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A Psalm of Life

A Psalm of Life

December 5, 2017

This inspiring poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807 - 1882) was first published in 1838. It uses an ABAB rhyming pattern. Longfellow explained the poems purpose as "a transcript of my thoughts and feelings at the time I wrote, and of the conviction therein expressed, that Life is something more than an idle dream." A very...

How Death Transformed a Person

How Death Transformed a Person

December 3, 2017

It was 4.a.m in the morning when I woke up, overhearing my cousin’s voice waking up her brother. She was crying, then handed the phone over to him. Mohammad Ali, Saliha Ishaque’s brother, immediately got up, took the phone and asked her what had happened. He left the room and began talking to someone on the phone. When he...

Excuses! Excuses!

Excuses! Excuses!

December 3, 2017

WARNING! This article discusses rape culture/sexual assault and may not be suitable for all readers.

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Five Things You Thought You Knew About Ancient Egypt

Five Things You Thought You Knew About Ancient Egypt

November 30, 2017

Despite being an ancient historical era that has amazed hundreds of thousands of people, the Ancient Egyptian culture and beliefs are heavily stereotyped. People often forget how civilized and open-minded the Ancient Egyptians were as a whole, and most of what you think you know about them is probably myth. MYTH 1: Egyptians...

Size Does Not Matter

Size Does Not Matter

November 30, 2017

WARNING! This article discusses the effects of eating disorders and may not be suitable for all readers.

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Is Hate Speech Violence?

Is Hate Speech Violence?

November 30, 2017

Since the election of Donald Trump, America has been faced with a increased resurgence of far-right organizations and ideology. On Aug12, various far right organizations gathered for an Unite the Right rally. They marched through the street with torches chanting, “Blood and Soil!” and “Jews will not replace us.” Heather...

Terrorists: Muslims Aren’t….

Terrorists: Muslims Aren’t….

November 30, 2017

There is a wicked phrase “Muslims are Terrorists” revolving around the globe that translated it as a person having a beard, covering his head with some head covering and saying words that are incomprehensible for others as a terrorist. We grew up in Pakistan listening to the 9/11 melancholiest event held in world history....

First Signs and Cries for Help

First Signs and Cries for Help

November 30, 2017

This feature discusses a topic that is not suitable for all readers. It discusses depression and suicidal actions. All names have been changed at the request of those interviewed to keep identities hidden.     As I watch my friend at dinner, she pushes her food around her plate, not letting her usual bubbli...

The Commonwealth of Dominca

The Commonwealth of Dominca

November 29, 2017

The Commonwealth of Dominica is situated between two French islands (Martinique and Guadalupe). It is a very small, mountainous, and volcanic island known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean because of its natural beauty (rich fauna and fauna, 365 rivers, hot sulphur springs, diverse botany, exotic under water marine life...

 “KUMARI DEVI” —— Goddess to Mortal

 “KUMARI DEVI” —— Goddess to Mortal

November 19, 2017

Certainly, the world is full of wonders: some created by nature and some created by traditions which become the basis of cultures. Under the umbrella of culture, there lie many things that make you wonder and think. The immense impact and versatility of culture can be seen in different regions of world. The Himalayas consist...

Statesman VS The Fighting Okra

Statesman VS The Fighting Okra

Kaitlyn Walker, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2017

Filed under Art, Fall 2017, Okra Spotlight, Uncategorized

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A Survivor Dressed in Pink

A Survivor Dressed in Pink

November 18, 2017

  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I interviewed breast cancer survivor and DSU alumni, Brenda Holliday, from my hometown. I have known her for the majority of my life. During October, I always think about her and others who have gone, or are currently going, through breast cancer treatments. After calling...