Krista Hanson  Viewpoints Editor  The phrase “glass ceiling” was coined by Marilyn Loden in 1978. She described out loud the almost invisible barrier between women and success that many face in their careers.  During her own career, she noticed the things that held women back were not personal but placedContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter  Northwestern State University’s spring 2021 Commencement will be held as six different ceremonies to adhere to state and national health advisors’ guidelines.  In a press release, NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio affirmed that the ceremonies will be conducted at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day Wednesday, May 5 through Friday, May 7.  “Mask requirements, social distancing and otherContinue Reading

Mya Melancon  Contributing Writer  Dear Class of 2021,  Well, we made it. Graduation is finally around the corner. We’ve survived our entire senior year in a pandemic. Some of us have this “new normal” figured out – between planning our last two semesters and prepping for graduation, we are ready toContinue Reading

Tyrenisha James Reporter Baseball: Demon baseball to play Sam Houston The Northwestern State Demons Baseball team played against the Austin Peay Governors on Friday, March 7 at Brown-Stroud Field. The game ended with a final score of 2-3 in favor of the Governors.  “We’ve got to get some guys going offensively, so we’re not always playing those tight games where one or twoContinue Reading

Christian Bell  Reporter  Northwestern State University’s Student Government Association will be hosting student body election filings beginning on March 11 and ending on March 25. Voting will begin on April 13 and end on April 14.  Student Body President Nick Hopkins shared some information about the process for students seeking information for voting, filing and requirements.   “SGA will release a form where students can file for theContinue Reading

Tyrenisha James  Reporter  Originating from Port Allen, Louisiana, senior social work major Makayla Lacy was able to find a similar small-town feeling at Northwestern State University.  Lacy said she had not heard of NSU until she met a recruiter.  “Based on everything she was telling me, it just seemed homey,” Lacy said. “Then I went to N-Side view andContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  COVID-19 restrictions may still be in place but that hasn’t stopped the fun at Northwestern State University. Students expressed their feelings about the protocols at the first football game of the semester.  “Starting college in a pandemic has definitely been a challenge, but Northwestern State has honestly been such an amazing placeContinue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor   Northwestern State University professor Philip Kidd died on Feb. 16 of this year.   Kidd’s career at NSU began in 2002 when he held the role of theater shop foreman. In 2003, he became the assistant professor of theater and the director of technical theater.   Over the course of his career, Kidd designed sets and held theContinue Reading

Mary Fletcher  Reporter  Our Demon family has returned from winter break well-rested and ready to take on another semester. Though holiday traditions such as the Natchitoches Christmas Festival remained relatively unchanged, the pandemic put a certain level of restriction on how the festive season was celebrated.   “I talked to several students who let me know thatContinue Reading

Mary Fletcher   Reporter  The Northwestern State University Student Theatre Organization presented a Black History Month cabaret in collaboration with Make Your Own Theatre. It was held in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium on Feb. 15. The cabaret was a small step in a yearlong effort to elevate Black voices inside the Department of Theatre and Dance.  Myjoycia Cezar, junior design and technology major, stated that the BlackContinue Reading