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Destin Lopez

Destin Lopez, Current Sauce - Viewpoints Editor

Destin Lopez is a senior communication major, with a minor in pre-law and paralegal studies at NSU. She is currently the 2023 Viewpoints editor of the Current Sauce. She has had a love for writing and design since highschool, where she spent two years as the Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook. Destin is excited to share her stories to NSU and Natchitoches, and is hoping to leave a mark with her writing.

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If a professor says something to you that makes you feel hurt, or ignored, make sure you write it down, if it isn’t already in an email.

Feeling disrespected? Here’s what to do

April 23, 2024

Have you ever felt disrespected by a professor or staff...

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The next time a storm comes, and you are sad because your favorite spot doesn’t have crawfish, think about the farmer who didn’t make any money that weekend.

Crawfish prices are at an all time high: what happened?

April 10, 2024

Have you been craving mudbugs recently? If so, I hope...

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Is a juvenile curfew the answer to rising amounts of juvenile crime, or is it just a facade to scare kids?

Will the new juvenile curfew help lower crime rates in Natchitoches?

April 3, 2024

The Natchitoches Police Department recently announced...

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The Natatorium was named after Guy Nesom, head of the Department of Health and Physical Education and dean of the College of Education.

April Fools: The Current Sauce announces reopening of Nesom Natatorium on campus

April 1, 2024

Have you ever been on the Northwestern State University...

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Nursing major Paige Brooks preparing for midterms in Watson Library.

Turning the semester around: It’s never too late

March 21, 2024

If you have walked outside of your dorm recently, you...

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Ask Vic what you want to know.

Vic’s Verdict: Ask the Demon

March 6, 2024

Question: How do you stay on top of all of the schoolwork? ...

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Students are not asking for high tech hand dryers or motion sensor toilets but working soap dispensers and toilet paper holders on the wall.

Kyser Bathrooms: Do students deserve better bathrooms?

March 1, 2024

John S. Kyser Hall, built in 1968, is the largest building...

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Fall in love with Mardi Gras through the green, purple and gold decoration.

How Mardi Gras brings an air of Love to Louisiana

February 16, 2024

Once a year, the whole state of Louisiana comes together...

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Be aware of the wording that is used in the emails that you are receiving. If it is very pushy, saying things like ‘limited time offer’ and ‘act now,’ it is more than likely a scam.

Honor Society scams: How to tell the factual from the frauds

February 9, 2024

Many Northwestern State University of Louisiana students...

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I took a chance in applying for this position, with encouragement from my professor, Melody Gilbert, who always gives me more credit than I give myself.

My journey as Viewpoints Editor for The Current Sauce

January 19, 2024

In August, when I wrote my very first story for the...

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Many eagerly anticipate the completion of construction, but it has only just begun.

Noisy construction: Students’ reaction to the new music on campus

December 6, 2023

Construction has begun at Northwestern State University...

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An image created by an A.I. photo generator of what some may believe is the future of classrooms.

From Siri to surveillance: navigating the AI frontier

November 9, 2023

How much do you trust technology? Are you concerned...

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While the younger generation is making their way into political offices, the majority are still 60 and older, and most do not have plans to leave anytime soon.

Why there should be an age limit for political offices

November 8, 2023

Would you want your great grandparents to be making...

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But in reality, is homecoming another way to highlight some of the same sought-after, popularized students?

Tradition or Repetition: Homecoming Court and its accessibility

November 7, 2023

Homecoming season is among us at Northwestern State...

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A picture of a laptop with the Common App website open, which is the most commonly used application for colleges across the United States. Applying for college can be exceptionally hard for first-generation college students.

Triumphs and challenges of first-generation students

October 17, 2023

Have you ever showed up somewhere, having no idea of...

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Growing up, the only other people I knew with my last name were my father, his parents and daughters and George Lopez.

Learning to find myself within Louisiana’s melting pot

October 9, 2023

Can you claim an ethnicity of a culture that you have...

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Book banning, in my opinion, will almost never be helpful.

Censorship or Protection: The impact of book banning

September 11, 2023

As a college student, I vividly remember some of the...

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