Mary Gaffney  Fashion Columnist  Wearing purple with pride is a right that all members of Northwestern State University get to have. Demons wear purple on Fridays. It’s that simple. Showing pride in our school is a great way to also throw in some color into your wardrobe by wearing purple withContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter    After the announcement of Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio’s retirement, in a unanimous decision by the University of Louisiana System, Marcus Jones, former vice president for university affairs and associate professor of business, has been named interim president.   “It has been an honor to serveContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  With current Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio retiring at the end of June this year, the duties of president will be transferred to Dr. Marcus Jones in an interim capacity.   “I’m very excited that Dr. Marcus Jones is going to be the Interim President,” Jaylon Etienne, a sophomore biology major who has known Jones forContinue Reading

Christian Bell  Reporter  Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  The Student Government Association has a new set of leaders for the student body.   With two energetic campaigns, a new president, vice president and senate have been elected.  Tjah Edwards and Kaylynn Semien were the winners of the student vote for president and vice president. They received 33 more votes than their challengers Darrin Nixon and Jamarcia Broadway.  When itContinue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor   Trinity Velazquez  Editor in Chief  Northwestern State University’’ s Dear Sschool of Creative and Performing Arts Department of Theater and Dance has cancelled the spring musical, “Working: The Musical,” after theater students of color expressed concerns about equal opportunity in casting of the department’s productions.  On Monday, April 19, a notice was posted onContinue Reading

Mary Gaffney  Fashion Columnist  With fashion, media and consumption, there is something that has been pushed on women known as the male gaze. You, my dear reader, have definitely been a consumer of the male gaze at one point of your life or another. You have also probably been buying your clothes withContinue Reading

Serena Bonnette   Opinion Columnist    The insanity that COVID-19 has caused over the past year is no stranger to any of us. Everyone in the entire world was affected by the disease in some form or fashion. Everyone’s lives essentially got uprooted, flipped around and society had to figure out how to live a sort of “new normal.”  College students were among one of the groups highly affected by this new normal. It seemed that in an instant, classes were moved to remote learning in the Spring of 2020, carrying on into the 2021 school year. During the 2020-2021Continue Reading

Olivia Draguicevich weighs in on her life as a student-athlete  Tyrenisha James  Reporter  Olivia Draguicevich is no stranger to soccer.  “I grew up playing because my parents and the rest of my family played it. It’s always been a sport everyone in my family played,” Draguicevich said.   Draguicevich was four years old when she first began playing.  “Growing up IContinue Reading

Mary Fletcher  Reporter  One of Northwestern State University’s claims to fame is their marching band. Known as “The Best-Sounding Band in the Land,” the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band is the largest collegiate marching band in Louisiana. Under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Matthews, the Spirit of Northwestern has performed first-rate field shows,Continue Reading

Krista Hanson   Viewpoints Editor  Living green is all about clean living and learning how to be more sustainable to lessen the personal impact someone has on the environment. Greenwashing is the dirty business practice that has made the path to green living more difficult to reach.   Greenwashing is all about a companyContinue Reading