North Carolina Newspapers

    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
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
Male Visitation!!
Today, Nov. 15th
Lunch & Dinner in Belk
Dining Hall
in Cate Center from

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