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FOUND IN DITCH IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI

FOUND IN DITCH IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI

April 1, 2018

In Coahoma County, a body of an unknown black male was found alongside a residential roadway in a ditch during the early morning hours on Tuesday by children waiting for the school bus. Arriving at the bus stop that morning was unlike any other; however, a black man in his late 20’s lied face down in the ditch. The children,...

Teacher Strikes and Unions

Teacher Strikes and Unions

Rebecca Dickson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018

Filed under Features, Spring 2018

  In West Virginia, the state capitol filled with men and women chanting for their rights. Teachers all over the state wanted higher wages, and they decided that they would do whatever it would take to achieve this goal. Teachers would begin by walking out of the classroom in the middle of the day, but that was not getting...

Why Closed Captioning Matters

Why Closed Captioning Matters

April 1, 2018

Recently, the issue of captioning in media has been in the spotlight, especially with celebrities, such as Nyle DiMarco leading the fight for inclusivity. Having captions in media, especially movie theaters, is important to those who may have hearing impairments, so they can enjoy the same things as people who are not hearing-impaired...

Northern Ireland: Past and Present Politics

Northern Ireland: Past and Present Politics

April 1, 2018

If one was to visit Northern Ireland today, they would find tour buses driving along the coast showing film locations for “Game of Thrones,” tours going through Belfast, friendly people along the main streets, and shops full of business. If one was to visit Northern Ireland even 10 to 15 years ago, they would have found...

BLUE 

BLUE 

April 1, 2018

I saw her today, with her lace white dress and those tie up sandals I saw her today with her brown hair and perfect skin Yes I saw her today, the one that took you away The feeling of being blue was played in my mind as an emotion I close my eyes and I see you standing there in those skin-tight jeans...

I am a tumbleweed

I am a tumbleweed

Kjirsten Whitsell, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

Filed under Poems, Spring 2018

Lost in the winds of the gyre inside my mind… Ever tightening never ending Down                 Down                                 Down                 I go senseless beaten and battered my thoughts are like a noose spiraling-- every thought another breath stolen   ...

The Recognition Mental Health Deserves

The Recognition Mental Health Deserves

March 26, 2018

Mental health issues in America are currently being vastly overlooked.

Antifa and the Fight Against the Far Right

Antifa and the Fight Against the Far Right

March 26, 2018

The Black Bloc, more commonly referred to as Antifa, is an Anti-Fascist movement dedicated to stopping the spread of white supremacy and far right ideology wherever it emerges. They are not one unified organization. They are hundreds of autonomous collectives all over the globe. They call themselves the Black Bloc because...

Change of Location: The House Show Scene in Cleveland

Change of Location: The House Show Scene in Cleveland

March 26, 2018

After nearly two years of hosting house shows, the popular local venue 606 held its last show. The residents have all moved, and the house is now empty. Located on S. Court Street near campus, 606 seemed an ideal place for house shows. Regular attendants of shows are wondering where and if the next location for shows will be. Residents...

Student Loans

Student Loans

March 26, 2018

How Delta State University Helps

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Stormy Ferrell, Publisher

March 24, 2018

Filed under Delta Arts, Poems, Spring 2018

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Bottom of the Food Chain

Bottom of the Food Chain

March 24, 2018

The origin of how food goes from the fields and ends on the dinner table brings up the concerns of a very important social problem: unfair treatment of agricultural pickers. There is a documentary named Food Chains by Sanjay Rawal who talks about the struggles agricultural pickers go through. The food industry issues men...