Kendall Caple    Reporter    After the announcement of Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio’s retirement, in a unanimous decision by the University of Louisiana System, Marcus Jones, former vice president for university affairs and associate professor of business, has been named interim president.   “It has been an honor to serveContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  With current Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio retiring at the end of June this year, the duties of president will be transferred to Dr. Marcus Jones in an interim capacity.   “I’m very excited that Dr. Marcus Jones is going to be the Interim President,” Jaylon Etienne, a sophomore biology major who has known Jones forContinue Reading

Christian Bell  Reporter  Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  The Student Government Association has a new set of leaders for the student body.   With two energetic campaigns, a new president, vice president and senate have been elected.  Tjah Edwards and Kaylynn Semien were the winners of the student vote for president and vice president. They received 33 more votes than their challengers Darrin Nixon and Jamarcia Broadway.  When itContinue Reading

Staff reports  Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for the murder of George Floyd. Louisiana governor John Bell Edwards sent out a press release describing the verdict as ‘a positive step forward’.  “While today’s verdict will not bring George Floyd back, nor will it erase years of damaging racism andContinue Reading

Staff report  Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio announced on Friday, April 16 that he is set to retire on June 30 of this year. Maggio’s announcement has come as a shock to students and brings feelings of sadness to others.  “I was really sad when I found out about Mr. Maggio leaving.Continue Reading

Staff report   Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio announced Friday, April 16 that he will be retiring as NSU President. “It has been an honor to serve as president of this great institution since 2017 and as a member of the faculty, staff and administration at NSU for 33 years,”Continue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  This academic year at Northwestern State University has been anything but ordinary. Seniors graduating this spring look back on their past years at NSU from dealing with a solar eclipse in 2017 to the snow days this semester.  “Throughout all of the ups and downs during my collegiate years here at NSU, I haveContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez  Editor in Chief  Timothy Holdiness   News Editor   Tyrenisha James  Reporter   Northwestern State University closed the week of March 29 through April 4 for spring break. The weeklong break came after a busy first half of the semester filled with unprecedented snowstorms and the familiar stress of midterms.   Some students got much-needed rest during break, but others used the break to get back on track with course work.   Promise Bears,Continue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Louisiana Legislature has had an internal struggle regarding the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by Gov. John Bel Edwards.   “They have somewhat retreated on that lately,” Mandi Landry, a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives said. “It’s been quiet.”  Louisiana Attorney Gen. Jeff Landry sued the governor to endContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez  Editor in Chief   Timothy Holdiness   News Editor   On Tuesday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability to individuals over age 18 who meet criteria met on the Louisiana Department of Health website, according to an official press release.   Northwestern State University will administer the Moderna vaccine Wednesday, MarchContinue Reading