Meredith Herald Volume XII, Issue 12 November 15,1995 Raleigh, NorthCarolina Mardi Gras comes to Raleigh Civic Center By Robin Hollingswonh Music, mystery and magic - the Wliite Iris Ball had it all! Friday night a flock of Meredith angels descended on the Raleigh Civic Center for a night filled with romance and fun. The Meredith Entertainment Asso ciation hosted the annual event with its usual flair. The Mardi Gras-style party was a festive affair. Upon arrival guests received authentic Mardi Gras colored beads and elaborate feathered masks. When they stepped into the ballroom they found themselves trans ported to a New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration. Looming behind the band stage, a detailed mural of a New Or leans avenue dominated the decor. Decorative banners, balloons and streamers reinforced the party atmo sphere. The band performed popular hits for the crowd and those on the dance floor responded by dancing all through the night. At one point, a conga line even wound its way through the maze of dancers and tables. A cluster of tables and chairs of fered reprieve for tired feet. A variety of refreshments, including assorted fruits and punch, abounded on the banquet table, offering rejuvenation. The MEA sponsored event gave everyone the chance to socialize away from the pressures of term papers and tests. As freshman Mandy McCullen stated, “1 had a really good time! It gave me an opportunity to socialize with some upperclassmen 1 haven’t had the chance to see this semester. ” Everyone there appreciated the chance to let their hair down and enjoy the party. It was a well deserved treat before the agony of final exam period set in. Open Day for students a success By Paige Layno Meredith College hosted Open Day for high school seniors Friday. Stu dents facing the big decision on where to spend their college days had a chance to see the campus and sit in on classes at Meredith. College administrators were on hand to meet prospeaive angels. Par ents were welcomed also; together there were 268 attendees from Vir ginia, Maryland, Alabama, South and North Carolina. The Office of Admissions called upon many members from student organizations to serve as representa tives of the college. Junior Angela Bunn, a member of Student Foundation, served as a host ess and conducted tours. She said the day went really well, adding, “w'e seemed to have a large turn-out—more than in the past.” Vanessa Goodman, Assistant Direc tor of Admissions, said a benefit of Open Day was that visiting students usually continue through the applica tion process once they view the cam pus. Goodman went on to thank the faculty and student body for their sup port in making a great impression. White Iris Ball revelers enjoy the party atmoshphere during the Mardi Gras celeberation. Photographed by Carolyn Chandley. Make Your Vote on Male Visitation!! Today, Nov. 15th Lunch & Dinner in Belk Dining Hall OR in Cate Center from lOam-lpm ALL STUDENTS MUST

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