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The Delta Statement

2016-2017 Staff

Kole Oakes

Delta Arts Editor

Kole is currently a senior at Delta State University. He transferred here from Northwest Mississippi Community College with the idea in mind to major in philosophy. However, his life took a turn once he decided English would be...

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Bugg Davis

New Media Co-Editor

Bugg, a junior from Potts, Miss., is an English major with a concentration in philosophy. Before coming to DSU, she played basketball at Northwest Community College. Her decision to come to Delta State was based on a full ...

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Penny Bedford

Staff Writer

Penny grew up in Tunica, Miss., a town whose underfunded education system spurred her to be the go-getter and self-starter she is today. After graduating from high school early, she came to Delta State University, where she now ma...

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Rachel Red

Staff Writer

Rachel is a freshman majoring in English Education with the hopes of being a high school English teacher. She is from Sarah, Miss. and is involved in several organizations on campus including the Baptist Student Union, Honors Pr...

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Kendall Morrow

Staff Writer

Kendall is a Senior at Delta State. She will be graduating in May with her Bachelor’s in English. Kendall plans to get her Masters in English as a Second Language, after she graduates. She enjoys watching Gilmore Girls and hanging ou...

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Nick Houston


Nick Houston is a Senior English major from Slidell, Louisiana. This is Nick's second year on the Delta Statement staff. A part from school, Nick is in his fourth year as a member of the Delta State University's football team an...

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Hannah Kistemaker


Hannah is a junior digital media arts major from Mooresville, N.C. She shares the role of editor-in-chief of The Statement with Nick Houston. Her job is to publish content and maintain the social media accounts. In the past, Ha...

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Avery Wall


Avery  is a junior English major with a minor in teacher certification from Greenwood, Miss. This is her third year with the Statement and she currently serves as the copyeditor. Apart from journalism, she also enjoys playing v...

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