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Did You Really Read a Poem, or Was it Just a Fancy Tweet?

Did You Really Read a Poem, or Was it Just a Fancy Tweet?

Kelly Foster March 2, 2021

As social media continues to encourage aspiring young poets to post their work, a long-standing debate persists regarding whether or not these works can truly be considered poems. The literary community...

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...

The Electoral Daycare

The Electoral Daycare

Jack Vernon, Social Media Manager November 18, 2020

The week of Nov. 3, 2020, was an interesting one to say the least. That was the week I began my time at the Electoral Daycare. The Electoral Daycare is a very special preschool daycare that only admits...

GIrls Do Play Video Games

Sexism in Video Games

Ethan Burnett, Copy Editor November 18, 2020

Sexism. It’s a heavy topic in today’s culture. Most people know it from terms such as “the glass ceiling” or “wage gap,” but I would like to point it out in a different place: video games.   Many...

 Black Panther (credit to the Official Black Panther Movie Facebook Page)

Diversity in American Entertainment

Olivia Freeny, Publisher November 17, 2020

Diversity in American entertainment has always been lacking. Many television shows and movies have mostly white actors and white male directors. A majority of entertainers who have won Oscars, Grammys...

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...