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

Thomas CellesViewpoints Editor Samantha Clark Editor-in-Chief On Thursday, students’ classes were disrupted by visitors from Martyrs Memorial Christian Fellowship in Coushatta, Louisiana preaching on Kyser Brickway. The church’s pastor and five other members arrived on Kyser Brickway around noon. They brought two large signs adorned with Bible verses and aContinue Reading

Keator PolemanDigital Editor Dr. Marcus Jones, Northwestern State University’s executive vice president of university and business affairs, is leaving his job at NSU to join the University of Louisiana System’s staff in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jones, an NSU graduate, has worked for the university since 1994. Jones said leaving NSUContinue Reading

Leanna CoyNews Editor Waston Memorial Library’s Living Library Collection will host its second event, Ben Johnson: A Natchitoches Legacy, on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a panel of speakers that had a connection to Johnson including Claire Prymus, State Rep. Kenny Cox, Coushatta Mayor Dr.Continue Reading

Keator PolemanDigital Editor The cold air and wet weather didn’t ward off attendees eager to get a firsthand glance at Natchitoches’ new sports complex on Thursday, Feb. 13. Parc Natchitoches, named so as an homage to the area’s French heritage, opened its doors to the public Feb. 14 with youthContinue Reading

Keator Poleman Digital Editor Northwestern State University students’ reactions varied regarding President Donald Trump’s acquittal Feb. 5. The Republican-led U.S. Senate voted 52-48 not to remove Trump from office following his impeachment by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. The impeachment hearings involved weeks of debate on whether the president obstructedContinue Reading

Leanna CoyNews Editor When Northwestern State University student Connar Zaldivar was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, his fraternity brothers knew they wanted to take action to help him. Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will be holding Pikes for a Cure on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Cane RiverContinue Reading

Leanna Coy News Editor The New Media Showcase will open on Feb. 13 in Orville J. Hanchey Gallery and will be on display there until Feb. 27. The ceremony and awards presentation will be on March 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the Varnado Hall ballroom. The showcase features photography andContinue Reading

Keator Poleman Digital Editor Northwestern State University basketball players expressed sadness and shock about the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Retired Los Angeles Laker Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash Sunday along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others, according to media reports. Brian White, NSU sophomore guard,Continue Reading