The student newspaper of Nicholls State University
  • University plans to discontinue yearbook funding

    University plans to discontinue yearbook funding

    Alexis Cannon, Editor

    February 23, 2017

    The Nicholls administration is planning to discontinue funding of the university yearbook, La Pirogue, pending a decision by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. The board meets today in Baton Rouge. The University submitted the request for consideration by the board on January 30. In the request, University President Bruce Murphy proposes discontinuing the $10 per student yearbook fee and replacing it with two new HB 152 fees.... READ MORE »»

    The 2015-2016 yearbook and yearbooks from previous years in the Student Publications office.

    Photo by: Hollyn Millet

  • Craig Jaccuzzo: Police Chief and Hercules XXXIII King

    Craig Jaccuzzo: Police Chief and Hercules XXXIII King

    Claire Blanchard, Staff Writer

    February 23, 2017

    Craig Jaccuzzo, director of Nicholls police, discusses his life experiences as King XXXIII in Houma’s Hercules parade on February 18, 2017. Jaccuzzo, one of nine children, was born and raised in Bayou Blue. He graduated from Central Lafourche High School and became a police officer at the age of 17. Jaccuzzo worked for the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s office as a lieutenant for a little over 15 years. In 2004, he became the police chief at Nicholls. “One... READ MORE »»

    King Hercules XXXIII, Craig Jaccuzzo, poses to the camera during the Hercules parade on February 18.

    Photo by: Chris Heller

  • Softball to play their third tournament of the season

    Softball to play their third tournament of the season

    Collin Brazan, Sports Editor

    February 23, 2017

    After losing one game in each of two tournaments this season, the Nicholls State University softball team looks to go undefeated in the upcoming University of Texas at Arlington Invitational. The Colonels lost their first game of the previous Black and Gold tournament, falling 3-4 to Jacksonville State University. Trailing by only one point during the seventh inning, Nicholls had the bases loaded but failed to convert as a hard liner was caught... READ MORE »»

    Megan Landry throws the first pitch on opening night on February 15.

    Photo by: Bailee DeHart

  • Letter from the editor

    Letter from the editor

    Alexis Cannon, Editor

    February 16, 2017

    You all may have noticed The Nicholls Worth looks a little different today. Actually, a lot different. You’re probably wondering why. We made these changes because we’ve changed, plain and simple. We aren’t just a newspaper anymore. We are a digital news organization. We publish online almost daily. We have a strong social media following. However, our print publication – which we adore – needed a fresh, new look to match the rest of our... READ MORE »»

  • Department of Music hosts a celebration of spirituals

    Department of Music hosts a celebration of spirituals

    Juana Martinez, Lagniappe Editor

    February 16, 2017

    Last Friday night, the Nicholls Department of Music celebrated African-American History Month by hosting the seventh annual “A Festival of the Negro Spiritual Concert Series” in the Mary and Al Danos Theater. The night consisted of distinguished guest artists, faculty, students from universities across several states and community members singing historical spirituals once sung by slaves and plantation workers. The special guest artist of the... READ MORE »»

    Photo by: Farren Clark

  • Athlete close-up: guard Johnathan Bell

    Athlete close-up: guard Johnathan Bell

    Collin Brazan, Sports Editor

    February 16, 2017

    Senior guard Johnathan Bell has been playing basketball for majority of his life, but his journey of playing for Nicholls began only last semester. Bell, a Los Angeles native, spent his years prior to Nicholls spent years playing for various schools. He started at the Impact Academy, a Las Vegas program that has helped to produce dozens of NBA players, and Garden City Community College in Kansas. “It just makes you work hard and appreciate... READ MORE »»

    Photo by: Nicholls Athletics

News

Assistant Professor of Government David Whitney discusses Louisiana’s special session that resumed Wednesday night

Ana Pizzolio, News Editor

Q: Who decides if there is a need to call for a special session of the legislative? A: It is in the constitution that if there is a budget deficit or a short fall, it has to be add...  Read More »

Feb 24

University plans to discontinue yearbook funding

University plans to discontinue yearbook funding

Alexis Cannon, Editor

The Nicholls administration is planning to discontinue funding of the university yearbook, La Pirogue, pending a decision by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors....  Read More »

Feb 23

Bridge to Independence program promotes campus inclusion

Bridge to Independence program promotes campus inclusion

Kathleen Rodrigue, Staff Writer

Nicholls State University’s Bridge to Independence Program is providing students with special needs the ability to have a full college experience and promotes a more inclusive campus...  Read More »

Feb 23

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Sports

Athlete Close-up: Cole Stapler

Athlete Close-up: Cole Stapler

Gunnar Gilbreath, Sports Writer

Nicholls State University senior pitcher Cole Stapler was selected in the 35th round of the MLB draft in 2013 by the Miami Marlins, but decided not to sign, choosing to play in college...  Read More »

Feb 23

Nicholls baseball hosting Mardi Gras Invitational

Katherine Kelly, Sports Writer

The Nicholls State University baseball team will host the Mardi Gras Invitational: Beads and Baseball on the Bayou Tournament this Thursday through Saturday at Ray E. Didier Field....  Read More »

Feb 23

Softball to play their third tournament of the season

Softball to play their third tournament of the season

Collin Brazan, Sports Editor

After losing one game in each of two tournaments this season, the Nicholls State University softball team looks to go undefeated in the upcoming University of Texas at Arlington Invitational. The...  Read More »

Feb 23

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Lagniappe

Seniors await graduation after Spring Graduation Expo

Desmond Hunter, Staff Writer

The 2017 Spring Graduation Expo was held in the student union ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 21 as many students eagerly took their first step towards becoming graduates of Nicholls State...  Read More »

Feb 23

Craig Jaccuzzo: Police Chief and Hercules XXXIII King

Craig Jaccuzzo: Police Chief and Hercules XXXIII King

Claire Blanchard, Staff Writer

Craig Jaccuzzo, director of Nicholls police, discusses his life experiences as King XXXIII in Houma’s Hercules parade on February 18, 2017. Jaccuzzo, one of nine children, was...  Read More »

Feb 23

Local food truck brings fresh dining experience to Nicholls campus

Local food truck brings fresh dining experience to Nicholls campus

Personal Opinion by: Desmond Hunter, Staff Writer

Ironsides Waffles Food Truck has made a great first impression among many students around campus. It makes everything correlating with waffles. The truck originated on Tulane University’s...  Read More »

Feb 22

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