Team Members: Brandon Cintron and Bianca Carasus
Since today so happened to be Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, Brandon and I decided to scope out the SHU campus in search of the real shenanigans this celebration sparked. Mardi Gras, mostly celebrated in the city of New Orleans down south, is a time where people eat a lot food, drink a lot of booze, and have the best time on the eve of Ash Wednesday. Seton Hall University is a prime place to ask questions about Mardi Gras because college students love a good party. But is Fat Tuesday everything it’s cut out to be? Brandon and I were on site to find out about #MardiGras2k17.
Questions about Mardi Gras:
- Did you know that today was Mardi Gras?
- Can you explain what Mardi Gras is?
- How did you celebrate Mardi Gras?
It was a bit difficult to find people to interview because the whole Twitter Live idea scared most of them away. Some were either in a hurry and did not want to be stopped for questions, or were turned off by the thought of their faces on Twitter. Luckily, Brandon and I were able to find a few that were open to questions. Our first interview was the most rocky one because it was our first time ever utilizing Twitter Live. After our second and third interviews, it was clear how some of the students of SHU reacted to Mardi Gras. Although they knew that today was indeed Fat Tuesday, they only knew a few vague and broad details about the festivities. Surprisingly, none of the interviewees celebrated Mardi Gras due to classes and other normal Tuesday activities. Unfortunately, I don’t think #MardiGras2k17 was “a night to remember” for SHU.