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8 Things You Should Do Before 8am

8 Things You Should Do Before 8am

May 3, 2017

Everyone is looking for the newest way to improve their lives without having to do much. Here are eight ideas you can do every morning before you leave your house that will impact your whole day. These tips and tricks can improve your health, productivity, and even boost your happiness.   Make Your Bed Perhaps the best way to g...

Ecuador’s Gatekeeper

Ecuador’s Gatekeeper

April 25, 2017

The ocean blue sky, the lush green mountains towering above me, the crisp wind blowing past my curls; it is the plurality of a soothing nature. I am afraid to look down. Crowds of strangers gather to watch as I step closer to the edge. “Are you sure you want to do this?” a man shouts from the crowd. I look back, unmoved...

“Trumping” the Future of our Children in the Mississippi Delta

“Trumping” the Future of our Children in the Mississippi Delta

April 22, 2017

On March 16, 2017, the Trump administration released the proposed federal budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Along with an increase in the defense budget, a variety of programs such as The Environmental Protection Agency, The Agricultural Department, and The Department of Commerce are in danger to receive significant cuts to their...

The Unexpected Child

The Unexpected Child

April 21, 2017

The “Fighting Okra” was first conceived in 1985. Its unknowing parents included a few members of the Statesmen basketball and baseball teams. Their idea was simple: “What is mean and green?”   The creation of the Statesmen was much humbler than that of the Okra. Delta State Teacher’s College held its first...

Ode to the Statement: A Behind the Scenes Look at Student Publications

Ode to the Statement: A Behind the Scenes Look at Student Publications

Rachel Red

April 20, 2017

Filed under Features, Spring 2017

Only death can save you now. Even then, you muse as you stare up at the ceiling tiles, arm flung across your forehead with enough weight to dredge up a headache, your article deadline will live on without you. A sigh flops from your lips. Unwillingly, tension sparking at the edges of your vision, your gaze slides towards the...

Delta State Bookstore

Delta State Bookstore

April 18, 2017

Delta State University offers a wide variety of assistance to students who attend the school, especially when it comes to their financial standings. One of these sources is the university’s book store which is located in the Union, right at the heart of campus. Not only does the book store offer all the student’s school-spirited...

Freedom of Choice

Freedom of Choice

April 17, 2017

Every semester at Delta State University (DSU), on-campus freshmen and sophomores pay $1,530 for the All Access meal plan. The plan includes unlimited Block Meals from the Young-Mauldin Cafeteria and $190 FLEX Dollars that students can use at both the cafeteria and the Student Union, which houses Java City, Chick-fil-A, Burger...

Wannabe Warrior

Wannabe Warrior

Rachel Red

April 16, 2017

Filed under Features, Spring 2017

If you’re like most college students, you barely have time or the energy to drag yourself to those 8 a.m. classes without getting splattered by the cars speed-racing around the Quad—and even then, more-than-recommended quantities of coffee are likely involved. How, then, are you supposed to find time to maintain your health...

A History of Someone’s History about History in the Delta

A History of Someone’s History about History in the Delta

April 13, 2017

Emily Jones, a Greenville native, knows a lot about the Delta, and she should. She’s been Delta State University’s Archivist for the past 14 years. The Delta Statement recently caught up with her to shed some light on herself as well as one of Delta State’s hidden gems: The Charles W. Capps Jr. Archive and Museum building. How did you...

Opinion: Make America Smart Again

Opinion: Make America Smart Again

April 9, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he will propose a $54 billion dollar increase in defense spending, while cutting $54 billion to domestic programs. "Everybody used to say America never lost a war," Trump said, "Now we never win and don't fight to win." But Mr. President, what about education? What about winning...

How DSU Internships Can Help You Prepare for Your Career

How DSU Internships Can Help You Prepare for Your Career

April 3, 2017

Brittany Smart is in her last semester of the Social Work Program at Delta State, which involves a required internship. The Delta Statement asked Smart some questions about how Delta State has helped her prepare for her internship as well as for after graduation. Smart is currently interning under a social worker at an elementary...

Five Things To Do in Cleveland, Miss.

Five Things To Do in Cleveland, Miss.

March 30, 2017

Cleveland might seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere––if you count fields as far as the eye can see as nothing––but inside city limits, it’s a different story.  Whether your tastes revolve around art, music, food, nature, or history, you’re sure to find something of interest, and to help your search, we at...