant moments in Black History. The AASC plans to have two speakers at ...

DSU Gets New Cafeteria

DSU Gets New Cafeteria

February 5, 2018

Starting fall semester 2018, DSU students will eat in Young-Mauldin cafeteria, which is currently under reconstruction. DSU allocated $9.2 million for the renovation of this building, which will include a newer dining place, snack bar, theater, and a private dining room. The construction itself started Sept. 1, and will continue...