The Delta Statement

From Samhain to All Hallows Eve

From Samhain to All Hallows Eve

October 31, 2017

Many Christians feel that it is not appropriate to celebrate Halloween because of its sketchy background. Halloween has the stigma attached to it that it is associated with witchcraft and evil, therefore, many people are quick to avoid having anything to do with the holiday. However, after taking a deeper look into the history...

STATESMEN EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

STATESMEN EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

October 11, 2017

On Sep. 22, 2017, The Delta State University Council awarded Miss Stella Pruitt as the August 2017 Employee of the month. She has been working as a custodian at Delta State for the past 11 years. Based on the nominations for staff performance, every month the Incentives & Recognition committee meets up to celebrate ...

Taking a Knee for a Purpose

Taking a Knee for a Purpose

October 6, 2017

On Sept. 24, 2017, President Trump called African-American NFL athletes and their allies who knelt during National Anthem "sons of bitches." After his remark people are curious about standing for the National Anthem. In 2016, quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem, leaving fans and others curious about...

Sanders Sculpture Garden Expands to Downtown

Sanders Sculpture Garden Expands to Downtown

Stormy Ferrell, Publisher

September 27, 2017

Filed under Delta Arts, Fall 2017, Features

The city of Cleveland partnered with Hazel and Jimmy Sanders Sculpture Garden to sponsor five sculptures downtown along Sharpe Avenue. “Broken Arrow,” created by artist and Delta State graduate, Lawson King. The piece of art is sentimental to many people within the DSU and Cleveland communities. The arrow stands eight feet tall an...

DSU: Diversity University

DSU: Diversity University

September 19, 2017

Delta State is popping with culture as students come from all over the world to experience life at DSU. Most of us are used to hearing of people coming to the U.S. or even to Delta State to expand their horizons and learn new things, but what exactly can we, as Statesmen, learn from them? One of our own, Sung-Eun ...

A Band Made in Cleveland

A Band Made in Cleveland

September 19, 2017

On August 26, local Cleveland band, Scott's House, played a packed show at 606, a house that hosts a variety of shows. Scott's House is made up of Kacee Russell (vocals/guitar), Jacob Lifsey (guitar), Dylan Crouch (bass), and Taylor Whyte (drums). “The last house show was awesome," Russell said of the August 26 show. "We've...

The Rumor Mill

The Rumor Mill

May 3, 2017

“Did you hear about what happened to her?” “No, what?” “She missed a lot of classes ‘cuz she got pregnant.” “You’re jokin’!” “I bet her ‘rents wished it was a joke.” But, the whole idea behind this rumor was meant in simple passing—a joke in of itself because she’d never do it in...

Mississippi’s Education Vacuum

Mississippi’s Education Vacuum

May 3, 2017

The Freedom Project is an afterschool and summer program that helps underprivileged students in the Mississippi Delta. They have outposts in Meridian, Rosedale, and Sunflower County. Tutors work with students of all ages to provide fun and innovative ways of learning different school subjects. The program also offers electives...

The Disorganized Award Goes to…

The Disorganized Award Goes to…

May 3, 2017

I sat at my desk and stared at the stack of books spread across it. There were papers everywhere, crammed between books, torn and ripped, and even all over the floor. I was searching for a paper that was due the next day, panicking, because it was lost amongst the tempest of work.   *ring, ring* The alarm on my ph...

Figures in the Dark or a Trick of the Mind?

Figures in the Dark or a Trick of the Mind?

May 3, 2017

Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night and been unable to move? Along with this sudden paralysis, there is a sense of something leering at you in the pitch darkness of your room—a mysterious, foreboding figure or a pair of crimson eyes glaring at you out the corner of your eye. Fear and panic takes over, the urge...

Nerf War at the Baptist Student Union

Nerf War at the Baptist Student Union

May 3, 2017

The Nerf Gun War had been the topic of conversation for weeks around the Baptist Student Union, or as we call it, BSU. People that didn’t even own Nerf guns and especially didn’t know how to use them and Nerf War veterans alike were talking about it. There was talk about how to set up the building and how to divide up teams....

Cash Cow

Cash Cow

May 3, 2017

It is an universally acknowledged truth that a single college student in possession of a limited allowance must be in want of an apartment.   The drive to the apartment complex passed in a flurry of chatter between my friend (let’s call her Ally) and me, our flapping mouths masking what was really on our minds....