Washington University may not have the social culture clout to attract out-of-state partying visitors, but we do have Mardi Gras. Fill out this Bingo for a good time.
These tours—especially those to less frequently visited areas of the city—are a concrete, constructive effort on the part of the University to introduce not only students, but also the loved ones who support them, to St. Louis outside of the “Wash. U. Bubble.”
The humble Facebook Event has undergone a great evolution—it’s gone from a simple way to invite friends to a party to a meme with an intentionally ridiculous name. This latter type of event, which no one physically attends, is created for the sake of the meme itself as an art form.
Mardi Gras in St. Louis is definitely something you should experience at least once. That said, it’s not for everyone.
d has much more to offer than cheap beads, and it’s easily accessible for anyone with a U-Pass. As the oldest neighborhood in St. Louis, it’s a mix of historic red brick residences and thriving nightlife.
The things they carried ranged from two $40 cases of beads to a 30-pack of Budweiser. And for around a dozen Washington University students, the burden came with the added benefit of marching in the 2014 Soulard Mardi Gras parade Saturday morning.
With revised weather forecasts calling for temperatures in the mid-40s and almost zero chance of rain, you have no reason to miss this year’s Mardi Gras festivities. Sure, you may have midterms, but finals count for more of your grade anyway. And when you’re 30, do you really want your only memories of Wash. U. […]
Saturday might be the least popular day to get up early, but this week’s Mardi Gras festivities will be well worth the sacrifice. St. Louis’ parade is said to be one of the largest Mardi Gras parades outside of New Orleans. Bounded by Busches, the parade sets off at 11 a.m. from the stadium, progressing to the brewery 1.7 miles away.
At the end of fall semester, I went with a couple of friends to a sandwich place called Blues City Deli in search of a soda made in my home state of North Carolina. We certainly enjoyed the Cheerwine, but as we left, we all realized we had been in the presence of something special. All of a sudden, questions filled my mind: How have I not been here before?
We’ve all seen the videos from Mardi Gras down in New Orleans and thought, “I want to be there.” But you don’t have to drive 10 hours for all the fun. After the Big Easy, St. Louis has one of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations in the country. Located down in Soulard, the events stretch out over the entire week and appeal to everyone from hardcore partiers to families to foodies.
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