The Delta Statement

The Lady Statesmen Ballers

Basketball and the Delta

April 24, 2020

The Delta State Women’s Basketball team recently finished their season 23-7. Although the NCAA cut the season short in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, DSU’s record is one to be proud of.  Prior to the virus frenzy DSU’s Lady Statesmen were causing a pandemic of their own on the court.  The team boasted countless win...


Justin Anderson, Publishing Manager

March 3, 2020

The campus of Delta State University is very subtle and appealing to the eye. There are many positive things that can be said about the campus. But there are a few negative aspects that must be addressed. Some roads on the campus are in terrible condition. There are two roads in particular that need to have work done on them immediately. CAIN TATUM Cain Tatum Hall is on of the oldest dormitories on campus. That does not mean the ability to travel on the roads around it should be neglected. In front of Cain Tatum is a very smo...

The Soccer Facilities were damaged in the storm.

Disaster Damages the Delta 

February 19, 2020

On Jan. 11, 2020, an aggressive storm traveled throughout Cleveland. It caused extensive damage to Delta State’s athletic site.  An Athletics associate for the school commented that the complete damage will likely be north of $100,000.  The storm hit Travis E Parker Field and also affected the surrounding football facil...

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

December 6, 2019

The Women Behind the Book Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction is a new book discussing the women who served as catalysts in the genres of horror and speculative fiction.  It’s author’s Dr. Melanie Anderson, assistant professor of English at Delta State University, and Dr. Lisa Kroger...

Sodexo is a French food services and facilities management company and is one of the world's largest multinational corporations,

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 ...

In front of the Quad with a Pokemon

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...

The university’s health center where the ADA department is housed.


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...

Coach Mike Nienaber takes over as the 2019-2020 Delta State Men’s Basketball Program. Matt Jones/Delta State Athletic Program

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...

A lonely bus stop with no actual bus on Delta State University.

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...

In front of Delta State's Lawler-Harkins dorm.

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...

The National Association of Collegiate Esports was founded in 2016, and currently houses over eighty college teams.

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...

The Gaming Club meets every other Wednsday on the second floor of the Student Union.

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...