Timothy Holdiness News Editor  On Wednesday, Joseph Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.  “Seeing that the inauguration was diverse in races, languages, ethnics and ages, showed me that we can be taking a step in the right direction,” sophomore business administrationContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  News Editor  The stage on Iberville Green is set to be named Oaks Stage in honor of the first seven Black students to attend Northwestern State University.  “We have a richly diverse university and I am so proud to do a small part in celebrating and recognizing thisContinue Reading

 Timothy Holdiness  Reporter   close, students are looking to the first months of the spring 2021 at Northwestern State University with mixed feelings and uncertainty.  Tashon Adams, a freshman social work major, said he is nervous for what the spring will bring.  “It’ll be a different set of courses and IContinue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter    Northwestern State University will continue the HyFlex model of instruction for courses into the 2021 spring semester.  HyFlex is a course design model that allows for students to participate in classes both in-person and remotely.  As NSU continues with plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through the adherence of state health and safety protocols,Continue Reading

Kendall Caple    Reporter  Northwestern State University’s fall 2020 commencement will be held in five different ceremonies to adhere to state and national health advisors’ guidelines.  According to Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Greg Handel, each ceremony will be limited to no more than 250 graduates with each graduate being allowed to invite four guests. Continue 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

Kendall Caple Reporter In June, as protests against the death of George Floyd engulfed U.S. cities, Secretary of Defense Mike Esper announced he was “open to a bipartisan discussion” of renaming military bases that honor Confederate leaders. Fort Polk, the Army facility near Leesville, was among the military bases discussed.   Some weeks later, President Donald Trump declared no basesContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness  Reporter  This Thursday, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will debate for the final time for the 2020 presidential election, on Sept. 29. Students at Northwestern State University tuned in to watch the first presidential debate of the campaign season.  Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, and President DonaldContinue Reading

Kendall Caple Reporter    Among studying, maintaining social lives and mental health, another concern for many college students is the location of their next meal. As a way of aiding struggling and hungry students, the Northwestern State University Food Pantry program was created in April 2015.  The College and University FoodContinue Reading