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Taking the Road Less Traveled

Taking the Road Less Traveled

October 5, 2017

"The Road Less Traveled" by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;   Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and ...

DSU to the Rescue: Hurricane Harvey

DSU to the Rescue: Hurricane Harvey

October 5, 2017

Aug. 25, 2017, Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey, a category three hurricane with one hundred thirty miles per hour winds, and only twelve years after the Gulf Cost was hit by Category 5 Hurricane Katrina. Both storms left behind billions of dollars worth of damages. There were people without homes or power, and nowhere to...

Amazon: All Set for Second Headquarters

Amazon: All Set for Second Headquarters

October 4, 2017

After thirty-eight billion dollars of economic growth in Seattle, Amazon’s first home and the world’s biggest online giant is planning to set up its second headquarters, HQ2, in North America. Amazon has posted an online application to welcome cities to take part in their public search. The deadline for the submission is...

Preparing for the Worst:  Hurricane Irma

Preparing for the Worst:  Hurricane Irma

September 30, 2017

Hurricane Irma has been one the most devastating natural disasters to ever hit South Florida, flooding the homes of millions. With this tragedy, it has left residents wondering where will they stay and how they will start a new life. After advancing storm power in the Pacific Ocean for nearly a week, Hurricane Irma lunged...

Statesman Guide to Success

Statesman Guide to Success

September 30, 2017

Are you a Statesman searching for success? Visit the Student Success Center located on the third floor of the Union in suite 308. There, you will discover a dedicated team of DSU staff who are offering many different resources that can assist students striving for success. This helpful department is on a mission to encourage...

More Money, More Problems: College Edition

More Money, More Problems: College Edition

September 30, 2017

  Most students struggle with managing their money responsibly during their journeys through college. A few DSU students have agreed to answering a few questions concerning their monthly spending habits. The following interview includes: sophomore athlete Tori Mallory, freshman Raven Johnson, and graduate student Alexis...

A Labor Day Reminiscence

A Labor Day Reminiscence

Ayesha Tariq,, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

Filed under Fall 2017

For many DSU students, Labor Day means driving back home for a three-day weekend without any homework. It is rare that someone looks back and takes into consideration of the hardships the national holiday was built upon. Few know it was celebrated on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is one of just ten federal holidays...

Counting the Stars at Wiley Planetarium

Counting the Stars at Wiley Planetarium

September 29, 2017

Located behind Walter-Caylor Hall near 4th Ave., the Wiley Planetarium recently hosted its first showing of the semester entitled, “September Sky.” Director of the planetarium, Dr. Adam Johanson led a discussion on the night constellations and planets Delta State students and the Cleveland community can expect to see thr...

Big Changes in Store for DSU BSU

Big Changes in Store for DSU BSU

September 29, 2017

The Baptist Student Union (BSU) at Delta State is kicking off the semester with a new Director, Andrew “Kappy” Kappenman. Kappenman came to be apart of the BSU at Delta State University from Hernando, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and has been involved with collegiate student ministries...

Okra Out Front: Party on the Library Lawn

Okra Out Front: Party on the Library Lawn

Katilyn Walker, Social Media Editor

September 28, 2017

Filed under Campus Happenings, Fall 2017, News, Student Organizations

Everyone is invited to “Okra Out Front,” the first ever celebration of LGBTQ History Month at Delta State University, on Oct. 5, 6:00 p.m., in front of the Roberts-Laforge Library. The event will open with an introduction to LGTBQ History Month and will include a timeline highlighting important events in the struggle...

Sanders Sculpture Garden Expands to Downtown

Sanders Sculpture Garden Expands to Downtown

Stormy Ferrell, Publisher

September 27, 2017

Filed under Delta Arts, Fall 2017, Features

The city of Cleveland partnered with Hazel and Jimmy Sanders Sculpture Garden to sponsor five sculptures downtown along Sharpe Avenue. “Broken Arrow,” created by artist and Delta State graduate, Lawson King. The piece of art is sentimental to many people within the DSU and Cleveland communities. The arrow stands eight feet tall an...

Five Steps to Balancing Your Academic and Social Life

Five Steps to Balancing Your Academic and Social Life

September 26, 2017

The struggle to maintain a social life and your GPA is real. The Statement interviewed Abulfaz Hajizada and Ahmed Ayman to see how they managed to stay centered and successful at DSU. 1. Time Management Abulfaz Hajizada, Computer Information Systems major, gave his advice: "Managing your time wisely is a vital part of stude...