The Delta Statement

A quick crash course on Viennese culture

From the Delta to Vienna: Culture, Coffee and Art

Anna Schmitz, Staff Writer, Photographer March 21, 2024

With COVID-19 precautions around the world winding down, opportunities that haven’t been available in the past few years are beginning to make an appearance again. One of those opportunities is the Delta...

Writing Center Office: Kethley Hall 201

Can the Writing Center Really Help Me?

Lauren Harvey, Co-Editor-In-Chief March 19, 2024

A somewhat hidden gem of Delta State’s student resources is the Writing Center (WC). Located in Kethley Hall 201, the WC employs student workers to offer writing advice to the Delta State student population.  The...

Taylor Swift performing at the Eras Tour.

Taylor Swift in Her Business “Era”

Samantha Kirkhart, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

Beyond the blitz and glamor of the stage, Taylor Swift is thriving in the business world. Not only is she officially the number one artist in the world according to the International Federation of the...

A good education can take you far in life.

The Value of a Good Education

May 1, 2023

Everyone should have some form of education. Even though many successful people have not gone to school or have not stayed in school, there is more to education than how much money you will make. However,...

Delta States Gaming Club has big plans for next year.

The Future of the Delta State Gaming Club

Adams W. Ray, Copy Editor April 26, 2023
As the newly-formed Gaming Club wraps up the semester, they are thinking about their future. The club declared their intentions for club activities next semester at one of their final spring meetings. 
All you have to do to succeed in school is eat breakfast.

Why You Should Fall Asleep After Eating a Good Breakfast

Erykah Rayford, Social Media April 25, 2023

Have you ever wondered why professors stress the importance of eating a good breakfast before taking a quiz or exam in the morning? Or why they stress the importance of getting a good night’s rest?  The...

If I’m possessed by a demon, a single solitary demon, that demon’s name is Naia–she’s me.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Demons

Naia M. Lanton, Columnist/Da Editor April 24, 2023

I am, I have come to think, chronically possessed. I have had a non-zero number of exorcisms performed on me at this point.  Unfortunately, I can’t say that I’ve ever puked snakes or crawled up...

Kick success to the curb with these tips--guaranteed to help you fail!

How to Flunk Your Exams!

Aaliyviah Frison, Copy Editor April 21, 2023

It’s that time of year again when everyone’s wondering the same thing… How do I flunk my exams? No need to fret. This article is going to tell you everything you need to know to be the best that...

Paltrow awarded $1 in countersuit over alleged ski crash

GOOP CEO’s One Dollar Win

Adams W. Ray, Copy Editor April 20, 2023

A cross-complaint over a skiing accident between two allegedly dishonest multimillionaires wrapped up this April. Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and proprietor of multimillion snake oil store GOOP, was brought...

Poets will sing from the tatters of old books, until we listen to them, and then they will go on singing.

Southern Literary Festival, More or Less

Kelly Foster, Co-Editor in Chief April 19, 2023
Some polite clapping for Whitman, of course. He was perfectly sensibly senseless; everybody said so, at least everybody that was there, and if you were a person and you were there, then you were allowed to be right about poetry, some of the time. Whitman seems mildly disgruntled as he steps away from the podium. 
They say youre destined to become your parents...but how true is that?

My Next Thirty Years

Bob Haggard, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023
How many times has an older person who knows one of your parents told you, “You look/act just like your Daddy/Mama!” I have received this comment an innumerable amount of times in my life, and even now it has started to occur more regularly. 
Watching other peoples lives captivates us--but why?

Why Do We Like To Watch Rich People on TV?

Aaliyviah Frison, Copy Editor April 4, 2023

I am going to go straight into this: we love drama, specifically reality shows.  We feel satisfied when a cast member we can’t stand doesn’t get their way or gets their “karma.” Or vice versa,...