The annual Northwestern State signing day luncheon was held Feb. 7, and three new coaches from two different Demon sports revealed their signees, wowing the crowd with their strong rosters.
Club sports at NSU are no strangers to competition. Separate from NCAA-affiliated collegiate sports, club sports on campus range in variety from rowing to ping pong, and some compete in regional and national tournaments.
With one of the largest indoor track meets looming on the horizon with the Tyson Invitational in Arkansas Feb. 9-10 and then a week-long break to prepare for the Southland Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 21-22, the NSU Demon Track and Field athletes are continuing to work towards their chances at the NCAA championships.
After suffering several losses, one thing that persists for the Lady Demon Basketball team is the dedication and hard work players put in.
It’s Mardi Gras season, which means flying beads, flashy gowns, decorative floats and sweet King Cakes are back once again.
Northwestern State, in collaboration with the Student Government Association, the city of Natchitoches and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, has started a project to restore trees throughout campus, especially in areas deemed historic districts.
Title IX Coordinator Alexis Smith confidently steps into her new role.
Northwestern State’s Creole Heritage Center, NSU Jazz Orchestra and the School of Creative and Performing Arts will host “Down by the Riverside: Celebrating Ancestries, Lives and Legacies” in Magale Recital Hall on Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.
“The books are winning here,” she says. “There’s a character in E.M. Forster’s novel ‘Howard’s End’ that gets killed when a bookcase falls on him, and I keep thinking that might be my end.”
The last few weeks have proven to be tough for both men and women’s basketball. The Demons currently have a 12-game losing streak, an overall record of 3-12 and a conference record of 0-9. The Lady Demons have an overall record of 6-14, a conference record of 1-8 and a three game losing streak.
Louisiana is no stranger to budget crises. Once again, the state finds itself stuck in the middle of a dilemma that could greatly impact its citizens.
Despite recent advances in rights of LGBT persons such as the milestone Obergefell v. Hodges decision in 2015 that ruled same-sex couples have the right to marry, there are still many roadblocks in the way of equality.
Today, us individuals are made to feel that we don’t have any power unless we participate in the system which is the mechanism for our oppression.
While there are many ways for women to avoid pregnancy, one of the most popular is the birth control pill.
2018 marks the 68th Demon Battalion at Northwestern State University, and in a ceremony on Jan. 18, the Battalion welcomed Cadet Lt. Col. Taylor Andrews as its new commander.
Louisiana ranks first in the nation for syphilis rates and second for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea. How can the state work to lower these diagnosis rates?
Lights, music and little wooden soldiers fill the stage as the holiday season approaches. Northwestern State’s 2017 Christmas Gala is just around the corner, and performers are just as excited to perform as the community is to watch.
The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors have one topic on their agenda to potentially excite the Northwestern State community: The university is requesting approval to lease space in the Friedman Student Union to the NSU Foundation so it can operate the official campus bookstore.
For anyone struggling to cope with spending winter break at home, I offer these five tips to give you temporary relief from even the most overbearing, inconsiderate, or just plain stupid family member.
Standing tall in the end zone of Harry S. Turpin Stadium, the largest trophy in college football looms over two purple-clad teams vying to win the 7 feet 5 inches, 330 pound Native American trophy.
After a long and tiring season, the Northwestern State Lady Demons volleyball team successfully clinched a spot among the top eight teams in the Southland Conference, sending them straight to the conference tournament Nov. 17-19 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
KNWD’s second annual EDM and hip hop fall concert, Neon Inferno, is set for Nov. 17 from 7-11 p.m. on Normal Hill.
You know when you walk up to the cash register and the cashier, as customary, asks you how you’re doing? Without missing a beat, I usually reply with “I’m good. How are you?” just to be polite.
A new community center opened on South Drive offering free Wi-Fi, coffee and a quiet place for students to study.
Northwestern State University was recently awarded a Louisiana Highway Safety Commission grant for $29,000. The money is distributed across the state to fund educational programs focused on improving driving habits.
Construction on riverbank completed in time for 91st annual Christmas Festival.
KNWD DJ personalities vary from the themes of their radio shows to their academics and professional aspirations.
Excitement buzzed in Prather Coliseum as men’s and women’s basketball players entered the court. Soon, a scrimmage began between the players, showcasing new additions to each team.
Students can expect to be served by Sodexo for at least nine more years after former NSU president Dr. Henderson extended Sodexo’s contract in March 2016.
With a new record of 14,182 cans, the Northwestern State University housing department hosted a successful canned food drive for Homecoming Week this year.
As registration for spring semester classes and fall semester finals near, services on the NSU Natchitoches campus gear up to provide aid to students during a crucial period of the academic year.
A.A. Fredericks Auditorium will soon be filled with corsets and revenge as the cast of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” takes the stage.
A long and hard-fought season ends on a positive note for the Lady Demon soccer team.
While the NSU Chamber Orchestra, Opera Theatre and Horn Choir performances have already passed, audiences are welcome to catch vocal performances on Oct. 25 and 26.
Lady Demon Volleyball faces a three-game home series Oct. 26, 28 and 31.
Activities for homecoming seem to be all fun and games, but planning spans several months.
“Rocky Horror Picture Show” is coming. So be prepared for the click-clack of high heels, and study up on the heckling essential to creating the full Rocky Horror experience.
The former College Inn across from the Sam Sibley Drive entrance to NSU has been renovated into another option for off-campus housing.
Each October, swarms of pink flood fields across various high school, college and professional sporting events honoring those who have fought or are fighting breast cancer and to increase awareness of the 3.1 million people who have been affected.
“Bye, bye Sauce people…”
The Northwestern State University Jazz Orchestra will take the stage Oct. 11 for the first time this semester after months of practice and rehearsal.
As the season nears its end, the Northwestern State University Lady Demon Soccer team fights to overcome a less-than-stellar start to their 2017 season.
Throughout the semester, the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra performs at various events on and off campus. The ensemble performed their first concert Oct. 5, the annual “Pops” concert in Magale Recital Hall.
Jair Morelos Castilla tells how he was able to pursue two contrasting passions.
With the stage set, songs rehearsed, costumes made and performers ready to show off their talent, NSU Theatre presents its first production of the semester, “Stars of Tomorrow.”
Title IX is a federal law that was originally designed in 1972 to advance equality among college sports and activities. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Sept. 22 the department would rescind the previous administration’s guidelines on Title IX and released an interim set of guidelines.
Northwestern State University spent a year renovating Varnado Hall to be a designated living learning center for Creative and Performing Arts students. Residents moved in over a month ago, yet residents are still waiting for every promise of their lease to be fulfilled.
The upcoming Northwestern State University Choral Preview Concert will showcase four student choirs as a way to introduce their talents to the community.
It’s a hot and sunny day at the 15th annual Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival, and Santa is out greeting the children.
Purple academic regalia once worn by now-UL System President Dr. Jim Henderson loomed stage left, longing for its new wearer.
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