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Alumni Association and Foundation

Alumni Association and Foundation

March 27, 2017

The Delta State Alumni Association provides the connection linking the University with over 30,000 graduates. It exists to connect graduates for continued support, fellowship, and networking across the United States. The Alumni Association is a separate organization from the Foundation, but has established several funds for...

The GSA Screens Pariah

The GSA Screens Pariah

March 26, 2017

The first GSA Movie Night of the Spring 2017 semester was held on Feb 20. The organization screened the 2011 film Pariah, which is about a young gay black woman coming of age in the Bronx. The screening was held in the Jacob Conference Center in Ewing Hall. The GSA provided pizza before the screening, including a vegan option. ...

The Delta Players Present Speech and Debate

The Delta Players Present Speech and Debate

March 25, 2017

The Delta Players premiered their production of Stephen Karam's “Speech and Debate” on Mar 22. This is Dr. Kilby Allen's directorial debut at Delta State. The cast is comprised of Layla Young, Logan Swain, Jess Bennett, and Ginny Smith. The Delta Players have partnered with the GSA for this play, accepting donations for...

BPAC’s Ambassador Program

BPAC’s Ambassador Program

Penny Bedford

March 25, 2017

Filed under News, Spring 2017

The Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is searching for new volunteers for the Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Program began in 1996, a year after the BPAC was opened. The ambassadors are volunteers who serve as greeters, ticket takers, ushers, door captains, and more at BPAC during events, performances, and shows. Ambassadors...

Surviving High School: Chapter 2

Surviving High School: Chapter 2

March 24, 2017

“Ah, our newest student has finally graced us with her presence,” Mr. Tillridge, the biology teacher, sneered from the blackboard. She winced at his disapproving glare as she walked hurriedly to an empty desk by the window. “Now, as I was saying before being rudely interrupted by Miss Lycora…” So shocked and dazed...

Purple Ivory

Purple Ivory

Kendall Morrow

March 19, 2017

Filed under Art, Spring 2017

Lady Statesmen Send Falcons into Frenzy

Lady Statesmen Send Falcons into Frenzy

March 11, 2017

The Lady Statesmen softball team traveled outside Mississippi state lines to take on five different teams in Montevallo, Alabama during the second weekend of February.  In a weekend tournament they called “Falcon Frenzy,” the Lady Statesmen brought their A-game. They finished the weekend with four wins and only one loss.   Just...

Check Out the Wiley Planetarium

Check Out the Wiley Planetarium

March 9, 2017

The Roy L. and Clara Belle Wiley Planetarium, originally built in 1976, has been newly renovated and reopened to students and the public as of Oct., 2016. Located at the end of the Caylor-White-Walters complex, the planetarium now houses a dual 3-D Digistar 5 digital projector system. The planetarium, which is currently the...

Poll: Spring Break

Poll: Spring Break

March 8, 2017

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Who are You Calling a Rooster?

Who are You Calling a Rooster?

By Rachel Red

March 7, 2017

Filed under Spring 2017, What in the World is...

The Chinese zodiac has long captivated people across the globe, but with its fame have come some misconceptions. Like, isn’t the Chinese zodiac just a rip-off of the Western zodiac? It’s not! Yes, the Chinese version, or shēngxiào, is “only” 2,000 to 2,500 years old to the Western’s approximate 5,000, but the two ...

There’s a New Sherriff in Town

There’s a New Sherriff in Town

March 6, 2017

After serving for nearly 25 years on the Delta State police force, Chief Lynn Buford retired on January 17, 2017. Now, there’s a new sheriff in town, Chief Jeff Johns. In light of the new hire, The Statement reached out to Chief Jeff Johns to help students and faculty get to know him a little better. This transcript has been...

Paradise

Paradise

March 5, 2017

Gray. Nothing but dull gray. No color.  No sound.  No brightness or life. Just Gray.   It is the color of nothing. Bleak and Cold. A color for mind-numbing.   There is no sound here. Just a deafening silence, That puts a buzz in my ear.   There is no brightness. No beautiful...