We all have the constant struggle - the urge to travel against our ability (or willingness) to shell out the money to do it. As a student, I feel that struggle even harder, between tuition costs and seeing friends going on exchanges or summers abroad. But this summer, I discovered what I believe t
Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, is a Carnival celebration of food; a revelry before the first day of Lent; a final hurrah before forty days of fasting and abstinence—and boy, is it a wild festival in New Orleans. All in all, the festivities last two weeks, but culminate in bacchanalian parties and colorful parades during the five days surrounding Mardi Gras.