Clyde // Electricity at Yale University

by Tanika Burlingame, Public Relations Director/Features Editor Electricity was in Clyde Naquin’s blood. His dad was an electrician. His dad’s dad was an electrician. It was a family legacy. So when he joined the Army Air Force in his early 20s, he was sent to teach cadets at Yale University how to make metal vacuums […]

What does Chu-Chut mean?

By Torri Sepulvado, Special Sections Editor What it is??? A Chu-Chut is a thing. What thing you might wonder? It’s anything you want it to be. A Chu-Chut is the thing that you can’t remember the name of in the middle of a conversation. It is a southern Louisiana saying that, as a transplant, I have […]

“Pops” // A Life of Love and Flight

by Heidi Ohmer, Web Editor Ferol M. Langlois introduced himself with a firm handshake. “Call me Pops. If you ask for me by my first name, no one will know who you’re asking for.” Pops was born March 15, 1923, in Kenner, Louisiana, but moved to Destrehan when he was five years old. His house was […]

Hiram // Hard Work Makes the News

by Harmony Hamilton, Managing Editor Life could be hard in the 1930s and 1940s. One of five children raised by a single mother, Hiram Torres didn’t always have things come easily, so that just meant he worked harder. He worked hard at being a paper boy and then in circulation and all the way up to a […]