Posts Tagged ‘ Mardi Gras Day ’

Sounds of the city

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Mar 4th, 2005 | Category: Features

As any true music aficionado would claim, New Orleans is a mecca for the new music scene. Small clubs always feature great local talent with entirely original sounds. Here�s a sample of the best (and most original) bands and venues to check out on the local scene:
Morning 40 Federation
A gig on Fat Tuesday at Checkpoint Charlie�s is […]

Fair shows options for study abroad

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Mar 4th, 2005 | Category: News

The Center for International Studies at Tulane University held its annual Study Abroad Fair at McAlister Auditorium Feb. 23 to showcase the different foreign exchange and study abroad programs available for next year and answer questions for students.
The event showcased the summer, semester and academic year international exchange and study abroad programs located in destinations all […]

Big Easy Beat

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Mar 4th, 2005 | Category: News

Suspect of doughnut shop stickups arrested
The man responsible for robbing a Tastee Restaurant with a laser pointer was arrested Friday when he returned to the shop and used the restroom.
Authorities suspect the same man was responsible for two other robberies of the same store, but he was booked only for the Jan. 26 incident.
Employees said they recognized the […]


By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 25th, 2005 | Category: News

A Tulane University Police Department officer was dispatched at 5:58 p.m. to the Reily Recreation Center in reference to a fight Feb. 18. Upon arrival, the officer met with the person who called in the fight, who stated he had been hit by a fellow Tulane student during the halftime of a basketball game. He […]

Odes to Drunkenness: Morning 40 Federation at Checkpoint Charlie’s

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 18th, 2005 | Category: Reviews

For the fifth consecutive year, the guys of the Morning 40 Federation played a rousing, drunken show at Checkpoint Charlie’s bar on the outskirts of the French Quarter. For those who were able to make it to the midnight show after a crazy day of Mardi Gras debauchery, a great boozy time was had by all.
Of […]

Just ask for “Meat no. 4″: Bud’s Broiler review

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 18th, 2005 | Category: Reviews

Four out of five stars
Take one heaping patty of meat. Add lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Douse the burger with whatever condiments are in sight. Then slap the concoction between two toasted buns. That’s Bud’s Broiler in a nutshell.
Located at 3151 Calhoun, just minutes away from anywhere on campus, Bud’s is like the Big Easy Caf‚, only better. […]

Know Your Campus: Alex Miller

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 18th, 2005 | Category: News

Alex Miller, the new director for campus programs and special projects, started working in Student Programs Feb. 3 and is still getting settled in. Miller, a former administrator at Syracuse University, said one of the biggest adjustments he has had to make since coming to Tulane is getting used to the quick pace at the […]

The Spirit of Voting: A Letter to the Editor

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 18th, 2005 | Category: Views

Dear Editor,
As I pen this letter, crowds swarm the streets of campus inevitably advancing upon the city of New Orleans itself. As the wave of Tulane regulars and their guests indulge in this time of celebration and excess, a peculiar yet increasingly apparent contrast comes to my attention. While “excess” appears the mindset around campus, some […]

Black comedy

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 18th, 2005 | Category: Views

I don’t understand political correctness. I just don’t. Interestingly, I both understand and support the reasoning behind political correctness. We should indeed try to stop the spread of stereotypes and bigotry, and I think language consciousness is a fair beginning.
I still refer to members of the African-American community as African Americans, despite a number of friends […]

Campus Spotlight: Maggie Brooke

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 5th, 2005 | Category: Features

Since childhood, Maggie has been passionate about parades. In Metairie, she marched with her school band, but says that “Metairie Gras” is nothing compared to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Her father has been involved with the Krewe of Carrollton for the past 20 years. This parade, rated one of the five best day parades […]

Letter from the editor

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 4th, 2005 | Category: Features

The truth is I didn’t come to Tulane for the parties, and Mardi Gras has always seemed like a downside to the package. I’ve heard all the arguments in favor of this wild raucous of a holiday: that uptown parades are family-style fun, that you get days off from school for one of the biggest […]

Top 5 things to look forward to this Mardi Gras

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 4th, 2005 | Category: Features

4. An Ash Wednesday hangover — Nothing goes with receiving ashes and beginning Lent like the hangover from hell. I personally can’t wait to go to mass on Ash Wednesday, hands shaking, eyes bloodshot, struggling to keep my head up and my eyelids from closing.
3. Being pummeled by pieces of flying plastic — One would think that the parade riders […]

A gay old time

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 4th, 2005 | Category: Features

That’s right, the gay Carnival has a unique history of its own, and the strong presence of the gay community in New Orleans offers some fun events for the Mardi Gras season.
Gay Mardi Gras began in the 1950s with the first gay Mardi Gras krewe, Yuga or “KY.” Organized to parody the elitism and formalities of […]

Mardi Gras’s Cyber Center

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 4th, 2005 | Category: Features

Don’t miss another Mardi Gras parade! “Carnival Guide” has compiled an extensive and up-to-date website to provide the public with essential Mardi Gras information in one convenient location. The format of the Web site is very user-friendly. It displays organized sections of Mardi Gras events such as parades by area, the history of Mardi Gras, […]

2005 Parade Guide

By Tulane Hullabaloo | Feb 4th, 2005 | Category: Features

Date: Friday, Feb. 4
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Theme: Secret
Size: 21 floats/410 riders
The first parade of Mardi Gras weekend worth mentioning is, as the krewe’s Web site claims, “a parade without peer.” The theme of the parade, as it is every year, is kept a secret; but you’ll want to look for this krewe’s inventive glow-in-the-dark beads in their creative and “satirical” parade.
Date: […]