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Drawing on the Walls: The Beauty of Graffiti

A painted traffic cone by PC, showing that not all graffiti is bad and offensive.

Joanna Johnson, Social Media Manager

October 26, 2020

When you think of graffiti, what do you imagine? You possibly imagine symbols plastered on buildings in a city or initials on abandoned houses. No matter what your definition of graffiti is, chances are that you do not imagine it as art.   Art has a broad definition. It can be music, paintings, sculptures, etc. I...

Decisions Decisions

College Isn’t Necessary For Being Successful

October 22, 2020

The entire time I was in high school, I considered college to be very important. As I began to prepare for transferring to college, I realized that it wasn't as important as I thought it was. Although I am here at DSU, I want to tell you that college is not the only thing that will make you successful.   Around thirty percent of American adults hol...

The apartments where students at DSU can quarantine are on campus.

Quarantining at DSU

October 16, 2020

The Bad News Taylor woke up to a text from her roommate: “My boyfriend just tested positive for COVID! We both probably are, too!”   Taylor had a few symptoms but really didn't think much of it until she had seen the text. Then she decided it might be more serious than she wanted to admit.    Tay...

Carson Wiseman: Pandemic Tutor

Carson Wiseman poses with her corgi. Photo credit: Wiseman

Jack Vernon, Social Media Manager

October 15, 2020

In a pre-COVID-19 world, Delta State University’s Writing Center was one of the most valuable assets available to the university’s students and faculty. However, when the pandemic hit in March 2020, the staff was working overtime.  With classes fully online, DSU made the difficult decision to ship students home. Many we...

Could Dungeons and Dragons Be Your New Hobby?

D20 Dice

Olivia Freeny, Publisher

October 14, 2020

Welcome, traveler, to the Delta Statement Tavern! Here, you will find all sorts of news and information about Delta State University and other interesting topics. Ah, but you seem to be interested in this particular feature article. Well, gather around the table, mighty adventurer; relax and learn about the fun and totally free ...

The Mosquito Burrito Brothers: Living Life with your Identical Twin

Joanna Johnson, Social Media Manager

October 9, 2020

  When I first moved to Cleveland, Miss., my sorority sister brought me to Mosquito Burrito, the restaurant she works at. I met her enthusiastic coworker, Michael Franks, who treated me with hospitality.    A few days later I returned to Mosquito Burrito and saw Michael. I sat down and started a conversa...

Woman holding a delicate rose to her lips

Am I Just Your Fragile Flower?

May 4, 2020

“I mean no offense, but I need a man to help me. I don't want you to hurt your chance of having kids one day.” What he’d said sent me reeling. I never thought such a sweet gentleman could actually believe it or say such a thing. I simply offered my help moving something, and in return, I got an ignorant comment. ...

Unemployment: College Edition

K'Na Rose, Events Coordinator

May 2, 2020

Germs are taking over the world. Quite literally, the Coronavirus pandemic is shutting down multiple businesses in America in one clean sweep.  There’s no longer any need for recreation or luxuries that have no beneficial value to the public. I would gracefully sacrifice recreation if I was on someone’s payroll.  Not just anyone’s payroll, though. The people government officials call “essentials” are the main ones bringing home the bacon these days, especially if they got it off the shelves first and can still afford it.  ...

Fragile man

Man Made of Glass

April 29, 2020

I guess it was early summer because the neighborhood douchebags were out in full force, and my ill-fitting jeans had rubbed blisters all over my chubby thighs. Despite being probably thirteen or fourteen at the time, puberty had more or less skipped me. I was blessed with the face of a baby and the voice of an eleven-year-old...

Jimmy Valvado at the 1993 Espy Awards.

Don’t Give Up

April 27, 2020

Imagine your brain scattered constantly with thoughts that are difficult to understand. Imagine a world where people look at you like you are a sore thumb in their reality when you reveal that you are different. When I was a child, I was diagnosed with a comprehension and speech disability that made it difficult for me to...

The Story of Professor Ferreira

The Story of Professor Ferreira

Marilyn Carrera

April 13, 2020

DSU's beloved Spanish professor, Sylma Samuel Ferreira is from the Commonwealth of Dominica, an island in the Caribbean. Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, another country in the Caribbean, the official language of Dominica is English, and 80% of the population also speaks French Creole. A World Traveller  Professor Ferreira has been to scho...

Anarchy symbol autism logo

Ableists: Shut Up And Listen!

March 12, 2020

Like you, people with autism are human. We have thoughts, emotions, and intentions of our own. We do not need to be told what to do or how to feel.    It is frustrating whenever I see yet another parent of an autistic child using their disability for “clout” on the internet as if it weren’t irritating enough t...