Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor  JirNecia Ward, a senior computer information systems major, was crowned winner of the 2021 Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet Scholarship Program on Friday, Jan. 15.  NSU held its long-standing Lady of the Bracelet Pageant to a live audience over Cisco Webex.  “I will say that the best feeling for me was actuallyContinue Reading

 Kelsi Horn Contributing Writer One day my grandfather forgot my name.  Henry Jack Horn was a Korean War veteran, with four children; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He stood tall with a real grandpa belly. He paid close attention to his grandchildren and always called me Sugar Booger.  InContinue Reading

  Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor   The Center for Inclusion and Diversity is teaming up with the Department of Criminal Justice, History and Social Sciences to sponsor the Native American Film Club; an ongoing film series in the month of November that celebrates National Native American Heritage Month.  This film series, which began on Nov. 5th and will end on the first Thursday ofContinue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor  Child and family studies major Abby Vallery is holding a diaper drive with the Women’s Resource Center of Natchitoches for mothers who need diapers and wipes.   The drive, which will be accepting donations through Nov. 20, is a part of Vallery’s course and graduation requirements.  Continue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor The Northwestern State University theater department’s Halloween cabaret, “Ghoula,” has been postponed. The show was originally supposed to be streamed live on Oct. 23 and 24.  “Ghoula,” is set to feature songs and scenes from a collection of chilling musicals and plays, including “The Addams Family,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show,”Continue Reading

Mary Gaffney  Fashion Columnist  It’s windy and I have become a pumpkin. It has been fall for a week or two and now it is finally feeling like the season I’ve been pining after. Now it’s time to “Christian Girl Autumn.” I’m talking about sweaters, boots, scarves and boots but without the infinity scarves or outdated fashion.   FallContinue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor   The annual Christmas Gala performance, held by Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, will be taking place virtually this December due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The Gala program, which kicks off the Natchitoches Christmas Festival every year, will include classic performances from the choir, orchestra, musical theater students, dance students, jazz band andContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter  As college students, a group of undead, personality clashing roommates who maintain an aversion to the sun is a situation we are all too familiar with.  Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, “What We Do in the Shadows” is a horror-comedy mockumentary that explores the lives of four ancient vampires, Viago, Vladislav, Deacon and Petyr, asContinue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor    The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band will be holding a Band Extravaganza on Oct. 29. Their first and only performance of the semester, the event will feature band members, the Demon Dazzlers and the Demon Heat Color Guard.   Dr. Jeff Matthews, director of bands and associate professor of music, along with the assistant band directors created the event to allow band members to play music in a sociallyContinue Reading