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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...

The New Reality of COVID-19

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...

Mental Health Crisis

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,...

Behind the Scenes: DSU Club Life

Behind the Scenes: DSU Club Life

February 28, 2020

According to the Delta State website, there are over one hundred extracurricular student organizations on campus.    The interest topics include topics such as academics, community service and volunteer work, and Greek life.    Resources online confirm that these organizations reflect the university and its ac...

Cafeteria Branching Out

Cafeteria Branching Out

Marilyn Carrera, Events Coordinator

February 21, 2020

Delta State University now offers Asian and Mexican style food alongside American style foods. However, some DSU students from different cultural backgrounds still want a bigger variety of multicultural cuisine. DSU’s Young Maudlin Cafeteria currently offers one main dish and one or two side dishes from a featured culture....

Disaster Damages the Delta 

Disaster Damages the Delta 

February 19, 2020

On Jan. 11, 2020, an aggressive storm traveled throughout Cleveland. It caused extensive damage to Delta State’s athletic site.  An Athletics associate for the school commented that the complete damage will likely be north of $100,000.  The storm hit Travis E Parker Field and also affected the surrounding football facil...

Delta Nu Delta

Delta Nu Delta

February 19, 2020

DSU’s Delta Nu Delta (DND) has been pulling in members for little over a year, yet the club remains widely unknown. DND is, fittingly, a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) club. Despite its underground player base, D&D is beloved on college campuses everywhere, so it should come as no surprise that DSU would have its own...

The History Behind The Okra Office

The History Behind The Okra Office

Victoria Jankowski, Copy Editor

February 16, 2020

A service closet on the Union’s Second Floor is home to a small part of campus history that few know of: the Okra’s Office. When asked about it, Okra Scholars Coordinator Dr. Johnathan Westfall humorously stated that he “put [his] personal ‘Mr. Okra’ plaque on the door so that [he] could look out of [his] office...

Five Ways to NOT be Bored in Cleveland

Five Ways to NOT be Bored in Cleveland

February 14, 2020

While the Delta State campus offers many club activities, Cleveland, Miss., itself may seem boring to outsiders. However, on the inside, Cleveland is teeming with life.  With various local businesses and music festivals, Cleveland offers activities for anyone in the community to enjoy.  Visit A Local Business  Located...