The Delta Statement

102 Covid Cases and Counting: How does DSU compare to Ole Miss and Mississippi State?

 The Fighting Okra believes in you! (credit: Delta State Twitter)

Ethan Burnett, Copy Editor

October 8, 2020

As of Sept. 21, 2020, the total number of COVID-19 cases at DSU is just above 100. Many attribute this to the decisive way administration has handled the pandemic. Other Mississippi colleges that have handled COVID-19 in a similar way have similar results.   2.7 percent of enrolled students at DSU have COVID-19. Ole Miss ...

Delta State University VS. COVID-19

Delta State University VS. COVID-19

October 7, 2020

COVID-19 has caused university life as we know it to change. This year there's online classes, fewer campus activities and a restricted union. It’s hard to feel as though any aspect of regular student life has managed to stay the same. In athletics, there is a similar story.    This semester, Delta State’s football, soc...

Delta State University’s Precarious Sidewalks

Beware of the Sidewalks!

Olivia Freeny, Publisher

October 6, 2020

The campus of Delta State University is beautiful and almost a century old. With age comes safety hazards, which are shown in the current state of the sidewalks.   The Dangerous Sidewalks   Campus buildings are linked together by a trail of sidewalks. The condition of these sidewalks varies. Some are smooth and pr...

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...