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According to Vanner Erikson, the bikeshare and pedestrian master plan co-chair, the plan to implement a bikeshare system for the city of Natchitoches and the students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana will resume soon.

Natchitoches to resume bikeshare plan

April 14, 2022

It has been two years since the introduction of the...

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The Student Government Association at the Northwestern State of Louisiana resumed its first weekly meeting after the spring break.

SGA filings are now open

April 1, 2022

On March 28, the Student Government Association at...

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With campus life returning to some normalcy, students reflect on the start of COVID-19.

Students React to 2nd anniversary of COVID-19

March 30, 2022

On March 22, 2022, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards...

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Members of the Student Government Association at Northwestern State of Louisiana voted on senator and new senator of the year.

SGA votes on Senator of the Year

March 14, 2022

On March 3, members of the Student Government Association...

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Christie Price, Title IX Coordinator at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, noted Title IX obligations affect anything from recruiting, athletics, admissions, counseling and financial assistance.

What you need to know about Title XI

March 10, 2022

Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States,...

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John S. Kyser Hall, the largest building on Northwestern State University of Louisiana campus, is experiencing issues with one of their elevators. With the building having four floors, it poses a concern for students with physical disabilities.

Elevator issues are a recurring issue at NSU: is it time for new buildings?:

March 2, 2022

John S. Kyser Hall, the largest building on Northwestern...

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Jeremiah Hollins, junior criminal justice major, scrolls through Black History website while discussing the new Black Studies minor.

NSU introduces Black studies minor

February 23, 2022

Jeremiah Hollins, junior criminal justice major, scrolls...

Senators Leah Thompson, Chelsea Calup, Myah Washington, Alexandria Walker, Jonatan Jimenez and Jaion Williams partake in Valentines Day festivities.

SGA’s president appoints four senators to the V.L. Roy Service Day committee

February 18, 2022

On Feb. 14, Student Government Association President...

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Jason Williams and Zachary Copper were two out of the nine senators appointed and sworn in on Jan. 24.

SGA president appoints 9 new Senators

January 28, 2022

On Jan. 25, Student Government Association President...

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The 1966 Cadillac 616 Superior Coach was obtained by Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Canes in 2018, after decades of being in storage.

“Carrying on a Dream” exhibit makes its way to Natchitoches

January 25, 2022

On Jan. 20, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest...

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Marching on, students memorialize Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2022

On Jan. 17, the town of Natchitoches and students at...

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Bailey Willis, Malaya White, Mary Scruggs and Madison Cook attend the first Student Government Association meeting of the spring semester.

SGA’s vice president resigns

January 12, 2022

On Jan. 10, Vice President Kaylynn Semien announced...

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Thomas Reynolds was named as the new Head of the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies.

English Department names new department head

December 4, 2021

On Nov. 29, Thomas Reynolds was named as the new Head...

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Aside from a multicultural Christmas celebration on campus, that still centers on Christmas and celebrating the Christian holiday, there is very little for students who aren’t interested or included in Christmas celebrations to attend.

[Photo] Does NSU have enough non-Christian holiday celebrations?

November 18, 2021

Aside from a multicultural Christmas celebration on...

Marcus Jones chosen as 20th president of NSU

November 17, 2021

Marcus Jones, Northwestern State University’s new...

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Jill Leo, the director of the Historic District Business Association, said that planning is a year-round process.

An inside look into the 95th Christmas Festival

November 17, 2021

Originated in 1927 by Max Burgdof, superintendent of...

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Low enrollment has affected the Northwestern State University of Louisiana’s Student Government Association budget.

NSU records nine percent decrease in enrollment

November 8, 2021

The number of students enrolling in and returning to...

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To mask or to not mask has been a common conversation among students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

Students react to NSU’s continued mask mandate

November 4, 2021

Students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana...

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Hazing training is taken annually for students in recognized student organizations at Northwestern State University.

Is hazing training working?

November 1, 2021

In 2018, the Louisiana state legislature passed the...

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Student Government Association  President Tajh Edwards,  National Pan-Hellenic Council President Coby McGee, Doris Ann Roque-Robinson and Interim President Marcus Jones unveil the Seven Oaks Stage plaque.

Seven Oaks Stage dedication honors first Black students

October 22, 2021

The outdoor stage, located next to Iberville Dining...

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Yonna Pasch, director of Student Activities and Organizations, said the number of nominations to be considered for homecoming court used to be three.

Are homecoming nominations fair?: a look into the homecoming court nomination process

October 19, 2021

On Sept. 21, 2021 students at Northwestern State University...

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NSU students, staff and faculty pose for a picture before the Suicide Awareness 5K.

NSU advocates for Suicide Awareness Month

September 28, 2021

The Counseling Center and Career Services Center hosted...

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Students at NSU are experiencing phishing through their student emails.

NSU continues to battle phishing emails

September 22, 2021

Phishing emails are becoming an issue for students...

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The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System sat down and discussed the search process for finding a new president.

First meeting held in search of next NSU president

August 26, 2021

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana...

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Students return to face-to-face classes during a historic rise in Louisianas COVID-19 cases.

NSU prepares for another semester with COVID-19

August 23, 2021

With college students starting school at Northwestern...

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