Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor   “Ghoula,” a play on the word gala, will be performed online on Oct. 23 and 24. This Halloween event has combined the casts of the fall musical and play which were both cancelled earlier in the semester.  “It’s been really interesting being able to work with people that I’ve never worked with before,Continue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  Reporter  A first-generation student from a single-parent home, Destiney Williams says when you put in the work and put yourself out there on campus and in life, you will prevail.   Williams is the current National Pan-Hellenic Council President at Northwestern State University and the first female from the Divine Nine to be elected to theContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter Northwestern State University School of Creative and Performing Arts will present “Modern in Motion” VIII on  Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the Fleur de Lis Stage on the Downtown Riverbank in Natchitoches.  Department head of theater and dance, and associate professor of dance, Brett Garfinkel said that in this era of COVID-19 safetyContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter  For Northwestern State University students and faculty, having to deal with the global pandemic of COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura striking has put everyone behind schedule. It created more inconvenience and anxiety for everybody.   It’s just easier to stay in bed, hidden under the blankets safe from the world’s mayhem–it’s also a very limited perspective.  Continue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  Contributing Writer When Hurricane Laura blew through Louisiana, Northwestern State University’s campus and student body were affected in many ways from power outages to fallen trees.   While the power outage on NSU’s was restored within a week, there are still people in Calcasieu Parish without lights and water. Many groups have brought suppliesContinue 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 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