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

Tabatha Bowlin Viewpoints Editor The year 2020 has changed what many people took for granted. One of these factors is engaging physically or less than six feet apart from others, especially with your sorority sisters. Many of our very own sororities at Northwestern State University truly feel the disappointment of coronavirus restrictions. Let’s focus a little closer on my sorority, Tri Sigma.   Although Tri SigmaContinue Reading

Trinity Velazquez Editor in Chief Northwestern State University has decided to postpone all fall sports, including football, volleyball, soccer and cross country until the spring of 2021 due to the coronavirus.  “You look at the responsibility we have as an institution to the health and safety of these student athletesContinue 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

I have debated over posting my opinion on this issue because as a student media leader my job is to remain unbiased, so my organization sends the message that it serves all students. Regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation or social standing, I have promised to do my very bestContinue 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