The Delta Statement

What if You are not a Christian?

What if You are not a Christian?

October 2, 2018

Delta State welcomes many international students from around the world, bringing cultural and religious diversity. With the majority among them being Muslim, students have decided to form a Muslim student association. According to students, the purpose of this association is to introduce diversity and share the values and traditions...

The Artist

Madison Kalia, Copy Editor

October 1, 2018

Filed under Delta Arts, Fall 2018, Short Stories

I stare at the wall. I have no choice but to look at it. I sit too close to see anything else. So, I look at the not-so-ever-stretching plane. I wonder to myself why this wall decided to become a wall and not maybe an ocean or a bed. I decide it needed to be a wall so that I could paint it. It asked me to paint it. It was desperate. I stare at the wall, and I see its almost glimmering sheen and its tiny pores that threaten to call it a liar when it claims to be smooth. I should have primed it, I think as I wait for the paint to dry. You should always pri...

DSU Writing Center Receives New Computers

DSU Writing Center Receives New Computers

September 28, 2018

At the beginning of the 2018 Fall semester, Writing Center Director Dr. Judith Coleman received news that the campus Writing Center would be getting new computers. The four current computers that the Writing Center has are old and do not necessarily work very well (some do not even turn on). Due to this, they were assessed...

Short-Term Memory Loss: How the Statesmen Plan to Turn Around the Season

Short-Term Memory Loss: How the Statesmen Plan to Turn Around the Season

September 28, 2018

With three losses already this season, Delta State's football team is moving on with some help from selective short-term memory loss.   The team is no longer focused on the past games. The Statesmen are ready to prove that these losses will not define their season. They are expecting a major turn around to the season...

Saavedra’s Bio

Saavedra’s Bio

September 23, 2018

Saavedra Martin is a freshman and is from Horn Lake, Mississippi. The diversity and small campus of Delta State University (DSU) are what attracted her most to obtain her English degree here, which she hopes to use to go into publishing after she graduates. On campus, she is a member of the DSU choir and chamber choir. She also ...

Put a Ring on It (Equality Version): The MANgagement Rings

Put a Ring on It (Equality Version): The MANgagement Rings

April 30, 2018

Sitting on my bed, legs crossed, and a blank comment for a discussion on Canvas staring laughingly at me, I tap the keys half-heartedly in a rhythm that does not match the beat of the music I’m listening to. Inspiration for Pitch 10, a.k.a. the article-that-calls-out-journalism-unbiasness-but-it’s-not-true-unbias-because-that-doesn’t-exist, and boy,...

I Guess it Rains Down in Africa

I Guess it Rains Down in Africa

April 30, 2018

“I guess it rains down in Africa” blares through your dreams and jars you back into consciousness. At first you look around thinking you are still sleeping, because why on earth would that song be playing? Then, realization sets in. You enlisted into the military. You deployed to Africa. It indeed rains in Africa. Then you...

Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Depression: It Can Happen to Anyone

Merissa Pittman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Spring 2018

Years ago, people believed that depression could be treated with chemicals or drugs.   This belief was supported by false use of data from tests that were conducted by various researchers. Big businesses within the medical community supported findings that increased the likelihood that the public would “buy” into the solution...

Our Home, Ninovan

Our Home, Ninovan

April 15, 2018

Your majesty can not be defined. Gliding through the air with wind under your feathers. Unafraid Your world has been taken over Two legged creatures destroyed the home you knew from birth For what? Paper they will write their inadequate dreams upon then discard. You deserve better. You deserve...

Ways to Help Decrease Dropout Rates

Ways to Help Decrease Dropout Rates

April 10, 2018

Research done by the “Do Something Project” shows that approximately 25% of all high school freshmen will fail to graduate high school. With an increase in high school dropout rates, everyone is looking for someone to blame. Parents seem to catch a lot of the heat for this because they are having to work long hours...

Time’s Up

Time’s Up

April 1, 2018

With all the women standing up for gender equality and supporting each other in every field, the #MeToo and TIME’S UP movements have brought changes to women`s lives in many parts of the world. Women who have once gone through sexual discrimination and harassment can finally speak up for themselves. People have started to...

Being a Young Parent in College

Being a Young Parent in College

April 1, 2018

The stress that is put on the parent as she/ he tries to pursue their career. Some sources say that parents are the most stressed because it takes a lot of energy to deal with a child. Some parents lack support from family and friends. This also cause the drop out rate to be so high with young parents. Being a parent at ...