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Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Lost in Life? No, Lost in the Park

Erika Coleman, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Getting lost in Leroy Percy Park while walking a trail was not how I expected to spend one Sunday of my life, but it made for a good bonding experience.   Going to the park was not in the original plans my family and I had for that day, but due to the (what we felt were) expensive prices of circus tickets, we deci...

Getting Fired For What You Post On Social Media?

Getting Fired For What You Post On Social Media?

April 17, 2019

It is not unusual to see employees post stories about how they  have lost their jobs for what they post on social media. Although Social Media can be used to promote business, showcase your skills and boost clientele, it can be a harm to a person’s reputation.   Some employees go to Facebook when they are upset with their emp...

Give Them Help

Give Them Help

April 17, 2019

Though addiction itself is not a crime, it is a disease that has consequences which can land a person in prison.   According to an article from The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, nearly half of all prison and jail inmates meet the DSM-IV criteria for substance abuse or dependence.   For y...

Will Gun Bills Fix People Problems?

Will Gun Bills Fix People Problems?

April 17, 2019

Since the House passed a new gun control bill back in February, its effectiveness, efficiency, and whether or not it will be passed completely have been a hot topic. Basically, the proposed bill will make it illegal for individuals to buy or sell guns without background checks. This is Washington’s attempt to keep guns...

Are Video Games too Cool for School?

Are Video Games too Cool for School?

April 17, 2019

What makes a competitive activity a sport? A common agreement would be that it requires players, a goal and some sort of entertainment for viewers. Most people would say that it has to be some sort of physical activity, but that’s not the case. Chess has been an extremely popular sport throughout the years, along with m...

My Wisdom Teeth Surgery Experience

My Wisdom Teeth Surgery Experience

April 17, 2019

It was Thursday afternoon when I received the dreadful phone call. I was in class at the time, so the lady left a voicemail: “Good morning, this is Elaine. I am calling from the Center For Oral and Facial Surgery to confirm Jasmine McGill’s appointment for Friday March, 22 at 9 a.m. Just a reminder, do not eat or drink a...

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

April 16, 2019

Low income students and minorities are especially at a disadvantage when it comes to test prep. “Overall, most students are not ready for the academic rigors of college, but low-income students are especially vulnerable (pp. 6-10). The performance gap between student groups based on income is substantial and persistent.” ...

Sweat, Tears, and Chlorine

Sweat, Tears, and Chlorine

April 15, 2019

The middle of the semester is an odd time for most sports teams, but this is when Delta State swimming prepares for one of the biggest events of their year, Conference. In preparation for their end of season meets, the swimmers practice every day from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Conference is a big deal, as it ...

Stress of Student Life

Stress of Student Life

April 10, 2019

The amount of stress I was accumulating from school, work, and bills was wearing on my mental and emotional stability, and this overly optimistic thinking was causing me to ignore that fact.

What should minimum wage be?

What should minimum wage be?

April 10, 2019

In February of 2019, Illinois joined 28 other states in raising the minimum wage in their state. Mississippi still has not changed the wage since it was changed nationwide to $7.25 in 2009. While looking into this topic, there seemed to be two main arguments: either raise the minimum wage nationwide, or keep it the way it...

Socialization in the Online World

Socialization in the Online World

April 10, 2019

Online platforms such as video games and live streaming sites are places to socialize with others and create close knit communities.   The question of how detrimental the internet can be to a person’s ability to socialize is one that is constantly debated between people of all age groups and as technology and the...

The DMI All-Star

The DMI All-Star

April 10, 2019

Right before the band was scheduled to leave for Los Angeles, Hannah fell ill and caught both strep throat and the flu just days before the big performance. Going against her doctor’s orders, Hannah still went on to perform with the other students on Mississippi night. As a freshman and audio engineering major from Southaven,...