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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 22, 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...

Stop Selling Our Students Short

Stop Selling Our Students Short

April 22, 2019

We as Americans take pride in our children’s education. We take pride in our students becoming successful in their life, so much that we encourage students to think beyond high school and about college.   While graduating high school is a great accomplishment, what happens to those students who don’t attend college?...

College Students: Dealing With Homesickness

College Students: Dealing With Homesickness

April 22, 2019

Everyone goes off to college with a plan, but for some students, homesickness can interrupt their desired plans.  When the student begins to miss the warmth of being home around family and friends; it can be difficult to adjust to a new environment. Moving away from home for college seems like a great idea when you are in...

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Fear and Rejection: A Writer’s Life

April 22, 2019

Writing is about 30% putting words on a page and 65% rejection. That other 5% is reserved for the off chance that a publisher will accept you, and while hope and positivity and all that jazz is great, that’s not what we’re focusing on right now. We are going to focus on the part that sucks--allowing your heart and soul to...

Satire: A Dream Come True

Satire: A Dream Come True

Trey Wright, Publisher

April 22, 2019

Last Saturday, fans of the local football team, The Sixty Niners, were in rage over the heartbreaking defeat from their long-time rivals, the Boston Crabs. Many fans point the blame on the recently recruited ten-year old boy named Mickey Jr. the Third.   After kickoff, the newly appointed center, Mickey Jr., proceeded...

Local Resident Assistant Needs Assistance With Residences

Local Resident Assistant Needs Assistance With Residences

April 22, 2019

Being a transfer student and moving away for the first time can be a jarring experience. It also doesn’t help that I’m not very sociable, but I still managed to talk to a couple of people and became friends with them.   One friend in particular, told me about his new position as a Resident Assistant (RA), and how w...

Orange Soda

Orange Soda

April 19, 2019

A Story from a Reformed Racist: Walking into Jobe Hall on the night of February 27th, I wasn’t sure what I expected other than earning points for my publications class and my education classes. After Madison Kalia’s reading, it was clear I was in the middle of an emotional shitstorm. All of the poets were amazing and many h...

Satire: The Elusive Education Major

Satire: The Elusive Education Major

April 19, 2019

These species of college students are quickly becoming endangered.   This will be an investigation into what education majors are and what could be contributing to their impending extension.   Our first stop on this investigation will be the Ewing Building. Ewing houses multiple major types, all of which ...

Satire: The Orange T-shirt Militia and Their Orange Signs

Satire: The Orange T-shirt Militia and Their Orange Signs

athletikchik123

April 19, 2019

The orange signs made their return weeks ago, and this year they were scarier and brighter than ever. Every year the loud, orange, fluorescent signs take over the Delta State campus reminding students it’s that time of year again... Time to pre-register for classes. For an entire week, the Orange T-shirt wearing militia...

Satire: Tips on How Not To Study For Finals:

Satire: Tips on How Not To Study For Finals:

April 19, 2019

Chances are You Have No Chance, Especially If You Are Reading This Article If you’re looking for ways to better prepare yourself for final exams, then chances are you are looking in the wrong places. Numerous articles and news stories push the beliefs that their articles and study tips will help students make better g...

Absentee Student Surprised by Low Grades

Absentee Student Surprised by Low Grades

April 18, 2019

Billy Buck thought everything was going well in his classes at Delta State until he was surprised with a paper due date which urged him to check Canvas to find that he had a D in all his classes. He came to me with his story to fight against what he felt was an unjust situation. Billy said, “I was sure my grades were goo...

Bread, Bath, and Beyond: Olive Garden Announces Newest Product Line

Bread, Bath, and Beyond: Olive Garden Announces Newest Product Line

Sadie R. Ritter

April 18, 2019

Fans of semi-affordable Italian cuisine will rejoice at Olive Garden’s newest announcement. On April 15, Olive Garden announced their upcoming line of bath bombs. Fans of unlimited breadsticks will soon be able to imagine themselves to be a breadstick as they soak in the aromas of their favorite Olive Garden dishes. R...