The Delta Statement

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...

Dear America, In Sincerity

Dear America, In Sincerity

Jack Vernon, Social Media Manager November 5, 2020

Dear America, Insincerity is rampant in your elections and seems to now operate as a prerequisite for any potential candidate. On November 3, my fellow Americans and I will finally have the chance...

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...

Twins always win! Michael and Matthew pose at the Grammy Museum. Photo Credit: Matthew and Michael Franks

The Mosquito Burrito Brothers: Living Life with your Identical Twin

Joanna Johnson, Social Media Manager October 9, 2020

  When I first moved to Cleveland, Miss., my sorority sister brought me to Mosquito Burrito, the restaurant she works at. I met her enthusiastic coworker, Michael Franks, who treated me with hospitality.    A...

 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...

People gathering in protest with signs.

Beyond Party Lines

Hannah Alley, Student Editor May 5, 2020

 It's NOT Just About You 2020 has been a wild year, and believe it or not, it is only May. If you turn on the TV, open up Instagram, or even walk outside, it is impossible to escape the overwhelming...

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...

The Fight for Equality

The Fight for Equality

Hannah Alley, Delta Arts Journal Editor April 22, 2020

On International Women’s Day, women come together to acknowledge their triumphs and struggles with gender inequality.  Women around the world, regardless of race, background, or sexuality, use this...