The Delta Statement

Yes, I Dealt With This

Retail Is Actually a Nightmare

Ethan Burnett, Publisher May 4, 2021

Those of you who have had to deal with the public know this is true. For those of you who haven’t, I’ll do my best to portray late-night grocery duties as accurately as possible.  My sleepy hometown...

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -Maya Angelou

The Making of a Snowflake

Sykina Butts, Social Media Manager May 3, 2021

Day 1  I’d never thought I would be in jail, and certainly, not by choice. My first day of training as a correctional officer, better known as COI, started with sitting and ended with sitting. Hours...

Pictured: my mortal enemy

Existential Decrees Get Degrees

Kelly Foster, Delta Arts Journal Editor April 30, 2021

8:00 PM So. A “gonzo article.” Isn’t that the guy from Sesame Street? No, seriously, can one of you please explain what the actual heck a gonzo article is to me? Because, apparently, I have to...

This image was taken 24 hours before an emotional disaster.

Ladies, It’s not Always our Fault

Joanna Johnson, Social Media Manager November 21, 2020

I just got out of a relationship that I assumed was one of the happiest of my life. Everything was going great - no arguments, no conflicts - everything was peaches and cream. Until it wasn’t. You could...

JFK, NYC.

Flying in (to) a Pandemic

Tasha Toms, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2020

The JFK airport in New York is an unforgettable experience at the best of times—never mind in the middle of a global pandemic.    No one really cares, but everyone pretends to as they get off...

The Vacation of a Lifetime

The Vacation of a Lifetime

Ethan Burnett, Copy Editor November 18, 2020

My family was too big to go on vacations, so I had never even gone to the beach before. I am the oldest of seven kids, so you can imagine how hard it was for all of us to go to Walmart, much less anywhere...

Olivia Freeny (left) and Sarah Freeny (right)

Switching Places

Olivia Freeny, Publisher November 18, 2020

There are many ridiculous stereotypes about twins. They have superpowers. They’re clones of each other. There’s always an evil twin amongst the set, or at the very least, they love to pull pranks just...

Woman holding a delicate rose to her lips

Am I Just Your Fragile Flower?

Hannah Alley, Delta Arts Journal Editor 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...

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...

Fragile man

Man Made of Glass

Jay Loper, Copy Editor 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...

Jimmy Valvado at the 1993 Espy Awards.

Don’t Give Up

Shamyiah Williams, Publishing Manager 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...

High Horses

High Horses

April 23, 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...