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Her Tears

Her Tears

December 9, 2016

The burning in her lungs was nothing new, the fatigue in her legs as she lengthened her stride was the same as practice, and the adrenaline rushing through her veins was addictive. Haley couldn’t get enough of pushing her body to its limits; the thrill it gave her when she broke through the odds and succeeded. She was alr...

Reckless Scrutiny

Reckless Scrutiny

December 8, 2016

Reckless Scrutiny by Jimmieria Chillis Bulging eyes, pupils dilated Hands red Voyeurism unjustified. Searching eyes have infringed upon a most private moment. Frantically, shut the windows of your soul before the draft of temptation seeps in....

My Final Goodbye

My Final Goodbye

December 7, 2016

Dear Future Statementers, You may not know of me, or have even heard of me, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn from me. Yes, my presence will no longer be here, but I have taught those who willl come after me what I have learned from Statementers who came before me. By the way, my name is Aallyah…Aallya...

How to Tie Your Shoes

How to Tie Your Shoes

December 6, 2016

Sipping roasted coffee, Sun rays caressing the wood grained desk, September breeze blowing gently through the window Rustling graded papers, Blue birds hum songs of joy In the tri-colored trees outside, Voices of students resonate in the hall. “Daddy, can you tie my shoes?” She smiled as she Wrapped her tiny arms around my thigh...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

December 5, 2016

Okay, take a deep breath, everyone, because we’re nearly there! The tunnel we thought would never end is finally revealing the bright glow of the outside world. In other words, the world that doesn’t involve college or school or classes. A world where there is nothing but mornings spent sleeping in, hanging out with friends,...

College Survival Tips

College Survival Tips

Penny Bedford

December 4, 2016

Filed under Fall 2016, Features

Freshman year of college is an academic and social shock to most students. To lessen this shock to new incoming students the current students of Delta State University have shared some of their college survival tips. Do NOT use all your flex within the first month of the semester. You will definitely regret it. Don’t sig...

Papa Ain’t in the Top Left

Papa Ain’t in the Top Left

December 3, 2016

My skin is wrinkled cloth Indigo paper child Sunburnt polyester Sixty percent cotton Interweaved with nylon Sunburnt polyester Sixty percent cotton Interweaved with nigga. Papa part of that too. Papa said that I’m his Indigo paper child. Slave boy love his massa Take care of us real good And giveth all shelt...

Bobby’s Hymn

Bobby’s Hymn

December 2, 2016

Bobby want a big gun Like all the other boys Always runnin da streets. Cause they told him to go Kill Kill Kill Kill Kill Kill. Lenses locked, camera Isn’t rolling. bang. No Vest, no backup, no moms, Even though she said that She’d never leave like pops. Make em think that you bad And the rest gon follow....

Mississippi State Flag

Mississippi State Flag

December 1, 2016

Delta State University has become the last public university in Mississippi to permanently lower the state flag as of November 3rd, 2016. After thrusting Delta State into a controversial national spotlight, the school administration has decided that the current flag does not represent the school’s values. This decisio...

An Assortment of Roommates

An Assortment of Roommates

November 30, 2016

I have been a part of the Delta State University’s community since the fall of 2015 and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Despite all the homework and projects our professors love to give us, I cannot express how much I appreciate my dorm room even though only half the room is mine. Just being able to watch Netflix and take...

General Education Requirements: Necessary or Not

General Education Requirements: Necessary or Not

November 29, 2016

General education requirements, Gen Eds for short, is a phrase that has been in most college students’ vocabulary since high school. Gen Eds are courses that everyone has to take and pass regardless of his or her major to complete his or her degree. The majority of general education requirements at Delta State consist of Engli...

How to Survive Finals week

How to Survive Finals week

November 28, 2016

With finals week approaching quickly, the clock is ticking down for Christmas holidays. Everyone is dying for a break. There is exactly 15 days of school left (excluding weekends), but in order to make it to the other side of the semester, we all have to face the daunting week of finals. The week of countless hours in the library, ...