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Basketball and the Delta

April 24, 2020

The Delta State Women’s Basketball team recently finished their season 23-7. Although the NCAA cut the season short in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, DSU’s record is one to be proud of.  Prior to the virus frenzy DSU’s Lady Statesmen were causing a pandemic of their own on the court.  The team boasted countless win...

The Fight for Equality

The Fight for Equality

April 22, 2020

On International Women’s Day, women come together to acknowledge their triumphs and struggles with gender inequality.  Women around the world, regardless of race, background, or sexuality, use this day to see how far we have come and continue to empower one another. International Women’s Day, at its core, focuses on the ...

Advancing Computers

Advancing Computers

April 20, 2020

In recent years, technology has expanded at a rapid rate. New developments in computers and their applications have made various tasks easier and faster than they have ever been. According to Lafayette University’s website, over the last thirty years, computers and computer programs have enabled society to develop techno...

Riots and Emergency: Inside Parchman Prison

Riots and Emergency: Inside Parchman Prison

April 7, 2020

On New Year's Day, 2020, a fight broke out in Parchman Prison. An anonymous source who was involved in the riots says that the fights were not due to gang violence, but due to the mistreatment of the prisoners and their unhealthy living conditions. On Jan. 1, 2020, while in the anonymous source's cell, the source stated ...

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How Social Media Affects Relationships and Reality

April 6, 2020

Relationships are important What does a relationship mean? What makes it meaningful to have a bond or connection with another person? A relationship can be between family, friends, associates, or romantic partners. Although there are many different types and definitions of relationships, they should always be healthy. ...

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Violence in the Delta

April 5, 2020

Gun violence is a serious issue that is getting worse in the Delta. Mississippi has faced more tragic deaths recently through the act of shooting a gun.  Mississippi is number one as the state with the highest gun rate of 22.80. In fact, More people in Mississippi died at the barrel of the gun than any other state in the ...

Environmentalism in younger generations

Jay Loper, Copy Editor

April 3, 2020

“How Dare you?”  The voice of a new generation of activists    Late in the summer of 2018, fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg made her first stand against climate change. Thunberg’s protests to the UK Parliament almost immediately gained her media attention.    Supporters called her “inspiring” and even “ahead of her time,” and detractors called her a “government tool.”    Thunberg’s activism eventually caught the eye of the European Union, and in September of 2019, she addressed world leaders. She rep...

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The New Reality of COVID-19

April 1, 2020

On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Since then, the virus and efforts to slow its spread have not only changed our lives on DSU’s campus, but also lives around the world.  Scientists are still working on a vaccine for this virus which the media has compared to th...

The Troubles Down Under

Anthony Brown, Social Media

March 4, 2020

Australia has been struggling with wildfires since the end of 2019. Their monsoon season is a main contributor of their newfound relief. Natural causes like dry lightning in dry bushland are a main contributor to these wildfires. Human actions of deliberately setting bushes on fire during droughts are also major contributors. The wildfires have forced Australia into a state of emergency spanning across the entire continent. These wildfires are also affecting not only millions of people but also the wildlife that is indigenous there. CNN said o...

POTHOLES, POTHOLES, & MORE POTHOLES

Justin Anderson, Publishing Manager

March 3, 2020

The campus of Delta State University is very subtle and appealing to the eye. There are many positive things that can be said about the campus. But there are a few negative aspects that must be addressed. Some roads on the campus are in terrible condition. There are two roads in particular that need to have work done on them immediately. CAIN TATUM Cain Tatum Hall is on of the oldest dormitories on campus. That does not mean the ability to travel on the roads around it should be neglected. In front of Cain Tatum is a very smo...

Five Mindsets That Will Boost Your College Experience

Five Mindsets That Will Boost Your College Experience

Eloi Brownley Francois, Publishing Manager

March 2, 2020

With the upcoming events of Spring 2020, like the International Business Symposium and Young Professional Conference, getting into a convenient mindset to make the most out of these opportunities is crucial. These five concepts will help you do just that and more: Realism Let’s be real: if you don’t wake at least 30 m...

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Mental Health Crisis

March 1, 2020

We sometimes overlook the people who suffer from mental health issues. Raising awareness of mental health is an opportunity to help people in need of assistance.  What is Mental Health? According to www.mentalhealth.gov , Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well being, and it affects the way we think,...