“Beads, alcohol, sex, drugs, and adrenaline,” that’s what comes to mind to sophomore Annie Reyes when I asked her what she thought about Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. The DC celebrates the holiday by giving students a Cajun meal. Sophomore Kristen Kanaskie wasn’t sure what to think. She didn’t grow up with the tradition, so she wasn’t sure what Mardi Gras was outside the giant party, other than the fact that king cake was tasty. I think that these students sum up the overall view of Mardi Gras. Either people think it’s one big party, or they have some knowledge that it’s a church tradition and have no real idea of why it exists.