Voice of the Wetlands // Putting Louisiana’’s Coastal Loss in the Spotlight

by Ana Pizzolio, Features Editor Louisianans love to celebrate — everything from food to music to crops. But what many tourists don’t see is we also hold festivals to raise awareness. THE VOICE OF THE WETLANDS FESTIVAL is one of those festivals that brings attention to how coastal erosion and land loss is affecting Louisiana’s […]

Duck Racing // Down the Bayou

by Ana Pizzolio, Features Editor THE THIBODAUXVILLE FALL FESTIVAL DUCK RACE became a tradition that gathers thousands of people on the banks of Bayou Lafourche every year. 2,000 numbered ducks are dumped on the bayou at 4 p.m. to compete for cash prizes. Tourists and locals alike cheer for their yellow rubber ducks as it […]