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The best way to enjoy Mardi Gras? A king cake, of course

The best way to enjoy Mardi Gras? A king cake, of course

Kate Oborina, Staff Reporter February 13, 2024

In Louisiana, February means Mardi Gras which includes balls, parades and most importantly, delicious king cake, a longtime favorite everyone loves and craves all year long. Mardi Gras celebrations...

The history behind New Orleans’ month-long party

The history behind New Orleans’ month-long party

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter February 11, 2024

Mardi Gras is a beloved holiday here in Louisiana that is known to bring in crowds from far and wide for a month-long celebration. However, many don’t know the origins of the tradition.  Mardi Gras,...

Freshman accounting major Jordan Blake walked around campus and took pictures of her “winter wonderland” on campus. The ground froze underneath the campus oak trees.

University students experience an unexpected winter wonderland

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

Louisiana is not known for being cold. At least, it was not until a few weeks ago.  During Mardi Gras break, Louisiana residents, along with our other southern neighbors, experienced record low temperatures,...

In lieu of Mardi Gras parades, which were canceled this year, New Orleans residents did not miss the opportunity to celebrate the holiday and express their creativity through house floats for passersby to view and feel the Carnival spirit. This house on St. Charles Avenue is circus-themed with balloons, animals and other circus decorations.

The good times can still roll, just safely

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter February 16, 2021

King cake season is upon us, and, in a way, we have officially come full circle.  Barely two weeks after Mardi Gras 2020, and I know we all remember the date, came the lockdown announcements, cancellations,...

Guests stretch and exercise at the Mardi Gras Dance Party in Room 228 at the REC, hosted by dance fitness instructor Catherine Brasher, on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Student instructor hosts Mardi Gras dance fitness class

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021

This evening, The REC’s second annual Mardi Gras Dance Party provided attendees with a 45-minute workout to Mardi Gras-themed music.  The class was hosted by dance fitness instructor Catherine Brasher,...

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...

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....

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

Krewe of Omega celebrates heritage and pride

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter February 27, 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...

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.

Understanding Mardi Gras season

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...

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.

Be safe when having fun

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...

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