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Local Resident Assistant Needs Assistance With Residences

Local Resident Assistant Needs Assistance With Residences

April 22, 2019

Being a transfer student and moving away for the first time can be a jarring experience. It also doesn’t help that I’m not very sociable, but I still managed to talk to a couple of people and became friends with them.   One friend in particular, told me about his new position as a Resident Assistant (RA), and how w...

Orange Soda

Orange Soda

April 19, 2019

A Story from a Reformed Racist: Walking into Jobe Hall on the night of February 27th, I wasn’t sure what I expected other than earning points for my publications class and my education classes. After Madison Kalia’s reading, it was clear I was in the middle of an emotional shitstorm. All of the poets were amazing and many h...

Satire: The Elusive Education Major

Satire: The Elusive Education Major

April 19, 2019

These species of college students are quickly becoming endangered.   This will be an investigation into what education majors are and what could be contributing to their impending extension.   Our first stop on this investigation will be the Ewing Building. Ewing houses multiple major types, all of which ...

Satire: The Orange T-shirt Militia and Their Orange Signs

Satire: The Orange T-shirt Militia and Their Orange Signs

athletikchik123

April 19, 2019

The orange signs made their return weeks ago, and this year they were scarier and brighter than ever. Every year the loud, orange, fluorescent signs take over the Delta State campus reminding students it’s that time of year again... Time to pre-register for classes. For an entire week, the Orange T-shirt wearing militia...

Satire: Tips on How Not To Study For Finals:

Satire: Tips on How Not To Study For Finals:

April 19, 2019

Chances are You Have No Chance, Especially If You Are Reading This Article If you’re looking for ways to better prepare yourself for final exams, then chances are you are looking in the wrong places. Numerous articles and news stories push the beliefs that their articles and study tips will help students make better g...

Absentee Student Surprised by Low Grades

Absentee Student Surprised by Low Grades

April 18, 2019

Billy Buck thought everything was going well in his classes at Delta State until he was surprised with a paper due date which urged him to check Canvas to find that he had a D in all his classes. He came to me with his story to fight against what he felt was an unjust situation. Billy said, “I was sure my grades were goo...

Bread, Bath, and Beyond: Olive Garden Announces Newest Product Line

Bread, Bath, and Beyond: Olive Garden Announces Newest Product Line

Sadie R. Ritter

April 18, 2019

Fans of semi-affordable Italian cuisine will rejoice at Olive Garden’s newest announcement. On April 15, Olive Garden announced their upcoming line of bath bombs. Fans of unlimited breadsticks will soon be able to imagine themselves to be a breadstick as they soak in the aromas of their favorite Olive Garden dishes. R...

Marching into Madness

Marching into Madness

April 18, 2019

March is known as the most exciting time of the year for college basketball fans, and as one of those fans, I will say it’s true. During this wonderful time of the year, the regular season of college basketball ends, and the post season begins. It starts with tournaments to crown a champion in each of the conferences. After...

Oh What A Sunday….

Oh What A Sunday….

April 18, 2019

“He stayed there all Friday. He stayed there all Saturday. But early, I said early Sunday morning, he got up with all power in his hands.” My pastor ends every sermon the same way every Sunday. At this point, I knew that he’d be ending the sermon very soon. The church seemed pretty empty that day. Everyone was in their n...

Burning Out at the Speed of Sound

Burning Out at the Speed of Sound

April 18, 2019

College students are rarely able to solely support themselves without taking on one or more part-time jobs between classes. Though college is expected to be a time for students to learn about the world and about themselves, many are focused more on survival than living. I have, over the past three years, been one of those...

High Horse

Abby Proctor, Photography

April 18, 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 call out the name of a contestant, and horse and rider shoot out of the gates to make their clover-leaf pattern around the barrels. The rider’s mother and father scream on the sidelines in lawn chairs they brought from home. I can see the father’s beer-filled gut spill out from his unbuttoned flannel as he shouts. Their other child, a boy no...

Mighty Ducks: Parental View

Captain Obvious

April 18, 2019

“Gracie, it’s 20 minutes until practice, and I want to be early. So, go ahead and change into your swimsuit” “Yay! I almost forgot about that!”   As I enter the humid building, I noticed that their wasn’t a child in sight. It looked as though the college swimmers were finishing up their session.   “Wowwww! Mama that sure is a humongous pool.” I giggled a little. “Humongous it is sweetie, and you will do great.” “I know mama. I ain’t scared.”   Great to know that we were early, and...