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

Kendall Caple    Reporter  Northwestern State University’s spring 2021 Commencement will be held as six different ceremonies to adhere to state and national health advisors’ guidelines.  In a press release, NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio affirmed that the ceremonies will be conducted at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day Wednesday, May 5 through Friday, May 7.  “Mask requirements, social distancing and otherContinue Reading

Christian Bell  Reporter  Northwestern State University’s Student Government Association will be hosting student body election filings beginning on March 11 and ending on March 25. Voting will begin on April 13 and end on April 14.  Student Body President Nick Hopkins shared some information about the process for students seeking information for voting, filing and requirements.   “SGA will release a form where students can file for theContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  COVID-19 restrictions may still be in place but that hasn’t stopped the fun at Northwestern State University. Students expressed their feelings about the protocols at the first football game of the semester.  “Starting college in a pandemic has definitely been a challenge, but Northwestern State has honestly been such an amazing placeContinue Reading

Staff Report NSU was hit with severe snow the week of Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, which caused problems across the city of Natchitoches and the campus itself.   “It is anticipated that this area could experience extremely cold temperatures with wintry mix over the next several days. We will continue to monitor localContinue Reading

Christian Bell  Reporter  It has been nearly a year since the pandemic dramatically changed the lives of Northwestern State University students.  NSU’s Food Pantry has been on the front line of keeping students healthy during this crisis, especially when they don’t have enough money to buy food.  According to recent article inContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped the Office of Greek Life at Northwestern State University.   Derrick Varnado, a freshman communications major and member of Sigma Nu, noted that the onset of COVID-19 has caused a lot of people to forget about the Office of Greek Life.  “It is still a great experience and opportunity to go Greek,” Varnado said.  For some, recruiting hasContinue Reading

Iberville Green’s stage to be named for NSU’s first seven Black attendees Trinity Ford  Reporter  The stage on Iberville Green will be named The Seven Oaks Stage, after the first seven Black students who integrated Northwestern State University 56 years ago. The seven Black students are Steve Jackson, June Cofield,Continue Reading