Leanna Coy News Editor Beginning March 19, Northwestern State University transitioned classes to an online format in response to COVID-19. Now, over two weeks since the transition, students are still adjusting to having their classes online.  Mikayla Deloach, junior, said the workload in her engineering classes has felt worse since transitioning online.  “It doesn’t feel like I’m inContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor Student residents will soon be consolidated into a “specific area” in University Columns, Director of Leasing Hunter Horton said in a March 31 email.  The 88 students are being moved for security reasons, Director of Housing Stephanie Dyjack said. For now, Dyjack said, the students areContinue Reading

Submitted reports Photo courtesy of Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office With Louisiana’s “stay at home” order extended to April 30, Natchitoches officials have issued a parish-wide curfew to help slow the spread. A curfew has been issued for Natchitoches Parish from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. that will ban all pedestrianContinue Reading

Submitted reports Northwestern State University released an updated grading policy Tuesday affecting withdrawing from a course, requesting an incomplete and adding a pass/fail option for courses. If a student was passing at midterms but cannot successfully complete a course due to inadequate services related to technology due to COVID-19, aContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte  Digital Editor  In a university-wide email, President Dr. Chris Maggio said all Northwestern State University classes will remain online for the rest of the semester.  Maggio said the spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 8 are canceled. Plans are being considered to give graduates the option of eitherContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte  Digital Editor  Northwestern State University will not allow gatherings of more than 50 participants on its campuses in the weeks ahead, according to a statement released Monday.  The statement also said that as of Monday, all events in the Friedman Student Union have been canceled through April 15. Continue Reading

Samantha Clark  Editor-in-Chief  Student Body President Jacob Ellis said the administration will re-evaluate whether to continue online classes or not on April 15.  “I encourage all students to remain calm during the shift to online-only classes and to pay attention to all official university announcements,” Ellis said.  He said theContinue Reading

Thomas Celles  Viewpoints Editor  Northwestern State University is exploring options for international students wanting to travel home for spring break.  “The only impact for them is really the restriction on international travel,” Greg Handel, provost and vice president of academic affairs, said. “I know there have been some questions fromContinue Reading

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