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Passport to Success

Passport to Success

April 10, 2017

The Alumni Foundation and Career Services have teamed together to host an event, Passport to Success, for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. The event focuses on the future of Delta State’s students. Passport to Success will create LinkedIn profiles for the participants free of charge. LinkedIn is a networking tool for...

Opinion: Make America Smart Again

Opinion: Make America Smart Again

April 9, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he will propose a $54 billion dollar increase in defense spending, while cutting $54 billion to domestic programs. "Everybody used to say America never lost a war," Trump said, "Now we never win and don't fight to win." But Mr. President, what about education? What about winning...

Lady Statesmen Sweep Union

Lady Statesmen Sweep Union

April 8, 2017

On March 4 and 5, the Lady Statesmen softball team faced up against Union University in a three-game show down. The Lady Statesmen destroyed the competition, claiming all three wins in their first home games of the season. This marks their first Gulf South Conference series win of the season.   In the first game of...

Okra Spotlight: Jessica Byrd

Okra Spotlight: Jessica Byrd

April 6, 2017

Jessica Byrd is an artistic and proud alumnus of Delta State University. Byrd graduated in 2004 with a BA in Art. Her favorite artists are Vincent van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe. Byrd loves experimenting with color, texture, movement, and different media, which is evident in her wonderful masterpieces. “Delta State ...

Great Wall

Great Wall

April 4, 2017

There's this great big wall Made of farmer's bricks. And it's thousands of miles long- but I could walk the whole thing, if it meant I could drink hot tea with those two everyday. There's this great giant wall made of painful attempts at protection. And it's hundreds of feet high- but I could climb the whole thing,...

How DSU Internships Can Help You Prepare for Your Career

How DSU Internships Can Help You Prepare for Your Career

April 3, 2017

Brittany Smart is in her last semester of the Social Work Program at Delta State, which involves a required internship. The Delta Statement asked Smart some questions about how Delta State has helped her prepare for her internship as well as for after graduation. Smart is currently interning under a social worker at an elementary...

Cold Notes

Cold Notes

April 2, 2017

Momma would sit down with her laptop on the couch and eat ice all day long. Yes, I’m talking cold cubes of ice and a never ending “CRUNCH, CRUNCH, CRUNCH” that drove me up a god-damn wall.   I googled it once. Web MD said that eating ice, or Pagophagia, as its known in the world of medical science, can be related...

Statesmen Sync Second

Statesmen Sync Second

April 1, 2017

On Feb. 18, the Delta State men’s swim team competed in their final day of the NSISC Championships. After four days of intense competition between many different swim teams, the Statesmen pulled out of there with the silver.   The NSISC was hosted right here in Delta State’s very own pool. The campus was booming...

Wrap it Up

Wrap it Up

Kendall Morrow

April 1, 2017

Filed under Spring 2017, Student Organizations

Members from the African American Student Council hosted events to advocate for women of different cultures to stick to their roots rather than leaving them behind in order to fit into the culture in the Delta. Many Arabic women on campus stopped wearing their headscarves and hijabs completely due to derogatory comments made...

Five Things To Do in Cleveland, Miss.

Five Things To Do in Cleveland, Miss.

March 30, 2017

Cleveland might seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere––if you count fields as far as the eye can see as nothing––but inside city limits, it’s a different story.  Whether your tastes revolve around art, music, food, nature, or history, you’re sure to find something of interest, and to help your search, we at...

A Stone in a Glass of Wine

A Stone in a Glass of Wine

March 28, 2017

passing away what do you get out of it? when will I get out of it?   a foot sinking into the ground a sock soaked w/ water the green towel drys off liquid needles it molds the locks   no one's told you why the alarm bell rings?   do you have a minute – wait never mind   I...

The Illusionists-Live From Broadway in the Delta

The Illusionists-Live From Broadway in the Delta

March 27, 2017

The Illusionists will be hitting the stage in the Delta for a short period of time, but that does not mean their performance will be anything short of amazing. On Thursday evening starting at 7:30 p.m., this magician act right from Broadway will be at Delta State’s own Bologna Performing Arts Center, and you don’t want to...