Top 10 <i>New Wave</i> postings of 2011

December 21, 2011 5:45 AM

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin

A new year is fast approaching, and it's time to begin looking ahead to what 2012 has in store. Before the chapter closes on 2011, we invite you to revisit the most popular New Wave postings of the year, from a fairy-tale marriage to Mardi Gras madness, and from Hollywood to the Saints.

Drew Brees Training Camp

The top New Wave story of 2011 is about Saints quarterback Drew Brees. (Photo by Sally Asher)

St. Baldrick's

St. Baldrick's Day is the subject of the most-watched video, by Ryan Rivet. (Photo by Sally Asher)

10 — The medical school marriage
Two graduating medical students find their fairy-tale ending. Read the story.

9 — The Hollywood makeover
Winter is transformed into spring using Hollywood magic during a movie shoot on the uptown campus. View the photo.

8 — The mash-up business degree
The announcement of a new dual-degree program in business and international studies was big news. Read the story.

7 — Bead it!
Bryce Gorman flaunts his beaded Mardi Gras ensemble. View the photo.

6 — The rapping scholarship applicant
Some people have trouble putting their ideas into words, but Benton Oliver didn’t stop at words alone — he went for song. Read the story.

5 — Look, it’s Miley!
Where there are cameras, there’s bound to be famous actors. Read the story.

4 — Top reasons to call NOLA home
If this list didn’t make a few 2011 graduates stay, it certainly gave them reasons to miss the Big Easy. Read the story.

3 — Melissa Harris-Perry arrives at Tulane
The race and gender expert known for her strong views was welcomed to the university this past summer. Read the story

2 — A picture is worth a thousand words
The highly viewed photo gallery of last year’s Wave Goodbye party at Mardi Gras World shows that not everyone was ready to really say "goodbye." View the photos.

1 — Saints train on campus during NFL lockout
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees called on Tulane athletics director Rick Dickson to gain access to the Westfeldt practice facility during the NFL lockout. This became the most highly read story of the year. Read the story.

Lagniappe — Watch the most-viewed video of the year:
Warm hearts, bald heads

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