By Lara Schales. I was born in Irkutsk, Russia and shortly after was put into an orphanage because my mom couldn’t take care of me and my siblings anymore. I was adopted when I was just under 12 months of age. My parents said that we celebrated my first birthdayContinue Reading

By Thomas Celles. Most people are fairly familiar with the concept of personal finance. They know it has something to do with maintaining credit, budgeting, and saving and that being financially literate is generally a good thing. If given the opportunity, most students believe that they could benefit from aContinue Reading

By Michael McClung. The third annual “Flavor of Louisiana” extravaganza is returning to NSU’s Prather Coliseum at 6 p.m. on Friday. The event, hosted by NSU and The Louisiana Seafood Board, showcases specialty seafood dishes from restaurants in Natchitoches and Shreveport such as Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant, Merci Beaucoup, andContinue Reading

By Kathleen Hilliard. Potholes on NSU’s campus continue to be a problem for drivers as funding issues have prevented them from being fixed promptly. Dale Wohletz, physical plant director, mentioned that roads like Tarlton Drive were in great condition over two decades ago, and the potholes were less of anContinue Reading

By Brianna Corley.  NSU is set to receive yet another student organization in the form of libertarian activist group Young Americans for Liberty. “Young Americans for Liberty is a politically active group and I believe it’s going to give us a broader and unbiased view of politics,” said Thomas Young,Continue Reading

By Lauren Briscoe. Northwestern State University has no shortage of old, outdated buildings. Some have been modified and restored; others have been left to be overtaken by vegetation. At the center of activity on campus lies the Friedman Student Union, and directly to the side of it is one ofContinue Reading

By John Lee Hurt. Everyone has a music genre they click with, and for me, it’s always been metal and rock. Over time, electric guitar rifts, drum solos and plucky bass guitars have become my safe haven. With a new album coming out in 2019, Slipknot has filled my playlistsContinue Reading

By Leron Massey. “No athlete is truly tested until they’ve stared an injury in the face and came out on the other side stronger than ever.” On Feb. 18th, 2017, in a game against Abilene Christian, senior guard Sami Thomas endured a season-ending knee damage after posting career high performancesContinue Reading

By Lauren Briscoe. Sitting Student Government Association President Jacob Ellis is planning on running for a second term this spring. The elections will be held later in the semester and have not been set yet. “I love this job,” Ellis said. “I love being able to wake up every morningContinue Reading

By Leron Massey. Victoria Miller is a 6-foot junior, athletically, who is snagging four rebounds a game, the second-highest on the team. She additionally is thumping down 46 percent of her shots. In the previous two games she has snatched an aggregate of 18 rebounds, including a season-high 11 againstContinue Reading