The Delta Statement

Delta States Gaming Club has big plans for next year.

The Future of the Delta State Gaming Club

Adams W. Ray, Copy Editor April 26, 2023
As the newly-formed Gaming Club wraps up the semester, they are thinking about their future. The club declared their intentions for club activities next semester at one of their final spring meetings. 
One the many sites of destruction in a small Rolling Fork neighborhood. Almost every house on this street was completely leveled.

Devastation in Rolling Fork

Charlie Lott, Social Media April 25, 2023
A small town that is only an hour from our campus has experienced death, destruction and immense grief since the night of March 24th when a tornado nearly half a mile wide tore through the Mississippi Delta.
Watching other peoples lives captivates us--but why?

Why Do We Like To Watch Rich People on TV?

Aaliyviah Frison, Copy Editor April 4, 2023

I am going to go straight into this: we love drama, specifically reality shows.  We feel satisfied when a cast member we can’t stand doesn’t get their way or gets their “karma.” Or vice versa,...

The internet needs your help now!

The Internet Is Broken

Adams W. Ray, Copy Editor March 31, 2023

The Internet is a combination of several different moving parts. Some of those parts are physical, and some are not. From cables that lie beneath earth and sea to invisible electromagnetic wavelengths...

The news isnt what it used to be!

Why Are Cable News Networks Dying?

Charlie Lott, Social Media March 30, 2023

Most millennials and Gen Xers get their news from a conventional news anchor on large networks owned by massive corporations. However, networks like Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are experiencing a drop in viewership...

Sex-ed curriculums across the South have been called out for comparing sexually active students to chewing gum and dirty chocolate.

Birds, Bees and Dirty Chocolate?

Kelly Foster, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2023

Public schools in Mississippi still operate under the amended Section 37-13-171 of the Mississippi Code of 1972. This code has a few strict requirements, including emphasis on abstinence as the “standard”...

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.