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  • Stay Humble, Hustle Hard: For the love of the game

    Stay Humble, Hustle Hard: For the love of the game

    Katherine Kelly, Sports Editor

    December 5, 2017

    Although I loved my role as a soccer player and the action I got on the playing field, I always knew I wanted to coach the sport as well, and eventually trade in my view as a center back for a view of the game from the sideline. In my head, the transition from player to coach seemed like one that would be natural. Over the years, I have had experience coaching large groups of kids at Nicholls summer camps, training youths in individual sessions,...

    Photo by: Rachel Klaus

  • Colonel football ended unforgettable 2017 season in FCS playoffs

    Colonel football ended unforgettable 2017 season in FCS playoffs

    Katherine Kelly, Sports Editor

    November 30, 2017

    Although the Nicholls State University football team fell to the University of South Dakota in the first round of the FCS playoffs, they managed to have one of the most successful seasons in program history. In the first-ever playoff game held at John L. Guidry Stadium, the Colonels found themselves behind after two turnovers led the Coyotes to a 14-0 lead to start off the contest. The Colonels did not find the lead in the game but managed...

    Photo by: Jeffery Miller

  • Female: Important Women in STEM Fields

    Female: Important Women in STEM Fields

    Juana Martinez, Print Managing Editor

    November 29, 2017

    With the end of the semester quickly approaching, I thought it was time to mention five important women in STEM history. Rosalind Franklin: The first word that comes to mind when I hear Rosalind Franklin’s name is controversy. The British chemist was born in London in 1920 and earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Cambridge University. In 1951, she used X-ray diffraction techniques to study the DNA structure. She, alongside her st...

    Photo by: Rachel Klaus

  • Movie Review: “Coco”

    Movie Review: “Coco”

    Kathleen Rodrigue, Lagniappe Writer

    November 25, 2017

    Pixar’s “Coco” is a must-see children’s movie that was released on Tuesday night, just in time to warm the hearts of many before the holidays. Set in Mexico, the movie’s main character Miguel Rivera is a 12- year-old boy whose one dream is to be a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. However, there is one major obstacle standing in his way: his family forbids music because Miguel’s great-great- grandfather left his wife and...

    Photo by: Pixar

  • Nicholls athletic department hopes preparation proves fruitful as Saturday’s home playoff game approaches

    Nicholls athletic department hopes preparation proves fruitful as Saturday’s home playoff game approaches

    Damian Lefort, Sports Writer

    November 25, 2017

    As soon as it was announced that the Nicholls State football team had made the FCS playoffs and would host a home playoff game for the first time in school program history, the Nicholls athletic department went to work. Calls were made, plans were laid out and excitement buzzed as the department was gifted with the enviable opportunity to handle hosting an FCS playoff game. While hosting a playoff game may seem like a daunting task, it is not...

    Offensive and defensive linemen get into formation on the line of scrimmage at afternoon practice on Tuesday, September 1.

    Photo by: Jeffery Miller

  • Colonel football playoff dream becomes reality after loss to rival

    Colonel football playoff dream becomes reality after loss to rival

    Katherine Kelly, Sports Editor

    November 22, 2017

    Shortly after a tough loss to in-state rival Southeastern Louisiana University last Thursday, the Nicholls State University football team discovered they earned a bid to participate in the FCS playoffs with the chance of furthering their season with a story book ending. Although the Colonels took an early 17-7 lead over Southeastern, the Lions relied on their strong rushing game to steal two touchdowns and ultimately capture both a 21-17 win and...

    Photo by: Jeffery Miller

December 13, 2017

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Holly Hallal, News Writer

December 12, 2017

Graduating honors students presented their research at the Honors Thesis Symposium on Dec. 2. Students picked their topics and gathered information for about one year. Courtney...

Keely Diebold, News Editor

December 6, 2017

Nicholls’ technology fee committee approved a proposal on Nov. 28 to purchase new Wi-Fi access points for the Ellender Library, Peltier Hall and Polk Hall in order to improve Wi-Fi...

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Women’s basketball cruises past SUNO and Jackson State

Daniel Benitez, Sports Writer

December 4, 2017

The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team notched two decisive wins this past week against Southern University at New Orleans and Jackson State University. On Wednesday,...

Damian Lefort, Sports Writer

December 1, 2017

The Nicholls State University men’s basketball team will look to build on their current 2- 0 home record this weekend as they face off against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette...

Colonel football ended unforgettable 2017 season in FCS playoffs

Katherine Kelly, Sports Editor

November 30, 2017

Although the Nicholls State University football team fell to the University of South Dakota in the first round of the FCS playoffs, they managed to have one of the most successful...

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Kathleen Rodrigue, Lagniappe Writer

December 2, 2017

Colonel Day will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nicholls campus. Laurie Larose, director of orientation and special recruit events, said, “Colonel Day is...

Claire Blanchard, Lagniappe Writer

December 2, 2017

Phi Mu will be hosting its second annual Dance Marathon Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Cotillion Ballroom. The Dance-a- thon is an event that is done nationwide with all proceeds benefitting...

Movie Review: “Coco”

Kathleen Rodrigue, Lagniappe Writer

November 25, 2017

Pixar’s “Coco” is a must-see children’s movie that was released on Tuesday night, just in time to warm the hearts of many before the holidays. Set in Mexico, the movie’s...

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