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  • The Nicholls Players debut the musical “Godspell” today

    The Nicholls Players debut the musical “Godspell” today

    Claire Blanchard, Staff Writer

    March 16, 2017

    The Nicholls Players will debut its spring production of Stephen Schwartz’s, “Godspell” tonight at 7 p.m. in the Mary and Al Danos Theater. Godspell will be the first musical production in the theater. It is the second production to take place since its renovation. “The new theater has definitely been an adjustment for us,” Anna Broussard, instructor of mass communications, said. “They have a lot of updated equipment compared to...

    The Nicholls Players will present Stephen Schwartz’s “Godspell,” tonight in the Mary and Al Danos Theater.

    Photo by: Rachel Klaus

  • Baseball hosts charity game Friday for foster children

    Baseball hosts charity game Friday for foster children

    Katherine Kelly, Sports Writer

    March 16, 2017

    The Nicholls State University baseball team will be sporting green jerseys on St. Patrick’s Day tomorow in the first game of a three game series against Houston Baptist University at Ray E. Didier Field in order to show their support of Louis Children Crisis Center, a local orphanage for foster children in Houma. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game and the proceeds will directly benefit the children at the orphanage. The Nicholls...

    Coach Seth Thibodeaux shows off the jerseys that will be auctioned off for the Louis Children Crisis Center tomorrow night at Ray. E. DIdier field.

    Photo by: Katherine Kelly

  • SGA announces the re-election of vice president

    SGA announces the re-election of vice president

    Ana Pizzolio, News Editor

    March 16, 2017

    The Nicholls State University Student Government Association announced the re-election of Austin Wendt as the 2017-2018 vice president on Wednesday afternoon. “It is a great honor and it is very humbling [to be re-elected],” Wendt said. “I think there is a lot of hope going forward and I am very excited for the future of this university. Especially in the current situation, in regards to the yearbook, I am really happy to see that the students...

    SGA Vice President Austin Wendt smiles in his office after being re-elected for a second term yesterday.

    Photo by: Ana Pizzolio

  • Students and faculty respond to university’s decision to cut yearbook at SGA Senate meeting

    Students and faculty respond to university’s decision to cut yearbook at SGA Senate meeting

    Alexis Cannon, Editor

    March 10, 2017

    More than 45 students and faculty packed Monday’s SGA Senate meeting to respond to the university’s decision to cut the yearbook — a decision that many felt was made without adequate input from students. “They made this decision without the student body’s opinion, without their option to even voice their opinion,” said Chelsea Jackson, a mass communication major. “I know people want to look back twenty years from now and see the picture...

    Jacob Parra, microbiology major and program director at KNSU, expresses his concerns about the yearbook fee being cut.

  • Nicholls professor discusses her journey becoming a biologist

    Nicholls professor discusses her journey becoming a biologist

    Juana Martinez, Lagniappe Editor

    March 9, 2017

    Aimee Hollander, visiting instructor of biological sciences, distinctively remembers the moment she realized she wanted to be a biologist. “I was in Mrs. Miller’s fifth grade class,” Hollander said. “She told us all to go collect pond and creek water from the area. I went out and collected pond water and looked at the water under a microscope. I could not believe what I saw. There was this whole other world living in these tiny droplets...

    Aimee Hollander, visiting instructor of biologic sciences, reflects on why she became a biologist.

    Photo by: Juana Martinez

  • Softball looks to rebound after tournament losses

    Softball looks to rebound after tournament losses

    Collin Brazan, Sports Editor

    March 9, 2017

    After earning three total wins in their last two tournaments, thus bringing their overall record to 14-9, members of the Nicholls State University softball team seek to rebound as they head into conference play. “We’re actually in a similar situation as last year,” Angel Santiago, the Nicholls softball head coach, said. Last season, the Colonels had a winning record of 13 after tournament play, where they then pulled off a 21-5 record...

    Sophomore shortstop Amanda Gianelloni, #5 from Napoleonville, prepares to bat against Alcorn State on February 22nd.

    Photo by: Lauren Hebert

News

Deadline to submit abstracts to Expeaux ’17 approaches

Kathleen Rodrigue, Staff Writer

Students interested in participating in the Expeaux ‘17, event formerly known as Research Week, must submit an abstract of their research projects along with an information sheet...

March 22

Students start petition to alert administration

Rachel Klaus, Managing Editor

Nicholls State University students created a petition addressed to the Student Government Association President and Vice President as well as members of the Nicholls administration...

March 16

Twenty needed to establish new Chinese course on campus

Francesca D’Agostino, Staff Writer

Nicholls students could get an advantage in the competitive job market by learning skills offered in a potential new Chinese course. Nicholls is working to partner with Xavier University...

March 16

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Sports

Nicholls soccer alumna gives opinion on yearbook situation

Nicholls soccer alumna gives opinion on yearbook situation

Katherine Kelly, Sports Writer

Nicholls State University soccer alumna Spencer Valdespino believes student publications plays a crucial role for athletic teams on campus. Before she graduated in the spring of 2016, ...

March 21

Softball to play LSU tomorrow

Collin Brazan, Sports Editor

The Nicholls State University softball team is set to travel to Baton Rouge tomorrow to face Louisiana State University. Heading into their game against LSU, the Nicholls softball...

March 20

Nicholls softball continues conference play against SFA

Gunner Gilbreath, Sports Writer

The Nicholls State University softball team opened conference play this past weekend with a three-game sweep of Houston Baptist University. Junior Sydney Bourg, in her first season...

March 16

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Lagniappe

New student organization designed to empower women

New student organization designed to empower women

Juana Martinez, Lagniappe Editor

Nicholls graduate student Kellyn LaCour-Conant will bring an American Association of University Women chapter to campus for the fall semester of 2017. AAUW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit...

March 16

The Nicholls Players debut the musical “Godspell” today

The Nicholls Players debut the musical “Godspell” today

Claire Blanchard, Staff Writer

The Nicholls Players will debut its spring production of Stephen Schwartz’s, “Godspell” tonight at 7 p.m. in the Mary and Al Danos Theater. Godspell will be the first musical...

March 16

Get to know the SGA Vice President candidates

Claire Blanchard, Staff Writer

The 2017 Spring elections for Student Government Association’s vice president begin on March 12 at 12 p.m. and ends March 15 at 11:59 a.m. This year, there are two candidates running...

March 11

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