The Delta Statement

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?...

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...

Give Them Help

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...

Are Video Games too Cool for School?

Are Video Games too Cool for School?

April 17, 2019

What makes a competitive activity a sport? A common agreement would be that it requires players, a goal and some sort of entertainment for viewers. Most people would say that it has to be some sort of physical activity, but that’s not the case. Chess has been an extremely popular sport throughout the years, along with m...

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

April 16, 2019

Low income students and minorities are especially at a disadvantage when it comes to test prep. “Overall, most students are not ready for the academic rigors of college, but low-income students are especially vulnerable (pp. 6-10). The performance gap between student groups based on income is substantial and persistent.” ...

What should minimum wage be?

What should minimum wage be?

April 10, 2019

In February of 2019, Illinois joined 28 other states in raising the minimum wage in their state. Mississippi still has not changed the wage since it was changed nationwide to $7.25 in 2009. While looking into this topic, there seemed to be two main arguments: either raise the minimum wage nationwide, or keep it the way it...

Socialization in the Online World

Socialization in the Online World

April 10, 2019

Online platforms such as video games and live streaming sites are places to socialize with others and create close knit communities.   The question of how detrimental the internet can be to a person’s ability to socialize is one that is constantly debated between people of all age groups and as technology and the...

Promote All Options!

Promote All Options!

March 29, 2019

College education has been pushed on the public as the only way to have a “good life” for the past few decades. This big push for education began in the 60s-70s era and has shown extensive staying power.      As a result, the government was forced to supply funding for colleges. In turn, this caused inflation in tuition prices over the past two decades.      According to statistics r...

Can Someone be Good without God?

Can Someone be Good without God?

November 2, 2018

When pondering whether someone can be good without God, it almost seems like a forbidden subject. Some people in the world believe that a person's religion defines them for life regardless of the choices they make throughout their life. Others believe that people make choices and decisions every day to be good or to be bad. Fo...

Does (Class) Size Matter?

Does (Class) Size Matter?

November 2, 2018

Bigger is not always better in terms of class sizes for students at various universities. One student’s experiences at a large public university shows that colleges that have bigger class sizes tend to not give the personal attention that a student may need while other schools with smaller classes have relationships with student...

When do You Become an Adult?

When do You Become an Adult?

November 1, 2018

Adulthood is a complex concept that can be defined in various ways: physical maturity, psychological development or social behaviour. The question we need to figure out is when do you really become an adult? In most countries, including the U.S., the official age to become an adult is 18, which is when most people are already...