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 “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...

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...

Seeking Positive Representation

Seeking Positive Representation

November 17, 2017

  A resident of Cleveland and a Delta State alum, Curtis Lehr, identifies herself as a non-binary transwoman. According to recent studies, there are around 1.4 million people in the United States that identify as transgender. When Lehr first started transitioning, she considered herself more gender fluid and ...

Carlson Cleans Up Campus

Carlson Cleans Up Campus

Stormy Ferrell, Publisher

November 3, 2017

Filed under Fall 2017, Features

After finally finding an open parking spot, I tossed out my cigarette, grabbed my backpack, and scurried to class, staring into my phone. On the way, I glanced up and noticed a woman walking DSU’s Green Mile. There was something different about her, though; she wasn’t just exercising. I watched as the woman veered off into...

Does One Size Fit All in Today’s Society?

Does One Size Fit All in Today’s Society?

November 3, 2017

As recent years have passed, Americans and myself have become more aware of the recent racial tensions between white Americans and African Americans. With riots that end in tragedies like Charlottesville and NFL athletes taking a knee to protest police brutality, it makes me wonder how many steps backward have we taken? After...

Exploring Cleveland

Exploring Cleveland

October 31, 2017

Need a quick break from your classes? Why not explore some of the opportunities for some fun and exercise that is surrounding you? There are many options not only around DSU campus to fill up your down time, but also all around the town of Cleveland, Miss. A great place to keep you busy is at the Forest E. Wyatt Center, locat...

From Samhain to All Hallows Eve

From Samhain to All Hallows Eve

October 31, 2017

Many Christians feel that it is not appropriate to celebrate Halloween because of its sketchy background. Halloween has the stigma attached to it that it is associated with witchcraft and evil, therefore, many people are quick to avoid having anything to do with the holiday. However, after taking a deeper look into the history...

STATESMEN EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

STATESMEN EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

October 11, 2017

On Sep. 22, 2017, The Delta State University Council awarded Miss Stella Pruitt as the August 2017 Employee of the month. She has been working as a custodian at Delta State for the past 11 years. Based on the nominations for staff performance, every month the Incentives & Recognition committee meets up to celebrate ...

Taking a Knee for a Purpose

Taking a Knee for a Purpose

October 6, 2017

On Sept. 24, 2017, President Trump called African-American NFL athletes and their allies who knelt during National Anthem "sons of bitches." After his remark people are curious about standing for the National Anthem. In 2016, quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem, leaving fans and others curious about...

Sanders Sculpture Garden Expands to Downtown

Sanders Sculpture Garden Expands to Downtown

Stormy Ferrell, Publisher

September 27, 2017

Filed under Delta Arts, Fall 2017, Features

The city of Cleveland partnered with Hazel and Jimmy Sanders Sculpture Garden to sponsor five sculptures downtown along Sharpe Avenue. “Broken Arrow,” created by artist and Delta State graduate, Lawson King. The piece of art is sentimental to many people within the DSU and Cleveland communities. The arrow stands eight feet tall an...

DSU: Diversity University

DSU: Diversity University

September 19, 2017

Delta State is popping with culture as students come from all over the world to experience life at DSU. Most of us are used to hearing of people coming to the U.S. or even to Delta State to expand their horizons and learn new things, but what exactly can we, as Statesmen, learn from them? One of our own, Sung-Eun ...

A Band Made in Cleveland

A Band Made in Cleveland

September 19, 2017

On August 26, local Cleveland band, Scott's House, played a packed show at 606, a house that hosts a variety of shows. Scott's House is made up of Kacee Russell (vocals/guitar), Jacob Lifsey (guitar), Dylan Crouch (bass), and Taylor Whyte (drums). “The last house show was awesome," Russell said of the August 26 show. "We've...