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 I’m talking about sweaters, boots, scarves and boots but without the infinity scarves or outdated fashion.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

Timothy Holdiness Reporter  In the coming weeks the nation will be voting for president, but that is not the only item on the ballot.   Natchitoches voters will also be deciding on U.S. senator, U.S. house of representatives, public safety commissioner, city judge and eight ballot measures.   Seven of the ballot measures are amendments to the Louisiana Constitution.   The amendments were put forward by the Louisiana House of Representatives and state senate and will be at the end of theContinue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor    The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band will be holding a Band Extravaganza on Oct. 29. Their first and only performance of the semester, the event will feature band members, the Demon Dazzlers and the Demon Heat Color Guard.   Dr. Jeff Matthews, director of bands and associate professor of music, along with the assistant band directors created the event to allow band members to play music in a sociallyContinue Reading