Lora Luquet Arts and Living Editor After putting their own lives back together in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, many Northwestern State University students and organizations have joined together to help a neighbor. They have gathered and brought donations of much-needed supplies to those in Lake Charles who have facedContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Editor in Chief On Sep. 8, 2020 Student Government Association voted that all homecoming nominations will open Thursday, Sep. 9, at 5 p.m. and will close Sunday, Sep. 20, at 11:59 p.m. The senate also decided that election voting will be open on Tuesday, Sep. 29, 8 a.m.Continue Reading

Brianna Corley  Copy Editor On Thursday, Aug. 27, Hurricane Laura tore through Louisiana, hitting Natchitoches and Northwestern State University. From the shattered glass of Iberville Dining Hall to the entire campus being left without power, all the Natchitoches community has felt the storm’s affects.  Hannah Durgin, junior biology major, was on campus when Hurricane Laura hit.  “After hearing about the hurricane, I did not anticipate itContinue Reading

Staff Report Northwestern State University campuses will be closed from noon Wednesday, Aug. 26, through Friday, Aug. 28, due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Laura. “The decision to cancel classes, close offices and suspend operations except for essential personnel and services was made to help assure the safetyContinue Reading

Kendall Caple Reporter As the upcoming semester approaches quickly, Northwestern State University has decided to require that masks be worn in all classrooms, as a precautionary for everyone’s health and safety.  In a campus-wide statement released by President Dr. Chris Maggio, he states that while, “Northwestern will be bustling againContinue Reading

Mya Melancon News Editor Northwestern State University has made the decision to cancel the in-person ceremony for the Spring 2020 graduates. Many of the graduates are disappointed but remain hopeful for an in person ceremony later this fall. The planned ceremony was intended to make up for the virtual commencementContinue Reading

Staff reports The University of Louisiana System plans to resume in-person classes in the fall semester, the nine-campus university system announced Monday. Dr. Jim Henderson, president of the UL System, said that with the right safeguards in place and following the guidance of health experts, schools will be able toContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Editor in Chief Northwestern State University hosted virtual commencements for the Spring 2020 graduates on Friday, May 8. Four videos, one for each academic college, were posted on the university’s Facebook page for graduates and their families. The academic colleges are the College of Arts and Sciences, GallaspyContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor Samantha Clark Editor in Chief On April 11, Nicholas Hopkins won an uncontested election for student body president. He and Kristen Prejean will succeed Jacob Ellis and Cherish Wilson as president and vice president, respectively. Hopkins joined Student Government Association his freshman year after being aContinue Reading

Staff reports BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s stay-at-home order will be in place at least through May 15, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday. The state does not meet the criteria for re-opening the state in phase one of President Donald Trump, guidelines, Edwards said.  According to the governor’s press release, the updatedContinue Reading