South Terrebonne High School

By hannah robert, guest contributor A school campus with the lights on but empty. The school doors barricaded, still keeping students out. The school cafeteria not holding food but instead debris. The school parking lot with no cars parked but instead dumpsters. The building is closed, and yet, school continues. South Terrebonne High School is […]

Schools in Progress

By Alexis Casnave, features Editor Despite it being over a year since Hurricane Ida, schools across Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes are still recovering. Golden Meadow Middle School suffered entensive damages due to Ida including flooding, damaged roofs, and outside benches reduced to rubble. Principal Hennessy Melancon says it took days for anyone to get out […]

Environmental Impacts

By Tyrese Lee, Podcast Editor While the natural areas look like they recover quickly from hurricane damage, the effects of Ida to South Louisiana’s environment is still evident. “They’re very resilient to things like this but if you look at it before and at the aftermath of how much marsh we have versus how much […]

Booming Construction

By Tyrese Lee, podcast Editor While Hurricane Ida damaged homes and businesses in South Louisiana, one industry is booming as they work to rebuild the region. Troy Brown, a contractor from Assumption Parish, says Hurricane Ida’s created so much work due to the massive amount of damage that it caused. “Because there was so much […]

Businesses Rebound

Kajun Twist restaurant in Galliano suffered major damage from Hurricane Ida. Contributed by: Anthony Goldsmith Anthony Golsmith in front of the Kajun Twist restaurant’s temporary food truck while they rebuilt. Contributed by: Anthony Goldsmith Kajun Twist’s popular po’boy. Contributed by: Anthony Goldsmith By Alexis Casnave, Features Editor Despite the hardships Hurricane Ida has caused, it […]

Insurance Struggles

By Meagan Rousse, managing Editor Louisiana residents are still facing insurance issues one year after Hurricane Ida hit. With some insurance companies going bankrupt, policyholders are being left to find relief from state agencies. Homeowner Holly Crochet has been living in a rental for the past year due to struggles with her insurance. “You feel […]

Social Changes

By Aaron Galmiche, Photo Editor While the communities of Louisiana’s Bayou Region are on their way to recovery, an unexpected scar has been left, not on the towns, but on the people within them. From abandoned hangouts to lost local traditions, many of Louisiana’s residents now look back fondly on the way things used to […]

Damaged History

By Aaron Galmiche, Photo Editor The effects of Hurricane Ida on historic sites in South Louisiana was well documented following the storm. However, as recovery continues, these sites and their journey have been given less attention and assumed by many to be completed or abandoned. Here’s the real progress many of these sites have made […]

Nicholls Damages

By Tyrese Lee, Podcast Editor Hurricane Ida damages to Nicholls State University will cost about $15 million to repair. About $1 million of the cost will be out of the university’s pocket as “wind-driven rain through a window” is considered uninsurable damage. Director of Purchasing, Property Control and Support Services Administration Terry Dupre and President […]

Rebuilding Challenges

By Alexis Casnave, features Editor Patience is key for thousands of Louisiana residents who have seen little progress more than a year after Ida’s destruction. “I never thought that a year ago we would have started deconstructing our house and over a year later, they still haven’t paid us for living expenses,” says Valentine resident […]