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Ableists: Shut Up And Listen!

Ableists: Shut Up And Listen!

March 12, 2020

Like you, people with autism are human. We have thoughts, emotions, and intentions of our own. We do not need to be told what to do or how to feel.    It is frustrating whenever I see yet another parent of an autistic child using their disability for “clout” on the internet as if it weren’t irritating enough t...

Why You Should Watch “Who Killed Malcolm X?”

Why You Should Watch “Who Killed Malcolm X?”

Shamyiah Williams, Publishing Manager

March 11, 2020

After the death of Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr wrote a letter explaining his final stance on integration.   “I fear I am integrating my people into a burning house,” King states in the letter.  Although you won’t read about them in many history textbooks, Pan-Africanists are important for black history. Pan-A...

Top 6 Tips for Better Notes

Top 6 Tips for Better Notes

March 3, 2020

Imagine this setting: The classroom is quiet as the professor approaches the whiteboard, writing a few bullet points in barely legible penmanship. A student waits in the background for a clear view, preparing themself for notes: writing utensils of choice already placed in-hand and notebooks opened to the next clean page.  ...

Ingested and Entangled: How Harmful Can a Balloon Really Be?

Ingested and Entangled: How Harmful Can a Balloon Really Be?

March 2, 2020

Picture this: it is your graduation. You have been working for the last four years to walk on stage and receive your diploma.  It is finally over. Friends and family gather together to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter through the release of balloons.  You sit back and watch with a smile as balloons of all the colors of the rainbow fl...

Drew, Rhianna, and Dylan : Three Student Deaths, One School Year

Drew, Rhianna, and Dylan : Three Student Deaths, One School Year

February 28, 2020

Left with only questions and memories, the Delta State student body reels from the loss of three of their own. Senior Drew Rexrode, sophomore Rhianna Billings and junior Dylan Dempsey tragically lost their lives in the 2019-2020 school year.  The suddenness of these losses has sent shockwaves across our close knit campus. Even...

Behind the Scenes: DSU Club Life

Behind the Scenes: DSU Club Life

February 28, 2020

According to the Delta State website, there are over one hundred extracurricular student organizations on campus.    The interest topics include topics such as academics, community service and volunteer work, and Greek life.    Resources online confirm that these organizations reflect the university and its ac...

How To Achieve a Quick and Simple Everyday Look

How To Achieve a Quick and Simple Everyday Look

February 27, 2020

Make-up is like art, and the key to a great painting starts with the canvas. That same concept applies to make-up. Makeup is not everyones’ favorite, but it is a go-to when you want to look phenomenal.  This is quick and easy tutorial will show you how to achieve that natural glam on an everyday basis or when you just...

Is it Okay To Be Indecisive?

Is it Okay To Be Indecisive?

Shamyiah Williams, Publishing Manager

February 27, 2020

80 percent of students will change their major in college according to Yuritay Ramous. Why do these students change their major while in college? Data Point breaks down the percentages between the different majors that students have switched from. How often students change their major depends on what their original major...

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...

Hong Kong vs the Chilling Blizzard

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 Breakdown of a Breakdown

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

Why We Need Feminism

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 ...