Mya Melancon News Editor Northwestern State University has made the decision to cancel the in-person ceremony for the Spring 2020 graduates. Many of the graduates are disappointed but remain hopeful for an in person ceremony later this fall. The planned ceremony was intended to make up for the virtual commencementContinue Reading

Staff reports The University of Louisiana System plans to resume in-person classes in the fall semester, the nine-campus university system announced Monday. Dr. Jim Henderson, president of the UL System, said that with the right safeguards in place and following the guidance of health experts, schools will be able toContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor Samantha Clark Editor in Chief On April 11, Nicholas Hopkins won an uncontested election for student body president. He and Kristen Prejean will succeed Jacob Ellis and Cherish Wilson as president and vice president, respectively. Hopkins joined Student Government Association his freshman year after being aContinue Reading

Staff reports BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s stay-at-home order will be in place at least through May 15, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday. The state does not meet the criteria for re-opening the state in phase one of President Donald Trump, guidelines, Edwards said.  According to the governor’s press release, the updatedContinue Reading

Will Salinas Sports reporter ​Northwestern State University intramurals started an esports league to keep students engaged while taking a break from their studies. ​Jason Stelly, assistant director for intramurals, and Alan Pasch, director of facilities, have partnered with Mission Control, an app that hosts esports leagues, to host esports tournaments for students. ​They talked about the possibility of intramural esports, but Stelly said that theContinue Reading

The Current Sauce has partnered with Professor Melody Gilbert’s COMM 2440 and 4420 classes to share the video diaries they have been creating since the COVID-19 outbreak. Communication students Hannah Perry and Madison Morrison share how the coronavirus affected their Easter celebrations.Continue Reading

Will Salinas Sports Reporter Anna Nimz is Northwestern State University’s tenth head coach for the Lady Demons Basketball team. Nimz, who was previously an associate head coach at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, will be replacing Missy Bilderback. Bilkderback was announced the ninth head coach on March 18 and stepped down on April 3 due to personal reasons.   Greg Burke, director of athletics, startedContinue Reading

Submitted reports Photo courtesy of Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office With Louisiana’s “stay at home” order extended to April 30, Natchitoches officials have issued a parish-wide curfew to help slow the spread. A curfew has been issued for Natchitoches Parish from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. that will ban all pedestrianContinue Reading

Will Salinas Reporter Northwestern State University alumni and former Northwestern State Lady Demon Shahd Abboud has been awarded the MVP of the Israeli Female Basketball Premier League in her third year. ​Abboud has been on a journey to develop her basketball career by making numerous stops to gain experience to help her achieve her goals of playing professional basketball. ​After playing in highContinue Reading

Brianna Fife  Photo Editor  We’re in a dark time. Only essential workers are out, and students and many others are at home until further notice.  There’s a pandemic happening out there, and we’re not allowed to hang out in groups. If we see other people, we have to stay sixContinue Reading