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Can Someone be Good without God?

Can Someone be Good without God?

November 2, 2018

When pondering whether someone can be good without God, it almost seems like a forbidden subject. Some people in the world believe that a person's religion defines them for life regardless of the choices they make throughout their life. Others believe that people make choices and decisions every day to be good or to be bad. Fo...

Does (Class) Size Matter?

Does (Class) Size Matter?

November 2, 2018

Bigger is not always better in terms of class sizes for students at various universities. One student’s experiences at a large public university shows that colleges that have bigger class sizes tend to not give the personal attention that a student may need while other schools with smaller classes have relationships with student...

When do You Become an Adult?

When do You Become an Adult?

November 1, 2018

Adulthood is a complex concept that can be defined in various ways: physical maturity, psychological development or social behaviour. The question we need to figure out is when do you really become an adult? In most countries, including the U.S., the official age to become an adult is 18, which is when most people are already...

Athletics and Academics: Why do We Attend School?

Athletics and Academics: Why do We Attend School?

November 1, 2018

Thousands of Americans enroll in college, both 2-year and 4-year, every year. Even though a large percent of the population attends college, Americans are not the most educated people in the world. Perhaps it is because of our huge emphasis on athletics. Even though colleges are supposed to be primarily concerned with the educat...

Voting Today Can Shape Your Tomorrow

Voting Today Can Shape Your Tomorrow

November 1, 2018

One of the most precious things to a citizen in the United States is his or her right to vote. Many battles have been fought over the years to give every citizen the right to vote. So, why do so many of today’s citizens—especially the youth—not vote? They say it is because their voices do not matter over those of the ol...

The “Gigantic” Problem With “Micro” transactions

The “Gigantic” Problem With “Micro” transactions

Trey Wright, Publisher

November 1, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Fall 2018

Microtransactions. The mere mentioning of that word brings many gamers to explode in fits of rage, and by many accounts, they have every right to. This is a business model where users can purchase virtual goods via “small” micropayments that can range anywhere from $0.99- $99. Video game companies have been abusing the power of...

Eating Meat: Ethical or Not?

Eating Meat: Ethical or Not?

November 1, 2018

The ethics involved in eating meat is an old-age debate that seems to be getting stronger in recent years. There are people who are vegetarian or vegan who argue that eating meat is ethically wrong and you have meat-eaters who argue that eating meat is just a way of life. If meat is sourced locally from humane sources, this argument lo...

Can Someone be Good without God?

Can Someone be Good without God?

October 31, 2018

When asking the question, “Can someone be good without God?”,  it is almost seemed like a forbidden subject. Some people in the world believe that a person's religion defines them for life, regardless of what their choices were in throughout their life. Others believe that people make choices and decisions every day to...

What’s Your Problem?

What’s Your Problem?

October 31, 2018

America has a privilege problem, well at least according to the majority of Delta State students we do. The Delta Statement recently conducted an anonymous survey to gauge the beliefs of our students about white male privilege in our country and campus. Perhaps the most unexpected result of this survey was the extremism shown from...

Double Protection or Double Standard?: Male and Female Athletes

Double Protection or Double Standard?: Male and Female Athletes

October 30, 2018

Say the name Kobe Bryant and the average person will be able to tell you who he is and what he does. Some people will know a lot and will have no trouble sharing. Say the name Diana Taurasi and the average person will most likely either have very little to say or nothing to say at all. Almost everyone knows that Kobe Bryant...

Justice System Jokes: A look at “affluenza” and why it’s a problem

Justice System Jokes: A look at “affluenza” and why it’s a problem

October 30, 2018

Affluenza: noun af·flu·en·za | \ˌa-(ˌ)flü-ˈen-zə  \ definition of “affluenza:” the unhealthy and unwelcome psychological and social effects of affluence regarded especially as a widespread societal problem: such as a : feelings of guilt, lack of motivation, and social isolation experienced by wealthy people b...

Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Merissa Pittman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under Editorials, 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...