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

Dr. Greg Granger Professor of History I would like to express my gratitude to the organizers of the memorial for Dr. Phil Kidd. Phil was a one of kind person and his loss is a great blow to our community and to many individual lives he touched, including mine.   TheContinue Reading

Krista Hanson  Viewpoints Editor   Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My dad drew all the time. I have such vivid memories from going out to eat and having the children’s paper menu with its three crayons. My dad would take a crayon and makeContinue Reading

Carly Chandler  Contributing Writer  Dr. Sarah McFarland is an undergraduate professor of English and is on the graduate faculty at Northwestern State University.   I’ve had the pleasure of being one of Dr. McFarland’s undergraduate students since the spring of 2020. In that time, she’s not only shown me that she’sContinue Reading

  Christian Bell  Reporter  It seems like only yesterday students were attending Northwestern State University game days and walking across campus to greet their friends without a mask.   This time last year, Demons were preparing for spring break when the NSU community received an email that would alter what normalcy meant for life on campus.   On March 13, 2020, University President Dr. Chris Maggio cancelled all in-person university activities.  “As announced Friday in response to the ongoing threatContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter    As an English major, one of my favorite things about poetry and literature is how it allows us to venture beyond the realm of our embodied experiences to become more understanding and enlightened individuals.  One such poet whose words I find myself thinking about often is Gwendolyn Brooks. Renowned for her poetry which eloquently and angrily condemnsContinue Reading