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To Read or Not to Read: The Case Against Censorship

To Read or Not to Read: The Case Against Censorship

Kelly Foster, DA Journal Editor April 13, 2021

“Banned books lists” are lists of books forbidden from being taught and are incredibly controversial in United States high schools. Proponents of such lists are typically school districts, governments...

Does Your Social Class Really Impact Your Desire to Pursue Higher Education?

Does Your Social Class Really Impact Your Desire to Pursue Higher Education?

Sykina Butts, Social Media Manager April 12, 2021

Higher Education Has Its Advantages My Aunt Becky always stressed the need for my cousins and me to get an education. According to her, it was the only way that we would have better lives. Education was...

From Pasture to Plate

From Pasture to Plate

Morgan Raper, DA Journal Editor April 11, 2021

We typically don’t think twice about how the food we put on our plates directly affects the world around us. The meat industrial complex is a perfect example of how one’s decisions can have a large...

Think Before You Tweet!

Think Before You Tweet!

Skylar Andrews, Copy Editor April 10, 2021

Social media influences your everyday life, whether you realize it or not. You use social media as an outlet to share your personal life with the world. However, social media has the power to determine...

Arent we glad this doesnt happen in college?

Cell-Phone Policies in the K-12 System: Property Invading or Distraction Preventing?

Joanna Johnson, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021

Technology is steadily advancing day after day with new gizmos and gadgets to help educate and develop our new skills. Younger generations tend to advance quickly when it comes to new technology, whereas...

You can do it if you put your mind to it!

There’s A Way to Lay a Successful Foundation Without a College Education

Jaclyn Deason, Copy Editor March 30, 2021

Many young adults have been told that they cannot become successful if they do not attend college time and time again. That is not the case, though. There are numerous people who have not attended college...

SHOWDOWN!

Okra vs. Statesman: Who Is Really the Best?

Ethan Burnett, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2021

Delta State has used the Statesman as its mascot since the founding of the school in 1924. However, students thought that this mascot wasn’t fearsome enough. Around the middle of 1990, the students voted...

The Electoral Daycare

The Electoral Daycare

Jack Vernon, Social Media Manager November 18, 2020

The week of Nov. 3, 2020, was an interesting one to say the least. That was the week I began my time at the Electoral Daycare. The Electoral Daycare is a very special preschool daycare that only admits...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (credit: Nintendos official The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild website)

Are Video Games Art?

Olivia Freeny, Publisher November 5, 2020

What is art? When someone thinks about art, they probably picture Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" or Michelangelo's "David." They tend to think of paintings and sculptures that are on display in a museum.    Video...

Dear America, In Sincerity

Dear America, In Sincerity

Jack Vernon, Social Media Manager November 5, 2020

Dear America, Insincerity is rampant in your elections and seems to now operate as a prerequisite for any potential candidate. On November 3, my fellow Americans and I will finally have the chance...

A painted traffic cone by PC, showing that not all graffiti is bad and offensive.

Drawing on the Walls: The Beauty of Graffiti

Joanna Johnson, Social Media Manager October 26, 2020

When you think of graffiti, what do you imagine? You possibly imagine symbols plastered on buildings in a city or initials on abandoned houses. No matter what your definition of graffiti is, chances are...

Decisions Decisions

College Isn’t Necessary For Being Successful

Ethan Burnett, Copy Editor October 22, 2020

The entire time I was in high school, I considered college to be very important. As I began to prepare for transferring to college, I realized that it wasn't as important as I thought it was. Although...