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Greek to Clean Freak: How Covid-19 has affected Campus Greek Life

October 13, 2020

Many incoming freshmen dream of spending their college years in their new Greek home. However, COVID-19 has drastically affected these outcomes.    With a little less than 100 cases at Delta State University, DSU has put many student life activities on hold or under heavy restrictions in order to keep students safe.  ...

102 Covid Cases and Counting: How does DSU compare to Ole Miss and Mississippi State?

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Ethan Burnett, Copy Editor

October 8, 2020

As of Sept. 21, 2020, the total number of COVID-19 cases at DSU is just above 100. Many attribute this to the decisive way administration has handled the pandemic. Other Mississippi colleges that have handled COVID-19 in a similar way have similar results.   2.7 percent of enrolled students at DSU have COVID-19. Ole Miss ...

Delta State University VS. COVID-19

Delta State University VS. COVID-19

October 7, 2020

COVID-19 has caused university life as we know it to change. This year there's online classes, fewer campus activities and a restricted union. It’s hard to feel as though any aspect of regular student life has managed to stay the same. In athletics, there is a similar story.    This semester, Delta State’s football, soc...

Delta State University’s Precarious Sidewalks

Beware of the Sidewalks!

Olivia Freeny, Publisher

October 6, 2020

The campus of Delta State University is beautiful and almost a century old. With age comes safety hazards, which are shown in the current state of the sidewalks.   The Dangerous Sidewalks   Campus buildings are linked together by a trail of sidewalks. The condition of these sidewalks varies. Some are smooth and pr...

The Lady Statesmen Ballers

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...