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October: The Month of Pink

October: The Month of Pink

October 22, 2018

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. During October, people from all over the country host and participate in events that support the campaign and for awareness of the disease.   From high school athletes who wear pink in support of the...

How to Put the “Home” in Cards

How to Put the “Home” in Cards

October 22, 2018

Cards come in handy for every situation: birthdays, congratulations, baby showers, “get well soon”s, and even condolences. However, buying cards for every situation can become expensive. By hand-making the cards, you add a personal touch to it while ultimately saving money. It does not need to have fancy drawings or call...

Going a Long Way for the Longboarders

Going a Long Way for the Longboarders

October 22, 2018

Since the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester at DSU, there has been a huge increase in skateboarders on campus.  One of those boarders is Dillon Brown, a freshman majoring in Commercial Aviation at Delta State. He decided to form the Delta State Skateboard Club in an attempt to, as he puts it, “Bring the skateboarding community...

Kole Oakes: Putting Their Queer Shoulder to the Wheel

Kole Oakes:  Putting Their Queer Shoulder to the Wheel

Liz Howell, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018

Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Kole Oakes is a 26-year-old English major at Delta State University (DSU) with a focus in poetry. Oakes is nonbinary and prefers they/them pronouns, but they didn’t discover that they were nonbinary until about a year and a half ago and came out in February. They grew up in Batesville, Miss., and on October 8th, 2018, relea...

Stress for Success:  7 Tips and Tricks for Better Grades and Less Stress

Stress for Success: 7 Tips and Tricks for Better Grades and Less Stress

October 22, 2018

When it comes to the life of a student, very few things can cause more stress than studying for tests. Many students suffer from test anxiety, some worse than others. Whether you suffer from test anxiety or just want to boost your test scores, here are a few helpful tips and tricks to help you do better on your next test. ...

Put Me in Coach: Powerlifter has the Power but Nothing to Lift

Put Me in Coach: Powerlifter has the Power but Nothing to Lift

Hayley Cross, Social Media

October 22, 2018

Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Wake up, take a shower, brush teeth, get dressed, go to the gym and lift weights—the normal routine of powerlifter Bailey Jones. Well, it used to be until she left home to attend college and realized there was no powerlifting team at Delta State University. The worst situation of all is being a student who devoted so muc...

5 Things No One Admits About Going Natural

5 Things No One Admits About Going Natural

Madison Kalia, Copy Editor

October 21, 2018

Filed under Fall 2018, Features

1. Detangling your hair is a full-time job.   When your hair is permed/straightened, it’s easy to quickly brush or comb it, wrap it at night and take it down in the morning. Unless you sacrifice hours the night before to twist your hair, that’s not an option. So, you’ll have to section it all off and detangle...

Christ Centered Recovery: Local Church starts support group for the broken in the community.

Christ Centered Recovery: Local Church starts support group for the broken in the community.

October 18, 2018

First Baptist Church Cleveland (FBCC) has started a new eight week study called Redemption Groups to help those in the community who are recovering from addiction and other types of sin in their lives. These groups are held on Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00 in the church’s fellowship hall. Redemption Groups are the church’s...

Family guy conspiracy theories that might change one’s view to “Just A Guy!”

Family guy conspiracy theories that might change one’s view to “Just A Guy!”

October 12, 2018

One of America's favorite comedy shows has plot twists that could throw off the way someone views Family Guy. Youtuber, Screen Rant, uploaded some videos in June that answers a lot of questions that have been asked since the launch of the first season. These videos point out connections between the creator, his characters and...

Drinking it Away: Death of Beloved Singer Found to be Tragic Accident

Drinking it Away: Death of Beloved Singer Found to be Tragic Accident

October 12, 2018

After suspicions of self-harm, the inquiry into the death of Dolores O’Riordan has proved that her death was a tragic accident. Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the beloved Irish rock band The Cranberries, died on January 15, 2018. The inquiry, released to the public on September 6, 2018, stated that the official ...

Daisies

Daisies

Liz Howell, Copy Editor

October 12, 2018

Filed under Delta Arts, Fall 2018, Short Stories

Melberta lifted her head as she pushed open the door to her favorite burger place. Mrs. Geraldine always took care of her, and a good cheeseburger always made everything better. She was careful not to let the door slam as she closed it, gripping the knob tightly with one hand while resting her other hand on the glass as if she...

The Girl in Blue Skin

The Girl in Blue Skin

October 8, 2018

I throw the covers off of me in the dark room and sit up in bed, my shirt sticking to the back of my skin. Swinging my legs off to the side, I get up and head to the kitchen for a fresh glass of…something, anything to cool me off and make me feel less sticky. I haven’t been sleeping well lately, and I don’t know why. I...