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Italy: Not the Wonderland You Thought

Italy: Not the Wonderland You Thought

October 2, 2018

Italy has greatly suffered from what is commonly known as “The European Migrant Crisis” over the past three years. Since the crisis began, Italy has accumulated an estimated 500,000+ immigrants. This has greatly affected locals, tourists and the refugees themselves. March 15, 2011 marked the beginning of the Syrian Civil War. Sin...

Chicago County Property Tax Divide

Claire Foster, Da / Events

October 2, 2018

Filed under Fall 2018, News

After a year-long investigation, The Chicago Tribune has found that the tax assessments of residential homes in Chicago counties have been completely wrong for many, causing intense grief and tension within Chicago communities, and the credibility of the property tax system has been looked at with doubt and caution. Chicago is a city that has been divided by class and race, but there has been another underlying reason to cause tension for the residents of Chicago. In an almost reverse Robin Hood setting, tax properties have been benefiting the ri...

Financial Hurt: How Students Struggle with DSU’s Aid Department

Financial Hurt: How Students Struggle with DSU’s Aid Department

October 2, 2018

Many Students believe that the Delta State University Financial Aid Department has functioned improperly in handling student account issues. With nearly 100 students in the “final purge” of classes, The Delta Statement decided to reach out. Unlike many universities that allow students to take classes and pay for them...

What if You are not a Christian?

What if You are not a Christian?

October 2, 2018

Delta State welcomes many international students from around the world, bringing cultural and religious diversity. With the majority among them being Muslim, students have decided to form a Muslim student association. According to students, the purpose of this association is to introduce diversity and share the values and traditions...

DSU Writing Center Receives New Computers

DSU Writing Center Receives New Computers

September 28, 2018

At the beginning of the 2018 Fall semester, Writing Center Director Dr. Judith Coleman received news that the campus Writing Center would be getting new computers. The four current computers that the Writing Center has are old and do not necessarily work very well (some do not even turn on). Due to this, they were assessed...

Short-Term Memory Loss: How the Statesmen Plan to Turn Around the Season

Short-Term Memory Loss: How the Statesmen Plan to Turn Around the Season

September 28, 2018

With three losses already this season, Delta State's football team is moving on with some help from selective short-term memory loss.   The team is no longer focused on the past games. The Statesmen are ready to prove that these losses will not define their season. They are expecting a major turn around to the season...

Taxpayers and City Streets

Taxpayers and City Streets

April 1, 2018

While leaving home to run to the grocery store, you encounter many sites and obstacles, such as large potholes and badly damaged streets. Unfortunately, most cities try to smooth over the potholes by filling the hole up with cement, but the patched pothole gives a bumpy ride. This is also bad for your car shocks, struts, and...

FOUND IN DITCH IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI

FOUND IN DITCH IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI

April 1, 2018

In Coahoma County, a body of an unknown black male was found alongside a residential roadway in a ditch during the early morning hours on Tuesday by children waiting for the school bus. Arriving at the bus stop that morning was unlike any other; however, a black man in his late 20’s lied face down in the ditch. The children,...

Antifa and the Fight Against the Far Right

Antifa and the Fight Against the Far Right

March 26, 2018

The Black Bloc, more commonly referred to as Antifa, is an Anti-Fascist movement dedicated to stopping the spread of white supremacy and far right ideology wherever it emerges. They are not one unified organization. They are hundreds of autonomous collectives all over the globe. They call themselves the Black Bloc because...

Student Loans

Student Loans

March 26, 2018

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Blaming Should Not Be an Excuse for Inaction

Blaming Should Not Be an Excuse for Inaction

Avery Wall, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2018

Filed under Editorials, News, Spring 2018

In a recent NBC Think article by Dr. Whitney DeCamp, politicians including President Donald Trump pointed fingers at violent video games as one of the main causes of violent crimes, such as school shootings. However, while politicians continue to find other sources to blame, students, like those of Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...

Chinese New Year in Mississippi

Chinese New Year in Mississippi

March 23, 2018

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Feb. 15, 2018, is the Spring Festival, which is popularly known as the Chinese New Year. This day is like Christmas Eve and also called the Spring Festival’s Eve. With the spread of Chinese in the world, the most important festival in China is fervent in undertaking.Spring Festival...