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  • Getting to know former Nicholls pitcher Cole Stapler

    Getting to know former Nicholls pitcher Cole Stapler

    Rachel Klaus, Staff Writer

    July 1, 2017

    Former Nicholls State University pitcher Cole Stapler has dreamed of competing in the major leagues most of his life, and his dream came the Arizona Diamondbacks drafted him in the 22nd round of the 2017 draft. The Prairieville, LA native finished his career as a junior with a 7-6 record and a 3.44 earned run average. He threw a team-high of 96.2 innings and 85 strikeouts as a Colonel. He is currently playing short season baseball with a Diamondback...

  • Crawfish Day performer replaced after administration concerns

    Crawfish Day performer replaced after administration concerns

    Kathleen Rodrigue, Staff Writer

    April 27, 2017

    Nicholls Student Programming Association (SPA) signed a contract with Waka Flocka Flame, a popular hip-hop artist, to perform at Crawfish Day tomorrow, but was unable to get approval from the University’s administration. “Administration was worried about how students would feel about his lyrics,” SPA President Amber Burton said. “They were afraid that it would cause a bad environment on campus, and it would give the university a bad look....

    Photo by: Jessica Mouton

  • A farewell from the editor

    A farewell from the editor

    Alexis Cannon, Editor

    April 27, 2017

    Accepting the position as editor of this publication was the best decision I could have possibly made during my college career. While I may not have felt this way in the beginning, I’ve grown so much as a person and as a journalist. I’ve been working at the Nicholls Worth since my freshman year, and it’s been a long journey. I was an art major and I had no idea how to do anything related to media. I remember being terrified that first production...

  • Getting to know Chadwick and Kaisa Young

    Getting to know Chadwick and Kaisa Young

    Juana Martinez, Lagniappe Editor

    April 27, 2017

    Kaisa and Chadwick Young, professors of Physics, met as they were completing their Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Texas in Austin. Kaisa grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. As a child, she dreamed of becoming a nurse or veterinarian. It was during a high school field trip to the Kansas City’s medical school that she realized the medical field was not for her. “When I got to high school, I realized I could not go...

    Kaisa Young (left) and Chadwick Young (right) share their educational experiences.

    Photo by: Juana Martinez

  • Softball prepares for conference tournament with two series

    Softball prepares for conference tournament with two series

    Collin Brazan, Sports Editor

    April 27, 2017

    The Nicholls State University softball team is preparing for the Southland Conference Tournament with their final two series of the season. Shortstop Amanda Gianelloni said Nicholls expects to win the conference tournament being that there is much more at stake than any regular season series. “Our goal right now is just finishing out the last two conference series strong and going into the conference tournament with the best seed we can,”...

    Amanda Gianelloni, #5 shortstop, hits the ball, bringing in the first run of the game against Southeastern University on Friday, March 24.

    Photo by: Bailee DeHart

  • Baseball seeks improvement as season comes to an end

    Baseball seeks improvement as season comes to an end

    Gunnar Gilbreath, Sports Writer

    April 27, 2017

    The Nicholls State University baseball team has struggled in recent weeks, dropping ten out of their last 14 games dating back to April 2. However, they look to turn things around as the Southland Conference Tournament is just under a month away. Twelve of the team’s final 13 games will be against other Southland Conference teams, where the Colonels have gone 8-10 this year. They currently sit in eighth place in the Conference standings, five...

    Nicholls baseball team looks to the field as their teammates take the field in offensive play against Alcorn State University on March 29.

    Photo by: Shaii Gatlin

News

Ray E. Didier Field remains under construction

Ray E. Didier Field remains under construction

Collin Brazan, Editor

Construction began at Ray E. Didier field in the fall of 2015, and will not be completely finished for at least another two years as the addition of turf, chair backs and additional...

July 1, 2017

Types of natural disasters across the United States

Juana Martinez, Staff Writer

Every state of the United States contains its own history, culture and weather patterns. Every so often, states are hit with natural disasters. They experience different types of natural...

July 1, 2017

Union construction coming to an end

Juana Martinez, Staff Writer

The Donald G. Bollinger Memorial Student Union construction is scheduled to wrap up by June 30, 2017. During the spring semester, students, faculty and staff were guided to alternate...

June 16, 2017

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Sports

Getting to know former Nicholls pitcher Cole Stapler

Getting to know former Nicholls pitcher Cole Stapler

Rachel Klaus, Staff Writer

Former Nicholls State University pitcher Cole Stapler has dreamed of competing in the major leagues most of his life, and his dream came the Arizona Diamondbacks drafted him in the...

July 1, 2017

Baseball plans to improve after disappointing finish

Collin Brazan, Editor

The Nicholls State University baseball team missed the Southland Conference Tournament for the second year in a row with a 29-27 overall record this season. This was the first time...

June 16, 2017

Softball looks ahead after second place finish in tournament

Collin Brazan, Editor

The Nicholls State University softball team finished as the second place team in their conference before ending postseason play as the runners up in the Southland Conference Tournament. It...

June 16, 2017

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Lagniappe

Getting to know the director of campus recreation: Sabrina Laurent

Getting to know the director of campus recreation: Sabrina Laurent

Juana Martinez, Staff Writer

Sabrina Laurent has been a member of the Nicholls community for over 25 years. She joined the staff as the director of housing in 1991 and during that time, completed her masters’...

June 16, 2017

Nicholls professors share advice for finals week

Claire Blanchard, Staff Writer

As finals approach, Nicholls professors share advice for how to prepare for finals week. They discuss studying habits, how to prepare for different types of exams and how to maintain...

April 27, 2017

Getting to know Chadwick and Kaisa Young

Getting to know Chadwick and Kaisa Young

Juana Martinez, Lagniappe Editor

Kaisa and Chadwick Young, professors of Physics, met as they were completing their Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Texas in Austin. Kaisa grew up in the suburbs of Kansas...

April 27, 2017

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