The Delta Statement

Marching into Madness

Marching into Madness

April 18, 2019

March is known as the most exciting time of the year for college basketball fans, and as one of those fans, I will say it’s true. During this wonderful time of the year, the regular season of college basketball ends, and the post season begins. It starts with tournaments to crown a champion in each of the conferences. After...

Oh What A Sunday....

Oh What A Sunday….

April 18, 2019

“He stayed there all Friday. He stayed there all Saturday. But early, I said early Sunday morning, he got up with all power in his hands.” My pastor ends every sermon the same way every Sunday. At this point, I knew that he’d be ending the sermon very soon. The church seemed pretty empty that day. Everyone was in their n...

Burning Out at the Speed of Sound

Burning Out at the Speed of Sound

April 18, 2019

College students are rarely able to solely support themselves without taking on one or more part-time jobs between classes. Though college is expected to be a time for students to learn about the world and about themselves, many are focused more on survival than living. I have, over the past three years, been one of those...

High Horse

Abby Proctor, Photography

April 18, 2019

The smell of air would be rancid to city folk, but to me it smells like making sweet memories. My old boots slip in the mud as I walk past the arena with my lead rope tight in hand. I hear the announcer call out the name of a contestant, and horse and rider shoot out of the gates to make their clover-leaf pattern around the barrels. The rider’s mother and father scream on the sidelines in lawn chairs they brought from home. I can see the father’s beer-filled gut spill out from his unbuttoned flannel as he shouts. Their other child, a boy no...

The Winning the Race Conference took place at Delta State University, March 25-26, 2019.

I’m Just Here for the Free T-Shirt

April 18, 2019

Drowsily trying to do quick math in my head, I rolled over and snatched my screaming phone from its charging cable. As I fumbled to hit the snooze button, I decided an extra thirty minutes in bed couldn’t hurt. It was much earlier than usual, after all.   Eventually, I rolled out of bed, put on my bright green Winning...

The R. Kelly Scandal

The R. Kelly Scandal

April 18, 2019

For two decades, R. Kelly has been facing allegations of sexual abuse of minors. This timeline stretches as far as 2008, when the artist was tried for allegations that he urinated on a 13-year-old girl.   On January 3, Lifetime aired the first episode of Surviving R. Kelly. This documentary consisted of several g...

Mighty Ducks: Parental View

Captain Obvious

April 18, 2019

“Gracie, it’s 20 minutes until practice, and I want to be early. So, go ahead and change into your swimsuit” “Yay! I almost forgot about that!”   As I enter the humid building, I noticed that their wasn’t a child in sight. It looked as though the college swimmers were finishing up their session.   “Wowwww! Mama that sure is a humongous pool.” I giggled a little. “Humongous it is sweetie, and you will do great.” “I know mama. I ain’t scared.”   Great to know that we were early, and...

Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Erika Coleman, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Getting lost in Leroy Percy Park while walking a trail was not how I expected to spend one Sunday of my life, but it made for a good bonding experience.   Going to the park was not in the original plans my family and I had for that day, but due to the (what we felt were) expensive prices of circus tickets, we deci...

Jamaica’s Ban on Plastics

Jamaica’s Ban on Plastics

April 18, 2019

Will banning plastics work in helping our environment? Will it work? These are some of the questions that Jamaica’s government has about plastics. Jamaica’s government is planned to ban plastic bags, plastic straws and styrofoam in order to help with the harm it is doing to the environment, and they succeeded. The b...

Getting Fired For What You Post On Social Media?

Getting Fired For What You Post On Social Media?

April 17, 2019

It is not unusual to see employees post stories about how they  have lost their jobs for what they post on social media. Although Social Media can be used to promote business, showcase your skills and boost clientele, it can be a harm to a person’s reputation.   Some employees go to Facebook when they are upset with their emp...

For the men and women who suffer from addiction, prison can often further the cycle of drug or alcohol abuse.

Give Them Help

April 17, 2019

Though addiction itself is not a crime, it is a disease that has consequences which can land a person in prison.   According to an article from The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, nearly half of all prison and jail inmates meet the DSM-IV criteria for substance abuse or dependence.   For y...

Will Gun Bills Fix People Problems?

Will Gun Bills Fix People Problems?

April 17, 2019

Since the House passed a new gun control bill back in February, its effectiveness, efficiency, and whether or not it will be passed completely have been a hot topic. Basically, the proposed bill will make it illegal for individuals to buy or sell guns without background checks. This is Washington’s attempt to keep guns...