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Doctor Sleep Reintroduces Fans To a King

Doctor Sleep Reintroduces Fans To a King

December 6, 2019

A Long Awaited Sequel The movie adaption of Stephen King’s novel “Doctor Sleep” released Nov. 8, 2019 to great critical expectations.  Predictions had “The Shining” sequel making around $25 million its opening weekend. However, that was not the case.  The movie’s opening weekend only made $14 million.  No one expected this for various reasons. One of the main reasons crit...

Behind Police Brutality

Behind Police Brutality

December 6, 2019

What is Police Brutality? Police brutality is a rising occurrence in America.  As defined by uslegal.org, police brutality “is a civil rights violation that occurs when a police officer acts with excessive force by using an amount of force with regards to a civilian that is more than necessary.”  According to br...

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

December 6, 2019

The Women Behind the Book Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction is a new book discussing the women who served as catalysts in the genres of horror and speculative fiction.  It’s author’s Dr. Melanie Anderson, assistant professor of English at Delta State University, and Dr. Lisa Kroger...

Hong Kong vs the Chilling Blizzard

Hong Kong vs the Chilling Blizzard

November 22, 2019

The video game company Blizzard has been in a lot of hot water over the past month. At the end of a Hearthstone tournament in China, Blizzard banned the winner for shouting “Free Hong Kong.” Blizzard has received major backlash because of this, and people became very angry with Blizzard for two main reasons. The first: Bl...

Eating Good in DSU’s Neighborhood

Eating Good in DSU’s Neighborhood

November 1, 2019

During the summer break, Delta State University switched to a new food service vendor: Sodexo.  This change has led to a lot of new developments on campus, such as new cafeteria items on the menu, a Starbucks located directly in the Student Union and a Firehouse Subs shop coming soon. But has this change really been ...

Groundbreaking Cartoon gets Final Epilogue Season

Groundbreaking Cartoon gets Final Epilogue Season

October 25, 2019

Sad News, Great News The upcoming season of “Steven Universe” will be the last. Rebecca Sugar, the creator, revealed the season during the Steven Universe panel of New York Comic Con 2019. Sugar has not set a release date for the series.  Complex Themes The Cartoon Network series has garnered support from LGBTQIA+ communities for its positive q...

Pokemon Going Around Campus

Pokemon Going Around Campus

October 25, 2019

The Ever-Changing Crowd of Campus   Believe it or not, there is still an active player base on the Delta State University campus for Pokemon Go.    Everyday, a group of at least five individuals walk or bike around campus hitting “Pokestops” and participating in “Raids.”   Pokestops are geoloc...

Stand For Children

Stand For Children

October 19, 2019

Stand For Children is an organization that provides strategies to better the education system. It is located in different places in the United States, including Memphis, Tennessee.   Cardell Orrin, Memphis Executive Director of Stand For Children, says that Stand For Children exists to address structural inequalities...

ACCESS ACCESSIBILITY

ACCESS ACCESSIBILITY

October 18, 2019

Dr. Richard Houston has been the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for Delta State University for over 10 years and plans to continue to improve accessability on campus. Dr. Houston says that in the next five years he hopes, “Every new addition, every new upgrade or every new remodel would take into account that this building i...

Under New Management

Under New Management

October 4, 2019

For the first time in seven years, a man not named Jim Boone will be coaching the men's basketball team for Delta State University. Coach Mike Nienaber will take over for the Statesmen and is looking forward to the challenge of picking up right where Coach Boone left off last March.  The Delta Statement set out to interview Coa...

Student Transportation around Cleveland

Student Transportation around Cleveland

October 3, 2019

Delta State University (DSU) has a lot to offer their students, but some say the campus is missing student transportation.  Not every student has a ride to get around town. Some students are left relying on friends, but friends are not always reliable.  There are many international students who attend DSU without a vehicle, and they ha...

Lawler-Harkins: Stairs, Stairs and More Stairs

Lawler-Harkins: Stairs, Stairs and More Stairs

October 3, 2019

Lawler-Harkins, one of Delta State’s oldest residence dorms on campus, is a three-story building with no elevator. Lawler-Harkins’ stairs are steep and narrow with low railings which have raised questions for Delta State. Shania Mugford, a resident in Lawler-Harkins for two years, states, “I don’t feel comfortable enoug...