Kelsi Horn Contributing Writer One day my grandfather forgot my name.  Henry Jack Horn was a Korean War veteran, with four children; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He stood tall with a real grandpa belly. He paid close attention to his grandchildren and always called me Sugar Booger.  InContinue Reading

 Timothy Holdiness  Reporter   close, students are looking to the first months of the spring 2021 at Northwestern State University with mixed feelings and uncertainty.  Tashon Adams, a freshman social work major, said he is nervous for what the spring will bring.  “It’ll be a different set of courses and IContinue Reading

 Lora Luquet Arts and Living Editor  Two days before I left for the Thanksgiving holiday, I received a text from my dad saying that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He had no symptoms and was hopeful for a quick recovery.  He was even cracking jokes.  “Isn’t it ironic thatContinue Reading

   Trinity Ford Reporter This semester has been a little rough for me, as I am sure it has been for a lot of you. I used to doubt myself, I had extremely low self-esteem and I lacked self-confidence. That got me nowhere.  I burned some bridges that were toxic.Continue Reading

  Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor   The Center for Inclusion and Diversity is teaming up with the Department of Criminal Justice, History and Social Sciences to sponsor the Native American Film Club; an ongoing film series in the month of November that celebrates National Native American Heritage Month.  This film series, which began on Nov. 5th and will end on the first Thursday ofContinue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor  Child and family studies major Abby Vallery is holding a diaper drive with the Women’s Resource Center of Natchitoches for mothers who need diapers and wipes.   The drive, which will be accepting donations through Nov. 20, is a part of Vallery’s course and graduation requirements.  Continue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter    Northwestern State University will continue the HyFlex model of instruction for courses into the 2021 spring semester.  HyFlex is a course design model that allows for students to participate in classes both in-person and remotely.  As NSU continues with plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through the adherence of state health and safety protocols,Continue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter  Northwestern State University’s fall 2020 commencement will be held in five different ceremonies to adhere to state and national health advisors’ guidelines.  According to Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Greg Handel, each ceremony will be limited to no more than 250 graduates with each graduate being allowed to invite four guests. Continue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor The Northwestern State University theater department’s Halloween cabaret, “Ghoula,” has been postponed. The show was originally supposed to be streamed live on Oct. 23 and 24.  “Ghoula,” is set to feature songs and scenes from a collection of chilling musicals and plays, including “The Addams Family,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show,”Continue Reading

Mary Gaffney  Fashion Columnist  It’s windy and I have become a pumpkin. It has been fall for a week or two and now it is finally feeling like the season I’ve been pining after. Now it’s time to “Christian Girl Autumn.” I’m talking about sweaters, boots, scarves and boots but without the infinity scarves or outdated fashion.   FallContinue Reading