Samantha Clark Editor-in-Chief  Thomas Celles Viewpoints Editor  All areas on campus at Northwestern State University are open even though classes are transitioning to online instruction until further notice.  “The university is open,” Greg Handel, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, said. “All areas are functioning. Dorms are open, foodContinue Reading

Thomas Celles Viewpoints Editor UPDATE: NSU officials released a press release stating that classes will go online. The university will suspend all in-person classes effective at the end of the day Friday, March 13, and transition to online instruction and other remote learning alternatives, the statement read. ”On-line classes will beginContinue Reading

Leah Jackson Northwestern State University’s Director of Public Information and Media Relation NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio issued the following statement regarding the on-going threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In response to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwestern State University will suspend all in-person classes effectiveContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte  Digital Editor  President Dr. Chris Maggio said in a university wide email that all nonessential, university funded domestic travel is suspended.   Vice presidents must approve exceptions in their respective areas, the email read.   Approval will be based on the importance of proposed travel to the university’s mission, the email continues.  One NSU student, Hailie Coutee,Continue Reading

Staff Reports Northwestern State University has suspended all international travel for both faculty and students according to a statement from NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio on Tuesday. It’s one of the precautions NSU is taking to protect the university community from the coronavirus. “The health and wellbeing of our students,Continue Reading

Madelyn Dupont Marketing Director Some Northwestern State University students with accents in their names have had their names spelled wrong in their email addresses, student IDs, diplomas and other documents sent by the university. When the accent mark is not included in the spelling, it is technically misspelled.   The processContinue Reading

From submitted and staff reports   On Feb. 25, Northwestern State University student James Evans, a 22-year-old theatre major from Chalmette, Louisiana, died due to a medical condition, according to a statement from NSU. NSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance and Student Government Association plan to hold a memorial serviceContinue Reading

Keator Poleman Digital Editor Amid growing concerns over the coronavirus’ spread and in partnership with local, state and federal health departments, NSU Health Services released a detailed notice informing the Northwestern State University community about the deadly virus. The coronavirus, responsible for the deaths of over 3,000 individuals, is continuingContinue Reading

Leanna Coy News Editor Two science classes at Northwestern State University are participating in research projects that show water from the unfiltered water fountains on campus has higher lead and copper levels than filtered fountains. Dr. Chad Thibodeaux, professor in NSU’s school of biological and physical sciences, said the projectContinue Reading

Keator Poleman Digital editor The University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors approved the adoption of a flat rate tuition for the Compete LA program when they met Friday at Northwestern State University. Compete LA is designed to help the 653,000 Louisiana students who have some college credits but noContinue Reading