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The Great Divide

April 16, 2019

Low income students and minorities are especially at a disadvantage when it comes to test prep. “Overall, most students are not ready for the academic rigors of college, but low-income students are especially vulnerable (pp. 6-10). The performance gap between student groups based on income is substantial and persistent.” ...

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid kneeling during the National Anthem. The two have both settled with the NFL on their collusion lawsuit.

What’s Next for Kaepernick?

April 15, 2019

Colin Kaepernick has still yet to be made an offer by any team in the NFL. In 2016, Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice against people of color. Though many people respect him for doing so, many people disagree with the act as well. Even President Trump openly stated that, “...

“I have worked so hard and I am so happy this weekend went in my favor, unlike last year” -Chelsea Borrowdale.

Sweat, Tears, and Chlorine

April 15, 2019

The middle of the semester is an odd time for most sports teams, but this is when Delta State swimming prepares for one of the biggest events of their year, Conference. In preparation for their end of season meets, the swimmers practice every day from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Conference is a big deal, as it ...

Stress of Student Life

Stress of Student Life

April 10, 2019

The amount of stress I was accumulating from school, work, and bills was wearing on my mental and emotional stability, and this overly optimistic thinking was causing me to ignore that fact.

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon

The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon

April 10, 2019

The uses of Bitcoin, security of its transactions, and its place away from political or governmental influence is causing a constant growth in appeal and the creation of other forms of cryptocurrency.

How New Zealand’s Recent Gun Control Might Affect the U.S

How New Zealand’s Recent Gun Control Might Affect the U.S

April 10, 2019

On March 15, a lone gunman, Brenton Tarrant, opened fire on two consecutive mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer ultimately killing 50 and injuring many more. Before this attack, New Zealand was considered to have more relaxed gun control laws than most Western countries other than the U.S. There is...

What should minimum wage be?

What should minimum wage be?

April 10, 2019

In February of 2019, Illinois joined 28 other states in raising the minimum wage in their state. Mississippi still has not changed the wage since it was changed nationwide to $7.25 in 2009. While looking into this topic, there seemed to be two main arguments: either raise the minimum wage nationwide, or keep it the way it...

Socialization in the Online World

Socialization in the Online World

April 10, 2019

Online platforms such as video games and live streaming sites are places to socialize with others and create close knit communities.   The question of how detrimental the internet can be to a person’s ability to socialize is one that is constantly debated between people of all age groups and as technology and the...

Get Lost

It is easy to feel lost when there is nothing to turn you in the right direction.

Erika Coleman, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019

Many students without maps say that their main problem is that they didn’t know how to get, or who to ask for, one.

Picture of 2019 Delta Music Institute All-Stars’ 12 band members. Hannah is the one on the far right front row. (Pic from Delta State website)

The DMI All-Star

April 10, 2019

Right before the band was scheduled to leave for Los Angeles, Hannah fell ill and caught both strep throat and the flu just days before the big performance. Going against her doctor’s orders, Hannah still went on to perform with the other students on Mississippi night. As a freshman and audio engineering major from Southaven,...

Endangered, Close to Home

Endangered, Close to Home

April 9, 2019

We know that the conservation of plant and animal species is important; however, some speculate that the new proposals by our administration will weaken the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act.   Species conservation has been a topic of discussion since the mid-1900s and most are familiar with the purpose and importa...

Yuri Laguna

Yuri Laguna

Hannah Roberson, Publisher

April 9, 2019

I first found out about Yuri Laguna, an international student here at Delta State, through her roommate, Verity Poglayen. Verity briefed me on Yuri’s backstory and I was immediately intrigued.   The first time I met Laguna, was for our interview. She was dressed very casually, in a fuzzy sweater and jeans. It had be...