Leanna Coy News Editor Beginning March 19, Northwestern State University transitioned classes to an online format in response to COVID-19. Now, over two weeks since the transition, students are still adjusting to having their classes online.  Mikayla Deloach, junior, said the workload in her engineering classes has felt worse since transitioning online.  “It doesn’t feel like I’m inContinue Reading

Leanna Coy News Editor Two science classes at Northwestern State University are participating in research projects that show water from the unfiltered water fountains on campus has higher lead and copper levels than filtered fountains. Dr. Chad Thibodeaux, professor in NSU’s school of biological and physical sciences, said the projectContinue Reading

Leanna Coy News Editor My opinion on energy drinks is somewhat a “do as I say, not as I do,” kind of situation. I know energy drinks can be bad for you if you drink too many, but I drink them anyway. I don’t personally have a problem with theContinue Reading

Leanna CoyNews Editor Waston Memorial Library’s Living Library Collection will host its second event, Ben Johnson: A Natchitoches Legacy, on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a panel of speakers that had a connection to Johnson including Claire Prymus, State Rep. Kenny Cox, Coushatta Mayor Dr.Continue Reading

Leanna CoyNews Editor When Northwestern State University student Connar Zaldivar was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, his fraternity brothers knew they wanted to take action to help him. Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will be holding Pikes for a Cure on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Cane RiverContinue Reading

Leanna Coy News Editor The New Media Showcase will open on Feb. 13 in Orville J. Hanchey Gallery and will be on display there until Feb. 27. The ceremony and awards presentation will be on March 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the Varnado Hall ballroom. The showcase features photography andContinue Reading

Leanna Coy News Editor Students budget their finances and time for the semester. Figure out how much they need to work to afford school and bills. It’s no different for senior Alisha Bolton. Starting this semester, NSU hiked fees by $150 per credit hour over 15 hours, affecting students’ plans.Continue Reading

Leanna Coy News Editor NSU’s student media board met Thursday and selected Tifphany McClinton as KNWD’s spring general manager. McClinton is a sophomore English major with a concentration in film and a minor in theater. She has been involved with KNWD since she transferred to NSU in spring 2019. “IContinue Reading

Leanna Coy News Editor Cane River Bar and Grill’s old location on Washington St. is now home to Venezia’s Garden, a new Italian restaurant in town. According to owner Audrey Villarreal, the restaurant should be open by this weekend. Venezia’s Garden will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m.Continue Reading

Leanna Coy News Editor A 1% increase in income tax has been implemented for businesses near I-49 in order to fund the new Natchitoches sports park being built on University Parkway. 40% of the revenue from the tax will be shared with Northwestern State University. Specifically, the revenue will beContinue Reading