Trinity Velazquez Editor in Chief I’m the first black female EIC of this paper, and I feel that history has its eyes on me. The Current Sauce having a black editor in chief could not have come at a better time than right now.   With the Black Lives Matter movement in theContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Editor in Chief On Sep. 8, 2020 Student Government Association voted that all homecoming nominations will open Thursday, Sep. 9, at 5 p.m. and will close Sunday, Sep. 20, at 11:59 p.m. The senate also decided that election voting will be open on Tuesday, Sep. 29, 8 a.m.Continue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Editor in Chief Northwestern State University has decided to postpone all fall sports, including football, volleyball, soccer and cross country until the spring of 2021 due to the coronavirus.  “You look at the responsibility we have as an institution to the health and safety of these student athletesContinue Reading

I have debated over posting my opinion on this issue because as a student media leader my job is to remain unbiased, so my organization sends the message that it serves all students. Regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation or social standing, I have promised to do my very bestContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Editor in Chief Northwestern State University hosted virtual commencements for the Spring 2020 graduates on Friday, May 8. Four videos, one for each academic college, were posted on the university’s Facebook page for graduates and their families. The academic colleges are the College of Arts and Sciences, GallaspyContinue Reading

Growing up in the 1960s, Denise Patrick knew she wanted a career in writing. The Natchitoches native graduated from Northwestern State University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She left for New York City right away. “I knew from the beginning to even get my foot in theContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Copy Editor Walking out of Starbucks about a week ago, I passed three black women. I made eye contact with one and smiled but she didn’t acknowledge my existence. I thought to myself, “OK, rude much? I’m glad I don’t have that kind of black girl attitude.” Woah.Continue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Copy Editor The family of Carley McCord, the Northwestern State University alumna who died recently, is working with NSU officials to create a scholarship in her honor. A 2011 NSU graduate, McCord was killed in a plane crash Dec. 28 in Lafayette. She worked as a sports journalistContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Viewpoints Editor “I really wasn’t expecting to be (general) manager,” Player said. “Through all the semesters that I was with KNWD, I wasn’t expecting it.” Player has been with KNWD since her freshman year, starting as an unpaid intern. When she first came to NSU, she was aContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Viewpoints Editor The holidays are said to be the most wonderful time of year, but that is a lie. They are the most stressful time of year. The holidays bring families together but also tear them apart. Family members you barely recognize come to town for a day,Continue Reading