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Three flowers wilting in the rain.

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

Hannah Alley and Jay Loper 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...

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

Jack Vernon, Social Media 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...

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...

“I have worked so hard and I am so happy this weekend went in my favor, unlike last year” -Chelsea Borrowdale.

Sweat, Tears, and Chlorine

Verity Poglayen, Photographer 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...

Who the Heck is Kappy?

Who the Heck is Kappy?

Jack Vernon, Social Media October 23, 2018

Last year, the Baptist Student Union (BSU) received a new director and successor to Bill Kirkpatrick. His name is Andrew Kappenman, but very rarely do you hear him called this. Affectionately known as...

Kole Oakes:  Putting Their Queer Shoulder to the Wheel

Kole Oakes: Putting Their Queer Shoulder to the Wheel

Liz Howell, Copy Editor October 22, 2018

Kole Oakes is a 26-year-old English major at Delta State University (DSU) with a focus in poetry. Oakes is nonbinary and prefers they/them pronouns, but they didn’t discover that they were nonbinary...

Hard work pays off when college does not pay for one’s hard work.
Photo of Bailey Jones by Holland Studios

Put Me in Coach: Powerlifter has the Power but Nothing to Lift

Hayley Cross, Social Media October 22, 2018

Wake up, take a shower, brush teeth, get dressed, go to the gym and lift weights—the normal routine of powerlifter Bailey Jones. Well, it used to be until she left home to attend college and realized...

Even when you have everything written neatly, sometimes it’s still a blur.

School, Schedules, and Spanish: Professor Ferreira Considers Students when Creating Syllabus

Hayley Cross, Social Media October 2, 2018

In the life of a college student, homework and extra-curricular activities tend to take up most of a college student’s time. Trying to juggle work, friends, academics, clubs and teams is exhausting....

TreShaun Malone playing the piano which is another one of his many talents.

How One DSU Student Manages a Business and School

Jamie Martin , Social Media Editor April 1, 2018
Tre‘Shaun Malone
Beyond the Borders

Change of Location: The House Show Scene in Cleveland

Kole Oakes, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Cartoon by Caleb Welch, a DSU Digital Media Arts major

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

Hadia Zafar, Staff Writer 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...