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Zengaro wins two AP contest awards

July 1, 2014 – 6:21 pm | Comments Off

The Delta Statement, Delta State University’s student-led newspaper, recently earned two top awards at the 2014 Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Contest: College Division.
Winners were announced at the awards ceremony held June 21 at the …

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The best four years

May 29, 2014 – 9:36 pm | Comments Off

Elisabetta Zengaro
Editor-in-Chief

As another semester comes to an end, we start to reflect upon how much we have learned and how far we have come during our time in college.

A college education is a valuable asset in a changing world. It prepares you for not only what you want to do in life, but who you want to be. As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

True. Those who want to make a difference need the education they receive in college to find creative solutions to solve the world’s problems. Yet we often don’t realize a college education can also change who we are in the best of ways.

Many people say college is the best four years of your life, or if you’re a transfer student (like me) the best five years of your life. But the reasons people have given me for why college was such an important part of their life were all wrong. Yes, it’s fun to socialize with a variety of different people and to learn to get along with people who have a variety of different perspectives and are from different cultural backgrounds, and it enriches your character, but the reason college is the “best four years of your life” is it provides you an outlet to figure out who you want to be.

When I transferred to Delta State last year, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I’ve changed my major nearly three times since my freshman year in college, until I finally found something that works for me. Yes, it will take me an extra year to graduate, but in the process of changing majors and schools, I learned more about myself than I ever would have, had I decided not to come to DSU. Leaving behind a familiar environment wasn’t so hard for me because immersing yourself in a new environment is what college is all about.

What worried me most about transferring to Delta State was that I would have to give up studying broadcasting and choose a different major because Delta State doesn’t have a broadcast degree program. Having to explore a new field of study was a little nerve-wrecking because I had in my mind for so long that I was going to be a television broadcaster.  Suddenly having to change my mind and decide on something else to major in meant having to figure out who I wanted to be, not necessarily what I wanted to do. However, choosing to study at Delta State was the best decision I ever made because Delta State has given me the opportunity to develop my skills and my mind.

The fact that Delta State is a small university means students can have more one-on-one instruction with their professors. Coming from a place where I had 100-200 students in my classes, I can say that definitely makes a difference. It feels more like a learning environment.

At many universities, so much emphasis is put on finishing a degree in four years that students miss out on taking the kinds of classes that further their education into a more well-rounded experience. College should be used as a time to develop your character as well as your education.

Golf team finishes second at GSC Tournament

May 29, 2014 – 9:23 pm | Comments Off

Florian Mondoloni
Sports Editor
The Delta State golf team finished tied for second place in the Gulf South Conference Championship with the University of North Alabama on April 21-22, in Tunica, Miss. The University of West Florida …

Statesmen sweep Argos, clinch top seed in GSC

May 29, 2014 – 9:21 pm | Comments Off

Elisabetta Zengaro
Editor-in-Chief
In one of the most dramatic comebacks of the season, the Statesmen swept the University of West Florida Argonauts, stunning the then No. 4 team in the nation to clinch first place in the …

A look back on the 2014 tennis season

May 29, 2014 – 9:12 pm | Comments Off

Florian Mondoloni
Sports Editor
The tennis season came to an end with the GSC tournament held in Montgomery, Ala., on April 17 through April 19. The women’s team finished the season with an overall of 6-12 and …

Lady Statesmen take series over West Florida

May 29, 2014 – 9:07 pm | Comments Off

Elisabetta Zengaro
Editor-in-Chief
In a gripping one hour and 50 minutes, the Lady Statesmen rallied back to defeat the University of West Florida and clinch the series win in game two of Saturday’s double header on April …

Delta State Baseball takes victory over Shorter University

May 29, 2014 – 8:55 pm | Comments Off

Florian Mondoloni
Sports Editor
Delta State’s baseball team won the series 2-1 against Shorter University on April 18-19 in Rome, Ga. The first game was won 10-2, the second was lost 2-1, and DSU got the victory 9-7 …

Delta State Softball falls to Shorter University

May 29, 2014 – 8:47 pm | Comments Off

Florian Mondoloni
Sports Editor
The Delta State University softball team lost the series 3-0 against Shorter University on April 18-19 in Rome, Ga. The first game was lost 9-1, the second and third were lost with the same …

Delta State Falls to West Florida in Semifinal Round of GSC Tennis Tournament

May 29, 2014 – 8:43 pm | Comments Off

Jared Hallman
Staff Writer
The 2014 Delta State men’s tennis season has come to an end after Saturday’s loss to No. 1 West Florida in the semifinal round of the Gulf South Conference Tennis Tournament on April …

Lady Statesmen fall in quarterfinals at GSC Tournament

May 29, 2014 – 8:40 pm | Comments Off

Jared Hallman
Staff Writer
The Delta State women’s team was eliminated in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Tennis Tournament against the University of North Alabama on April 17. The Lady Statesmen’s season ends in …

Bubble Soccer, sport of the future?

May 29, 2014 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off

Florian Mondoloni
Sports Editor
This is not really new, but I just discovered it through Elite Daily, and I must say that I do not understand why we do not talk more about it. Bubble Soccer has …

It’s been a good one

May 29, 2014 – 8:33 pm | Comments Off

Beth Todd
Advertising Manager
Farewell Delta State. It has been interesting. I have learned a lot and have seen a lot thanks to this school. Though I am done with school, I will never be done with …