The Delta Statement

One the many sites of destruction in a small Rolling Fork neighborhood. Almost every house on this street was completely leveled.

Devastation in Rolling Fork

Charlie Lott, Social Media April 25, 2023
A small town that is only an hour from our campus has experienced death, destruction and immense grief since the night of March 24th when a tornado nearly half a mile wide tore through the Mississippi Delta.
Sex-ed curriculums across the South have been called out for comparing sexually active students to chewing gum and dirty chocolate.

Birds, Bees and Dirty Chocolate?

Kelly Foster, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2023

Public schools in Mississippi still operate under the amended Section 37-13-171 of the Mississippi Code of 1972. This code has a few strict requirements, including emphasis on abstinence as the “standard”...

Pages from the current Mississippi Constitution, annotated by attorney Mike Carr

Echoes of the Past: The Mississippi Constitution from 1890 to Present

Kelly Foster, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2023

Remarkably, Mississippi still operates under its 1890 Constitution—a document which was never ratified by Mississippi citizens. Instead, the state organized a constitutional convention of 134 male members,...

Standard crime scene police tape . . . a common sight in Mississippi, or a rare one?

It Won’t Happen Here

Kelly Foster, Co-Editor February 13, 2023

On Dec. 1, 2022, a post by local Facebook user Rivers Gainspoletti went viral for its description of an alleged instance of attempted human trafficking at the Cleveland Walmart.  “I have seen men...

Mississippi writer Willie Morris, who died in 1999, is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, Miss.

A Son Immortalizes his Father’s Love

Justin Porter, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2023

On April 29, 2022, David Rae Morris published “Love, Daddy: Letters from My Father” with University Press of Mississippi. Morris, a writer, photographer and filmmaker, is the son of Mississippi...

The hidden notes from the events and an artists depiction of the aliens.

The Pascagoula River Aliens

Collin Crosby, Literary Journal March 11, 2022

Pascagoula, Miss.: in the year 1973, the lives of two local shipyard workers, Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker, would be changed forever.  There is a great deal of controversy surrounding whether...

 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...

Riots and Emergency: Inside Parchman Prison

Riots and Emergency: Inside Parchman Prison

Lajuana Banger, Copy Editor April 7, 2020

On New Year's Day, 2020, a fight broke out in Parchman Prison. An anonymous source who was involved in the riots says that the fights were not due to gang violence, but due to the mistreatment of the prisoners...

Opinion: Mississippi’s Education Vacuum

Opinion: Mississippi’s Education Vacuum

Nick Houston May 3, 2017

The Freedom Project is an afterschool and summer program that helps underprivileged students in the Mississippi Delta. They have outposts in Meridian, Rosedale, and Sunflower County. Tutors work with students...

“Trumping” the Future of our Children in the Mississippi Delta

“Trumping” the Future of our Children in the Mississippi Delta

Nick Houston April 22, 2017

On March 16, 2017, the Trump administration released the proposed federal budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Along with an increase in the defense budget, a variety of programs such as The Environmental...

Poster outside of the Office of Student Life

How to Support South Mississippi Tornado Victims

Kendall Morrrow January 31, 2017

The Office of Student Life at Delta State is collecting donations for the Pine Belt tornado victims and encourages students to participate in this on-going event.   On the morning of Jan. 21,...

Mississippi State Flag

Mississippi State Flag

Nick Houston December 1, 2016

Delta State University has become the last public university in Mississippi to permanently lower the state flag as of November 3rd, 2016. After thrusting Delta State into a controversial national spotlight,...