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Could Dungeons and Dragons Be Your New Hobby?

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...

Twins always win! Michael and Matthew pose at the Grammy Museum. Photo Credit: Matthew and Michael Franks

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...

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Am I Just Your Fragile Flower?

Hannah Alley, Delta Arts Journal Editor 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...

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...

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Man Made of Glass

Jay Loper, Copy Editor 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...

Jimmy Valvado at the 1993 Espy Awards.

Don’t Give Up

Shamyiah Williams, Publishing Manager 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...

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,...

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Ableists: Shut Up And Listen!

Jay Loper, Copy Editor 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...

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Why You Should Watch “Who Killed Malcolm X?”

Shamyiah Williams, Publishing Manager March 11, 2020

After the death of Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr wrote a letter explaining his final stance on integration.   “I fear I am integrating my people into a burning house,” King states in the...

Note-taking is not only a necessary skill, but one that takes time and dedication to develop.

Top 6 Tips for Better Notes

K'Na Rose, Events Coordinator March 3, 2020

Imagine this setting: The classroom is quiet as the professor approaches the whiteboard, writing a few bullet points in barely legible penmanship. A student waits in the background for a clear view,...

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Ingested and Entangled: How Harmful Can a Balloon Really Be?

Hannah Alley, Delta Arts Editor March 2, 2020

Picture this: it is your graduation. You have been working for the last four years to walk on stage and receive your diploma.  It is finally over. Friends and family gather together to celebrate the...

Three flowers wilting in the rain.

Drew, Rhianna, and Dylan : Three Student Deaths, One School Year

Hannah Alley and Jay Loper February 28, 2020

Left with only questions and memories, the Delta State student body reels from the loss of three of their own. Senior Drew Rexrode, sophomore Rhianna Billings and junior Dylan Dempsey tragically lost their...