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

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

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor Northwestern State University’s Student Government Association passed a resolution at Monday’s meeting that “implores professors to adhere to the guidelines that the university administration has suggested” about proctoring online exams. Prior to the bill, there were instances where students were told to purchase the ProctorU software to take exams when it wasn’t previouslyContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor The university will get $5,647,034 in aid from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, President Chris Maggio said at the Student Government Association meeting Monday. The bill sends aid to higher education among other areas.  Of the $2 trillion stimulus bill, approximately $13.953 billion is going to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The actContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte Digital Editor The Student Government Association asks all members of the Northwestern State University community to remember the life of James Evans, an NSU student who died on Feb. 25 due to medical complications with epilepsy, by wearing purple on March 26 for International Purple Day, an internationalContinue Reading

Keator Poleman Digital Editor Ahead of the April 4 elections, Natchitoches mayoral candidate Ronnie Williams Jr., Democrat, visited the Student Government Association Monday to answer questions from the Senate. He asked the senators what they think a new mayor should do to make Natchitoches more “enticing.” Many of the senatorsContinue Reading

Keator PolemanDigital Editor Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Greg Handel and Assistant to the Provost for Academic Support and Auxiliary Services Jennifer Kelly discussed proposals to replace the IncludEd program at Monday’s meeting. IncludED is a partnership with Northwestern State University and the NSU Campus Store to provideContinue Reading

Keator PolemanDigital Editor The Student Government Association will not have a Black History Month speaker for this year’s event, Academic Affairs Commissioner Tja’h Edwards said at Monday’s meeting. Edwards said SGA waited too late to formalize a speaker. A previously scheduled Black Lives Matter event will take place. In otherContinue Reading

Keator Poleman Digital Editor Dozens of cameras are to be installed at the University Place I and II dormitories, Student Government Association members learned at their meeting Monday night. Stephanie Dyjack, Campus Living Villages general manager, said the order for 81 cameras was made a year ago, not in responseContinue Reading

Keator Poleman Digital Editor At Monday’s Student Government Association meeting, SGA President Jacob Ellis shared Dean of Students Francis Conine’s response to the SGA cabinet’s concerns about the university’s administration’s handling of the increased registration fee. In an email responding to a message the cabinet sent Jan. 27, Conine assuredContinue Reading