The Delta Statement

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,...

Graduating Okra style!

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...

This image was taken 24 hours before an emotional disaster.

Ladies, It’s not Always our Fault

Joanna Johnson, Social Media Manager November 21, 2020

I just got out of a relationship that I assumed was one of the happiest of my life. Everything was going great - no arguments, no conflicts - everything was peaches and cream. Until it wasn’t. You could...


Flying in (to) a Pandemic

Tasha Toms, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2020

The JFK airport in New York is an unforgettable experience at the best of times—never mind in the middle of a global pandemic.    No one really cares, but everyone pretends to as they get off...

The DMI Is a Place for Anyone Who Loves Music

The DMI’s Unsung Hero

Ethan Burnett, Copy Editor November 19, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted many things at DSU, and the bands involved with the DMI were hit especially hard. At the beginning of the semester, none of the student bands had enough members to perform. One student...

The Vacation of a Lifetime

The Vacation of a Lifetime

Ethan Burnett, Copy Editor November 18, 2020

My family was too big to go on vacations, so I had never even gone to the beach before. I am the oldest of seven kids, so you can imagine how hard it was for all of us to go to Walmart, much less anywhere...

The Electoral Daycare

The Electoral Daycare

Jack Vernon, Social Media Manager November 18, 2020

The week of Nov. 3, 2020, was an interesting one to say the least. That was the week I began my time at the Electoral Daycare. The Electoral Daycare is a very special preschool daycare that only admits...

Olivia Freeny (left) and Sarah Freeny (right)

Switching Places

Olivia Freeny, Publisher November 18, 2020

There are many ridiculous stereotypes about twins. They have superpowers. They’re clones of each other. There’s always an evil twin amongst the set, or at the very least, they love to pull pranks just...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (credit: Nintendos official The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild website)

Are Video Games Art?

Olivia Freeny, Publisher November 5, 2020

What is art? When someone thinks about art, they probably picture Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" or Michelangelo's "David." They tend to think of paintings and sculptures that are on display in a museum.    Video...