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Fear is relevant, but we are over reacting too early

November 19, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the ISIS attacks that occurred in Paris and other parts of the world, and speculation about 14 Syrian refugees entering Louisiana has everyone on their heels. Many citizens in our state fear...

Red cup becomes irrelevant holiday trending topic

November 12, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Thanks to the approaching holiday season and the power of social media, the meaning behind a simple red cup has developed a deeper significance than what it appears to be. Since Starbucks recently introduced their annual holiday-themed...

College mindset should focus on education, not degree alone

November 5, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

As registration for the upcoming semester begins, many college students are reminded that they are one step closer to graduation; however, students should realize that the mindset they have about their time in college could be...

Planned Parenthood defunding offers closer look at issues

October 23, 2015

Filed under Editorial

Texas Governor Greg Abbot’s recent elimination of taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s recent attempt at the same action expresses one side of the argument on Planned Parenthood while...

Test scores don’t necessarily determine knowledge gained

October 15, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

As the middle of the semester is rapidly approaching, students are preparing for mid term exams and hoping for the A that will keep them from dropping the class, but exams and test results do not always determine the amount of...

School Spirit Shouldn’t Rely on Game Records

Caroline Callais, Editor

October 8, 2015

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Although Nicholls State University’s school spirit was in full swing this past homecoming week, students need to keep in mind that school spirit and support should not have conditions or an expiration date. There is no reason...

I was not attacking the mentally ill: a response to the letter to the editor

Personal Opinion by: Rachel Klaus, Managing Editor

October 1, 2015

Filed under Editorial

In order to resolve any misunderstandings concerning my editorial about mental illnesses in our last issue of The Nicholls Worth, I believe I should shed some light on the situation. Editorials are based on the majority opinion...

Mental illness should cause great concern

September 17, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Americans stand for their right to bare arms, however some believe taking guns away will stop gun violence from occurring when it is not always the gun’s fault, it is sometimes mental illness. Recent shootings such as the...

Pope Francis revolutionizes the Catholic religion while still upholding traditional values.

September 10, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

Pope Francis’ most recent announcement of simplifying the process of Catholic annulments shows how he continues to revolutionize not only what it means to be a good Catholic, but also shows modernized morality. This might...

Social media makes 2016 presidential elections unique

September 3, 2015

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

The world of social media is taking over the 2016 presidential election, as more candidates start using it as a platform to gain donors, voters and supporters. Technology has changed since the last presidential election in...

Don’t be quick to assume during complex situations

August 27, 2015

Filed under Editorial

Over 30 million alleged users of Ashley Madison, an extramarital affair-dating site, had their confidential information collected and released to the public by a group of hackers last Tuesday. As similar occurrences of privacy...

College students finish degree at their own pace

August 20, 2015

Filed under Editorial

Most current college students will not receive their bachelor’s degree in four years or less, and the presumption that today’s students are less intelligent is not the cause. According to the New York Times in 2014, only...

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