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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...

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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 ...