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5 months ago

[Werbung | Unbeauftragt] . Heute ist der erste April und paralell zu meinem #RegenbogenApril startet die #mzwzmeinestadt Challenge. . . Und da ich mir da wollte ich es mir doch nicht entgehen lassen, ein paar Bilder meiner geliebten Heimatstadt Mainz zu zeigen. . . Dieses Bild ist vor einer gefühlten Ewigkeit an der #halle45 entstanden. Einen Platz in Mainz, den ich sehr schätze. Wo sich Modernes mit Historischem mischt und alles voller Leben ist. Und das ganz in meiner Nähe. ♡ . . 📷 @parallel_dream

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Humans of #photOKRAphy Why do you like sharing your culture with the people of America? Xichenzi: "I like to share my Chinese culture here. The biggest thing I want people to know is that the Chinese culture is very friendly. We also have a lot of delicious food to share. I love to meet people from different countries because it's eye-opening.”

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Humans of #photOKRAphy Here at the Women’s Conference, and off the heels of the #METOO movement, why is this an exciting time for women’s rights? Deanna: “It’s an exciting time because women are being heard now, where in the past, women were being ignored and were figures in the background. Now, we actually have a voice and we can stand up, fight for what we believe in. We can advocate for what we believe is right. We’re phenomenal women, and we should be heard."

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🚨Prospective students🚨If you need MORE reasons to consider Delta State, check out this week's Humans of #photOKRAphy and take it from a current student! Q: What made you want to leave Memphis and come to college in small-town Cleveland? Ebony: “A big reason was the cheaper tuition at Delta State, and another factor was that I wanted to attend school in an environment where I felt safe. Cleveland is a small town, and it feels safe. I’ve been more focused here, and I’ve learned a lot more than I expected to. I’m excited to graduate in May, but it’s also a bit intimidating because it's time to enter the real world. College gives you time to prepare for that point in your life, but I’m not sure I’m all the way to that point."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy What advice would you give transfer students who are new to Delta State? Tre’Shawn: "My advice to transfer students is do not procrastinate. Try your best not to let assignments pile up because it’s difficult to get so many done with little time. Seek help and be great. Now that I’m into my second semester here, I know what the professors are seeking, in regards to their material and coursework."

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1 year ago

Humans of #photOKRAphy As a social work student, how is your internship at the Bolivar Medical Center beneficial to you as a student, and ultimately, your career? Grace: "I finally get to put everything I've learned in class into a work environment. Everything that I've studied for, I actually get to do. We learn all these theories, but you don't fully understand them until you put them into practice. You get to see how it's not just something you learn from a textbook, but it's a real thing that you have to use. This hands-on experience gives a face to the people. You can have a scenario in a book, but actually seeing peoples' lives and how they're impacted by different situations — it makes everything real. You learn that it's just people loving people."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy What made you want to stay in your hometown for college since you’re from Cleveland? Les: “It’s a comfortable feeling already knowing everybody. It felt like an advantage to know so many people and know my way around. I’ve saved a lot of money on food staying here too — I get to go home and eat. Really, there’s a lot of financial benefits of staying local. I really feel at home at Delta State."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy How is it personally rewarding for you studying child development and working in the center at Delta State? Anaya: "I have three of my own kids, so I kind of understand how I want my kids to be taught. When it comes to the mother in me, nurturing children and helping them out with their education — it's second nature for me, and the main thing I do at home. One of the main reasons I decided to get into child development is to learn the appropriate ways to teach children so I can bring that back to my household. I love what I do here. I love teaching them, playing with them, even getting yucky all over the floor when they play. My major will qualify me to teach from infancy all the way to kindergarten. I can always be in a child center or work in the public school so I can continue to do what I love to do.”

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Humans of #photOKRAphy What are you going to do differently this semester to make it better than the last? Ryan: “So last semester, I hardly did any studying. The little I did was from procrastination and waiting until the last minute. It caused my grades to drop, and I know I didn’t do things to the best of my abilities. Definitely this semester, I’m going to focus on studying, try and get my work done a lot sooner than it has to be done, and actually put forth the effort in all my classes. Not procrastinating is the goal."

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1 year ago

Huhu ihr Lieben, Klein Mimi musste mal wieder dran glauben. 😂 Diesmal ein Mäntelchen aus Softshell welches ich innen sogar mit Baumwoll-Fleece gefüttert habe. Einen Farbwunsch konnte sie natürlich nicht äußern, da ich aber nicht so die aufdringlich Bunte bin, habe ich beschlossen, das es mein Hund das auch nicht ist. 😉😂 Farblich habe ich mich für eine Kombination aus Beere Melange und schwarz entschieden. Wenn ihr wüßtet wie das Teil aussah als sie es das erste Mal in der HuTa getragen hatte, war ich noch mehr froh das Ding aus Softshell genäht zu haben.  Vieeeeel Pflegeleichter, da kann man auch mal eben drüber wischen und alles ist wieder schick. Kann sich doch sehen lassen die Kröte, oder? Ich wünsche euch einen tollen Tag und vergesst nicht eure Stiefelchen heute Abend zu putzen. 🙂 Liebe Grüße Susen #rundumstier @caprue_ #nähen #freebook #photokraphy @perlokraphy #hundepullover #hundekleidung #hundemantel #outdoor #Mimi #madebyfraus #nähenisttoll #nähenmachtglücklich #nähenfürdenhund #hundemantel #itscoldoutside #blogger #blog #französischebulldogge #frenchbulldog #frenchie @creadienstag #bulldog #bully #bullylove #hundeliebe #happy #dog

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Humans of #photOKRAphy As an international student, why would you encourage everyone to consider studying abroad? Aman: “I think traveling is a great experience for everyone. Being in a different country, learning the local culture, and meeting new people — it all expands your knowledge and horizon. Studying abroad just helps you explore and discover new things about yourself that you may never find out in your home country."

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2 years ago

Humans of #photOKRAphy What does it say about DSU when its students, like you, receive NASA-supported grant funding? Katie: "Receiving this NASA-supported fellowship really goes to show that attending a smaller school like DSU doesn't automatically kick you out of the running when competing for larger opportunities — like some students think it does. If anything, it made me a better candidate. Having a personal relationship with my department chair, Dr. Bentley, and my research advisor, Dr. Hamilton, allowed them to write stronger recommendation letters than those coming from a larger school where they are 'just a number,' and they were more willing to take time out of their busy schedules to help me with the application itself. The work we're doing here in the Department of Chemistry and Physics is just as important as the larger schools in the state, and this fellowship proves that!"

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2 years ago

Humans of #photOKRAphy You’ve had the opportunity to travel to many places. What’s it like to attend college in a rural setting? Max: “When I first moved down here, I wasn’t really full of anticipation, but the more I explore campus and the Delta, I realize it has a lot more to offer than I expected. Especially the art classes — they have awesome ceramics and metalworking classes and a great shop and courtyard. That got me really excited. I’ve been working in those areas for a couple years since I finished high school, but this is my first experience in college."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy Why is it an exciting time to be a Delta State student? Ashley: "I think we're showing the true strength of what it's like to be an Okra or a Statesman. Living in the Delta — most people struggle. We're showing despite that, you're still going to have fun here, and you're still going to receive a great education. We're the cream of the crop when it comes to having students who excel in academics, student-athletes, as well as community service. And our Student Life office is a great place to go find out all the ways to get involved on campus."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy ***SPECIAL EDITION*** Today in microfashion, brothers at Delta State University. *** PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE: For the third Oct. 7 in a row, we've posted a photo of these two sons of a DSU graduate. Their first portrait received over 64,000 likes on Facebook, nearly 60K more than our second most popular FB post in history (which happens to be last year's portrait of them)! Like and share to see if these boys will make history once again! #DSUfamily

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "How are doing this semester in terms of balancing all your assignments and workload?" Evan: "It's been really challenging because I'm taking more classes this semester in order to finish my degree earlier. I'm also working three jobs for the first time, so it's all about balance right now — and trying to make sure I come to the library at least once a day. My advice to everyone is start early on things. Organize your time early to get ahead. Never fall behind. It's so much harder to catch back up than it is to finish things early."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "What do you think last night's debate said about the current political environment in America?" Caleb: "Most of my generation are politically independent for a reason. There were two candidates on stage last night, but the issues have more than two sides. We cannot limit debate without also restricting what our country can achieve."

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3 years ago

Humans of #photOKRAphy "Why do you get pumped up to play in the Pig Pickin' game?" D'juan: "We just want to put together the best team effort. We know all the alumni are back in town, and we want to put on the best show we can."

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3 years ago

Humans of #photOKRAphy "Why do you think cultural competency is an important part of college life?" Marwa: "You should always remember your roots and where you are from. It gives you identity. For me, I love my culture and I'm very traditional. Any time there is a holiday, I wear my traditional clothing and I celebrate, even though I'm by myself. But that brings me closer to other people, because they want to find out more about my culture. I've learned about holidays here, and now I want people to know how I celebrate my background. When we do this, we get closer to people with all different identities."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "How does your brain feel more activated in music classes compared to traditional classes?" Daniel: "With music classes there's a lot more going on at one time. When you're in English class, for example, you're focused on one particular thing. With music, there's also math, science and physical activities all happening at once. You're focussing every single part of your brain at the same time. It can get pretty difficult, but you get used to it."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "What adjustments have you made this semester to make it a better academic year for you?" Celina: "This year, my goal is to not procrastinate. I was very bad at that last year. I'm just trying to get everything done. Being on the swim team here, it can be really hard to keep everything organized and not be tired all the time. I'm really going to stay focused and on track this year."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "What's it like going out on the field to cheer for Delta State for the first time in your career?" Ashleigh: "It's a ball of emotions when you first get out there. It's nothing like cheering in high school or juco. It's exhilarating to cheer for Delta State and a wonderful group of athletes."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "How is the DMI prepping you for a career after school?" George: "The DMI is one of the biggest music programs in Mississippi. I get to network with different people who can see my talents and see what I can bring to their establishment. It leads to a lot of opportunities for me in terms of music, even though I'm still in school. I'm looking forward to finishing my degree and getting more connections in the music and entertainment industries."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "Why do you wear green on Fridays?" Rachel: "I'm brand new as a freshman at Delta State, but I want to fully embrace my time here — that includes school spirit. Wearing green on Fridays helps me do that."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "Why is volunteering important to you?" Cecilia: "I tutor kids in elementary school. I think it's important because our youngest ones are the future of the world. We introduce them to things and help them understand stuff they may not get in school. I think that young kids learn quicker. It's easier for us to teach them new things and how to explore the world."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "What are you pumped about at the start of the new year?" Brandon: "I'm always energetic because of the ADHD in me — but really, I'm excited to be back on campus after the summer. I'm really hoping to get into some painting exhibitions this year. I just got glasses, so I can see what I'm doing from now on. Hopefully those C's will go up to A's."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "How will you be a better student this year?" Dondericia: "I'm going to stay more focused, and I'm going to work on not procrastinating. I procrastinated too much last year." Stephon: "I'm going to stay more attentive in class and study more. Like she said, procrastination is really important too. It's a big part of college. My advice to freshmen is to not get too distracted. That can play a big role in the long run."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "So you haven't been here very long, but what do you think about Delta State so far?" Madiha: "When I was moving here, a lot of people back home were asking why I was going to Mississippi. I told them I had made up my mind, and whatever I see here will be a part of who I am. It was scary for a lot of people to see me going off thousands of miles from Kenya. When I arrived, I met a few of the RAs, and I noticed there is a lot of diversity here — which I didn't really know about. I didn't know much about Mississippi. I received the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship, and I said I'm going to Delta State regardless of anything else. People have been really nice, and I've made new friends from the very beginning when we met at the airport. I've enjoyed my first three days, and I know I'll be a very good Okra."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "How are you going to be a better student-athlete this year?" Casey: "Just give myself the opportunity to be in the right situations to be successful —always choosing to do the right thing. I'm going to keep my head down, not get cocky and stay humble."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "Heading into your first day of college, what are you worried about?" Haley: "I'm a little worried about balancing between making new friends and making good grades. I want to study and make all As like I've been doing, but I also want to have a social life and meet new people. We talked about that a little bit at Orientation, and ways to talk with people and ways to get to know people. I'm confident I can do it. I feel ready — as much as I can be."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "As the new VP of Student Affairs, what are your big picture goals to improve the student experience here?" Dr. Bennett: "Intentional programing that involves all the students being engaged — which is one of the components of the Okra Patch, which deals with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community engagement. Other components are mentoring and community service. So, engagement and collaborations across the campus are my two focuses."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "For you personally, how are you motived to recruit future students to Delta State every day?" John: "It's a new job every day. You always meet new people, and if you love people, you'll love this job. I get to go out across this whole state and interact with people, tell them about Delta State, and tell them about opportunities they may not know about otherwise. Unless they know about something, they're not going to strive towards it. It's about the encouragement of helping other people."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "In today's world of technology, why is graphic design such an important major for students?" Natalie: "Graphic design is everywhere. We make decisions based on the way things look, and we don't even realize that. The designer behind it is the one driving your decisions, especially now when everything is about user input and user experience. Design is probably more important now than it has been in the past 10 years. In our program, you'll get one-on-one attention. As long as you have a willingness to learn, you're going to get that extra attention that you may not get elsewhere. You'll also gain a great understanding of who you are as a designer and as an artist."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "What's the biggest benefit of working a summer job on campus?" Ramoni: "You meet a lot of new people on campus that you've never interacted with before. It's a different environment, and I've been able to get closer to the people in the Office of Student Affairs. I think it will lead to better opportunities. If I do well, I can also get a good reference from working here."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "As a Delta transplant, what's been the most inspiring thing you've learned about the region since moving here?" Vaish: "I think it's how hard people work — for the betterment of the community, for their families, and for people they don't even know. I think the Delta is a place of magic and beauty, but also of desolation and poverty. But people work incredibly hard to make this place theirs and to make it a place of love."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "In one word, explain how you feel about coming to school here in the fall." Logan (left to right): "Awesome." Christian: "Awe." Embry: "Excitement."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "What do you think of Delta State after arriving from China a couple days ago?" Yupeng: "Our city in China, Anyang, is actually very similar. And I find many things in common with our universities too. We see that everything is about agriculture in Mississippi, and our province is the same. The people here are very friendly and generous. I really like it."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "What are you doing to make the most of your summer?" Cailon: "I'm working in the Student Life office, which is really fun. I get to talk to a lot of incoming students, and volunteering with Orientation is always fun because you make new friendships. I like being able to help the students when they are new here. When they don't know anyone else, they'll kind of pick you out in a crowd, and it will make them feel more comfortable. And of course, I'm studying a lot because I'm in nursing school."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "What was your biggest takeaway from your semester as a Congressional Fellow in Washington, D.C.?" Zack: "My biggest takeaways were motivation and ambition to continue succeeding in my education. I was able to serve on a health care committee and witnessed many things going on in the health care world. That's pushing me to become the best doctor I can possibly be. I want to be a dedicated servant to the medical field, because it's very much needed."

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Humans of #photOKRAphy "What's the most important lesson you've learned at Delta State, either as a student or on staff?" "To be involved, because I always regret not being more involved when I was a student at Delta State. I was busy working and going to school — and you don’t realize you will have work for the rest of your life. You need to enjoy your college experience while you're here. I've tried to teach that to my daughter, who's coming here this fall. I've also learned how important it is to be friendly with everyone you work with and for. When you get out into the world, you realize you have to be open to meeting new people and working with them. I used to be really shy, but people wouldn't realize that now."

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