The Delta Statement

Eating Good in DSU’s Neighborhood

Eating Good in DSU’s Neighborhood

November 1, 2019

During the summer break, Delta State University switched to a new food service vendor: Sodexo.  This change has led to a lot of new developments on campus, such as new cafeteria items on the menu, a Starbucks located directly in the Student Union and a Firehouse Subs shop coming soon. But has this change really been ...

Groundbreaking Cartoon gets Final Epilogue Season

Groundbreaking Cartoon gets Final Epilogue Season

October 25, 2019

Sad News, Great News The upcoming season of “Steven Universe” will be the last. Rebecca Sugar, the creator, revealed the season during the Steven Universe panel of New York Comic Con 2019. Sugar has not set a release date for the series.  Complex Themes The Cartoon Network series has garnered support from LGBTQIA+ communities for its positive q...

Pokemon Going Around Campus

Pokemon Going Around Campus

October 25, 2019

The Ever-Changing Crowd of Campus   Believe it or not, there is still an active player base on the Delta State University campus for Pokemon Go.    Everyday, a group of at least five individuals walk or bike around campus hitting “Pokestops” and participating in “Raids.”   Pokestops are geoloc...

Stand For Children

Stand For Children

October 19, 2019

Stand For Children is an organization that provides strategies to better the education system. It is located in different places in the United States, including Memphis, Tennessee.   Cardell Orrin, Memphis Executive Director of Stand For Children, says that Stand For Children exists to address structural inequalities...

ACCESS ACCESSIBILITY

ACCESS ACCESSIBILITY

October 18, 2019

Dr. Richard Houston has been the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for Delta State University for over 10 years and plans to continue to improve accessability on campus. Dr. Houston says that in the next five years he hopes, “Every new addition, every new upgrade or every new remodel would take into account that this building i...

Under New Management

Under New Management

October 4, 2019

For the first time in seven years, a man not named Jim Boone will be coaching the men's basketball team for Delta State University. Coach Mike Nienaber will take over for the Statesmen and is looking forward to the challenge of picking up right where Coach Boone left off last March.  The Delta Statement set out to interview Coa...

Student Transportation around Cleveland

Student Transportation around Cleveland

October 3, 2019

Delta State University (DSU) has a lot to offer their students, but some say the campus is missing student transportation.  Not every student has a ride to get around town. Some students are left relying on friends, but friends are not always reliable.  There are many international students who attend DSU without a vehicle, and they ha...

Lawler-Harkins: Stairs, Stairs and More Stairs

Lawler-Harkins: Stairs, Stairs and More Stairs

October 3, 2019

Lawler-Harkins, one of Delta State’s oldest residence dorms on campus, is a three-story building with no elevator. Lawler-Harkins’ stairs are steep and narrow with low railings which have raised questions for Delta State. Shania Mugford, a resident in Lawler-Harkins for two years, states, “I don’t feel comfortable enoug...

Who Turned up the Heat?

Who Turned up the Heat?

October 1, 2019

This year the Amazon reached a record high of over 90,000 active fires—a number that worries Brazilians and people around the world and reflects how the rate of deforestation is rising quickly. The environmental policies active in Brazil currently contribute to the fires and deforestation. Brazilian President Jair Bo...

Critical Darling from The Golden Era of Television gets a Movie

Critical Darling from The Golden Era of Television gets a Movie

September 27, 2019

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” will be released on Netflix on October 11, 2019. Vince Gilligan, creator of the original television show “Breaking Bad,” is both writer and director. “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” is a direct continuation of the events that happened at the end of the television series, which ran fro...

A New Era of Sports at DSU

A New Era of Sports at DSU

September 27, 2019

Delta State University students Christopher Honeycutt and Victoria Jankowski have created the Delta State Gamers Club, a place where students can come together in their free time to play games and take a break from their studies. Jankowski also has plans to start an esports team for Delta State. Upon asking why she started the esports team...

Starting a New Game on Campus

Starting a New Game on Campus

September 27, 2019

This semester, Delta State University (DSU) is getting a gaming club. While the semester has only just begun, the president of the new-found club Victoria Jankowski, has around 100 people, teachers and students alike, interested in the club to petition towards it’s creation.  With eight members, she quickly made headway...