The Delta Statement

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...

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...

College Students: Dealing With Homesickness

College Students: Dealing With Homesickness

April 22, 2019

Everyone goes off to college with a plan, but for some students, homesickness can interrupt their desired plans.  When the student begins to miss the warmth of being home around family and friends; it can be difficult to adjust to a new environment. Moving away from home for college seems like a great idea when you are in...

The DMI All-Star

The DMI All-Star

April 10, 2019

Right before the band was scheduled to leave for Los Angeles, Hannah fell ill and caught both strep throat and the flu just days before the big performance. Going against her doctor’s orders, Hannah still went on to perform with the other students on Mississippi night. As a freshman and audio engineering major from Southaven,...

The Introvert’s Dilemma

The Introvert’s Dilemma

April 9, 2019

No matter how much a person may like (or dislike) his or her roommate, sharing a room with another person can be incredibly draining. For introverted college students who may not have the option to pay the extra money to live in a private dorm or rent a room in a house or an apartment, finding the time and space to be alone ...

Disability Accessibility

Disability Accessibility

Kjirsten Whitsell, Editor in Chief

March 6, 2019

Delta State University has a small student population, with a very small percentage of those students having a disability. This small percentage leads to DSU not having all the resources to help that other, bigger universities may have. Dr. Richard Houston, who is the over the disability accommodations on campus, sat down...

Sexual Misconduct Awareness

Sexual Misconduct Awareness

March 6, 2019

Sexual violence on college campuses is sadly not a rare thing and neither is other types of abuse, including domestic violence and dating violence.   Rape. Sexual assault. Domestic abuse. Dating violence. In our society, these topics are commonplace in news and media, but how close are they to us really? How close are ...

DSU Budget in New Surveillance After Multiple Car Burglaries

DSU Budget in New Surveillance After Multiple Car Burglaries

February 9, 2019

Multiple auto burglaries on DSU residential property have resulted in surveillance installations.   According to Delta State University’s online daily crime log report, the campus auto burglaries began Monday, Oct. 19, 2018. Lawler-Harkins Dormitory's parking area was the first to report the incident.   Days...

October: The Month of Pink

October: The Month of Pink

October 22, 2018

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. During October, people from all over the country host and participate in events that support the campaign and for awareness of the disease.   From high school athletes who wear pink in support of the...