The Delta Statement

October Fest

October Fest

October 23, 2016

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...

Students Voice Their Opinion About Upcoming Election

Students Voice Their Opinion About Upcoming Election

October 19, 2016

There has been plenty of talk about the upcoming presidential election. The candidates Donald J. Trump and Hilary Clinton have been receiving critical and supportive feedback from people all across the world. Both candidates have attempted to reach out to younger voters through various publicity stunts and activities. For ...

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...

The Last of a Dying Breed

The Last of a Dying Breed

October 16, 2016

Every graduating senior, whether in college or high school, has foregone what is called “senioritis”. According to UrbanDictionary.com, senioritis is the crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. If I may add to that definition, it also strikes college students such as myself. The website also stated symptoms on...

Remorseful Rage

Remorseful Rage

September 15, 2016

I cannot speak now; Civility is at rest. quiet is no more Desire revealed the Silence ever prevails-- quieted Restraint  

The Okra Spotlight Is On Eric Jamal

The Okra Spotlight Is On Eric Jamal

Penny Bedford, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

“I’ll give you my heart. I’m a proud organ donor/ I’m living in the present, I consider it a gift.” The above sentences, or shall I say verses, were from Christian rapper, Eric Jamal Johnson. Johnson is currently a junior at Delta State University and is a Delta Music Institute major. Johnson began rapping at th...

Spinners

Spinners

September 13, 2016

Throughout the week, I'm a full time student and part time worker. Also, I dedicate some weekends working part time at the lone skating rink in town called Spinners. Ice cream is one of the many items you can purchase at Spinners. Flavors shown in the image: Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla and Cookies & Cream. Reno...

Westfall Combines Okra Scholars and FYS with Peer Mentors

Westfall Combines Okra Scholars and FYS with Peer Mentors

Avery Wall, Copy Editor

September 13, 2016

Dr. Jon Westfall, coordinator of First Year Seminar (FYS) and Okra Scholars, changed both programs for the better. He recently created an established role for the peer mentors in the classrooms of incoming freshmen. “The biggest change that we’re doing this year,” he said, “is thinking about how to use the program to...

Julia Morrisroe Art Exhibit Opens

Julia Morrisroe Art Exhibit Opens

September 13, 2016

  ulia Morrisroe, an associate professor at the University of Florida, was the featured artist at Delta State’s own campus gallery. The exhibition was opened on Aug. 25. According to Morrisroe’s summary of her work, the goal in this particular exhibition is “to seek the relentlessly streaming information and d...

Delta State Faculty Votes to Remove State Flag

Delta State Faculty Votes to Remove State Flag

September 12, 2016

Tuesday evening, August 30, 2016, Delta State University became the last public University in the state of Mississippi to fly the state flag after Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University took down their flags. President William LaForge, of Delta State University released this statement on Sept. 2:...

New Media, New America, New Election

New Media, New America, New Election

September 12, 2016

Let’s play a game, what do these statements have in common? Politician calls for all Muslims to be barred from entering America. Politician gets caught using personal laptop for top secret emails. Politician alludes to the assassination of another politician. Politician argues with other politician on social media. ...