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Lia Portillo Cantarero

Lia Portillo Cantarero, The Current Sauce - Copy Editor

Hi, I'm Lia Portillo, a sophomore Communication major. I joined The Current Sauce two weeks after my first semester at NSU and have since been writing feature content for the newspaper. Now as copy editor, I edit and proofread all the stories before they're delivered to our Editor-in-Chief. I'm excited to continue to deliver stories of NSU and Natchitoches every day.

All content by Lia Portillo Cantarero
Staying organized at the beginning of the semester is vital for academic success, but organizational methods are unique for each person. Some students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana prefer to work ahead.

Students’ advice on how to stay organized

August 31, 2022

Staying organized at the beginning of the semester...

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When entering Edgar Cano’s studio you can see his passion. Every detail that he has put onto his paintings surprises you as the closer you look the more you encounter something that could never be seen at a distance.

Edgar Cano: the artist impacting Natchitoches

April 29, 2022

This story has a Spanish and English translation. You...

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When entering Edgar Cano’s studio you can see his passion. Every detail that he has put onto his paintings surprises you as the closer you look the more you encounter something that could never be seen at a distance.

Edgar Cano: el artista que impacta a Natchitoches

April 29, 2022

When entering Edgar Cano’s studio you can see his...

College has the answers to the many questions you have in mind. The students and faculty of NSU welcome those burning questions.

College 101: advice for future freshmen

April 26, 2022

The transition between college and high school is never...

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The nsumemes_ instagram account is a student-run account that posts relatable posts about what it is like being a student at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

The nsumemes_ Instagram account is creating a culture in NSU

April 25, 2022

The nsumemes_ instagram account is a student-run account...

The Legacy Garden is a community and learning garden that provides physical and financial access to its neighbors.

Legacy Garden: where everyone belongs

April 20, 2022

The Legacy Garden is a community and learning garden...

During the Spring 2021 semester, Northwestern State University of Louisiana students from the Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts gathered inside A.A. A.A. Frederick’s auditorium to voice their concerns about the department.

CAPA makes changes one year after student protest

April 7, 2022

During the Spring 2021 semester, Northwestern State...

Students of Northwestern State University of Louisiana protest against a pro-life exhibition on Kyser Brickway.

NSU students counterprotest #They’reHumanToo traveling exhibition

April 4, 2022

On March 31, 2022, murals were placed on Northwestern...

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“No matter what life throws at you, you can swing harder,” Kaylynn Semien said.

Fearless Women: Kaylynn Semien’s journey on finding herself

March 31, 2022

Kaylynn Semien loves working with kids. A recently...

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From Shreveport, Louisiana, Allison Darty is a senior communication major at Northwestern State University of Louisiana who loves to be a business entrepreneur.

Fearless Women: Allison Darty’s presence in NSU

March 29, 2022

From Shreveport, Louisiana, Allison Darty is a senior...

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Twelfth Nights cast continue to stay in character as the lights of A.A. Fredericks Auditorium turn back on.

NSU’s “Twelfth Night” is sure to make you laugh

March 18, 2022

"Twelfth Night's" cast continue to stay in character...

Melody Gilbert is an independent filmmaker and a professor in the Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts.

Fearless Women: Melody Gilbert

March 16, 2022

When entering Melody Gilbert’s office you experience...

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As the lights are dimmed inside of Varnado Hall’s ballroom, audience members relax into their seats and prepare for the conversations this documentary screening will spark.

Documentary screenings dig into heavy topics

March 11, 2022

As the lights are dimmed inside of Varnado Hall’s...

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Langston Hughes was a Harlem Renaissance poet that sought to highlight the lives of African Americans.

Langston Hughes’ words strive to inspire

March 9, 2022

Marked by the flapper dresses worn by prestigious women...

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Through her involvement on campus and her teaching style, Emily Zering is one of many powerful women actively shaping Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

Fearless Women: Emily Zering’s fearless mindset

March 8, 2022

Through her involvement on campus and her teaching...

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“The Sounds of Colombia” featured undergraduate students playing traditional Colombian music along with international undergraduate dancers dancing along to the pieces.

Cultural mini lessons bring a window of diversity to NSU

March 1, 2022

On Feb. 23, 2022, Phi Beta Delta presented a lecture...

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana welcomed Emmy award-winning filmmaker Angela Tucker. Tuker directed “Asexual” and produced “Belly of the Beast.

Emmy award-winning filmaker opens conversations

February 10, 2022

Northwestern State University of Louisiana welcomed...

Doris Roque-Robinson: a champion for education

February 1, 2022

Doris Roque-Robinson sits in the home she was born...

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The Things I Could Never Tell Steven is a story unlike any other in the realistic fiction genre.

“The Things I Could Never Tell Steven” promises a unqiue audience experience

January 28, 2022

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Studio 211 will be presenting...

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Monique Ardoin (left) and Jordan Richardson (right) welcome you to the The Health Services Clinic.

NSU’s Health Services provide relief for students

January 26, 2022

Living in a time where a pandemic dictates every aspect...

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana and the Natchitoches community will hold a service day to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15.

NSU students will honor MLK in a day of service

January 14, 2022

Northwestern State University of Louisiana and the...

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The rowing team is a fall and spring organization that constantly recruits new members.

For its members, NSU’s Rowing Team is like home

December 1, 2021

Northwestern State University of Louisiana's rowing...

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The adversities and routine that some students may have to adapt are centered at the lack of parking space for students.

Sudents continue to struggle with parking at NSU

November 29, 2021

At Northwestern State University of Louisiana, students...

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Growing up in Honduras, Christmas was celebrated the night before. It was filled with neighbors and family members and popular music blaring throughout the whole house.

How Christmas has changed and has changed me

November 18, 2021

December has always been a conflicting battle of emotions...

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Be the author of your own life, and write about what makes you feel the way that you do. Put yourself first, because you are the only one that knows what you deserve.

Writing for yourself

November 11, 2021

The stigma against writing has been instilled in us...

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Samantha Martinez on the left, Wendy Martinez-Ortega in the middle and Jalynn LuBom on the right are ready to support Demon football.

Students react to first football game win of the season

October 26, 2021

On Oct. 9, 2021, the Northwestern State University...

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Lyndsay Brown smiles through the semester.

Students reflect on being halfway through the semester

October 22, 2021

At Northwestern State University of Louisiana, week...

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Members of Delta Sigma Theta prepare to create their 2021 homecoming banner.

NSU’s homecoming events will rock you

October 18, 2021

Northwestern State University of Louisiana students...

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“The legislature allocated for faculty members only, but within the funds given to NSU, administrators were able to award a three percent raise to the staff using the operating budget of the university,” Jones said.

[Photo] NSU awards raise to faculty and staff

September 23, 2021

“The legislature allocated for faculty members only,...

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