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Going a Long Way for the Longboarders

Going a Long Way for the Longboarders

October 22, 2018

Since the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester at DSU, there has been a huge increase in skateboarders on campus.  One of those boarders is Dillon Brown, a freshman majoring in Commercial Aviation at Delta State. He decided to form the Delta State Skateboard Club in an attempt to, as he puts it, “Bring the skateboarding community...

Kole Oakes: Putting Their Queer Shoulder to the Wheel

Kole Oakes:  Putting Their Queer Shoulder to the Wheel

Liz Howell, Copy Editor

October 22, 2018

Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Kole Oakes is a 26-year-old English major at Delta State University (DSU) with a focus in poetry. Oakes is nonbinary and prefers they/them pronouns, but they didn’t discover that they were nonbinary until about a year and a half ago and came out in February. They grew up in Batesville, Miss., and on October 8th, 2018, relea...

Stress for Success:  7 Tips and Tricks for Better Grades and Less Stress

Stress for Success: 7 Tips and Tricks for Better Grades and Less Stress

October 22, 2018

When it comes to the life of a student, very few things can cause more stress than studying for tests. Many students suffer from test anxiety, some worse than others. Whether you suffer from test anxiety or just want to boost your test scores, here are a few helpful tips and tricks to help you do better on your next test. ...

Put Me in Coach: Powerlifter has the Power but Nothing to Lift

Put Me in Coach: Powerlifter has the Power but Nothing to Lift

Hayley Cross, Social Media

October 22, 2018

Filed under Fall 2018, Features

Wake up, take a shower, brush teeth, get dressed, go to the gym and lift weights—the normal routine of powerlifter Bailey Jones. Well, it used to be until she left home to attend college and realized there was no powerlifting team at Delta State University. The worst situation of all is being a student who devoted so muc...

5 Things No One Admits About Going Natural

5 Things No One Admits About Going Natural

Madison Kalia, Copy Editor

October 21, 2018

Filed under Fall 2018, Features

1. Detangling your hair is a full-time job.   When your hair is permed/straightened, it’s easy to quickly brush or comb it, wrap it at night and take it down in the morning. Unless you sacrifice hours the night before to twist your hair, that’s not an option. So, you’ll have to section it all off and detangle...

Put a Ring on It (Equality Version): The MANgagement Rings

Put a Ring on It (Equality Version): The MANgagement Rings

April 30, 2018

Sitting on my bed, legs crossed, and a blank comment for a discussion on Canvas staring laughingly at me, I tap the keys half-heartedly in a rhythm that does not match the beat of the music I’m listening to. Inspiration for Pitch 10, a.k.a. the article-that-calls-out-journalism-unbiasness-but-it’s-not-true-unbias-because-that-doesn’t-exist, and boy,...

I Guess it Rains Down in Africa

I Guess it Rains Down in Africa

April 30, 2018

“I guess it rains down in Africa” blares through your dreams and jars you back into consciousness. At first you look around thinking you are still sleeping, because why on earth would that song be playing? Then, realization sets in. You enlisted into the military. You deployed to Africa. It indeed rains in Africa. Then you...

Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Merissa Pittman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Spring 2018

Years ago, people believed that depression could be treated with chemicals or drugs.   This belief was supported by false use of data from tests that were conducted by various researchers. Big businesses within the medical community supported findings that increased the likelihood that the public would “buy” into the solution...

Ways to Help Decrease Dropout Rates

Ways to Help Decrease Dropout Rates

April 10, 2018

Research done by the “Do Something Project” shows that approximately 25% of all high school freshmen will fail to graduate high school. With an increase in high school dropout rates, everyone is looking for someone to blame. Parents seem to catch a lot of the heat for this because they are having to work long hours...

Time’s Up

Time’s Up

April 1, 2018

With all the women standing up for gender equality and supporting each other in every field, the #MeToo and TIME’S UP movements have brought changes to women`s lives in many parts of the world. Women who have once gone through sexual discrimination and harassment can finally speak up for themselves. People have started to...

Being a Young Parent in College

Being a Young Parent in College

April 1, 2018

The stress that is put on the parent as she/ he tries to pursue their career. Some sources say that parents are the most stressed because it takes a lot of energy to deal with a child. Some parents lack support from family and friends. This also cause the drop out rate to be so high with young parents. Being a parent at ...

Olivier Salad: History and Cooking Secrets

Olivier Salad: History and Cooking Secrets

Selby Matyakubova, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018

Filed under Features, Spring 2018

Olivier, a festive, traditional New Year’s Eve salad, is one of the most popular salads of Russian cuisine. In the 1860’s at a French restaurant called Hermitage in Moscow, there worked a cook, Laurence Olivier. He invented the salad, which later became a classic in the countries of the former USSR. Among the ingredients...