Women’s soccer team raffle winner to be announced on Oct. 7

By Kreneice Reid

The Northwest Lady Rangers soccer team will be hosting a raffle to win a Northwest corn hole board. The winner will be announced on Oct. 7 at halftime of the Itawamba game.

“Raffling the corn hole off at a big north division game might encourage people to come out to the game,” Levi Nunnally, the head women’s soccer coach, said.

Any student or faculty participating does not have to be present to win the raffle.

To participate, students and faculty are required to purchase a $5 ticket and write their name and phone number on the back of the ticket. The ticket will then be inserted into a drawing bucket.

“I feel great about the fundraiser; I think it’s a little different.”  Nunnally said.  “I would actually like to take the boards home with me; they turned out really nice.”

Tickets are available for purchase from any member of the women’s soccer team. According to Nunnally, the Lady Rangers Soccer team’s goal is to reach $500, and the money raised will go towards purchasing a video camera that will allow the team to record games and watch film.

“Our team is working really hard to further ourselves in the district, and we need all the support we can get. The raffle is a great way to get the word out about the team, and it also raises money for us so that we can enjoy our time here with less expenses,” Ashley Nelson, a freshman general college major from Horn Lake, said.

For more information on ticket purchasing contact Nunnally at Lnunnally@norhtwestms.edu

Rangers lose heartbreaker to Tigers in Booneville

By Corey McKinney

On Sept. 11, the 0-2 Rangers traveled to Northeast to take on the Tigers.  The Rangers lost in overtime 19-25.

The Rangers and Tigers played a strong defensive first quarter. Northwest broke through first however, with a short field goal, hit by freshman kicker Jim Speights.

The Ranger defense stepped it up on the next play, forcing a safety and making the Ranger lead 5-0 early in the second quarter.

Just before halftime, Roger Thomas’ number was called. He capitalized with a short touchdown run, making the score 12-0 in Northwest’s favor.

The Rangers came out on their first drive of the third quarter and produced another touchdown, this one with quarterback Karsten Miller connecting with Quandez Lee for a 5-yard pass. The Rangers now led 19-0.

After that, the Rangers fell apart. The Tigers, led by freshman quarterback Brett Thompson, posted 19 straight points to tie the game and send it in to overtime.

Northwest got the ball first in overtime. They did not capitalize, as Speights missed a field goal wide left. The Tigers would take over, and score on Thompson’s fourth throwing touchdown of the night. The Tigers won in overtime, 25-19.

Northwest drops to 0-3 and 0-1 in the north. The next game for the Rangers is the Homecoming match-up against Itawamba Community College on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Ranger Stadium.

Campus police making a presence on campus

By Lauren Benton & Kreneice Reid

IMG_3403

Chief of Campus Police Zabron Davis works to make sure the Northwest campuses are as safe as possible.  (Photo by Lauren Benton)

Classes began Aug. 18 for Northwest students.  For Chief of Police Zabron Davis that means enforcing campus rules from the start.

“I’m very driven to make sure students are safe on campus and following the Student Guide,” Davis said.

Davis has been the Chief of Police at Northwest since July 1, 2013.

“The top three most violated rules on campus have been students parking in restricted areas, dress code violations and violation of visitation hours of the opposite sex,” Davis said.

In the 2014-15 Student Guide on page 71, it states all of the parking regulations on the Northwest Senatobia campus.

The color of the decal issued will designate the zone in which vehicles may be parked. Any motor vehicle, which is parked in an area not designated as the proper zone, will be ticketed. Resident students must park in their assigned residence hall lot.

“I have taken away red spots to make sure students have parking around their dorms,” Davis said. “In turn, we have also added more red spots to make sure parking for the staff is here too.”

Parking tickets are issued by police officers, but Assistant Director of Campus Life and Housing Ed Carroll sets ticket prices.

According to Davis, most parking tickets are $20 or higher.  There are two different types of tickets issued on campus: parking tickets and campus appearance tickets.

Campus appearance tickets include all offenses listed on pages 30-33 in the 2014-15 Student Guide.

· Weapons

·  Violence to Persons

·  Drugs

·  Alcohol

·  Disorderly Conduct

·  Acts of Dishonesty

·  Safety and Endangerment

·   Trespassing

·   Compliance

·  Property Abuse

·  Technology Abuse

·  Residence Hall Policies

·  Learning Resources Code of Conduct

·  Dress Code

·  Student Organization Regulations

·  Federal, State and/or Local Law

If you violate a traffic offense while on campus, you can either be charged with a campus appearance ticket or as a state issued ticket at the officer’s discretion.

Students do have the right to appeal either type of tickets. Appeal forms are found in the Campus Police Office in the McLendon Center. Once the appeal form is filled out, it is then given to the officer who issued the ticket.

The officer can either deny the appeal or grant the appeal. If the appeal is denied the process is still not over.

An appeal board made up of faculty and staff meets every other month to read over appeals, and they have the right to overturn the ticket.

“So once you get a ticket, it is not the end of the world,” Davis said.

According to Davis, students typically find out if their ticket has been appealed within a month or two months. Students can also check back with campus police to see if the ticket has been appealed.

Students can also check their myNWCC account and can pay all tickets and other fees online. Failure to pay a ticket will result in not being able to take final exams; therefore, no grade will be received in all classes.

“Remember, ignorance of the rules is no excuse. We go above and beyond to make sure that everyone knows the rules,” Davis said. “The school spends a lot of money making sure we print up enough Student Guides every year; they are available to everyone.”

The main dress code violations police and staff members are seeing is exposure of skin and undergarments.

In the Student Guide on page 68, it outlines the proper dress code expected of Northwest students on campus.

“You can not show any undergarments period—tops and bottoms all need to be covered and no outfit should be disruptive. We have had students wear fishnet shirts that expose their undergarments, so that is disruptive,” Davis said. “We are not trying to be hard about this, we are just trying to prepare students for the real world working environment.”

Students are not allowed to be seen with the opposite sex after 10 p.m. Open dorm is on Monday and Tuesday from 6-10 p.m. Any other times or days other than what is listed is a violation and students will be ticketed.

Northwest launches rewards app

By Corey McKinney

There is now an app to reward students when they attend Northwest events.

Students who use the Ranger Rewards app will receive items ranging from a free Gatorade to possibly a T-shirt.

The app itself is very easy to use. You simply download the free app from the iTunes store or Google Play, sign up for free and check into sporting events. Once the event is scheduled, you can check into the event an hour before it starts.

For each event you attend, it will give you a certain amount of points. Each kind of event is worth a different amount of points. Build your points to receive all kinds of free gifts. To receive points, you log onto the Ranger Rewards app, click on events and choose the event you are attending. It will then add points to your total.

When you open the app, there will be six icons on the app’s home screen – Events, Awards, Account, Fan Poll, Social and Leaders.  When you go into each section of the app, you can do different activities involving Ranger events.

This app is not limited to Ranger athletic events. All events on campus, including band concerts and school plays, are eligible to receive points if attended.

“This is the ultimate game changer for Northwest athletics. We’re the first school in Mississippi to use SuperFanU, a loyalty rewards program, and we hope that it will not only boost attendance but bring fans together. It is still a learning process, as we are still figuring out how to use it,” Kevin Maloney, the director of Sports Information at Northwest, said. “We will gradually increase the awards.”

This app had 78 registered users within 48 hours of its launch on Sept. 2.

Northwest also has the most followers on social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, in the Mississippi community college system.

Show your Ranger loyalty, download the app, and start adding points to earn free prizes.