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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 ...

How Social Media Affects Relationships and Reality

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. ...

Violence in the Delta

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...

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...

Doctor Sleep Reintroduces Fans To a King

Doctor Sleep Reintroduces Fans To a King

December 6, 2019

A Long Awaited Sequel The movie adaption of Stephen King’s novel “Doctor Sleep” released Nov. 8, 2019 to great critical expectations.  Predictions had “The Shining” sequel making around $25 million its opening weekend. However, that was not the case.  The movie’s opening weekend only made $14 million.  No one expected this for various reasons. One of the main reasons crit...

Behind Police Brutality

Behind Police Brutality

December 6, 2019

What is Police Brutality? Police brutality is a rising occurrence in America.  As defined by uslegal.org, police brutality “is a civil rights violation that occurs when a police officer acts with excessive force by using an amount of force with regards to a civilian that is more than necessary.”  According to br...

Cardi & Nicki’s Beef with Each Other

Cardi & Nicki’s Beef with Each Other

April 23, 2019

It has been a couple of months since the big incident of Cardi B. v Nicki Minaj attacks and since there has not been much since.   The alleged attack happened in September at New York’s Fashion Week. At this event there were many cameras able to catch it on film.   In the beginning of the video on TMZ’s...

Thrown for a Looper

Thrown for a Looper

Liz Howell, Copy Editor

April 22, 2019

Equality and equivalencies are not always the same thing. According to CNN, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, when asked if he would consider a woman as his running mate for his presidential campaign, questioned why women are not asked the same thing about men. Hickenlooper shrugged as he asked, "How come we're ...

Super Merger: What the Disney/ Fox merger means for the future of Marvel films

Super Merger: What the Disney/ Fox merger means for the future of Marvel films

April 22, 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, Disney and 21st Century Fox completed one of the biggest mergers in Hollywood. In this deal, Disney purchased the film and TV assets of 21st Century Fox for a massive $71.3 billion. This purchase of content gives Disney control of many successful film and TV franchises such as Alien, Titanic, How I Met You...

How New Zealand’s Recent Gun Control Might Affect the U.S

How New Zealand’s Recent Gun Control Might Affect the U.S

April 22, 2019

On March 15, a lone gunman, Brenton Tarrant, opened fire on two consecutive mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer ultimately killing 50 and injuring many more. Before this attack, New Zealand was considered to have more relaxed gun control laws than most Western countries other than the U.S. There is...

The R. Kelly Scandal

The R. Kelly Scandal

April 18, 2019

For two decades, R. Kelly has been facing allegations of sexual abuse of minors. This timeline stretches as far as 2008, when the artist was tried for allegations that he urinated on a 13-year-old girl.   On January 3, Lifetime aired the first episode of Surviving R. Kelly. This documentary consisted of several g...