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The Orange T-shirt Militia and Their Orange Signs

The Orange T-shirt Militia and Their Orange Signs

athletikchik123

April 19, 2019

Filed under Satire, Spring 2019

The orange signs made their return weeks ago, and this year they were scarier and brighter than ever. Every year the loud, orange, fluorescent signs take over the Delta State campus reminding students it’s that time of year again... Time to pre-register for classes. For an entire week, the Orange T-shirt wearing militia...

Satire: Tips on How Not To Study For Finals:

Satire: Tips on How Not To Study For Finals:

April 19, 2019

Chances are You Have No Chance, Especially If You Are Reading This Article If you’re looking for ways to better prepare yourself for final exams, then chances are you are looking in the wrong places. Numerous articles and news stories push the beliefs that their articles and study tips will help students make better g...

Absentee Student Surprised by Low Grades

Absentee Student Surprised by Low Grades

April 18, 2019

Billy Buck thought everything was going well in his classes at Delta State until he was surprised with a paper due date which urged him to check Canvas to find that he had a D in all his classes. He came to me with his story to fight against what he felt was an unjust situation. Billy said, “I was sure my grades were goo...

Bread, Bath, and Beyond: Olive Garden Announces Newest Product Line

Bread, Bath, and Beyond: Olive Garden Announces Newest Product Line

Sadie R. Ritter

April 18, 2019

Filed under Satire, Spring 2019

Fans of semi-affordable Italian cuisine will rejoice at Olive Garden’s newest announcement. On April 15, Olive Garden announced their upcoming line of bath bombs. Fans of unlimited breadsticks will soon be able to imagine themselves to be a breadstick as they soak in the aromas of their favorite Olive Garden dishes. R...

Marching into Madness

Marching into Madness

April 18, 2019

March is known as the most exciting time of the year for college basketball fans, and as one of those fans, I will say it’s true. During this wonderful time of the year, the regular season of college basketball ends, and the post season begins. It starts with tournaments to crown a champion in each of the conferences. After...

Oh What A Sunday….

Oh What A Sunday….

April 18, 2019

“He stayed there all Friday. He stayed there all Saturday. But early, I said early Sunday morning, he got up with all power in his hands.” My pastor ends every sermon the same way every Sunday. At this point, I knew that he’d be ending the sermon very soon. The church seemed pretty empty that day. Everyone was in their n...

Burning Out at the Speed of Sound

Burning Out at the Speed of Sound

April 18, 2019

College students are rarely able to solely support themselves without taking on one or more part-time jobs between classes. Though college is expected to be a time for students to learn about the world and about themselves, many are focused more on survival than living. I have, over the past three years, been one of those...

High Horse

Abby Proctor, Photography

April 18, 2019

Filed under Gonzo, Spring 2019

The smell of air would be rancid to city folk, but to me it smells like making sweet memories. My old boots slip in the mud as I walk past the arena with my lead rope tight in hand. I hear the announcer call out the name of a contestant, and horse and rider shoot out of the gates to make their clover-leaf pattern around the barrels. The rider’s mother and father scream on the sidelines in lawn chairs they brought from home. I can see the father’s beer-filled gut spill out from his unbuttoned flannel as he shouts. Their other child, a boy no...

I’m Just Here for the Free T-Shirt

I’m Just Here for the Free T-Shirt

April 18, 2019

Drowsily trying to do quick math in my head, I rolled over and snatched my screaming phone from its charging cable. As I fumbled to hit the snooze button, I decided an extra thirty minutes in bed couldn’t hurt. It was much earlier than usual, after all.   Eventually, I rolled out of bed, put on my bright green Winning...

The R. Kelly Scandal

The R. Kelly Scandal

April 18, 2019

For two decades, R. Kelly has been facing allegations of sexual abuse of minors. This timeline stretches as far as 2008, when the artist was tried for allegations that he urinated on a 13-year-old girl.   On January 3, Lifetime aired the first episode of Surviving R. Kelly. This documentary consisted of several g...

Mighty Ducks: Parental View

Captain Obvious

April 18, 2019

Filed under Spring 2019

“Gracie, it’s 20 minutes until practice, and I want to be early. So, go ahead and change into your swimsuit” “Yay! I almost forgot about that!”   As I enter the humid building, I noticed that their wasn’t a child in sight. It looked as though the college swimmers were finishing up their session.   “Wowwww! Mama that sure is a humongous pool.” I giggled a little. “Humongous it is sweetie, and you will do great.” “I know mama. I ain’t scared.”   Great to know that we were early, and...

Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Erika Coleman, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Filed under Gonzo, Spring 2019

Getting lost in Leroy Percy Park while walking a trail was not how I expected to spend one Sunday of my life, but it made for a good bonding experience.   Going to the park was not in the original plans my family and I had for that day, but due to the (what we felt were) expensive prices of circus tickets, we deci...