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 I’m talking about sweaters, boots, scarves and boots but without the infinity scarves or outdated fashion.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

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor  In March it was announced that the U.S. would be implementing travel restrictions in order to prevent non-essential travel to stop the spread of coronavirus.  According to Homeland Security, this travel ban was supposed to last thirty days, but it is ongoing for the foreseeable future.  While restrictions on international travel are necessary to lower the impactContinue Reading

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