The Delta Statement

The Old Story Teller, You Say?

The Old Story Teller, You Say?

February 9, 2016

In recognition of Mississippi and to celebrate Mississippi’s Freedom Day and the Abolishment of Slavery, The Reverend George Lee and Fannie Lou Hamer Civil Rights Museum will have The Old Story Teller, along with others, reenacting skits that deals with issues of Slavery, Civil War, Sharecropping, The Civil Rights Movement,...

Professor Patricia Roberts shown in her office. (Courtesy Delta State University)

No Boundaries

February 9, 2016

Walking into DSU’s journalism program my freshman year, I did not know what to expect. I was extremely quiet, and I never did too much talking. I soon met the very outspoken, wise woman known as Patricia Roberts. I didn’t know much about journalism, but I knew I loved writing and wanted to touch people with my stories. Patricia...

Green Light: All Gas, No Brakes

Green Light: All Gas, No Brakes

Aallyah Wright, Editor

February 9, 2016

Twenty-two year old, Treyzar “Boochie” Eatmon, is an entrepreneur and current student at Delta State University. See why he shines so bright. Eatmon started his own organization, All Gas No Breaks, on Feb. 14, 2015. He is the president and founder of this group. “Whatever we go for, we go nonstop until we accomplish...

Green Light: Natalie Carroll

Green Light: Natalie Carroll

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016

Natalie Carroll is an assistant professor of Graphic Design at Delta State University. This is Carroll’s second year teaching at DSU. She teaches beginner and upper level courses such as Typography, Package Design, and Advanced Graphic Design. During the summer, she normally teaches a section of Introduction to Art. Carroll said she almost got a degree in chemistry because she excelled in science but after visiting the Art Department at The University of Tennessee at Martin, “something just clicked.” “I was just drawn to the field of design and how versatile it could be,” she said. When she is not designing for a client, her personal portfolio is more in the digital art/collage realm. She likes the idea of fragments, colors, and repeated images. She said that she likes breaking images up, this way it loses its original meaning and becomes something completely different. She is an active member of the trivia group,...

Queen

Queen

February 9, 2016

Elegance carved in her DNA, Smile as beautiful as a full moon, Her home plays as odds against her. But adversity just isn't her tomb, Her strength rivaling hardened metal. She faulters like any human, But rises like any sun. Spirit as gorgeous as roses blooming, One would think she requires a tiara. To show that...

Delta State journalism students Laura Orsborn (left to right), Elisabetta Zengaro, Conor Bell (back row), Tiago Doneux, Aallyah Wright and La Tia Penn display a record number of Mississippi Press Association awards for news, editorials, features, photography, graphic design and general excellence. The awards were presented at the annual Better Newspaper Contest in Jackson on March 26. Associate professor Patricia Roberts, Delta Statement advisor, is fourth from left. (The Delta Statement)

Forever Grateful For Your Presence

February 9, 2016

Professor Roberts: You taught me so much in so little time. It breaks my heart that you can't teach me again in this lifetime. As I write this, I smile as the tears flow because I know that you are at peace. I know that you are somewhere being nosy and asking all the right questions, the usual. It's difficult for me to express...

Statesmen Drops the Ball

Statesmen Drops the Ball

January 28, 2016

JACKSON, Tennessee. – Despite a comeback-effort during the second half, the Delta State University men's basketball team dropped its third straight game in a 51-48 loss to Union University on Thursday at Fred DeLay Gym. Two Statesmen scored in double digits. Devin Schmidt led the team with 16 points, followed by freshman Br...