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College Students: Dealing With Homesickness

College Students: Dealing With Homesickness

April 22, 2019

Everyone goes off to college with a plan, but for some students, homesickness can interrupt their desired plans.  When the student begins to miss the warmth of being home around family and friends; it can be difficult to adjust to a new environment. Moving away from home for college seems like a great idea when you are in...

Get Lost

Get Lost

Erika Coleman, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019

Many students without maps say that their main problem is that they didn’t know how to get, or who to ask for, one.

Trump Declares National Emergency to Avoid Another Shutdown

Trump Declares National Emergency to Avoid Another Shutdown

March 23, 2019

Since the government shutdown earlier this year, politicians on Capitol Hill have been struggling to come to an agreement over Trump’s fund proposal to build the wall on the southern border, but it turns out that an agreement was not necessary. For the past few weeks, a bipartisan committee in Washington has been working...

Disability Accessibility

Disability Accessibility

Kjirsten Whitsell, Editor in Chief

March 6, 2019

Delta State University has a small student population, with a very small percentage of those students having a disability. This small percentage leads to DSU not having all the resources to help that other, bigger universities may have. Dr. Richard Houston, who is the over the disability accommodations on campus, sat down...

New Security

New Security

Jalisa Thomas, Social Media

March 5, 2019

Have you been to a Walmart recently where this huge solar panel is in the middle of the parking lot? Some people may see this device, and they think it is a solar panel. Those are not solar panels. They are security devices. The Walmart Corporation is installing these devices in the parking lot of their stores to keep down...

The Cyber Yard Bully: The Bully Who is Ending Young Lives

The Cyber Yard Bully: The Bully Who is Ending Young Lives

Jasmine McGill, Photography

December 3, 2018

As of February, 15 of this year there were approximately 18 school shootings that occurred in the United States. Since then, that number has rapidly increased and there have been several more unfortunate occurrences since then. Each time a shooting happens, the immediate question asked is what the homelife was like for the shooter....

Delta State Faculty Votes to Remove State Flag

Delta State Faculty Votes to Remove State Flag

September 12, 2016

Tuesday evening, August 30, 2016, Delta State University became the last public University in the state of Mississippi to fly the state flag after Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University took down their flags. President William LaForge, of Delta State University released this statement on Sept. 2:...

Preparing for Go Green Weekend

Preparing for Go Green Weekend

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016

Go Green Weekend will be held on April 1-3. It will be the third annual Go Green Weekend at Delta State. Director of Recruiting, Caitlyn Thompson said Go Green Weekend’s name "encompasses many of the elements that make up the weekend." "It is a time to come together and cheer on our Statesmen, hence the go green," she...

Saving Paw Prints

Saving Paw Prints

February 11, 2016

The music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon held a fundraiser from Jan. 25 through Jan. 29, to help raise money and awareness for the no kill shelter Paw Prints. Mu Phi Epsilon had a booth set up in the Student Union from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept donations for Paw Prints. The organization wants to be more active in the community and...

Faculty Senate Update

Faculty Senate Update

February 11, 2016

The Faculty Senate meeting took place on Jan. 19, 2016. The agenda was read as printed. More old business than new business was discussed. Throughout the meeting, the one issue that sparked everyone in the room was the evaluation of teachers. To students this isn’t much of a big deal, but to instructors this is part of...

Kappa Sigma Hosts Puppy Bowl

Kappa Sigma Hosts Puppy Bowl

Katherine White, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

On Feb. 4, 2016, the Lambda-Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma teamed up with the Cleveland-Bolivar County Animal Shelter to hold a Puppy Bowl on the Quad. The Puppy Bowl consisted of two open pens where the puppies could roam freely and play with each other until the students came along to play with, pet and hold them. The Puppy...