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OPINION | What we havent learned about mask mandates

OPINION | What we haven’t learned about mask mandates

Maiya Tate, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2022

When the Tulane University community received the email notifying that the mask mandate would be lifted the week after the first Mardi Gras in two years, some were wary.  There was no way that...

OPINION | Practice gratitude after safe, fun Mardi Gras

OPINION | Practice gratitude after safe, fun Mardi Gras

Phoebe Hurwitz, Views Editor March 9, 2022

In the days and weeks leading up to Mardi Gras’ annual celebration, Tulane University students may have been found preparing colorful, sequined outfits, making sleeping arrangements for visiting...

Krewe of Iris looks to future with sustainable throws

Krewe of Iris looks to future with sustainable throws

Mercedes Ohlen, Staff Reporter March 7, 2022

New Orleans’ Mardi Gras festivities are steeped in tradition and historicity, and for the thousands of visitors that line Saint Charles Avenue, beads are intrinsic to the Carnival experience. But...

‘Euphoria’-famed fever dream life, clothes are no dream during Mardi Gras

‘Euphoria’-famed fever dream life, clothes are no dream during Mardi Gras

Faith McLean, Staff Columnist February 21, 2022

Dare I say, HBO’s coincidental timing for its season two drop of the popular show, just a month before parades begin rolling again, is going to be the most-pinned aesthetic on everybody’s Mardi Gras...

A masking sign on Tulanes campus in front of the Bead Tree sculpture.

Tulane prepares for COVID-19 successful Mardi Gras

Alexandra Halfon, Contributing Reporter February 17, 2022

With Carnival season finally upon New Orleans, the waning but still-present threat of COVID-19 has Tulane University preparing for this year’s Mardi Gras with optimism and caution.   After...

OPINION | Tulane students should educate themselves about Mardi Gras history

OPINION | Tulane students should educate themselves about Mardi Gras history

Billie Wyler, Contributing Columnist February 16, 2022

Students at Tulane University are already beginning to prepare for what many likely consider the most exciting days of the year: Mardi Gras.  To celebrate this anticipated holiday, students at...

Tulane weekly COVID-19 update

Tulane weekly COVID-19 update

Zachary Schultz, Breaking News Editor February 16, 2022

Tulane University’s current seven-day average percentage of positive tests is 6.1%, which is slightly lower than New Orleans’ positivity rate of 7.2%. Since testing resumed at the start of the...

Tips, tricks for navigating Mardi Gras

Tips, tricks for navigating Mardi Gras

Zachary Schultz, Breaking News Editor February 15, 2022

New Orleans’ Carnival season is a time of unparalleled decadence and merriment. Mardi Gras is the fullest expression of the Big Easy’s let-the-good-times-roll mantra. However, what makes the season...

An image from a parade during the 2020 Carnival.

Mardi Gras parades return with route changes

Andrew Spencer, Contributing Reporter February 2, 2022

After the cancellation of many Mardi Gras parades last year due to COVID-19, the citywide celebration is set to return to New Orleans, but not without some notable changes.  City officials announced...

Revelers enjoy the floats of the School of Design -- the Krewe of Rex -- in this undated photo.

Mardi Gras is official, city encourages vaccination

Martha Sanchez, Staff Reporter November 18, 2021

COVID-19 spread undetected through Mardi Gras crowds two years ago, turning New Orleans into an epicenter in the early days of the pandemic. Last week, the New Orleans City Council officially declared...

2022 Queen Imani Nia Ruffins, courtesy of FION Productions

Adding spice to Mardi Gras 2022: Krewe of Culinary Queens of New Orleans

Faith McLean, Contributing Reporter November 3, 2021

Soon parade-goers will be fighting over decorated chef hats, to celebrate the Krewe of The Culinary Queen of New Orleans’ historic Mardi Gras debut for the upcoming 2022 Mardi Gras season, in the famously...

OPINION | Tulane deserves its top party school ranking

OPINION | Tulane deserves its top party school ranking

Charlotte Zera, Contributing Columnist October 27, 2021

“Ole Miss formal is a Tulane Tuesday.” Once again boasting their status as a top party school, this jab was found on a banner hanging from a Tulane University student’s home the day Tulane’s...

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