Happy Mardi Gras ULM

ULM Hawkeye

Next week is the three-day holiday we’ve all been anx­iously awaiting: Mardi Gras Break.

It’s Louisiana tradition to take these three days before Lent begins (even if you’re not Catholic) and spend it with friends, family and thousands of other people who love this tradition of celebrating.

Our time is usually spent in the streets of South Louisiana, partaking in yelling at people we don’t know for beads and things we don’t really need.

As fun, and sometimes ex­hausting, as this holiday is, it’s important to keep safety in mind.

Here at ULM, a school of less than 10,000, family-type relationships have been formed.

The Hawkeye considers each and every one of our readers and classmates to be our family, and we would love nothing more than for every­one to return to class on Mar. 10 safe and sound.

Trust us, we’ve been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, seen the craziness and we know how easy it is to get wrapped up in the madness.

However, just remember that even though those three days are a blast, returning to college in one piece is the most important thing.

We don’t mean to sound like your mother, and we fully expect that everyone will have a wonderful time, but just be careful.

The Hawkeye wishes you all a fun and safe break.

And keeping with Louisi­ana tradition: Y’all come back now, ya hear?