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How Society Views Albinism

How Society Views Albinism

Sarai Cork, Event Planner

December 6, 2019

What is Albinism?  Albinism, also called Achromasia, a rare inherited disorder, causes an individual to produce little to no melanin.  Most people with albinism have pale skin, eye conditions and sensitivity to the sun. In fact, albinism increases the risk of skin cancer. People with albinism also experience blurred vision, ...

Behind Beautifully Burned

Behind Beautifully Burned

Jack Vernon, Social Media

October 30, 2019

Delta Raised Erin Wilson, a Delta State junior, released her first album, Beautifully Burned, in September of 2019. Wilson accomplished this task with the help of the Delta Music Institute (DMI) and her record label, Cotton Row Record Company. Wilson, a 20-year-old Delta native, was born and raised in the town of Linn, Mis...

Sweat, Tears, and Chlorine

Sweat, Tears, and Chlorine

April 15, 2019

The middle of the semester is an odd time for most sports teams, but this is when Delta State swimming prepares for one of the biggest events of their year, Conference. In preparation for their end of season meets, the swimmers practice every day from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Conference is a big deal, as it ...

How One DSU Student Manages a Business and School

How One DSU Student Manages a Business and School

Jamie Martin, Social Media Editor

April 1, 2018

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Change of Location: The House Show Scene in Cleveland

Change of Location: The House Show Scene in Cleveland

March 26, 2018

After nearly two years of hosting house shows, the popular local venue 606 held its last show. The residents have all moved, and the house is now empty. Located on S. Court Street near campus, 606 seemed an ideal place for house shows. Regular attendants of shows are wondering where and if the next location for shows will be. Residents...

Statesman VS The Fighting Okra

Statesman VS The Fighting Okra

Kaitlyn Walker, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2017

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Academic Life vs Social Life

Academic Life vs Social Life

November 2, 2017

Abulfaz Hajizada, a student here at DSU, gives some advice on how to manage a social life with academic life. Hajizada believes that, "Managing your time wisely is a vital part of student life." He is majoring in Computer Information System and a senior this year at DSU. Despite working a part time job and participating ...

DSU English Professor Releases Memoir

DSU English Professor Releases Memoir

Kole Oakes, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017

Mike Smith, author and English professor at DSU, has recently released a new book of essays: And There Was Evening And There Was Morning. The essays detail his experience witnessing his first wife's illness and death and his step-daughter's illness and recovery. Smith published the first essay in the book, “My Two Emil...

What’s There to do at DSU?

What’s There to do at DSU?

October 9, 2017

When students first arrive on campus, they may have a challenging time finding fun activities to do around Delta State University. Fortunately, students can find many events to experience throughout their stay here at DSU. Former international student Hafsa Al Haroon, who graduated from DSU in 2017, said, “Well, I enjoyed...

Five Steps to Balancing Your Academic and Social Life

Five Steps to Balancing Your Academic and Social Life

September 26, 2017

The struggle to maintain a social life and your GPA is real. The Statement interviewed Abulfaz Hajizada and Ahmed Ayman to see how they managed to stay centered and successful at DSU. 1. Time Management Abulfaz Hajizada, Computer Information Systems major, gave his advice: "Managing your time wisely is a vital part of stude...

Transferring to The Green Mile

Transferring to The Green Mile

September 22, 2017

Grenada, Miss., native Jabari Khalil Hardwick says transferring to Delta State was one of the best decisions he has made: Delta State gives him lots of room to breathe and a better chance to further his career as a computer science major. How is the transition from your previous college to Delta State? "Making the transition f...

DSU Baseball: Adds Coach for 2018 Season

DSU Baseball: Adds Coach for 2018 Season

Ricky Silvestri, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017

After the Statesmen's excellent 2017 season and World Series run, they have looked to reload an already experienced coaching staff with the addition of Coach Travis Graves. Graves brings with him 6 seasons (2012 to 2017) of experience as an associate coach at NJCAA powerhouse, Eastfield College. During his time at Eastfield,...