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The Troubles Down Under

Anthony Brown, Social Media

March 4, 2020

Australia has been struggling with wildfires since the end of 2019. Their monsoon season is a main contributor of their newfound relief. Natural causes like dry lightning in dry bushland are a main contributor to these wildfires. Human actions of deliberately setting bushes on fire during droughts are also major contributors. The wildfires have forced Australia into a state of emergency spanning across the entire continent. These wildfires are also affecting not only millions of people but also the wildlife that is indigenous there. CNN said o...

Drew, Rhianna, and Dylan : Three Student Deaths, One School Year

Drew, Rhianna, and Dylan : Three Student Deaths, One School Year

February 28, 2020

Left with only questions and memories, the Delta State student body reels from the loss of three of their own. Senior Drew Rexrode, sophomore Rhianna Billings and junior Dylan Dempsey tragically lost their lives in the 2019-2020 school year.  The suddenness of these losses has sent shockwaves across our close knit campus. Even...

Campus Exposure: The College Cost of Fake Grades

Campus Exposure: The College Cost of Fake Grades

February 28, 2020

It’s a Friday night in Cleveland. Despite some professors’ best efforts, most students are already putting away their work and getting ready for a night out. Cleveland may be a small college town with few bars, but there’s always something to do to take students minds off of homework and studying for a few hours.  ...

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...