The Delta Statement

Pages from the current Mississippi Constitution, annotated by attorney Mike Carr

Echoes of the Past: The Mississippi Constitution from 1890 to Present

Kelly Foster, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2023

Remarkably, Mississippi still operates under its 1890 Constitution—a document which was never ratified by Mississippi citizens. Instead, the state organized a constitutional convention of 134 male members,...

Lusia Harris is remembered for her lasting career, talents, and effort in achieving her dreams.

Who ‘Gave ‘Em Hell’?: The Legacy of Lusia Harris

Jamelia Mason, Publisher February 28, 2023

Lusia Harris was born in small town Minter City, Miss., in 1955. According to Andrew Maraniss, author of "Inaugural Ballers," life wasn't always easy for young Harris. Growing to a height of 6 feet,...

The presence of the balloon caused tensions between the U.S. and China.

A Timeline of China’s Spy Balloon

Aaliyviah Frison, Copy Editor February 27, 2023

Passengers on a commercial airliner spotted what has become known as the “spy” balloon on Feb. 1, 2023. According to ABC News, government officials had been closely tracking the object, believed to...

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Four Ways to Win at College

Jamelia Mason, Publisher February 13, 2023
Its up to you to decide how you will apply yourself. Pace yourself and strive to become better than you were yesterday.
Standard crime scene police tape . . . a common sight in Mississippi, or a rare one?

It Won’t Happen Here

Kelly Foster, Co-Editor February 13, 2023

On Dec. 1, 2022, a post by local Facebook user Rivers Gainspoletti went viral for its description of an alleged instance of attempted human trafficking at the Cleveland Walmart.  “I have seen men...

Student Librarian Breana Cargill examining documents at the reference desk.

Flying Under the Radar: Roberts-Laforge Library

Charlie Lott, Social Media February 10, 2023
The Roberts-Laforge Library is a buoy for students to cling to in times when they feel like they are drowning in a sea of stress, study materials and caffeine. 
The clock is ticking; make more of your time starting today.

If Not Now, When?: Three Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Aaliyviah Frison, Copy Editor February 9, 2023

Are you a procrastinator? If so, then this article is for you.  College students handle multiple subjects, assignments, exams and extracurriculars, so having time management skills is essential.  Time...

The Delta State womens soccer team, 2022-2023, poses on media day.

Women’s Soccer Recap

Robyn A. Moody, Contributing Writer February 9, 2023

In his third season as head coach, Mark Hiller helped the Lady Statesmen Women’s Soccer team break its record for the most program wins in a season.  Coach Hiller, Assistant Couch Una Einarsdottir...

Gen Z aesthetic tends to be nostalgic for the late 90s and early 2000s.

Zennials: Generation Leminal

Naia M. Lanton, Columnist/Da Editor February 7, 2023

Arbitrary stereotypes and intergenerational prejudice seems to be taking over online discourse within the last few years. What started as a way to separate cohorts into demographics for marketing and social...

Is this you? A student falls asleep at her computer.

Read This if You’re Feeling Tired

Kelly Foster, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2023

You’re sleep-deprived. Well, you probably are, according to the Journal of Adolescent Health. In a study of over 1,000 university students ages 17 to 25, researchers categorized over 60 percent as “poor...

Mississippi writer Willie Morris, who died in 1999, is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, Miss.

A Son Immortalizes his Father’s Love

Justin Porter, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2023

On April 29, 2022, David Rae Morris published “Love, Daddy: Letters from My Father” with University Press of Mississippi. Morris, a writer, photographer and filmmaker, is the son of Mississippi...

Execs canceled some cartoons due to concerns about appropriateness for children.

Why They Canceled Your Favorite 90s and 2000s TV Series

Kendall Coker, Copy Editor April 25, 2022

Cartoon Network has gone through many stages of production since its debut in October of 1992. Studio Ghibli’s films are hard to find. Fan favorites have been canceled, unobtainable, and simply wiped...