Madelyn Dupont  PR Manager  Senior year is stressful with classes, extracurricular activities, homework and preparing for graduation. These are all paired with a progressive realization that I will have to get a job and start the next chapter of my life.   Fall 2020 is no exception. Leaves are not the only thing falling this semester.Continue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor  While some universities have opted to switch to online learning completely for the time being,  Northwestern State University has embraced a blended approach to courses. But when it comes to events I am not sure where NSU stands. My belief is that extracurriculars should either utilize theContinue Reading

Mary Gaffney  Fashion Columnist   Hear me out: it’s gumbo weather, so start dressing like it. It’s fall now. I felt one breeze and saw a leaf on the ground.    Bring on the turtlenecks and the fun new textures. I want velvet, I want suede, I want my dull 2020 to sparkle with sequins andContinue Reading

Fellow Demons,  Ever since beginning my journey at Northwestern State University three years ago, becoming the Student Body President has been a dream of mine.   I can remember back to my first year as a counselor at Louisiana Boys State in the summer of 2017 before my freshman year. While waiting for openingContinue Reading

Brianna Corley  Copy Editor  All departments of Northwestern State University have faced life-altering changes due to the ongoing pandemic, but the School of Creative and Performing Arts had to undergo some of the most difficult changes.  The theatre department’s spaces have dramatically changed with multiple precautions in place such as mandatory masks, strictlyContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter    As of Aug. 10, Northwestern State University has reported a total of 107 positive student cases and four positive faculty cases of COVID-19.   University President Dr. Chris Maggio said that the university and Health Services personnel are continuing to closely monitor the positive test results.  “Our Health ServicesContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter On the Northwestern State University Student Concerns Facebook page students are voicing their concerns over professors swiftly moving through lessons to make up for lost class time due to Hurricane Laura.   Allyssa Marshall, junior education major, says that while some are managing better than others, she believes that during these stressful daysContinue Reading

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