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There’s A Way to Lay a Successful Foundation Without a College Education

Jaclyn Deason, Copy Editor March 30, 2021

Many young adults have been told that they cannot become successful if they do not attend college time and time again. That is not the case, though. There are numerous people who have not attended college...

SHOWDOWN!

Okra vs. Statesman: Who Is Really the Best?

Ethan Burnett, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2021

Delta State has used the Statesman as its mascot since the founding of the school in 1924. However, students thought that this mascot wasn’t fearsome enough. Around the middle of 1990, the students voted...

Brehanna Daniels, NASCARs first female tire-changer. Photo Credit: Fox4

Nontraditional Occupation: NASCAR’s Brehanna Daniels

March 24, 2021

Society holds us to many gender stereotypes. Traditionally, we even divide occupations by gender, and some people resist nontraditional jobs for their gender due to stereotypes. However, NASCAR’s Brehanna...

Student, Athlete, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist: The Story Behind the Davontre Henderson Foundation

Student, Athlete, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist: The Story Behind the Davontre Henderson Foundation

Mollie Pinion, Copy Editor March 19, 2021

“I do this for my mama” is a saying not unfamiliar to Delta State student Davontre Henderson. As a full time student, stellar DSU football player, campus leader and passionate philanthropist, it should...

Philosophy Cartoon made by Charles Barsotti

A Philosophical Soiree Over The Phone

Caleb Giachelli, DA Journal Editor March 18, 2021

When asked, “what is philosophy?” Delta State University’s campus-coined philosophical guru Dr. Eugene Tibbs pauses briefly while putting words into thought, thought into reason, and reason into...

Express Yourself! Permanence Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Express Yourself! Permanence Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Ethan Burnett, Publisher March 17, 2021

Tattoos tell a story about what you’ve done, what you love, and many more things.   Dr. Jacqueline Goldman is psychology professor at Delta State University. Even if you don’t have her for...

Make Someone’s Day - Appreciation Goes a Long Way

Make Someone’s Day – Appreciation Goes a Long Way

Skylar Andrews, Copy Editor March 16, 2021

Do you feel as if your job is important? Do you think you make a difference in the world?    There is a multitude of jobs that uphold DSU’s campus. For instance, custodians complete odd jobs...

The life of two bartenders are pretty entertaining, especially when working with your bestfriend. (Logan Callow, left and Jon Gore, right)

The Interesting Truth about Bartenders

Joanna Johnson, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021

People say that “drunk words are sober thoughts,” but that does not necessarily have to be a bad thing. Just like hairdressers, bartenders get the inside scoop about a person’s life. People either...

Reaching for the Arts: Timothy Wasylina

Reaching for the Arts: Timothy Wasylina

Kenesia Murphy, Social Media Manager March 14, 2021

Imagine being in a room full of sophisticated, soulful sounds. Saxophones, pianos, violins — every instrument comes together as one. They all have something in common: unity and harmony. Music notes...

A student on the phone while ignoring several notifications from her computer.

Procrastination: The GPA’s Silent Killer

Morgan Raper, DA Journal Editor March 13, 2021

“I can’t keep doing this to myself,” I say as I take a long sip from my coffee cup. My all-nighter has little to show for it except for dark circles under my eyes and increasing frustration. Procrastination...

Mastering the Climb

Mastering the Climb

Noah Blake, DA Journal Editor March 11, 2021

I first met Michael Ray, now a senior history major at Delta State, in Spanish 101. Walking into class, I noticed that he had a Fallout New Vegas backpack, and we immediately hit it off. On Fridays,...

The Activity Behind Your Activities: My Conversation with Activities Coordinator, Elizabeth Swindle

The Activity Behind Your Activities: My Conversation with Activities Coordinator, Elizabeth Swindle

Kelly Foster, DA Journal Editor March 8, 2021

Elizabeth Swindle has a lot to say, and she usually says it with a smile.  “I gotta kick William, he’s being weird. . . . He’s making fun of me for talking so much,” she tells me during our...