Sadie LeComte Digital Editor Northwestern State University’s Student Government Association passed a resolution at Monday’s meeting that “implores professors to adhere to the guidelines that the university administration has suggested” about proctoring online exams. Prior to the bill, there were instances where students were told to purchase the ProctorU software to take exams when it wasn’t previouslyContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor The university will get $5,647,034 in aid from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, President Chris Maggio said at the Student Government Association meeting Monday. The bill sends aid to higher education among other areas.  Of the $2 trillion stimulus bill, approximately $13.953 billion is going to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The actContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor Student residents will soon be consolidated into a “specific area” in University Columns, Director of Leasing Hunter Horton said in a March 31 email.  The 88 students are being moved for security reasons, Director of Housing Stephanie Dyjack said. For now, Dyjack said, the students areContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor COVID-19 brought the athletic community to its knees.  The Southland Conference is one of many groups that have cancelled its spring games due to the growing pandemic.  While many student athletes can look forward to playing next year, the graduating seniors may not be as fortunate. Continue Reading

Sadie LeComte  Digital Editor  In a university-wide email, President Dr. Chris Maggio said all Northwestern State University classes will remain online for the rest of the semester.  Maggio said the spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 8 are canceled. Plans are being considered to give graduates the option of eitherContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte  Digital Editor  Northwestern State University will not allow gatherings of more than 50 participants on its campuses in the weeks ahead, according to a statement released Monday.  The statement also said that as of Monday, all events in the Friedman Student Union have been canceled through April 15. Continue Reading

Sadie LeComte  Digital Editor  President Dr. Chris Maggio said in a university wide email that all nonessential, university funded domestic travel is suspended.   Vice presidents must approve exceptions in their respective areas, the email read.   Approval will be based on the importance of proposed travel to the university’s mission, the email continues.  One NSU student, Hailie Coutee,Continue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor The Student Government Association asks all members of the Northwestern State University community to remember the life of James Evans, an NSU student who died on Feb. 25 due to medical complications with epilepsy, by wearing purple on March 26 for International Purple Day, an internationalContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor I can hear my heart beating, thumping rapidly against my chest as I sit awkwardly across from this person I’ve known for less than a day. My stomach churns and I begin to feel queasy. “I don’t think I can go through with this,” I sayContinue Reading

Keator Poleman Digital Editor Demon fans had much to look forward to on March 6, as events went on throughout the day and into the weekend. Lady Demon Tennis started off the weekend’s match-ups with a seven game series against Nicholls State Mariella Minetti, Dorota Szczygielska, Patrycja Polanska, Olivia AlfredssonContinue Reading