ROUNDTABLE: How does musical theater stay relevant?

By Cayman Watson Musicals are growing in popularity among the mainstream and are becoming more dominant in pop culture. KNWD’s Cayman Watson sat down with three NSU students, Amira Moussa, Haley Crosby, and Emmy Leighton, to discuss the relevance of musicals in their lives and how they feel musicals are represented in the current culture.Continue reading “ROUNDTABLE: How does musical theater stay relevant?”

Q&A: The Spirit of Northwestern prepares for the game of a lifetime

By Cayman Watson Next Saturday night as the stadium lights come on in Death Valley, 342 Spirit of Northwestern members will take the field. They have put in countless hours in the sun preparing for the upcoming football season and especially for this upcoming game, Northwestern State University vs. Louisiana State University, which is beingContinue reading “Q&A: The Spirit of Northwestern prepares for the game of a lifetime”

The colors that made our student showcase

By Brianna Corley Despite being only its second year running, Northwestern State University’s Student Media Showcase has proven itself as a show of expression and talent for the university’s Communication department.  Work lined the walls that many guests likened to professionals, awards were given and as the showcase came to a close excitement for how the next year’s showContinue reading “The colors that made our student showcase”

Party like it’s 1942: NSU presents “The 1940’s Radio Hour”

By Ethan Lachney NSU’s theatre and dance company is taking Natchitoches back in time with their latest musical production, “The 1940’s Radio Hour.” Set in a radio station in New York in the year 1942, the play follows the station’s band broadcasting their Christmas special. The broadcast is the last for many of the membersContinue reading “Party like it’s 1942: NSU presents “The 1940’s Radio Hour””

Film Festival off to a strong start

By Ethan Lachney The Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies kicked off its annual Spanish Language Film Festival on Mar. 6.  The event, coordinated by Dr. Allison Rittmayer, associate professor of film studies and English at NSU, features two free screenings of a different Spanish language film from various parts of the world each week, once on WednesdayContinue reading “Film Festival off to a strong start”

Expressions of Black event celebrates black excellence

By Leron Massey On February the 20th, Helping hands and Trio Student Support Services banded together to put on a Black History program called Expressions of Black. This program, which celebrated black excellence, shinned light on many African Americans contributions throughout history that have been continuously overlooked. The event consisted of praise dances alongside songsContinue reading “Expressions of Black event celebrates black excellence”

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

Written by: Taijha Silas Northwestern State University’s Creative and Performing Arts Department will be showing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard. The play concerns the misadventures and musings of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet who are childhood friends of the prince, focusing on their actions with the eventsContinue reading ““Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead””