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Rising Neo-Nazism in America

Rising Neo-Nazism in America

March 22, 2018

In recent news, there has been more talk about neo-Nazism groups taking a more active role in protests and/or rallies. While neo-Nazism has been nearly unheard of in the U.S. until the bloody Charlottesville incident a few months ago, neo-Nazis groups like the political American Nazi Party have been growing in popularity and v...

What Not to Do as a College Student

What Not to Do as a College Student

March 22, 2018

I pace around my private room I received after becoming a resident assistant (RA) this semester. Both sides are decorated, but one side is clearly more lived in than the other. My bed is messy from me sleeping in it for a quick nap since I can’t sleep like a normal person, or a regular college student with a full 15-...

Why Pulling an All-Nighter Is Not a Good Idea

Why Pulling an All-Nighter Is Not a Good Idea

March 22, 2018

College is a fun yet stressful time for young adults starting a new chapter in their lives; however, with university life comes with heavy coursework and projects that take up much of student’s time during the day and night. According to a study at Brown University, only 11 percent of students reported they get a decent amoun...

The Rumor Mill

The Rumor Mill

May 3, 2017

“Did you hear about what happened to her?” “No, what?” “She missed a lot of classes ‘cuz she got pregnant.” “You’re jokin’!” “I bet her ‘rents wished it was a joke.” But, the whole idea behind this rumor was meant in simple passing—a joke in of itself because she’d never do it in...

The Social Work and Music Program Mashup

The Social Work and Music Program Mashup

May 3, 2017

The Mississippi public school system has taken some hard hits to the budget in recent years, and this effects Delta State University because it is a public institution. Some of these budget cuts have led to some tough decisions that had to be made by the institution’s leaders. There have been some murmurs about some location...

Mississippi’s Education Vacuum

Mississippi’s Education Vacuum

May 3, 2017

The Freedom Project is an afterschool and summer program that helps underprivileged students in the Mississippi Delta. They have outposts in Meridian, Rosedale, and Sunflower County. Tutors work with students of all ages to provide fun and innovative ways of learning different school subjects. The program also offers electives...

The Disorganized Award Goes to…

The Disorganized Award Goes to…

May 3, 2017

I sat at my desk and stared at the stack of books spread across it. There were papers everywhere, crammed between books, torn and ripped, and even all over the floor. I was searching for a paper that was due the next day, panicking, because it was lost amongst the tempest of work.   *ring, ring* The alarm on my ph...

Figures in the Dark or a Trick of the Mind?

Figures in the Dark or a Trick of the Mind?

May 3, 2017

Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night and been unable to move? Along with this sudden paralysis, there is a sense of something leering at you in the pitch darkness of your room—a mysterious, foreboding figure or a pair of crimson eyes glaring at you out the corner of your eye. Fear and panic takes over, the urge...

Okra Ain’t Just Fried in the Delta

Okra Ain’t Just Fried in the Delta

May 3, 2017

Spring break is a time of grand adventure, a time for the studying states, people to get away from the books, and see something beyond these cotton-covered flat lands. The nursing majors, the elementary ed peeps, the mathematicians, the future engineers and lawyers, and those of us who breathe the air of Kethley Hall 90 percent...

Nerf War at the Baptist Student Union

Nerf War at the Baptist Student Union

May 3, 2017

The Nerf Gun War had been the topic of conversation for weeks around the Baptist Student Union, or as we call it, BSU. People that didn’t even own Nerf guns and especially didn’t know how to use them and Nerf War veterans alike were talking about it. There was talk about how to set up the building and how to divide up teams....

Cash Cow

Cash Cow

May 3, 2017

It is an universally acknowledged truth that a single college student in possession of a limited allowance must be in want of an apartment.   The drive to the apartment complex passed in a flurry of chatter between my friend (let’s call her Ally) and me, our flapping mouths masking what was really on our minds....

8 Things You Should Do Before 8am

8 Things You Should Do Before 8am

May 3, 2017

Everyone is looking for the newest way to improve their lives without having to do much. Here are eight ideas you can do every morning before you leave your house that will impact your whole day. These tips and tricks can improve your health, productivity, and even boost your happiness.   Make Your Bed Perhaps the best way to g...