The Delta Statement

#MeToo

#MeToo

February 15, 2018

In recent weeks, it seems that more and more women are standing up to the men who have sexually assaulted them. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an average of 21 percent of female undergraduates reported that they had been sexually assaulted since school started. This study was just from nine unnamed universities...

Kentucky School Shooting

Kentucky School Shooting

Avery Wall, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018

Filed under News, Spring 2018

The Marshall County High School shooting in Ky., which occurred Wednesday, Jan. 23, is the 13th mass shooting in 2018. Since 2013, there is a rise in school shootings with one occurring in an average of a week according to Everytown Research. With this knowledge, current and new students of Delta State should be aware of Ok...

I CAN SEE THE LIGHT!

I CAN SEE THE LIGHT!

Hailey Alderman, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under News, Spring 2018

Delta State University will get new street lights around parts of campus that are dimly lit. One of the areas that will be getting a light is in the parking lot behind the Kethley building. Chelsea Hall, senior secretary of the Language and Literature department, is quite happy that the new lights will be going up on campus....

Upcoming QEP and Related Events

Upcoming QEP and Related Events

February 15, 2018

Friday, February 23rd –  (FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC) @ noon– in front of Union, on Quad  Singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”  -Lyric sheets will be provided. Event sponsor: African American Student Council and DSU QEP Tuesday, February 20th –  (FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC) @ noon– Capps Archives Seminar R...

No Really, How Are You?

No Really, How Are You?

February 15, 2018

Being in college can be really stressful. For some, dealing with so many new people causes nerves and anxiety to flare. If it feels like you can't breathe or you want to faint, this is a sign of social anxiety. Social anxiety is the fear of interaction with other people. Often, those who suffer from social anxiety fear being...

Booting Test Anxiety to the Curb

Booting Test Anxiety to the Curb

Rebecca Dickson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Campus Happenings, News, Spring 2018

Test anxiety effects many college students when faced with exams that determine whether they will get their degree or not. Fellow students at Delta State University have offered helpful tips and tricks for overcoming test anxiety. Test anxiety can appear in a variety of ways. Students sometimes feel nervousness, nausea, racing...

A Spark to Start a Fire

A Spark to Start a Fire

February 6, 2018

    As an African-American organization Delta State's African-American Student Council has a lot of events planned for Black History Month. On Feb. 5, at 6:00, they will be hosting a Black History Program to bring awareness to significant moments in Black History. The AASC plans to have two speakers at ...

DSU Gets New Cafeteria

DSU Gets New Cafeteria

February 5, 2018

Starting fall semester 2018, DSU students will eat in Young-Mauldin cafeteria, which is currently under reconstruction. DSU allocated $9.2 million for the renovation of this building, which will include a newer dining place, snack bar, theater, and a private dining room. The construction itself started Sept. 1, and will continue...

Whatever Boys Can Do…

Whatever Boys Can Do…

February 1, 2018

For the first time ever in Delta State history, there are more female students signing up for and participating in intramural sports than males. In case you didn’t know, our University is home to a hugely popular recreational sports scene with activities and competitions occurring every week on and occasionally off campus....

Greek Life: It’s Not What You Think

Greek Life: It’s Not What You Think

November 5, 2017

Everyone has an image of Greek Life through influenced marketing by the media and entertainment industry. However, the stereotypical Greek Life we see on TV is not exactly accurate. Through an exclusive interview with the President of the Panhellenic Council, Madeline Kincer, the Statement was able to shed some light on the...

Tradition in the Delta

Tradition in the Delta

November 5, 2017

Pig Pickin' is a traditional and annual Delta State University event that has been going on for about three decades and is located behind the football field at Statesmen Park. As the years go by, Pig Pickin' gets better because more people come back to support and celebrate the DSU football team. Thirty years ago, Mr. ...

Southern Hospitality at DSU

Southern Hospitality at DSU

November 2, 2017

Located in Mississippi, Delta State University is at the heart of the south. For many exchange students, the first few days in the States brings on homesickness, insomnia, and communication barriers. Although, once classes begin to kick off and more students arrive to campus—things begin to get easier! With that being ...