“Not Broken But Simply Unfinished”  Krista Hanson  Viewpoints Editor  In “How a 22-year-old L.A. native became Biden’s inauguration poet,” Amanda Gorman told Los Angeles Times’ Julia Barajas about her time writing the poem that she later recited for the president. Gorman wrote her poem in a “pandemic-induced solitude” where she created her own historical soundtrack withContinue Reading

Christian BellReporter Current Sauce reporter Christian Bell sat down with Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio to discuss how Maggio kept the university afloat during the shutdown last spring. In his interview, Christian asked about the past fall and how Maggio himself has endured the ongoing pandemic. “First andContinue Reading

Iberville Green’s stage to be named for NSU’s first seven Black attendees Trinity Ford  Reporter  The stage on Iberville Green will be named The Seven Oaks Stage, after the first seven Black students who integrated Northwestern State University 56 years ago. The seven Black students are Steve Jackson, June Cofield,Continue Reading

Tyrenisha James  Sports Reporter   Northwestern State University’s baseball, football and softball teams are resuming after being postponed last fall. The men’s and women’s basketball teams, which both began playing last November, are continuing their seasons this semester. The Demons are not only ready to get back into action, they are ready to get back into action safely.  According to Mike McConathy, the men’s basketball coach, COVID-19 has changed him as a coach in every imaginable way.   “From players being missed,Continue Reading

Mary Gaffney  Fashion Columnist   Demons, with 2020 behind us I am ready to start the new year with a bang and keep the high energy going. Whether you are in quarantine or are only going out for a trip to Walmart, now is the time to go to your closet and bring out your best self every day.  My plan isContinue Reading

Serena Bonnette   Opinions Columnist    On Jan. 6 supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol as Congress met to certify the electoral votes of the 2020 presidential election. According to Wikipedia, this was the most violent attack on the Capitol since the burning of Washington during the War of 1812.  Far right supporters started protesting peacefully outside of the Capitol building but eventually began to storm the steps. The extremists ofContinue Reading

Krista Hanson  Viewpoints Editor  As an English major at Northwestern State University, my dream is to one day work in a publishing company with authors getting books ready to be sold. Because of their fast shipping and low prices, Amazon has become one of the most prominent companies for consumers to shop for books. However, buying books on AmazonContinue Reading

Lora Luquet  Arts and Living Editor  JirNecia Ward, a senior computer information systems major, was crowned winner of the 2021 Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet Scholarship Program on Friday, Jan. 15.  NSU held its long-standing Lady of the Bracelet Pageant to a live audience over Cisco Webex.  “I will say that the best feeling for me was actuallyContinue Reading

Timothy Holdiness News Editor  On Wednesday, Joseph Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.  “Seeing that the inauguration was diverse in races, languages, ethnics and ages, showed me that we can be taking a step in the right direction,” sophomore business administrationContinue Reading

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