The Delta Statement

Natalie Jeffries is excited to see what the new semester holds with Phi Mu!

Semester Redo: Delta State Aims for a More Fun and Safe Semester.

Joanna Johnson March 3, 2021

Following protocols and practicing healthy habits, Delta State will be able to start having safe on-campus events.   Fall 2020 has been an oddly memorable semester.  Students tried to avoid...

F U Curfew!: Students Try to Find a Solution to Dorm Curfew!

F U Curfew!: Students Try to Find a Solution to Dorm Curfew!

Skylar Andrews March 1, 2021

There are many reasons students go off to college. Freedom is one of those reasons.  COVID-19 has impacted students’ lives on and off-campus. Those who live on campus have to base their school, athletic,...

Lockdown and Lockups

Lockdown and Lockups

Morgan Raper February 26, 2021

In the wake of 2020, violent crimes increased compared to pre-Covid reports despite stay-at-home orders. Cleveland’s increase in violent crime along with Delta State’s series of break-ins have left...

Visitation: Will It Ever Come Back?

Visitation: Will It Ever Come Back?

Ethan Burnett February 25, 2021

The Student Government Association has begun working on a bill to allow students living on campus access to visitation. Delta State University put visitation on restriction starting in Spring 2020 as...

An edited display on the Greek Life section of Delta State’s website

Greek Life vs COVID-19 – The Battle of Cease and Desist

November 17, 2020

 This year has not been the most engaging for students on campus. COVID-19 has postponed social events, academics, athletics and, of course, Greek life.    Greek life can be an exciting way...

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...