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When do You Become an Adult?

When do You Become an Adult?

November 1, 2018

Adulthood is a complex concept that can be defined in various ways: physical maturity, psychological development or social behaviour. The question we need to figure out is when do you really become an adult? In most countries, including the U.S., the official age to become an adult is 18, which is when most people are already...

Athletics and Academics: Why do We Attend School?

Athletics and Academics: Why do We Attend School?

November 1, 2018

Thousands of Americans enroll in college, both 2-year and 4-year, every year. Even though a large percent of the population attends college, Americans are not the most educated people in the world. Perhaps it is because of our huge emphasis on athletics. Even though colleges are supposed to be primarily concerned with the educat...

Voting Today Can Shape Your Tomorrow

Voting Today Can Shape Your Tomorrow

November 1, 2018

One of the most precious things to a citizen in the United States is his or her right to vote. Many battles have been fought over the years to give every citizen the right to vote. So, why do so many of today’s citizens—especially the youth—not vote? They say it is because their voices do not matter over those of the ol...

The “Gigantic” Problem With “Micro” transactions

The “Gigantic” Problem With “Micro” transactions

Trey Wright, Publisher

November 1, 2018

Microtransactions. The mere mentioning of that word brings many gamers to explode in fits of rage, and by many accounts, they have every right to. This is a business model where users can purchase virtual goods via “small” micropayments that can range anywhere from $0.99- $99. Video game companies have been abusing the power of...

Eating Meat: Ethical or Not?

Eating Meat: Ethical or Not?

November 1, 2018

The ethics involved in eating meat is an old-age debate that seems to be getting stronger in recent years. There are people who are vegetarian or vegan who argue that eating meat is ethically wrong and you have meat-eaters who argue that eating meat is just a way of life. If meat is sourced locally from humane sources, this argument lo...

Can Someone be Good without God?

Can Someone be Good without God?

October 31, 2018

When asking the question, “Can someone be good without God?”,  it is almost seemed like a forbidden subject. Some people in the world believe that a person's religion defines them for life, regardless of what their choices were in throughout their life. Others believe that people make choices and decisions every day to...

What’s Your Problem?

What’s Your Problem?

October 31, 2018

America has a privilege problem, well at least according to the majority of Delta State students we do. The Delta Statement recently conducted an anonymous survey to gauge the beliefs of our students about white male privilege in our country and campus. Perhaps the most unexpected result of this survey was the extremism shown from...

Double Protection or Double Standard?: Male and Female Athletes

Double Protection or Double Standard?: Male and Female Athletes

October 30, 2018

Say the name Kobe Bryant and the average person will be able to tell you who he is and what he does. Some people will know a lot and will have no trouble sharing. Say the name Diana Taurasi and the average person will most likely either have very little to say or nothing to say at all. Almost everyone knows that Kobe Bryant...

Justice System Jokes: A look at “affluenza” and why it’s a problem

Justice System Jokes: A look at “affluenza” and why it’s a problem

October 30, 2018

Affluenza: noun af·flu·en·za | \ˌa-(ˌ)flü-ˈen-zə  \ definition of “affluenza:” the unhealthy and unwelcome psychological and social effects of affluence regarded especially as a widespread societal problem: such as a : feelings of guilt, lack of motivation, and social isolation experienced by wealthy people b...

Sunflowers and Daisies

Sunflowers and Daisies

October 23, 2018

We grew up together, her and I. Planted in the ground at the same time. From little seedlings to where we are now. Growing up next to her made it impossible for me to be seen. Everyone saw her first because she stood out more than I ever could. When we were little, we were not too different, but now she is tall, and I am short...

A Talk with Trombone Shorty

A Talk with Trombone Shorty

Claire Foster, DA/Events

October 23, 2018

At the International Blues Conference held in Cleveland, Miss., one of the sessions was a talk with Trombone Shorty. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews grew up in New Orleans and started his musical career at the age of 4 years old. He learned trombone and trumpet simultaneously and credited his brother, James Andrews, for his...

Love in a Library

Love in a Library

October 23, 2018

“I knew that I shouldn’t have left this paper to do last minute,” I said to myself out loud. I was searching for that one history book that I thought could solve all my writing problems. My major is communications, so I don’t even know why I was taking this history class to begin with. My paper is on World War II, ...