The Delta Statement

Letter to the Editor

Virgina Fontaine

September 12, 2016

Dear Editor, The start of a new school year brings lots of exciting and new adventures to campus. New students arriving, upper class-men returning from their summer breaks, sororities and fraternities gaining new brothers and sisters. What some may not realize is that it also brings anxiety and panic to some. Trust me when I tell you, neither of those two things are anything anyone wants. One does not simply wake and think "this is the day I will freak out", or "I believe I want to have a panic attack". Anxiety and panic attacks are very...

Pro-Trump “Chalkening” Hits DSU Campus

April 8, 2016

Students across college campuses have participated in "#thechalkening" challenge in support of Donald Trump. It started when students at Emory University wrote "Trump 2016" on their campus sidewalk  to show their support.   The Twitter account Old Row decided to host a contest to get students to make the best "Trump...

Greek Week is in Full Effect

Greek Week is in Full Effect

April 5, 2016

Greek Week will be held April 4-9. It is sponsored by the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC or The Pan), and the Offices of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs. “Greek Week is really a celebration of Greek Life on campus, but several of the events are open to the ent...

Scheduled Events for Greek Week

Scheduled Events for Greek Week

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

Sponsored by IFC, Panhellenic, and NPHC In conjunction with the Offices of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs Sunday, April 3 Chapters are encouraged to place their letters on the DSU Quadrangle.  Monday, April 4 Chapter members are encouraged to wear Badge attire today. Chapter members are encouraged to attend the Greek Awards Ceremony. ...

Guest at Delta Music Institute Hits Sour Note

Guest at Delta Music Institute Hits Sour Note

March 31, 2016

Being in a room where you are uncertain of your surroundings can make anyone uncomfortable. Picture being in a room and things don’t go as planned or the scene wasn’t what you expected. The room was crowded and filled with white faces with only three faces of color among them. The performer captured the attention of every...

Life Moves On

Life Moves On

March 30, 2016

You are born You are raised You are sent out into the world You are the future   You become successful Or you fail You live Or you die   The world still moves along People still do their jobs People still live their lives People still walk around you   It is up to y...

What Easter Means to Me

What Easter Means to Me

March 29, 2016

Easter to me is a time when families can come together to eat Sunday lunch and retell a story that has been told for centuries. It is the story of Easter. In my family we gather on Easter Sunday at my grandparents’ house and fellowship with each other, and then after our meal we gather in the den to retell the story of Jesu...

Soundtrack of Life

Soundtrack of Life

March 29, 2016

Life has a soundtrack. The music is in the way we speak, The things we do, And how we feel.   Every word, Hello, Goodbye, I love you.   Every action, A hug, A smile, A simple nod.   Every emotion, Anger, Happiness, Sadness.   Every thought, Who a...

Lunacy

Lunacy

March 28, 2016

You dwell where the sun won't travel Choose to live among the unraveled "Experience is the best teacher" But how can you teach the unteachable Unthinkable Without the best teacher Taking notes from afar Observing the lunatics as they are Studiously studying the subjects, Objects But you are but mer...

Preparing for Go Green Weekend

Preparing for Go Green Weekend

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016

Go Green Weekend will be held on April 1-3. It will be the third annual Go Green Weekend at Delta State. Director of Recruiting, Caitlyn Thompson said Go Green Weekend’s name "encompasses many of the elements that make up the weekend." "It is a time to come together and cheer on our Statesmen, hence the go green," she...

Lady Statesmen Season Review

Lady Statesmen Season Review

March 26, 2016

The Lady Statesmen of Delta State experienced great amounts of success this basketball season. The Lady Statesmen captured their 16th GSC Women's Basketball Tournament title and the first since 2008-09. DSU finished as the GSC Tournament runner-up the last two seasons falling to Union in last years final 62-50. Chels...

The Delta Statement wins record first place awards at Mississippi Press Association competition

The Delta Statement wins record first place awards at Mississippi Press Association competition

March 25, 2016

Editors and staff of The Delta Statement, Delta State University’s student-led newspaper, won 12 awards, including a program-record of six first place awards, in news, editorials, sports, photography, video, layout and design, investigative reporting and general excellence in the 2015-16 Mississippi Press Association c...