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The GSA Screens Pariah

The GSA Screens Pariah

March 26, 2017

The first GSA Movie Night of the Spring 2017 semester was held on Feb 20. The organization screened the 2011 film Pariah, which is about a young gay black woman coming of age in the Bronx. The screening was held in the Jacob Conference Center in Ewing Hall. The GSA provided pizza before the screening, including a vegan option. ...

Who are You Calling a Rooster?

Who are You Calling a Rooster?

By Rachel Red

March 7, 2017

Filed under Spring 2017, What in the World is...

The Chinese zodiac has long captivated people across the globe, but with its fame have come some misconceptions. Like, isn’t the Chinese zodiac just a rip-off of the Western zodiac? It’s not! Yes, the Chinese version, or shēngxiào, is “only” 2,000 to 2,500 years old to the Western’s approximate 5,000, but the two ...

The Rooster’s Crow

The Rooster’s Crow

February 9, 2017

  On Jan. 28, 2017, the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum (MDCHM) celebrated Chinese New Year with a tour-and-tea event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission was free, and visitors had the opportunity to explore the museum’s treasures which includes: a table set for a Mahjong game, the original doors of Greenvi...

10 Clues Winter Break is Over!

10 Clues Winter Break is Over!

January 29, 2017

The moment we complete our last final exam in the Fall is when the weight of college and its responsibilities finally lift. No more projects or 2,000-word essays. No more daily or weekly assignments. No more rushing from one class to the other or catching up on reading assignments. We can finally enjoy the Winter Break we have...

Top 10 Songs of 2017

Top 10 Songs of 2017

January 27, 2017

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The Polls are in: Spring or Fall Semester?

The Polls are in: Spring or Fall Semester?

Kendall Morrow

January 27, 2017

Filed under Features, Spring 2017

Delta State students were asked which semester they liked better and why. In this poll, many students preferred the fall semester and these are their reasons.   Katie Tippins, a junior in the Elementary Education Program said: “I like [the] fall semester better because it’s a new school year and, essentially,...

My Final Goodbye

My Final Goodbye

December 7, 2016

Dear Future Statementers, You may not know of me, or have even heard of me, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn from me. Yes, my presence will no longer be here, but I have taught those who willl come after me what I have learned from Statementers who came before me. By the way, my name is Aallyah…Aallya...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

December 5, 2016

Okay, take a deep breath, everyone, because we’re nearly there! The tunnel we thought would never end is finally revealing the bright glow of the outside world. In other words, the world that doesn’t involve college or school or classes. A world where there is nothing but mornings spent sleeping in, hanging out with friends,...

College Survival Tips

College Survival Tips

Penny Bedford

December 4, 2016

Filed under Fall 2016, Features

Freshman year of college is an academic and social shock to most students. To lessen this shock to new incoming students the current students of Delta State University have shared some of their college survival tips. Do NOT use all your flex within the first month of the semester. You will definitely regret it. Don’t sig...

An Assortment of Roommates

An Assortment of Roommates

November 30, 2016

I have been a part of the Delta State University’s community since the fall of 2015 and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Despite all the homework and projects our professors love to give us, I cannot express how much I appreciate my dorm room even though only half the room is mine. Just being able to watch Netflix and take...

General Education Requirements: Necessary or Not

General Education Requirements: Necessary or Not

November 29, 2016

General education requirements, Gen Eds for short, is a phrase that has been in most college students’ vocabulary since high school. Gen Eds are courses that everyone has to take and pass regardless of his or her major to complete his or her degree. The majority of general education requirements at Delta State consist of Engli...

Sports Versus Education

Sports Versus Education

November 21, 2016

Since high school, I have noticed that more emphasis is put on sports rather than education. Athletic programs at colleges and universities are heavily funded by institutional funds and students’ fees that should go toward academic programs. Division I schools spend more money on athletes than education. Studies showed ...