The Delta Statement

bugs, birds, buildings

bugs, birds, buildings

April 27, 2017

intricately designed in small places; of one mind   whistling different notes; sing the same song   set apart; a part of one purpose  

An Endless War

An Endless War

April 26, 2017

On March 9, 2017, President Donald Trump proposed a 2018 fiscal year budget that would eliminate funding for, among others, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These federal programs offer grants to agencies, organizations, and institutions dedicated to scholarship and...

Ecuador’s Gatekeeper

Ecuador’s Gatekeeper

April 25, 2017

The ocean blue sky, the lush green mountains towering above me, the crisp wind blowing past my curls; it is the plurality of a soothing nature. I am afraid to look down. Crowds of strangers gather to watch as I step closer to the edge. “Are you sure you want to do this?” a man shouts from the crowd. I look back, unmoved...

Tough Day at the Tennis Courts

Tough Day at the Tennis Courts

April 24, 2017

The Halls Ferry Road Tennis Courts in Vicksburg, Miss., hosted our Statesmen tennis team to face off against Alcorn State University on March 29. It was a tough time for the Statesmen. Alcorn University took the lead early during the round of doubles. On the third court Mason Vice and Joao Yamacita defeated their opponents,...

Words I Never Said

Words I Never Said

April 23, 2017

My head throbs as I wipe away my tears Those restless words just echoing in my head As I fall to my knees I wonder why I am here And this pain I feel, because of something I never said   How do I tell your or make you see After apologizing for a crime I did not commit That I would not say something...

“Trumping” the Future of our Children in the Mississippi Delta

“Trumping” the Future of our Children in the Mississippi Delta

April 22, 2017

On March 16, 2017, the Trump administration released the proposed federal budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Along with an increase in the defense budget, a variety of programs such as The Environmental Protection Agency, The Agricultural Department, and The Department of Commerce are in danger to receive significant cuts to their...

The Unexpected Child

The Unexpected Child

April 21, 2017

The “Fighting Okra” was first conceived in 1985. Its unknowing parents included a few members of the Statesmen basketball and baseball teams. Their idea was simple: “What is mean and green?”   The creation of the Statesmen was much humbler than that of the Okra. Delta State Teacher’s College held its first...

Ode to the Statement: A Behind the Scenes Look at Student Publications

Ode to the Statement: A Behind the Scenes Look at Student Publications

Rachel Red

April 20, 2017

Filed under Features, Spring 2017

Only death can save you now. Even then, you muse as you stare up at the ceiling tiles, arm flung across your forehead with enough weight to dredge up a headache, your article deadline will live on without you. A sigh flops from your lips. Unwillingly, tension sparking at the edges of your vision, your gaze slides towards the...

Delta State Bookstore

Delta State Bookstore

April 18, 2017

Delta State University offers a wide variety of assistance to students who attend the school, especially when it comes to their financial standings. One of these sources is the university’s book store which is located in the Union, right at the heart of campus. Not only does the book store offer all the student’s school-spirited...

Freedom of Choice

Freedom of Choice

April 17, 2017

Every semester at Delta State University (DSU), on-campus freshmen and sophomores pay $1,530 for the All Access meal plan. The plan includes unlimited Block Meals from the Young-Mauldin Cafeteria and $190 FLEX Dollars that students can use at both the cafeteria and the Student Union, which houses Java City, Chick-fil-A, Burger...

Wannabe Warrior

Wannabe Warrior

Rachel Red

April 16, 2017

Filed under Features, Spring 2017

If you’re like most college students, you barely have time or the energy to drag yourself to those 8 a.m. classes without getting splattered by the cars speed-racing around the Quad—and even then, more-than-recommended quantities of coffee are likely involved. How, then, are you supposed to find time to maintain your health...

A History of Someone’s History about History in the Delta

A History of Someone’s History about History in the Delta

April 13, 2017

Emily Jones, a Greenville native, knows a lot about the Delta, and she should. She’s been Delta State University’s Archivist for the past 14 years. The Delta Statement recently caught up with her to shed some light on herself as well as one of Delta State’s hidden gems: The Charles W. Capps Jr. Archive and Museum building. How did you...