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The Sweetest Lie: A Pakistani Folktale

The Sweetest Lie: A Pakistani Folktale

December 25, 2017

Once upon a time, there was a king so generous and kind. He would always wander across the streets in disguise to listen to his people’s conversations, their problems, and their thoughts. One fine day while walking in a beautiful garden, the king noticed four women whispering. Being curious, he hid himself behind a tree...

A Psalm of Life

A Psalm of Life

December 5, 2017

This inspiring poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807 - 1882) was first published in 1838. It uses an ABAB rhyming pattern. Longfellow explained the poems purpose as "a transcript of my thoughts and feelings at the time I wrote, and of the conviction therein expressed, that Life is something more than an idle dream." A very...

They Toured 6th Street After Dark

They Toured 6th Street After Dark

November 19, 2017

One morning as tear gas ghosts waft from sobbing streets, A little boy huddles inside a car. The left door is missing.  The boy remembers Metal shrieking the previous night, and Flares and flashlight beams striking As carelessly as any fist. This overturned bulk had made like refuge After warm arms grew limp And cold.  But n...

Statesman VS The Fighting Okra

Statesman VS The Fighting Okra

Kaitlyn Walker, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2017

Filed under Art, Fall 2017, Okra Spotlight, Uncategorized

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Ellen Hoog Goes to the Circus with You

Ellen Hoog Goes to the Circus with You

November 17, 2017

Close the dike for the day And go fly a kite, but watch out, Ellen will kick you And the birds will lick you [cute]. Get ten cakes while you’re out, Eat them all in one day See a magic show- it’s amusing. Sit on your friend’s bed after and Eat some blueberries Drink a coke, pet a lamb, Maybe play burn ball Dial your mum o...

I’m Just Going to Highlight the Important Parts

I’m Just Going to Highlight the Important Parts

November 17, 2017

  You do need sleep, go to sleep. You can’t sleep 3 hours a night and function. Coffee isn’t a replacement for sleep. When stress drinking don’t choose liquor. When stress drinking and you do choose liquor, try not to puke on your computer. Have a glass of wine instead. Not 6 glasses of wine. ...

My Adventures with Mark Begin

My Adventures with Mark Begin

November 5, 2017

What happened that night was so strange, and yet so real. It seemed to have lasted for quite some time, yet it was only in a single night! I will try to explain it as best as I can. The details are so striking and memorable that I think I can do a pretty good job of telling it, though I might miss a few more minor details. There...

In the Woods of the County of Flanders: the year 1088 A.D.

In the Woods of the County of Flanders: the year 1088 A.D.

November 5, 2017

The chase was on! The boar charged through the trees, brushing by bushes as often as he could in a futile attempt to get away from his pursuers who were bearing down on him as they flew through the woods on agile steeds. He was wearing out and he knew it. He must soon find the right place and time to face his attackers...

Scorching Earth

Scorching Earth

November 1, 2017

Hot sand burned the soles of my feet as I stumbled up another sand dune. It was the hundredth one I’d climbed and probably wasn’t going to be the last one as there was an entire sea of them as far as the eye could see. Scorching heat seared my face red along with my arms and legs as I tried to swallow with a dry mouth. I s...

People Are Like Lollipops

October 19, 2017

DSU Art Faculty Fills Wright Gallery

DSU Art Faculty Fills Wright Gallery

October 13, 2017

Every year, Delta State University has an exhibit opening filled with pieces from the art professors, known as the faculty art show. This year the official opening was on Sept. 28, 2017, and viewings are available until Oct. 26, 2017, in the Wright Art Gallery on DSU campus. In a recent article, written by Jennifer Farish, t...

(A Bird) A Shadow

(A Bird) A Shadow

October 5, 2017

  I face outside through the grimy windows and ​wash away flakes of  food from the bowl  –  ​ The sun shines onto the silver of the faucet,  reflecting back light of the sun straight into ​my eyes  ​and the reflection doesn't hurt   like the sun did the times I looked ​straight at it – And as I ...