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Students Form Smiles with Smile Train

Students Form Smiles with Smile Train

February 16, 2016

On Feb. 8, 2016, a booth in the student union was set up with candies and treats to be sold for a dollar a piece to raise money in support of Smile Train, a charity organization that provides cleft lip and cleft pallet surgeries for children. Later in the week, to boost donations a raffle was started at $5 per ticket, the prize...

Crescent Wrench No. 1

Crescent Wrench No. 1

February 16, 2016

Sometimes I need you Although old and weathered with age Your beginning and latter strength has no end. You’re experiencing better days I’m reminded of you as I gaze— At the twilight Whose waning light I’ll soon miss Sometimes I need you Honestly, you’re the only one I’ve ever kissed Your...

Chocolate Lovers Month

Chocolate Lovers Month

February 15, 2016

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and many different types of chocolate can be seen on the shelves at just about every store around. According to The Statistical Portal website, chocolate sales in the United States have increased from twenty billion in 2013 to twenty-one billion in 2016. Ladarrius Cole, a physical education majo...

Tri Delta Fundraiser for St. Jude

Tri Delta Fundraiser for St. Jude

February 13, 2016

TheTri Delta sorority held a fundraiser in the Student Union for St. Jude from Feb. 9-­12. Tri Delta’s philanthropy is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The partnership between St. Jude and Tri Delta began in 1999. “Our partnership with St. Jude has allowed us to support their mission of finding a cure for childhood...

Is “Formation” Her Greatest Creation?

February 13, 2016

Do you ever feel like an outcast when everyone likes something and you’re the only one who doesn’t, or partially doesn't? This is exactly how I feel about Beyoncé’s new song "Formation." Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Beyoncé, but this song wasn’t a complete win for me. I catch myself singing the lyrics because...

Conform

Conform

February 13, 2016

Black like an endless abyss. Round and around you go. Inch deep or inches deep? Weave or swirl out, about. Branch you sit on, still. Deep space you conform in. Out and about, you are. One day you will form. One day life is fine. One day life can end.  ...

It’s Not All Sunsets and Roses

It’s Not All Sunsets and Roses

February 11, 2016

Let's be real, relationships are imperfect, which is why we're here for you at the Statement's new Dishin' Dirt advice column. Send your questions to [email protected] and let the dishin' begin.

Me

Me

February 11, 2016

I seek love only to find love’s illusion Like a wolf in sheep's clothing, I was lured to my own sacrifice Scared of what was to come But not seeing what was done What is left of me The shell of the man you once knew Empty and hollowed out Hidden behind the stories Like most legends leave me a myth

Green Light: Amber Dodge

Green Light: Amber Dodge

February 11, 2016

Amber Dodge is a junior majoring in wildlife management from Goldsboro, N.C. Dodge wants to work in a rehabilitation center for animals but is still unsure what kind of animals she would like to work with. She has time to figure this out. She said that she chose Delta State because it offered a decent price for tuition,...

Poetic Statement

Poetic Statement

February 11, 2016

They say you should say what you mean and mean what you say. You can do both, but they won't hear you either way. They silenced the noise, but all we did was whisper. Hot off the press, it'd never be crisper. Too scared to illustrate, so few words are drawn out Too weak to vociferate, but they wouldn't hear the shout. "Say...

Saving Paw Prints

Saving Paw Prints

February 11, 2016

The music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon held a fundraiser from Jan. 25 through Jan. 29, to help raise money and awareness for the no kill shelter Paw Prints. Mu Phi Epsilon had a booth set up in the Student Union from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept donations for Paw Prints. The organization wants to be more active in the community and...