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 I’m talking about sweaters, boots, scarves and boots but without the infinity scarves or outdated fashion.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

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor   The annual Christmas Gala performance, held by Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, will be taking place virtually this December due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The Gala program, which kicks off the Natchitoches Christmas Festival every year, will include classic performances from the choir, orchestra, musical theater students, dance students, jazz band andContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter  As college students, a group of undead, personality clashing roommates who maintain an aversion to the sun is a situation we are all too familiar with.  Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, “What We Do in the Shadows” is a horror-comedy mockumentary that explores the lives of four ancient vampires, Viago, Vladislav, Deacon and Petyr, asContinue Reading