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The “Gigantic” Problem With “Micro” transactions

The “Gigantic” Problem With “Micro” transactions

Trey Wright, Publisher

November 1, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Fall 2018

Microtransactions. The mere mentioning of that word brings many gamers to explode in fits of rage, and by many accounts, they have every right to. This is a business model where users can purchase virtual goods via “small” micropayments that can range anywhere from $0.99- $99. Video game companies have been abusing the power of...

Eating Meat: Ethical or Not?

Eating Meat: Ethical or Not?

November 1, 2018

The ethics involved in eating meat is an old-age debate that seems to be getting stronger in recent years. There are people who are vegetarian or vegan who argue that eating meat is ethically wrong and you have meat-eaters who argue that eating meat is just a way of life. If meat is sourced locally from humane sources, this argument lo...

Can Someone be Good without God?

Can Someone be Good without God?

October 31, 2018

When asking the question, “Can someone be good without God?”,  it is almost seemed like a forbidden subject. Some people in the world believe that a person's religion defines them for life, regardless of what their choices were in throughout their life. Others believe that people make choices and decisions every day to...

What’s Your Problem?

What’s Your Problem?

October 31, 2018

America has a privilege problem, well at least according to the majority of Delta State students we do. The Delta Statement recently conducted an anonymous survey to gauge the beliefs of our students about white male privilege in our country and campus. Perhaps the most unexpected result of this survey was the extremism shown from...

Double Protection or Double Standard?: Male and Female Athletes

Double Protection or Double Standard?: Male and Female Athletes

October 30, 2018

Say the name Kobe Bryant and the average person will be able to tell you who he is and what he does. Some people will know a lot and will have no trouble sharing. Say the name Diana Taurasi and the average person will most likely either have very little to say or nothing to say at all. Almost everyone knows that Kobe Bryant...

Justice System Jokes: A look at “affluenza” and why it’s a problem

Justice System Jokes: A look at “affluenza” and why it’s a problem

October 30, 2018

Affluenza: noun af·flu·en·za | \ˌa-(ˌ)flü-ˈen-zə  \ definition of “affluenza:” the unhealthy and unwelcome psychological and social effects of affluence regarded especially as a widespread societal problem: such as a : feelings of guilt, lack of motivation, and social isolation experienced by wealthy people b...

Who the Heck is Kappy?

Who the Heck is Kappy?

Jack Vernon, Social Media

October 23, 2018

Filed under Features

Last year, the Baptist Student Union (BSU) received a new director and successor to Bill Kirkpatrick. His name is Andrew Kappenman, but very rarely do you hear him called this. Affectionately known as Kappy by his students, friends and family, he has a vision for Cleveland, Miss., that has a lot of people asking, "Who the heck...

Football is Becoming Soft

Football is Becoming Soft

October 23, 2018

It’s the start of a new football season and a lot of people are looking forward to the games that they are in. Every week is a new game which means new opponents. The defense of each team is the most physical group on the field. Every play they are required to hit someone just to get to the ball. Who knows what the play w...

A Talk with Trombone Shorty

A Talk with Trombone Shorty

Claire Foster, DA/Events

October 23, 2018

Filed under Fall 2018, Features

At the International Blues Conference held in Cleveland, Miss., one of the sessions was a talk with Trombone Shorty. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews grew up in New Orleans and started his musical career at the age of 4 years old. He learned trombone and trumpet simultaneously and credited his brother, James Andrews, for his...

Wait, which one are you again?

Wait, which one are you again?

Ryan Rutledge, Social Media

October 23, 2018

Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Imagine walking to class and you’re passing several random faces on the sidewalk, then you suddenly do a double take because you see two identical people in the same area. These are looks that identical twins on campus sometimes must get used to. For these students, having an identical sibling comes with both advantages and...

October: The Month of Pink

October: The Month of Pink

October 22, 2018

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. During October, people from all over the country host and participate in events that support the campaign and for awareness of the disease.   From high school athletes who wear pink in support of the...

How to Put the “Home” in Cards

How to Put the “Home” in Cards

October 22, 2018

Cards come in handy for every situation: birthdays, congratulations, baby showers, “get well soon”s, and even condolences. However, buying cards for every situation can become expensive. By hand-making the cards, you add a personal touch to it while ultimately saving money. It does not need to have fancy drawings or call...