Volume 31, Issue 4
September 15, 2005
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Meeting for Mardi Gras
Students, faculty continue to raise money for
Hurricane Katrina victims atC allege Coffee
Laura Hals/ Photo Editor
Mary Austin Slate
A much jazzier College Coffee celebrated “Fat
Tuesday” this week with a Mardi Gras-themed event
complete with beads, jazz music and the delicious
A bake sale manned by student volunteers was
added to the weekly gathering as part of Elon’s con
tinuing effort to raise funds for the victims of
Hurricane Katrina. The money collected will go to
both the American Red Cross and the Salvation
The idea was conceived by Linda Martindale, a
secretary in the Humanities department, just a few
days after Katrina hit. Besides the feeling of civic
responsibility that is taught at Elon, Martindale had
another reason for this act of outreach.
“Many people don’t know this, but during our ice
storms a few years ago, their power crews worked to
restore Alamance County’s power. To me, in a way,
this was offering aid like they gave us,” Martindale
Martindale’s request for help was met with enthu
siasm by the faculty and staff, with some teachers
offering the assistance of their students to set up and
work the bake sale. Many of the helpers were from
See MARDI GRAS p. 2
Students gather at one of the tables at College
Coffee on Tuesday to participate in Mardi Cras fes
tivities that help raise money for victims.
Check out the latest
craze in foot fashion.
See p. 15
Craving piano pop rocic?
Check out the four-man band
Waking Ashland. The San Diego-
based band rocked out the Triad.
See p. 19
its first victory
of the season.
Check out the score
from the weekend
See p. 23