By the time you read this, LSU will have played its first game of the season, and you’ll be preparing for all of the Louisiana Saturday Nights to come.
This issue was, by far, one of the most fun to make. As an LSU alumna, it’s always exciting to feature the Tigers and their fans, and working on this month’s magazine got me thinking about past issues.
Since I started my job at DIG nearly two years ago, so many things have changed, the biggest being our transition from a weekly to a monthly publication. With that change came an effort to find our voice and focus in on what we could bring to the Baton Rouge community. Looking through the pages of the September issue of DIG, I believe that, while our voice is constantly growing, we’ve discovered who we are as a magazine.
While we’ve covered the more difficult stories, like the flood, we’ve made it our goal to bring you the hidden parts of Baton Rouge that make this city great. We’ve searched for the stories that will bring a smile to your face, like the cover story of this issue. We brought you a guy who wears many hats, a superfan group and a dude who drives a hearse to Death Valley (fitting, right?) to help you get in the spirit of LSU football season.
Not only do we want to bring you the stories of what makes Baton Rouge a wonderful city to live in—we want to deliver the voices of the people working to keep this city growing.
DIG Magazine is not unlike Baton Rouge—we’ve hit a lot of bumps along the way, but we’re constantly trying to do better.
It’s with a heavy heart, but with all the optimism in the world, that I tell you this is my last issue of DIG. I’m on to a new position in New York, and my amazing co-worker, but more importantly my devoted friend, Season Vining, will be taking over my role. In her hands, DIG will continue to become even better and will remain the publication you look to when you need to know what’s happening around Baton Rouge, or just need a pick-me-up after a long day.
So, enjoy this issue, which celebrates LSU football and everything that goes with it. I sure enjoyed making it.
DIG Baton Rouge