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  • 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

  • Nicholls to host 100th commencement ceremony

    Nicholls to host 100th commencement ceremony

    Ana Pizzolio, News Editor

    April 27, 2017

    Nicholls alum, environmental advocate and educator Jonathan Foret will speak to graduates and their guests at the University’s 100th commencement ceremony. Nicholls State University’s spring commencement ceremony is schedule to start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 in John L. Guidry Stadium. Foret, the keynote speaker of the event, is a Louisiana native from Chauvin who currently serves as the executive director of the Louisiana Wetlands...

    Photo by: Jessica Mouton

News

Crawfish Day performer replaced after administration concerns

Crawfish Day performer replaced after administration concerns

Kathleen Rodrigue, Staff Writer

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...

April 27, 2017

Budget shortfall continues to threaten Higher Education

Francesca D’Agostino, Staff Writer

Louisiana public colleges are being threatened with budget cuts for the tenth year straight. The state has an $82 million shortfall in TOPS funds to award full scholarships to all...

April 27, 2017

Nicholls to host 100th commencement ceremony

Nicholls to host 100th commencement ceremony

Ana Pizzolio, News Editor

Nicholls alum, environmental advocate and educator Jonathan Foret will speak to graduates and their guests at the University’s 100th commencement ceremony. Nicholls State University’s...

April 27, 2017

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Sports

Men’s tennis to open Southland Conference tournament

Katherine Kelly, Sports Writer

The Nicholls State University men’s tennis team will compete against Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi this Saturday in Beaumont, Texas in the Southland Conference Tournament. Head...

April 27, 2017

Softball prepares for conference tournament with two series

Softball prepares for conference tournament with two series

Collin Brazan, Sports Editor

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...

April 27, 2017

Baseball seeks improvement as season comes to an end

Baseball seeks improvement as season comes to an end

Gunnar Gilbreath, Sports Writer

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...

April 27, 2017

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Lagniappe

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

The dangers of excessive drinking

Personal Opinion By: Juana Martinez, Lagniappe Editor

Oh the beauty of spring break. You get to ditch the books and classrooms, enjoy the decent weather (decent because we live in Louisiana) and free time. For many college students, the...

April 12, 2017

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