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  • Women’s basketball wins home opener

    Women’s basketball wins home opener

    Daniel Benitez, Sports Writer

    November 18, 2017

    The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team started its season off splitting its first two games with one loss and one win. The Colonels (1-1) began their season last Friday against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Moody Coliseum. Nicholls led SMU for most of the first three quarters, but SMU narrowly won by a score of 68-61. Some highlights of the game included junior guard Cassidy Barrios’s 18 points and career-high 16...

    #20 Cassidy Barrios freshman from Lockport passes the ball against Texas A&M Corpus Christi January 16, 2016.

    Photo by: Jeffery Miller

  • Movie Review: “Justice League”

    Movie Review: “Justice League”

    Damian Lefort, Sports Writer

    November 17, 2017

    Like many other superhero movies, “Justice League” deploys a star-studded cast, a heavy dose of fight scenes, and a considerable amount of special effects and computer-generated imagery (CGI). Justice League stars faces familiar to any fan of recent DC movies, with the main characters being Ben Affleck as Batman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Henry Cavill as Superman. The movie builds off the events that occurred in...

  • Colonel football faces rival for season finale in pursuit of playoff spot

    Colonel football faces rival for season finale in pursuit of playoff spot

    Katherine Kelly, Sports Editor

    November 16, 2017

    The Nicholls State University football team will face in-state rival, Southeastern Louisiana University, tonight in Hammond at 6:00 p.m. for the River Bell Classic to close out the 2017 regular season. Riding the high of a six-game winning streak, the Colonels hope to carry the momentum with them as they face one more opponent who stands in the way of them possibly earning a share of the regular season title, as well earning a spot in the playoffs. Although...

    Colonels line up for the third play of afternoon practice on Aug. 22.

    Photo by: Shaii Gatlin

  • Stay Humble, Hustle Hard: More than just a game

    Stay Humble, Hustle Hard: More than just a game

    Katherine Kelly, Sports Editor

    November 14, 2017

    I’ve spent my entire life listening to other people tell me that soccer is just a game. They’ve told me that soccer games and practices weren’t worth missing school dances or parties, and that all of the long miles on the road traveling were a waste of time just to play a stupid game. To me, soccer has always been more than a game; it has been a way of life. Over the course of 16 years, this game has had the power to teach me more about...

    Photo by: Rachel Klaus

  • Colonel football earns victory, extends winning streak

    Colonel football earns victory, extends winning streak

    Katherine Kelly, Sports Editor

    November 14, 2017

    The Nicholls State University football team added another win to their streak as they conquered the Stephen F. Austin University Lumberjacks this Saturday with a score of 34-13 in Nacogdoches, TX. The win was the sixth in a row for the Colonels and only the fourth win against the Jacks in the overall series between the two teams. The Colonels improved their record to 8-2 overall and 7-1 in the Southland Conference. Once again, both the Colonel...

    Photo by: Misty Leigh McElroy

  • Nicholls football faces Lumberjacks on the road

    Nicholls football faces Lumberjacks on the road

    Katherine Kelly, Sports Writer

    November 11, 2017

    With two away games left in the season, the Nicholls State University football team travels to Nacogdoches, TX, where they will face the Stephen F. Austin University Lumberjacks this Saturday at 3 p.m. The Colonels head into the matchup tied second in Southland Conference with a 7-2 overall record and a 6-1 SLC mark. The Lumberjacks are currently holding onto a 4-5 overall record and a 4-3 SLC record with a sixth place conference ranking. In...

    Photo by: Misty Leigh McElroy

News

Nicholls names Jay Clune 6th University President

Hugh Plaisance, News Writer

November 14, 2017

At the end of the special meeting of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, the board announced that the sixth university president of Nicholls State University...

SGA Day to take place on Wednesday

Keely Diebold, News Editor

November 14, 2017

The Student Government Association will offer a chance for students to meet with its members at its “SGA Day” event in the quad on Nov. 15, the organization stated at its meeting...

Police Reports 10/27 – 11/6

November 13, 2017

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Sports

Women’s basketball wins home opener

Women’s basketball wins home opener

Daniel Benitez, Sports Writer

November 18, 2017

The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team started its season off splitting its first two games with one loss and one win. The Colonels (1-1) began their season last...

Colonel football faces rival for season finale in pursuit of playoff spot

Colonel football faces rival for season finale in pursuit of playoff spot

Katherine Kelly, Sports Editor

November 16, 2017

The Nicholls State University football team will face in-state rival, Southeastern Louisiana University, tonight in Hammond at 6:00 p.m. for the River Bell Classic to close out the...

Cross country wraps up season in Texas

Cross country wraps up season in Texas

Daniel Benitez, Sports Writer

November 16, 2017

The Nicholls State University cross country program completed its 2017 season Friday at the regional tournament in College Station, Texas. At the event, the women competed in a...

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Lagniappe

The Dutton’s Christmas Show

Kathleen Rodrigue, Lagniappe Writer

November 18, 2017

The Dutton’s Christmas Show, the second performance of the Oh Là Là series, will take place on November 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mary and Al Danos Theater in Talbot Hall. The performance...

Movie Review: “Justice League”

Movie Review: “Justice League”

Damian Lefort, Sports Writer

November 17, 2017

Like many other superhero movies, “Justice League” deploys a star-studded cast, a heavy dose of fight scenes, and a considerable amount of special effects and computer-generated imagery...

Game Review: “Assassin’s Creed: Origins”

Game Review: “Assassin’s Creed: Origins”

Jake Vincent, Design and Layout Editor

November 10, 2017

The Assassin’s Creed Franchise is one of my favorites. I love all of the Assassin’s Creed games. I loved all the characters I got to play as: Altair Ibn-La’Ahad, Ezio Auditore,...

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