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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...

DSU Art Faculty Fills Wright Gallery

DSU Art Faculty Fills Wright Gallery

October 13, 2017

Every year, Delta State University has an exhibit opening filled with pieces from the art professors, known as the faculty art show. This year the official opening was on Sept. 28, 2017, and viewings are available until Oct. 26, 2017, in the Wright Art Gallery on DSU campus. In a recent article, written by Jennifer Farish, t...

92nd Birthday of DSU

92nd Birthday of DSU

October 12, 2017

On Sept., 13, 2017, DSU celebrated its 92nd birthday with a lot zeal and zest. The anniversary celebration began in Whitefield Hall at noon. Current and retired faculty and supervisors shared their history at the university with the public. Speakers included President William N. LaForge, Dr. Johnny Arnold, Dr. Kent Wyatt, Dr. E...

Okra Out Front: Party on the Library Lawn

Okra Out Front: Party on the Library Lawn

Katilyn Walker, Social Media Editor

September 28, 2017

Filed under Campus Happenings, Fall 2017, News, Student Organizations

Everyone is invited to “Okra Out Front,” the first ever celebration of LGBTQ History Month at Delta State University, on Oct. 5, 6:00 p.m., in front of the Roberts-Laforge Library. The event will open with an introduction to LGTBQ History Month and will include a timeline highlighting important events in the struggle...

Wrap it Up

Wrap it Up

Kendall Morrow

April 1, 2017

Filed under Spring 2017, Student Organizations

Members from the African American Student Council hosted events to advocate for women of different cultures to stick to their roots rather than leaving them behind in order to fit into the culture in the Delta. Many Arabic women on campus stopped wearing their headscarves and hijabs completely due to derogatory comments made...

Weirdos Unite

Weirdos Unite

February 23, 2017

“We are the Delta State Weirdo Chess Club, but [we are] more than just a chess club. We're a bunch of young individuals...weird individuals...trying to use our inability to ‘fit in’ [to] make us STAND OUT. Not just in the world of chess, but in the life we live everyday as well.” Weirdo Chess Club Facebook Page ...

Improvement in the Lives of LGBTQ+ Students

Improvement in the Lives of LGBTQ+ Students

Kole Oakes

January 30, 2017

Filed under Spring 2017, Student Organizations

Going into its second active semester, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) has made some significant strides in bettering the lives of Delta State's LGBTQ+ students.   The GSA’s presence on campus has brought a feeling of comfort and safety to LGBTQ+ students: “I have never really been able to find or talk...

DSU Presents SADD to YOU

DSU Presents SADD to YOU

January 25, 2017

SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, is a potentially new student organization at Delta State University. SADD is a national group that was founded by Robert Anastas in 1981. Their mission is to help teenagers and young adults deal with issues such as drug use, underage drinking, drunk driving,...

The Wesley

The Wesley

October 24, 2016

The Wesley is another student activity that can be found around Delta State’s campus. Students are encouraged to check it out. We caught up with some of the students who attend the Wesley regularly to see what it is all about. Here's what we found out:   Define the Wesley in your own words:     “To me, the Wesley i...

About the BSU

About the BSU

October 22, 2016

What is the BSU? The Delta Statement is here to help you find out. The short acronym stands for Baptist Student Union and is classified as a religious extracurricular activity for Delta State’s students. However, we caught up with some of the students who attend the BSU to see what they thought of it. Here are their respo...

Student Organizations Hosts Social Injustices Forum

Student Organizations Hosts Social Injustices Forum

October 18, 2016

On Oct. 6, 2016 at 3:30 p.m., student organizations and leaders hosted a forum on social injustices in America. Leading this open conversation were representatives from the African American Student Council, the Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Mr. DSU Scottie Willis. Students an...

RUF Has a Dream

RUF Has a Dream

Jimmieria Chillis

September 27, 2016

Filed under Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Student Organizations

The Reformed University Fellowship, informally known as RUF, is an on-campus ministry. It meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Baioni Conference Center in Broom Hall. Its purpose, as indicated on the organization’s website and flyers in the Union, is “to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve Him.” Pastor...