Staff reports  Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for the murder of George Floyd. Louisiana governor John Bell Edwards sent out a press release describing the verdict as ‘a positive step forward’.  “While today’s verdict will not bring George Floyd back, nor will it erase years of damaging racism andContinue Reading

Staff report  Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio announced on Friday, April 16 that he is set to retire on June 30 of this year. Maggio’s announcement has come as a shock to students and brings feelings of sadness to others.  “I was really sad when I found out about Mr. Maggio leaving.Continue Reading

Brianna Corley  Copy Editor  To my Demon family,  In the exiting nervousness of N-Side Preview Day before I had decided to make a home at Northwestern State University, I remember walking up to the booth for Student Media. Dr. Paula Furr, the former department head of the Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts, stood with the thenContinue Reading

Krista Hanson   Viewpoints Editor    Shari Wilson is a double major at Northwestern State University in English with a concentration in film studies and theater with a concentration in performance and directing. NSU was one of Wilson’s top choices when deciding her plans after high school.    Wilson began as a theater major but alwaysContinue Reading

Tyrenisha James  Sports Reporter  Northwestern State University Lady Demon Soccer played against Southeastern Louisiana University Lions April 13 at the Southeastern Soccer Complex for the Southland Conference Tournament. The Lady Demons wrapped up the game and season with a final score of 0-0.  “Proud of the defensive effort,” said co-head coach Jess Jobe. “We put ourselves in a position to win it, and weContinue Reading

Mary Fletcher  Reporter  During the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting quarantine, the world turned to social media for escape and entertainment. From TikTok to Instagram, various users brought their viewers joy through the content they provided. One of 2020’s emerging TikTok stars was not a human, but a dog…a talking dog. Yes, you readContinue Reading

Staff report   Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio announced Friday, April 16 that he will be retiring as NSU President. “It has been an honor to serve as president of this great institution since 2017 and as a member of the faculty, staff and administration at NSU for 33 years,”Continue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  Over centuries, people have been fighting for equal rights across the United States and the rest of the world.  Inside North America, the main obstacle plaguing the black and brown population has been murderous police officers.  Within the last year, former Minnesota police officer Derrick ChauvinContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  This academic year at Northwestern State University has been anything but ordinary. Seniors graduating this spring look back on their past years at NSU from dealing with a solar eclipse in 2017 to the snow days this semester.  “Throughout all of the ups and downs during my collegiate years here at NSU, I haveContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor   The Department of Criminal Justice, History and Social Sciences at Northwestern State University has had Sharon Green on staff as an associate professor since 2009.  Green is currently the Chief Deputy Coroner for Vernon parish.   “Those real-world experiences she continues to have allow her to keep what she talks about currentContinue Reading