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Who the Heck is Kappy?

Who the Heck is Kappy?

Jack Vernon, Social Media

October 23, 2018

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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,...