Kendall Caple   Reporter   Northwestern State University alum and Louisiana National Guard member Maj. Gen. Erbon W. Wise died at age 99 on Aug. 19, 2020.     The same year Wise received a bachelor’s degree in science from Northwestern State University, Pearl Harbor was bombed, and he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, according to an article postedContinue Reading

Trinity Ford  Reporter Northwestern State University has set up a Hurricane Relief Fund for students who were affected by Hurricane Laura. Students in need can begin to apply for these funds as soon as possible; as these funds are limited, and applications are being addressed by the committee upon receipt.   “IContinue Reading

Lora Luquet Arts and Living Editor After putting their own lives back together in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, many Northwestern State University students and organizations have joined together to help a neighbor. They have gathered and brought donations of much-needed supplies to those in Lake Charles who have facedContinue Reading

Mary Gaffney  Fashion Columnist  With fall coming in and the leaves falling off the trees, I’m getting ready for sweaters and mom jeans, but my closet can’t handle anymore clothes. To get myself in the mood and to get my closet ready for the cold(-ish) weather, I need to getContinue Reading

Tabatha Bowlin  Contributing Writer In the calm before each natural disaster, does everyone make responsible choices to prepare? Such as finding those flashlights, candles, and batteries. Do they call their insurance provider and make sure that everything is going to be covered if something does happen? Do they prepare an ice chest for perishablesContinue Reading

Brianna Corley  Copy Editor On Thursday, Aug. 27, Hurricane Laura tore through Louisiana, hitting Natchitoches and Northwestern State University. From the shattered glass of Iberville Dining Hall to the entire campus being left without power, all the Natchitoches community has felt the storm’s affects.  Hannah Durgin, junior biology major, was on campus when Hurricane Laura hit.  “After hearing about the hurricane, I did not anticipate itContinue Reading

Brianna Corley  Copy Editor    With students new and old returning to a campus filled with unknowns and terrifying possibilities, the mental health of not only Northwestern State University’s students but many other returning college students hangs in the balance. Despite navigating a chaotic and historic time, life continues moving forward no matter the challenges  “WeContinue Reading

Staff Report Northwestern State University campuses will be closed from noon Wednesday, Aug. 26, through Friday, Aug. 28, due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Laura. “The decision to cancel classes, close offices and suspend operations except for essential personnel and services was made to help assure the safetyContinue Reading

Tabatha Bowlin Viewpoints Editor The year 2020 has changed what many people took for granted. One of these factors is engaging physically or less than six feet apart from others, especially with your sorority sisters. Many of our very own sororities at Northwestern State University truly feel the disappointment of coronavirus restrictions. Let’s focus a little closer on my sorority, Tri Sigma.   Although Tri SigmaContinue Reading

Kendall Caple Reporter As the upcoming semester approaches quickly, Northwestern State University has decided to require that masks be worn in all classrooms, as a precautionary for everyone’s health and safety.  In a campus-wide statement released by President Dr. Chris Maggio, he states that while, “Northwestern will be bustling againContinue Reading