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How Society Views Albinism

How Society Views Albinism

Sarai Cork, Event Planner

December 6, 2019

What is Albinism?  Albinism, also called Achromasia, a rare inherited disorder, causes an individual to produce little to no melanin.  Most people with albinism have pale skin, eye conditions and sensitivity to the sun. In fact, albinism increases the risk of skin cancer. People with albinism also experience blurred vision, ...

Photo of Stephen King’s name on one of his published books.

Doctor Sleep Reintroduces Fans To a King

December 6, 2019

A Long Awaited Sequel The movie adaption of Stephen King’s novel “Doctor Sleep” released Nov. 8, 2019 to great critical expectations.  Predictions had “The Shining” sequel making around $25 million its opening weekend. However, that was not the case.  The movie’s opening weekend only made $14 million.  No one expected this for various reasons. One of the main reasons crit...

Behind Police Brutality

Behind Police Brutality

December 6, 2019

What is Police Brutality? Police brutality is a rising occurrence in America.  As defined by uslegal.org, police brutality “is a civil rights violation that occurs when a police officer acts with excessive force by using an amount of force with regards to a civilian that is more than necessary.”  According to br...

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

December 6, 2019

The Women Behind the Book Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction is a new book discussing the women who served as catalysts in the genres of horror and speculative fiction.  It’s author’s Dr. Melanie Anderson, assistant professor of English at Delta State University, and Dr. Lisa Kroger...

As a way to get back at Blizzard, protestors decided to turn the Chinese Overwatch character Mei into a symbol for the Free Hong Kong movement in an attempt to get Overwatch merchandise banned in China.

Hong Kong vs the Chilling Blizzard

November 22, 2019

The video game company Blizzard has been in a lot of hot water over the past month. At the end of a Hearthstone tournament in China, Blizzard banned the winner for shouting “Free Hong Kong.” Blizzard has received major backlash because of this, and people became very angry with Blizzard for two main reasons. The first: Bl...

A quiet place near the BPAC to relax after a stressful day. Photo by Anthony Brown.

A Breakdown of a Breakdown

November 15, 2019

The Causes of a Breakdown Testing season is almost here, and with that comes the anxiety of doing well. The pressure that accompanies test season seems to get more extreme every year, yet colleges and universities are not doing enough to alleviate student stress. College students pay for every mistake they make. Everything...

Why We Need Feminism

Original artwork by Erika Coleman

Erika Coleman

November 8, 2019

It’s Not Just For Women Feminism works to make women equal to men, not better than them. It aims for everyone to be perceived as equal. While the movement started as a way to get women the right to vote, it has since evolved into something more. However, much of feminism does focus on the treatment of women and how people ...

Woods Canyon Lake in Payson, Arizona. Photo by Emily Walker.

Take a Stand Against the Climate Crisis

November 8, 2019

It is time for people to learn about what they can do to reduce their impact on global warming. Some people believe that climate change is a hoax. These people either believe there isn’t enough evidence or that climate scientists are lying. The biggest standpoint people argue against climate change is that the planet is s...

Sodexo is a French food services and facilities management company and is one of the world's largest multinational corporations,

Eating Good in DSU’s Neighborhood

November 1, 2019

During the summer break, Delta State University switched to a new food service vendor: Sodexo.  This change has led to a lot of new developments on campus, such as new cafeteria items on the menu, a Starbucks located directly in the Student Union and a Firehouse Subs shop coming soon. But has this change really been ...

How To Be A Poet

How To Be A Poet

October 30, 2019

Name it and Claim it So, you want to be a poet? No? Well, too bad.  The most important part about being a poet is claiming that you are one. Much like people who went to Yale and those who are freshly not virgins, you must constantly tell everyone about it or it does not count.  What it Takes  Emotional sensitivity is a requ...

Six Ways to Combat Homesickness

Six Ways to Combat Homesickness

October 30, 2019

Homesickness is something that will affect many university students at one point or another.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, 4,447 students came to Mississippi from other states to attend public college. With this many out-of-state students experiencing new lifestyles, homesickness is almost inevitable.  ...

Behind Beautifully Burned

Behind Beautifully Burned

Jack Vernon, Social Media

October 30, 2019

Delta Raised Erin Wilson, a Delta State junior, released her first album, Beautifully Burned, in September of 2019. Wilson accomplished this task with the help of the Delta Music Institute (DMI) and her record label, Cotton Row Record Company. Wilson, a 20-year-old Delta native, was born and raised in the town of Linn, Mis...