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“Snappin’ It Up” In DSU’S Phoneography Class

“Snappin’ It Up” In DSU’S Phoneography Class

February 11, 2016

Phoneography, a new course at Delta State University, is taught by R. Kim Rushing, professor of Art, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:50 – 1:30. Phoneography is a course that teaches students to take nice photos, the inexpensive way, by using their cellphone cameras. “The best camera that you can case to take photographs...

Can You Stand the Heat?

Can You Stand the Heat?

February 11, 2016

During these last two weeks, students have experienced smoldering temperatures, but not outside. There have been dorms on campus that have had unbearable heat control. Several students have resorted to having multiple cooling fans and opening their windows in their room. Yet, there are still many complaints. Not only is the...

Typical Night

Typical Night

February 11, 2016

The snow melts on the ground as the cold air seeps under my window Traces of mist blotch my face as I listen to night sing its song A beautiful harmony of emotions that only the purest of minds can understand Rhythmic peace flows through my heart sending away my troubles I find myself lost in its beat of mystery...

Judgement

Judgement

February 11, 2016

Write, they say Do this that way Your tomorrow of meaningless success can happen any day A thought. Not original. Your thoughts… Not individual. A photo—one that’s digital unrelatedly interconnected unusual is the normality It’s funny how the juxtapositions of life become formality  

Green Light: Tori Summers

Green Light: Tori Summers

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Filed under Okra Spotlight, Spring 2016

Tori Summers is a senior speech and hearing science major at Delta State. She said she plans to work as a speech-language pathologist until she can continue her path towards a master’s in special education. Summers is a resident assistant in Brumby­ Castle Hall. She has been an RA for the fall 2015 and the current,...

Constantly Moving

Constantly Moving

February 11, 2016

Life as a floating dock. Back, Forth, side to side.   Life as a swing. Back, Forth, side to side.   Life as a helicopter. Back, Forth, side to side.  

The Place in Your Mind

The Place in Your Mind

February 11, 2016

Fireflies dancing in the wind, Blue Autumn in a Winter Wonderland, Narnia on the other side, A storm on your side. Reality fades, Imagination becomes, Dreamland, Freedland. Open the door and experience this, Or ride the storm out? Reality soon becomes imagination, Imagination soon becomes reality.

Beholding Their Beauty

Beholding Their Beauty

February 11, 2016

Behold, the beauty that stands before you Has no shape or size. Nor does the color of their skin come without judgment. To view them with your eyes and to gaze upon their glory. You try to see past their flesh and appearance, Just to find the beauty that lies within. Glancing upon their face you are not aware...

To Wear or Not to Wear

To Wear or Not to Wear

February 11, 2016

Isn’t it crazy how the weather is changing drastically? From December until now, the weather has been weirdly interesting yet very annoying. One second it is extremely cold outside, and I have to bundle up in extreme gear, and the next second, it is time to bring out the sunglasses and crop tops. I might be over exaggerating...

Debate on Black History Month

Debate on Black History Month

February 11, 2016

In the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, February is recognized as Black History Month. This month is meant to highlight and commemorate the African Americans that had in impact on black history. Such people include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and the list goes on. It is...

Statesmen Trounce Argos at Home

February 11, 2016

CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Delta State University's offensive dominance included five Statesmen scoring in double figures en route to a 74-48 victory over West Florida on Thursday night at Walter Sillers Coliseum. Delta State carried their offensive rampage from its previous game into the contest with West Florida. DSU started...

Faculty Senate Update

Faculty Senate Update

February 11, 2016

The Faculty Senate meeting took place on Jan. 19, 2016. The agenda was read as printed. More old business than new business was discussed. Throughout the meeting, the one issue that sparked everyone in the room was the evaluation of teachers. To students this isn’t much of a big deal, but to instructors this is part of...