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The Lion's Roar

Mardi Gras in southern Louisiana

Mardi Gras in southern Louisiana

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2020

As a kid, I liked Mardi Gras because it meant three things: no school, king cake and a lot of parades. Parades bring back a lot of memories for me. I remember sitting on my uncle’s shoulders at the Krewe of Eve parade that he and my aunt would bring me to, along with my brothers and cousins. Before...

Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

Mardi Gras season has once again come to Louisiana, and Tangipahoa Parish has already begun to celebrate. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Louisiana is the only state that recognizes Mardi Gras as a legal holiday. The first Mardi Gras ce...

Krewe of Omega celebrates heritage and pride

The Krewe of Omega hosts events like the annual Mardi Gras parade. This year's parade included over 22 floats and local singer Christian Serpas.

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

The Krewe of Omega, which began in 1986 by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, is a local social organization that strives to build friendships while celebrating Louisiana heritage and Tangipahoa Parish pride. Cathy Roberts has been a member of the Krewe of Omega for 13 years and recently started her...

Understanding Mardi Gras season

Karen Williams, a former instructor at Louisiana State University, lectures about the history and meaning of Mardi Gras. Multicultural and International Student Affairs started holding the event in anticipation of the break.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

To dispel a common misunderstanding about the meaning of Mardi Gras, Multicultural and International Student Affairs hosted a lecture on the history of the holiday. Karen Williams, a former instructor at Louisiana State University, discussed her reason for presenting the lecture. "I wanted to inform...

Be safe when having fun

Eryn Brannagan, a senior health education and promotion major, offers students tips about safety during Mardi Gras in the Student Union Breezeway on Feb. 25. The informational session included a game where students could answer questions about safety and win a T-shirt.

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

With Mardi Gras right around the corner, the University Health Center put on “Mardi Gras Safety Tips” to inform and encourage students to be safe during the holiday. Eryn Brannagan, a senior health education and promotion major, set up a table in the Student Union Breezeway on Feb. 25 from 10:30...

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