Mary Gaffney   Fashion Columnist   With spring happily springing into season, spring cleaning will eventually start. Spring cleaning means that cleaning out our closets is a disaster of an event that is slowly crawling toward us.   Ever since quarantine, I’ve seen trends come and go as a fun way to just forget about theContinue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor   Professor Neeru Deep sits at the desk in her office, her eyes welcoming above her mask. The office has a comfortable atmosphere that seems to be intended to make her students feel at home.   “It’s like a big family for me. NSU, yes, I call it NSU family,” Deep said.Continue Reading

Trinity Velazquez  Editor in Chief  Bayli Quick is soft spoken as she sits on the couch in The Current Sauce office. She has just gotten off from working in the Narcotics Division at the Natchitoches Sherriff’s station and looks tired.  “Initially, I wanted to be a biology major, and I was for the first twoContinue Reading

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

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

  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

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor   When Javonti Thomas enrolled at Northwestern State University, he originally signed up to be an English Education major.   “I never really thought about communications until I was at orientation, I wasn’t an actual communications major. I actually changed the day of my freshman orientation,” Thomas said. “IContinue Reading

The musical that set the bar for COVID-19   Mary Fletcher   Reporter   In Jason Robert Brown’s musical, “The Last Five Years,” Brown tells the story of a struggling married couple in New York trying, and eventually failing, to make their differences work. Its small cast size allowed for artists in theContinue Reading