The Delta Statement

The Statesmen and The Fighting Okra

Delta State Stays Open

Tasha Toms, Editor In Chief November 6, 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Delta State University has successfully remained at the forefront of innovation and attention in delivering in-person, online and hybrid classes to its students this semester...

The apartments where students at DSU can quarantine are on campus.

Quarantining at DSU

Tasha Toms October 16, 2020

The Bad News Taylor woke up to a text from her roommate: “My boyfriend just tested positive for COVID! We both probably are, too!”   Taylor had a few symptoms but really didn't think much...

Phi Mu celebrates Bid Day with Masks on

Greek to Clean Freak: How Covid-19 has affected Campus Greek Life

Joanna Johnson October 13, 2020

Many incoming freshmen dream of spending their college years in their new Greek home. However, COVID-19 has drastically affected these outcomes.    With a little less than 100 cases at Delta...

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

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

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...

Delta State University VS. COVID-19

Delta State University VS. COVID-19

Tasha Toms 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...

Beware of the Sidewalks!

Delta State University’s Precarious 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...

The Lady Statesmen Ballers

Basketball and the Delta

Tasha Toms, Publishing Manager 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...

POTHOLES, POTHOLES, & MORE POTHOLES

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...

The Soccer Facilities were damaged in the storm.

Disaster Damages the Delta 

Tasha Toms, Publishing Manager 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...

DnD Dice

Delta Nu Delta

Jay Loper, Copy Editor February 19, 2020

DSU’s Delta Nu Delta (DND) has been pulling in members for little over a year, yet the club remains widely unknown. DND is, fittingly, a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) club. Despite its underground...

The History Behind The Okra Office

The History Behind The Okra Office

Victoria Jankowski, Copy Editor February 16, 2020

A service closet on the Union’s Second Floor is home to a small part of campus history that few know of: the Okra’s Office. When asked about it, Okra Scholars Coordinator Dr. Johnathan Westfall...

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

The Women Who Wrote Monster, She Wrote

Jack Vernon, Social Media 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...