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April 16, 2021

NSU: 

  • With PRIDE month coming up, SGA has hinted at some upcoming LGBTQIA+ events and even a potential trans visibility bill withing the term of the new SGA representatives.  

NSU plans on holding 6 commencement ceremonies  

  • Happening May 5th -May 7th, NSU will host 6 commencement ceremonies celebrating the accomplishment of nearly 1400 NSU students.  

Louisiana: 

Tommy McGlothlin vigil with Mayor  

  • A candlelight vigil was held in Shreveport, Louisiana remembering the life of Tommy Mcglothin, a 44-year-old black man who died in the custody of Shreveport police. 

Peace full protest have turned violent again, following the alleged accidental killing of… 

  • With the trial of the unlawful killing of one black man underweight,  the city of Minneapolis is in the process of dealing with yet another not even one year later within the exact same police force. International: 

Volcano in St. Vincent  

  • A volcano in the acclaimed Caribbean Island of St. Vincent has bene erupting for nearly a week leaving thousands of inhabitants displaced and nearly homeless. 

 April 8, 2021

New NSU concerns page 

  • The infamous NSU students concerns page is coming on its last days as announced by SGA by way of student messenger.

More LGBTQ events coming soon  

  • With Pride month coming up, concerns about NSU hosting and showing support for their LGBTQ+ students was brought to light in the most recent SGA meeting.

SGA fillings are open and voting will be held April 14-15 

  • Speaking of SGA, elections for SGA positions are coming up and will be conducted beginning April 13 at 8am and ending the 14 at 8am.

March 28, 2021

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ACC wild n out  

  • The widely acclaimed MTV show, Wild’N Out will be making its way to NSU featuring students from the NSU African American Caucus. 

SGA voting  

  • SGA fillings have come to a close, but we can now look forward to voting.  Elections for SGA positions will be conducted April 13-14 and all positions are up for grabs.

The state fair is coming back to town! 

  •  With vaccines in heavy circulation and COVID cases on the decline, the Louisiana state fair will be coming back in town.

Offering vaccines to anyone over the age of 16, March 29th  

  • Governor John Bel Edwards has announced in a press conference Wednesday, March 24th that Louisiana residence 16 and older, regardless of social stature will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines beginning Monday, March 29th . 

Students now eligible for food stamps  

  • Students attending schools for higher education all over the country have now become eligible for SNAP food assistance by way of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Citizens suing police?! 

  • Following the injustice of George Floyd, The U.S. House of Representatives approved the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act which nearly eliminates police “qualified immunity” and makes it easier for citizens to sue police who they felt have violated their civil right.

March 19, 2021

NSU: 

NSU Chambers choir Spring Concert 

  • The NSU’s Chamber Choir invites students and Natchitoches residence alike to “tune in” to their Spring Concert happening March 25th at 7:30p.m.  

Microbial art contest 

  •  Happening March 24th is an art contest hosted by The American Society for Microbiology where students will be mixing art with bacteria.   

SGA fillings are open and voting will be held April 14-15 

  • SGA fillings are happening now until March 25 for students interested in serving on SGA. Elections for SGA positions will be conducted April 13-14 for your new set of SGA representatives. Be sure to save THAT date and support all students participating.  

Louisiana: 

The state fair is coming back to town! 

  •  With vaccines in rotation and COVID cases on the decline, the Louisiana state fair will be coming back in town.  

National: 

George Floyd’s lawyer fight 

  • The trial of the death of George Floyd is attempting to come to a close with the twelfth and final jury selection being decided on Wednesday. Death penalty coming to an end?? 
  • A group of 18  business men, allegedly led by English businessman and billionaire Richard Branson, are trying to put a stop to the death penalty. 

International: 

Green pass or free pass 

  • Earlier this month many Israeli residence got to go out and enjoy many things that, for nearly a year, have been heavily discouraged.  

March 12, 2021

NSU: 

Gamer’s guild Animal Crossing Beauty pageant   

  • Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s one year anniversary is approaching and NSU’s Gamer’s Guild plans to honor that by having a beauty contest.  

CAPA on the riverbank  

  • The School of Creative and Performing arts invites you to CAPA on the Cane, a day filled with full performances by several different musical ensembles and is also accompanied by a showcase of work on display from NSU’s faculty and students.   

Ceramics is coming to NSU 

Entertainment: 

Oprah Interview with Britan’s next in line 

  • There has been a tremendous amount of criticism over the Megan and Henry interview with Oprah. 

A Oregon Man is connecting kids to the International Space Station  

National: 

CDC “This travesty is nearly over”  

 March 5, 2021

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NSU: 

Gamer’s guild Animal Crossing Beauty pageant   

  • Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s one year anniversary is approaching and NSU’s Gamer’s Guild plans to honor that by having a beauty contest.    

CAPA on the riverbank  

  • The School of Creative and Performing arts invites you to CAPA on the Cane, a day filled with full performances by several different musical ensembles and is also accompanied by a showcase of work on display from NSU’s faculty and students.  

N-Side View Day  

  • Another N-Side view day has rolled around introducing potential freshman to the variety of diverse clubs and organizations on NSU’s campus this Saturday, March 6th.  

NSU ESPORTS begins giving scholarships  

  • NSU’s newly established ESPORTS team has given out their very first scholarship to a Holy Savior Mernard High senior.   

Entertainment: 

Lady gaga’s dog situation 

  • Lady Gaga has been reunited with her two dogs after they were reported stolen at gunpoint late last Wednesday from her dogwalker.   

Louisiana: 

Moving to phase 3 

  • Louisiana is moving to phase 3 as announced by Gov. Edwards in a news conference Tuesday. 

CDC Vaccine finder site   

  • Early last week the CDC launched a new interactive feature on their official website that allows you to find vaccine distribution locations near you.  

Johnson and Johnson vaccine approved by the CFC this weekend  

  • A third vaccine developed by the Companies of Johnson & Johnson has received emergency Use Authorization by the FDA making it available for purchase to countries all over the world. 

 February 26, 2021

NSU:   

4k race  

  • The NSU WRAC’s Fitness and Intramural Sports Department is inviting anyone interested to participate in their We Run this Town 5k campus run.  

Applications for student media managers and Argus Editor in Chief  

  • Applications for student managerial positions are now open and the following positions are up for grabs: Editor-in-Chief of Potpourri, Editor-in-Chief of the Current Sauce, General Manager of KNWD and Argus Editor-in-Chief.  

Gamer’s guild Animal Crossing Beauty pageant   

  • Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s one year anniversary is approaching and NSU’s Gamer’s Guild plans to honor that by having a beauty contest.   

  

Louisiana:  

Boil Advisory  

  • A nearly statewide boil advisor is reaching its end following damages caused by a brief winter storm that along with snow brought lasting effects on water pipes.    

National   

CDC Vaccine finder site   

  • The CDC has launched a new interactive feature on their official website that allows you to find vaccine distribution location near you.    

Entertainment:  

 John G dead by suicide.   

  • One of gymnastics alleged most prominent coaches John Geddert has died by suicide following him being charged with nearly two dozen crimes including but not limited to human trafficking and sexual misconduct with multiple young female athletes.    

Lady Gaga offers reward for her dogs  

  • Two famous dogs are missing, and one dog walker is in critical condition following the kidnapping of Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs Koji and Gustav.

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