The Delta Statement

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Am I Just Your Fragile Flower?

May 4, 2020

“I mean no offense, but I need a man to help me. I don't want you to hurt your chance of having kids one day.” What he’d said sent me reeling. I never thought such a sweet gentleman could actually believe it or say such a thing. I simply offered my help moving something, and in return, I got an ignorant comment. ...

Unemployment: College Edition

K'Na Rose, Events Coordinator

May 2, 2020

Germs are taking over the world. Quite literally, the Coronavirus pandemic is shutting down multiple businesses in America in one clean sweep.  There’s no longer any need for recreation or luxuries that have no beneficial value to the public. I would gracefully sacrifice recreation if I was on someone’s payroll.  Not just anyone’s payroll, though. The people government officials call “essentials” are the main ones bringing home the bacon these days, especially if they got it off the shelves first and can still afford it.  ...

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Man Made of Glass

April 29, 2020

I guess it was early summer because the neighborhood douchebags were out in full force, and my ill-fitting jeans had rubbed blisters all over my chubby thighs. Despite being probably thirteen or fourteen at the time, puberty had more or less skipped me. I was blessed with the face of a baby and the voice of an eleven-year-old...

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Don’t Give Up

April 27, 2020

Imagine your brain scattered constantly with thoughts that are difficult to understand. Imagine a world where people look at you like you are a sore thumb in their reality when you reveal that you are different. When I was a child, I was diagnosed with a comprehension and speech disability that made it difficult for me to...

The Story of Professor Ferreira

The Story of Professor Ferreira

Marilyn Carrera

April 13, 2020

DSU's beloved Spanish professor, Sylma Samuel Ferreira is from the Commonwealth of Dominica, an island in the Caribbean. Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, another country in the Caribbean, the official language of Dominica is English, and 80% of the population also speaks French Creole. A World Traveller  Professor Ferreira has been to scho...

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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?”

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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...

Note-taking is not only a necessary skill, but one that takes time and dedication to develop.

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.  ...

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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...

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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...

 Group collaboration is key to communicating as a student body as well as agreeing on the best ways to execute event planning, budgeting and more.

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...

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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...