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Carlson Cleans Up Campus

Carlson Cleans Up Campus

Stormy Ferrell, Publisher

November 3, 2017

Filed under Fall 2017, Features

After finally finding an open parking spot, I tossed out my cigarette, grabbed my backpack, and scurried to class, staring into my phone. On the way, I glanced up and noticed a woman walking DSU’s Green Mile. There was something different about her, though; she wasn’t just exercising. I watched as the woman veered off into...

Does One Size Fit All in Today’s Society?

Does One Size Fit All in Today’s Society?

November 3, 2017

As recent years have passed, Americans and myself have become more aware of the recent racial tensions between white Americans and African Americans. With riots that end in tragedies like Charlottesville and NFL athletes taking a knee to protest police brutality, it makes me wonder how many steps backward have we taken? After...

Academic Life vs Social Life

Academic Life vs Social Life

November 2, 2017

Abulfaz Hajizada, a student here at DSU, gives some advice on how to manage a social life with academic life. Hajizada believes that, "Managing your time wisely is a vital part of student life." He is majoring in Computer Information System and a senior this year at DSU. Despite working a part time job and participating ...

Southern Hospitality at DSU

Southern Hospitality at DSU

November 2, 2017

Located in Mississippi, Delta State University is at the heart of the south. For many exchange students, the first few days in the States brings on homesickness, insomnia, and communication barriers. Although, once classes begin to kick off and more students arrive to campus—things begin to get easier! With that being ...

Scorching Earth

Scorching Earth

November 1, 2017

Hot sand burned the soles of my feet as I stumbled up another sand dune. It was the hundredth one I’d climbed and probably wasn’t going to be the last one as there was an entire sea of them as far as the eye could see. Scorching heat seared my face red along with my arms and legs as I tried to swallow with a dry mouth. I s...

Exploring Cleveland

Exploring Cleveland

October 31, 2017

Need a quick break from your classes? Why not explore some of the opportunities for some fun and exercise that is surrounding you? There are many options not only around DSU campus to fill up your down time, but also all around the town of Cleveland, Miss. A great place to keep you busy is at the Forest E. Wyatt Center, locat...

From Samhain to All Hallows Eve

From Samhain to All Hallows Eve

October 31, 2017

Many Christians feel that it is not appropriate to celebrate Halloween because of its sketchy background. Halloween has the stigma attached to it that it is associated with witchcraft and evil, therefore, many people are quick to avoid having anything to do with the holiday. However, after taking a deeper look into the history...

People Are Like Lollipops

October 19, 2017

Dorm Life Isn’t Always the Greatest Experience

Dorm Life Isn’t Always the Greatest Experience

October 13, 2017

Some universities require that freshmen live on campus their first year and others don’t care if you do or not. Regardless, many of us at DSU have experienced dorm life, and that includes the good and the bad. I know there are plenty of pros and cons of living in the dorm, but I'm not going to talk about the great things about...

DSU Art Faculty Fills Wright Gallery

DSU Art Faculty Fills Wright Gallery

October 13, 2017

Every year, Delta State University has an exhibit opening filled with pieces from the art professors, known as the faculty art show. This year the official opening was on Sept. 28, 2017, and viewings are available until Oct. 26, 2017, in the Wright Art Gallery on DSU campus. In a recent article, written by Jennifer Farish, t...

DSU English Professor Releases Memoir

DSU English Professor Releases Memoir

Kole Oakes, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017

Filed under Campus Happenings, Fall 2017, Okra Spotlight

Mike Smith, author and English professor at DSU, has recently released a new book of essays: And There Was Evening And There Was Morning. The essays detail his experience witnessing his first wife's illness and death and his step-daughter's illness and recovery. Smith published the first essay in the book, “My Two Emil...

92nd Birthday of DSU

92nd Birthday of DSU

October 12, 2017

On Sept., 13, 2017, DSU celebrated its 92nd birthday with a lot zeal and zest. The anniversary celebration began in Whitefield Hall at noon. Current and retired faculty and supervisors shared their history at the university with the public. Speakers included President William N. LaForge, Dr. Johnny Arnold, Dr. Kent Wyatt, Dr. E...