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Greenlight: Jonathan Westfall

Greenlight: Jonathan Westfall

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

Filed under Okra Spotlight, Spring 2016

Dr. Jonathan Westfall, is an assistant professor for Psychology and Coordinator for First Year Seminar at Delta State University. Westfall joined the DSU psychology faculty in Fall 2014. “I chose Delta State because I could tell it was a school where teaching and interacting with students was the number one priority,"...

History Department Hosts History Movie Night

History Department Hosts History Movie Night

March 3, 2016

The History Department had a History Movie Night screening of “Bridge of Spies” in Jobe Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 9. “Bridge of Spies” was nominated for six academy awards this year. “I chose 'Bridge of Spies,' a Cold War-era drama, because it was a recent, highly acclaimed film relevant to many history...

IFC Fundraiser for Anna Claire Stokes

IFC Fundraiser for Anna Claire Stokes

March 2, 2016

This past week, Feb. 22 -26, the Inner Fraternal Council (IFC) found a lot of Greek merchandise in the student life office and decided to put it to good use. The Greek merchandise found, belongs to the Kappa Sigma, Kappa Alpha, and Phi Mu Alpha organizations. The IFC wanted to put the proceeds from the table towards helping...

Most Beautiful Pageant

Most Beautiful Pageant

March 2, 2016

The Student Government Association (SGA) presented the 2016 Most Beautiful Pageant on Feb. 23, in the Bologna Performing Arts Center. Emily Adams took the title of Most Beautiful and Most Photogenic. The top beauties were Katie Stover, Morgan McClure, Briana Sturgis, and Leah Green. The top ten finalists were Leah Green,...

It’s A Part of Who I Am

It’s A Part of Who I Am

March 1, 2016

They look at my kinks, coils, and curls and wonder how I manage to tame them. I tell them, "Its a part of who I am."   They stare at my sun kissed skin and wonder why I am not a shade lighter. I tell them, "Its a a part of who I am."   They imagine having my big, bold lips and gaze at the way ...

AASC’s Spring Induction Ceremony

AASC’s Spring Induction Ceremony

March 1, 2016

The African American Student Council hosted their spring induction ceremony on Feb. 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lena Roberts Chapel. "[The] induction ceremony is set to celebrate members and the collaborations with other organizations on campus " said Symmbol Sanderlin, AASC's publicist. Judge Jaribu Hill was the speaker...

Delta Jewels Oral History

Delta Jewels Oral History

March 1, 2016

On Feb. 17, Delta State hosted The Delta Jewels Oral History event. The event took place in the Jacob Conference Center in Ewing Hall. Alysia Burton Steele graced the event with her presence as the guest speaker. Steele was also there on a tour promoting her book Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom. Steele move...

The Hunt

The Hunt

March 1, 2016

  Dragons breathe fire, boat on water, sword and shield, with ballista and web. The dragon is spotted, the Archangels fly, down and down they go through the smoke and clouds. The wings are folded, more speed is gained, vision is unclear, and the dragon disappears. The clouds part, the ground approache...

Of Ebony Embers

Of Ebony Embers

March 1, 2016

Delta State University's Diversity Committee presented "Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance" on Feb. 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Jobe Auditorium. Arlene Sanders, Instructor of Politcal Science and Chair of the Diversity Committee, and President William N. Laforge gave a brief welcome and introduction. "This event...

Mirrors

Mirrors

M. Brynn Bertrand, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

Filed under Poems, Spring 2016

Everywhere I turn, a mirror stands in my way, Each showing a vision of myself in the future, Pulling me in different directions. The images whisper softly in my mind, Telling me which way to go, Telling me who to be.   A maze of mirrors like the maze at a circus, The harder you look for...

I Am

I Am

March 1, 2016

I bottle the wind 'tis but unclaimed potential contained within I cap the snow 'tis but Hate's wounded heart aching for Love to grow I bring the rain only to find there's no hail to gain I see what eyes see 'tis but a lens, an unfathomable marker whose waning light shines darker ...