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Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Merissa Pittman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Spring 2018

Years ago, people believed that depression could be treated with chemicals or drugs.   This belief was supported by false use of data from tests that were conducted by various researchers. Big businesses within the medical community supported findings that increased the likelihood that the public would “buy” into the solution...

Ways to Help Decrease Dropout Rates

Ways to Help Decrease Dropout Rates

April 10, 2018

Research done by the “Do Something Project” shows that approximately 25% of all high school freshmen will fail to graduate high school. With an increase in high school dropout rates, everyone is looking for someone to blame. Parents seem to catch a lot of the heat for this because they are having to work long hours...

Time’s Up

Time’s Up

April 1, 2018

With all the women standing up for gender equality and supporting each other in every field, the #MeToo and TIME’S UP movements have brought changes to women`s lives in many parts of the world. Women who have once gone through sexual discrimination and harassment can finally speak up for themselves. People have started to...

Being a Young Parent in College

Being a Young Parent in College

April 1, 2018

The stress that is put on the parent as she/ he tries to pursue their career. Some sources say that parents are the most stressed because it takes a lot of energy to deal with a child. Some parents lack support from family and friends. This also cause the drop out rate to be so high with young parents. Being a parent at ...

How One DSU Student Manages a Business and School

How One DSU Student Manages a Business and School

Jamie Martin, Social Media Editor

April 1, 2018

Filed under Okra Spotlight, Stories

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Olivier Salad: History and Cooking Secrets

Olivier Salad: History and Cooking Secrets

Selby Matyakubova, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018

Filed under Features, Spring 2018

Olivier, a festive, traditional New Year’s Eve salad, is one of the most popular salads of Russian cuisine. In the 1860’s at a French restaurant called Hermitage in Moscow, there worked a cook, Laurence Olivier. He invented the salad, which later became a classic in the countries of the former USSR. Among the ingredients...

Debt: The College Life They Failed to Reveal

Debt: The College Life They Failed to Reveal

April 1, 2018

  From the beginning of high school, we have aspirations of being somebody one day. Our beloved teachers and administrators routinely coached us on college admission and choices. For the next four years, we had high expectations planted, fed, and lectured about what college was and what it meant. What they don’t...

Taxpayers and City Streets

Taxpayers and City Streets

April 1, 2018

While leaving home to run to the grocery store, you encounter many sites and obstacles, such as large potholes and badly damaged streets. Unfortunately, most cities try to smooth over the potholes by filling the hole up with cement, but the patched pothole gives a bumpy ride. This is also bad for your car shocks, struts, and...

The Opioid Epidemic in America

The Opioid Epidemic in America

April 1, 2018

The opioid epidemic has taken ahold of a vast majority of people in United States since 1992. Opioids are becoming the most popular drug of choice, creating alarming over-dose and death rates. Prescription opioids, when taken carefully and for their intended purpose, can be helpful to those who suffer from severe or chronic...

Sunflower LGBTQ Community is Making a Difference

Sunflower LGBTQ Community is Making a Difference

April 1, 2018

  In Nov. 5, 2017, a crowd of people from all over China gathered outside the Yellow Dragon Sports Centre Stadium in Hangzhou, China at 6 a.m. They were there for one single goal: to join in the Rainbow Marathon. The marathon was organized by the Sunflower LGBTQ community in Hangzhou and was the biggest marathon event...

FOUND IN DITCH IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI

FOUND IN DITCH IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI

April 1, 2018

In Coahoma County, a body of an unknown black male was found alongside a residential roadway in a ditch during the early morning hours on Tuesday by children waiting for the school bus. Arriving at the bus stop that morning was unlike any other; however, a black man in his late 20’s lied face down in the ditch. The children,...

Teacher Strikes and Unions

Teacher Strikes and Unions

Rebecca Dickson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018

Filed under Features, Spring 2018

  In West Virginia, the state capitol filled with men and women chanting for their rights. Teachers all over the state wanted higher wages, and they decided that they would do whatever it would take to achieve this goal. Teachers would begin by walking out of the classroom in the middle of the day, but that was not getting...