LOB/SAB look to avoid previous mistakes in 2001 
LOB organizers have taken extra precautions to make sure that this year's Lady of the Bracelet pageant does not end with the crowning of the wrong lady.

Last year's Lady of the Bracelet pageant was not free from controversy. One week after Amber Rhyne was chosen as Northwestern State University's 42nd LOB, auditors realized their miscalculation of the scores....

Residence halls to receive new alarm systems 
Faulty alarm contacts and doors being propped open are only two of the things on campus threatening the safety of dorm residents. After more than 10 years, all residence halls will receive state-of-the-art alarm systems.

All of the dorms have alarm systems, but all of them do not work....

Physical plant deals with the good, bad and ugly 
As the semester goes by, students complain more and more about problems around campus and things that need to be fixed. Parking spaces, elevators and the condition of the dorms are only a few of the things students complain about.

How often do students notice the good things happening around campus?

In the past year, the physical plant has started and/or completed numerous projects on campus....

Stress and Your Well-being,
You need change in your life! Without it, life would be unexciting and dull.

Change can be challenging, stimulating and rewarding, but it can also lead to stress. When you take control of change and adjust appropriately, it can be positive stress, also known as eustress

Creole Festival: Food, Music, and Fun 
The fact that I enjoyed the Creole festival was definitely unexpected.

The annual Creole Festival kicked off its activities last Friday night with a Zydeco concert on the downtown riverfront of Natchitoches. Because of the rain and bad weather, I decided not to attend....

Watch and Win! Current Sauce Super Bowl pizza contest 
If you think you've know what the final score of this year's Super Bowl will be, then you are the perfect contestant in the Current Sauce's Super Bowl Pizza giveaway.

The Current Sauce and Pizza Hut Pizza have teamed up to give you a chance to win some free food by entering the Current Sauce Super Bowl contest....

Baller Blockin' 
Freshman D'Or Fischer threw his very own block party Monday night in Prather Coliseum.

His guests of honor were the Southwest texas Bobcats.

Fischer, a 6'11" center, rejected a total of 12 of the Bobcats shot attempts in leading towards the Demons 76-70

With nine blocks in the first half Fischer had already broken the NSU single game record of 7 set by Larry Terry against Louisiana-Monroe in 1993....

The Box: Part III 

The following is the conclusion of an ongoing series of original work by a student at NSU.


Fad Diets Cause Hair Loss

Fad diets are popular with dieters across the nation and many have successfully managed to loose weight due to these diets. But these people are coming to know the hard way that their weight loss has also led to hair loss.

Dieters get to loose weight when their body does not get one or more of the nutrients it is used to getting. Fad diets usually focus on completely cutting out certain foods. This change in the nutritional regime might cause recession of the hair line along with the waist line.

Many argue that this is the best kept secret of the dieting industry as both men and women can loose hair due to fad diets. Everyone knows that iron deficiency can cause weight loss, but what is not so well known is that sudden changes in levels of magnesium, zinc, essential fatty acids, protein, and vitamins A, B, and D, could also result in hair-loss.

But this should not deter people for trying to lose weight. Being obese or overweight is a serious health problem. Instead people should focus on loosing weight in a more natural manner. One should not focus on attaining weight loss instantly. Successful weight loss takes time.

Usually hair loss begins when a person looses over 20 pounds in quick time due to vegetarian, low-fat or high protein diets. One must always focus on having a balanced diet, eliminating a certain food category will always lead to trouble." The only known drug known to work for hair loss is propecia.

The best way to loose weight is by switching to a reduced calorie plan. It is important to receive a balance of all the different nutrients. This should be practiced over a period of time so that it minimizes the chances of hair loss and also maximizes the chances of shedding weight permanently. People can also make use of diet pills like Phentermine, Xenical or Adipex. Drugs like Phentermine have the ability to suppress your appetite, as a result of which you will be able limit your calorie intake easily.

We just cannot ignore the importance of exercise to attain weight loss. The body must remain active in order to burn the excess fat that is stored in the body. While taking Phentermine or any other weight loss medication you will have a balanced diet yet manage to reduce your calorie intake and exercising will help in burning the already existing fat. This is the best way of loosing weight and will not necessarily cause hair loss.