The student newspaper of Nicholls State University
  • Nicholls nursing alumna becomes published author

    Nicholls nursing alumna becomes published author

    Juana Martinez, Lagniappe Editor

    January 19, 2017

    Melinda Turner, author of “If I Only Had 25 Hours in a Day” and Nicholls alumna, discusses how making changes in her life lead to the creation of her book and how it made her a happier person. Turner worked as a registered nurse from sunrise to sunset for over 20 years. It wasn’t until she hit a rough patch in her life that she realized she wasn’t living her life the way she was supposed to. Her journey for the next couple of years is what... READ MORE »»

    Melinda Turner, Nicholls nursing alumna, signs her book “If I Only Had 25 Hours in a Day” at her first book signing at Terrebone Parish Main Library on October 1, 2016.

    Photo by: Bert Miller

  • Men’s basketball anticipates students’ return to campus

    Men’s basketball anticipates students’ return to campus

    Collin Brazan, Sports Editor

    January 19, 2017

    The Nicholls State University men’s basketball team played eight games during the Christmas holidays. The Colonels managed to win all four of their home games during the break, but failed to pick up a victory on the road. “It’s a huge advantage to play at home when you have a great crowd, and when the students aren’t here it makes it tougher to win at home,” Richie Riley, the head coach of the Nicholls men’s basketball team, said. “It’s... READ MORE »»

    #2 Jahvaughn Powell, junior guard from Tallahassee, Fla goes for a layup against Mississippi College November 17. Nicholls defeated Mississippi College 86-55.

    Photo by: Nicholls Athletics

  • Murphy discusses Board of Regents Response to Act 619

    Murphy discusses Board of Regents Response to Act 619

    Ana Pizzolio, News Editor

    January 19, 2017

    Nicholls State University President Bruce Murphy discussed the importance of providing feedback about the Louisiana Board of Regents Staff Response to Act 619 of the 2016 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature at the State of the University address. “There are some things in there that may have an impact on [Nicholls],” Murphy said. “Things like combining and cutting universities and restricting research in certain institutions.” The... READ MORE »»

    President Bruce Murphy address the Nicholls faculty and staff about the August flood relief at the State of the University address January 11.

    Photo by: Jeffery Miller

  • 10 things Nicholls students should be thankful for

    10 things Nicholls students should be thankful for

    Personal Opinion By: Kathleen Rodrigue, Staff Writer

    November 24, 2016

    As the temperature drops and the holidays are near, college students across the country seem to experience an overwhelming sense of joy, nostalgia and appreciation. Maybe, this evident joy pertains to the fact that only three weeks remain in the semester after Thanksgiving. Or perhaps, the anticipated reunion with our family members leaves us reminiscing about our younger days. Whichever the case may be, people seem to experience a warm, fuzzy feeling... READ MORE »»

  • The importance of teaching online classes the right way

    The importance of teaching online classes the right way

    Claire Blanchard, Staff Writer

    November 22, 2016

    With the constant growth of technology in today’s society comes the natural growth of online educational courses. Nicholls has its online community that offers not only various courses online but also the ability to obtain specific degrees online as well. Online classes vary greatly from your traditional classroom setting, students watch lectures, complete homework assignments and take tests without ever going to an actual classroom. Many... READ MORE »»

News

Group classes at the rec center motivate New Years Resolutions

Francesca D'Agostino, Staff Writer

Students can keep up with their New Years’ resolutions to stay fit with group exercise classes offered at the recreation center on campus. The Harold J. Callais Memorial Recreation...  Read More »

Jan 19

Gamma Phi Beta sorority makes home at Nicholls

Brooke Banta, Staff Writer

Nicholls Student Life is introducing a new addition to the campus greek community this semester, a chapter of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.   “I personally believe that Gamma Phi Beta...  Read More »

Jan 19

Long-time Nicholls psychology professor dies; Memorial today

Long-time Nicholls psychology professor dies; Memorial today

Larry Stout, associate professor of psychology, died Jan. 16. He was a member of the Nicholls family for more than 28 years. Stout graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Texas...  Read More »

Jan 19

View All »

Sports

New tennis Head Coach looks ahead at season start

Katherine Kelly, Staff Writer

The Nicholls State University tennis programs open their 2017 season this Sunday under the new leadership of Head Coach Greg Harkins. Harkins joins the Colonels after his experience...  Read More »

Jan 19

Men’s basketball anticipates students’ return to campus

Men’s basketball anticipates students’ return to campus

Collin Brazan, Sports Editor

The Nicholls State University men’s basketball team played eight games during the Christmas holidays. The Colonels managed to win all four of their home games during the break, but...  Read More »

Jan 19

Women’s basketball looks to rebound against Abilene

Gunnar Gilbreath, Sports Writer

On the heels of back-to-back losses, the Nicholls State University women’s basketball team will attempt to bounce back against Abilene Christian University tonight. Nicholls Senior...  Read More »

Jan 18

View All »

Lagniappe

Students and professors discuss the consequences of TOPS cuts

Claire Blanchard, Staff Writer

Students and professors reveal ways to compensate for the cuts to TOPS. While Nicholls students share how they will be compensating for the recent cuts, professors reveal various...  Read More »

Jan 19

Nicholls nursing alumna becomes published author

Nicholls nursing alumna becomes published author

Juana Martinez, Lagniappe Editor

Melinda Turner, author of “If I Only Had 25 Hours in a Day” and Nicholls alumna, discusses how making changes in her life lead to the creation of her book and how it made her a...  Read More »

Jan 19

10 things Nicholls students should be thankful for

10 things Nicholls students should be thankful for

Personal Opinion By: Kathleen Rodrigue, Staff Writer

As the temperature drops and the holidays are near, college students across the country seem to experience an overwhelming sense of joy, nostalgia and appreciation. Maybe, this evident...  Read More »

Nov 24

View All »

The student newspaper of Nicholls State University
The student newspaper of Nicholls State University