Timothy Holdiness  Reporter  A first-generation student from a single-parent home, Destiney Williams says when you put in the work and put yourself out there on campus and in life, you will prevail.   Williams is the current National Pan-Hellenic Council President at Northwestern State University and the first female from the Divine Nine to be elected to theContinue Reading

Brianna Corley   Copy Editor  On Sep. 15, the Northwestern State University Athletics Department made the decision to pause five teams to help slow the spread of COVID-19. After a carefully paced return, the department returned to full operation after fall break.  Following the return of student-athletes after Hurricane Laura, Greg Burke, director of athletics, stated that he and the sports medicineContinue Reading

Mya Melancon  Contributing Writer Northwestern State University Student Government Association will host speaker Jonathan Davey to speak about his experience with LGBTQ conversion therapy on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. via Cisco WebEx.     Davey said that redemption is something that God grants you, and explains the title of his speech, “Escaping Redemption”.   Davey said redemption is something he feltContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter Northwestern State University School of Creative and Performing Arts will present “Modern in Motion” VIII on  Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the Fleur de Lis Stage on the Downtown Riverbank in Natchitoches.  Department head of theater and dance, and associate professor of dance, Brett Garfinkel said that in this era of COVID-19 safetyContinue Reading

Staff reports  Classes on all campuses of Northwestern State University will be held virtually Friday, Oct. 9 due to the threat of Hurricane Delta.  NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio met with state officials and other administrators in making the decision, according to an official NSU press release.   “I’m very grateful that president MaggioContinue Reading

Mya Melancon  News Editor  Cassie Tucker, a senior elementary education major at Northwestern State University, is hopeful that transitioning into Phase 3 will be good for the state but also recognizes that there are still some dangers present.  “If sports teams have to quarantine when one person tests positive, I feel likeContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter  For Northwestern State University students and faculty, having to deal with the global pandemic of COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura striking has put everyone behind schedule. It created more inconvenience and anxiety for everybody.   It’s just easier to stay in bed, hidden under the blankets safe from the world’s mayhem–it’s also a very limited perspective.  Continue Reading

Trinity Ford  Reporter  My first semester of college hasn’t been what I expected but nothing about this year has been. I never thought that COVID-19 would have such an impact on how we go to school. Ever since I was young, I imagined college being full of adventures, parties and get-togethers. I knew it was coming,Continue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor On Friday, Sept. 18, theater students received an email stating that Dr. Richard St. Peter, assistant professor of theater, had resigned from Northwestern State University due to a university related matter.    “As this is a personnel matter, I can tell you that Dr. St. PeterContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  Contributing Writer When Hurricane Laura blew through Louisiana, Northwestern State University’s campus and student body were affected in many ways from power outages to fallen trees.   While the power outage on NSU’s was restored within a week, there are still people in Calcasieu Parish without lights and water. Many groups have brought suppliesContinue Reading