The Lost Bayou: The United Houma Nation

By Jade Williams & Addie Wetzel, Features Editor & Managing Editor Before gumbo, Zydeco and the multicultural influences that shaped today’s modern South Louisiana culture, the people of the United Houma Nation inhabited this land and nearby regions. One of the many native peoples, their rich culture influenced many aspects of the bayou region today. […]

The Lost Bayou: Isle Dernière

by Payton Suire Managing Editor At one time, Louisiana’s coast was a white, sandy beach and blue-water destination. An oasis for the rich and powerful sugar planters. But the beauty of this paradise and the wealth of its visitors provided no protection from the deadliest storm to hit Louisiana’s coast. This unnamed storm that erased […]

The Lost Bayou: Grand Bayou

by Lauryn Madere & Shaun Breaux Managing Editor & Features Editor A community is a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. It’s where people grow up, where they learn who they are. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, neighbors and even classmates are some of the [...]

A Drop of Red // Nicholls State University’s Students, Alumni and Community

by Daniel Benitez & Erik Koike Managing Editor & Features Editor It starts with a drop of ink, spreading and growing. The red and gray Colonels of Nicholls State University are growing too, this year being named the top regional university in Louisiana by the U.S. News & World Report in September 2019. “For U.S [...]

Living Local // Experiencing Louisiana’s Bayou

by Al Wilson & Trevor Johnson Managing Editor & Features Editor Grandma says it starts with the roux, the base. The caramel colored goodness which is the beginning of all Cajun cooking. “Stir it low and slow,” she chides. It takes time and variety to make a good pot of gumbo — just like the [...]

From the Ground Up <span style="color:#302E3B;">// Work in the Bayou Region</span>

by Taylor Gautreaux Co-Features Editor Workers in the Bayou Region of Louisiana can be described with one word: innovative. “When people say Cajun ingenuity, it’s truly a thing that people don’t quite understand,” says Cody Blanchard, chairman of the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce. “It means that we find solutions for things. For example, we are […]

Geaux Girl<span style="color:#302E3B;"> // The Women of Bayou Country</span>

Ana Pizzolio & Jessica Taylor Asst. Executive Editor & Features Editor In every time and place throughout history, women have played a major role in life and culture. Especially at this time in history, when women are coming together so visibly, Garde Voir Ci is taking a look at the women of the Bayou region […]

Louisiana Festivals<span style="color:#302E3B;"> // Off The Beaten Path</span>

by Ana Pizzolio Features Editor Every semester, the staff at Garde Voir Ci takes a look at different aspects of South Louisiana’s unique culture, places and people. The Fall 2016 issue will showcase a selection of offbeat festivals that represent the ultimate South Louisiana experience — celebrations of our culture beyond the nationally known festivals […]