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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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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

Filed under Campus Happenings, Fall 2017, Okra Spotlight

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

Filed under Baseball and Softball, Campus Happenings, Fall 2017, Okra Spotlight

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,...

DSU Transfer Students: Adjusting to New Environment

DSU Transfer Students: Adjusting to New Environment

Wyatt O'Keefe, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

Filed under Fall 2017, Okra Spotlight

Transfer students can be found throughout DSU and are unique due to their experiences at a different college campus before making the transition to a four-year university. According to Dean Morgan, a transfer from Hinds Community College, this next chapter in the life of a transfer student gives them the uncertainty and...

DSU: A Home Far From Home

DSU: A Home Far From Home

September 19, 2017

Delta State University has a glowing record of welcoming international students. Undergraduates, graduates, and post-graduates from all over the world come here for their higher education. Kevin Ndege, an MBA candidate from Kenya, shared his fears and personal difficulties as an international student. According to Ndeg...

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 ...

Okra Spotlight: Jessica Byrd

Okra Spotlight: Jessica Byrd

April 6, 2017

Jessica Byrd is an artistic and proud alumnus of Delta State University. Byrd graduated in 2004 with a BA in Art. Her favorite artists are Vincent van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe. Byrd loves experimenting with color, texture, movement, and different media, which is evident in her wonderful masterpieces. “Delta State ...

The Okra Spotlight is on Ace

The Okra Spotlight is on Ace

October 13, 2016

Aspriona “Ace” Gilbert is a junior red shirt for the Lady Statesmen basketball squad. After transferring from her successful career at Northwest Community College, she received the newcomer award for the 2015-2016 basketball season.  The Delta State news crew was able to catch up with Ace and ask her some questions:  ...