So you're barely into the fall semester at Tulane or Loyola, and you're already tired of cafeteria cuisine. Or you'd like to spiff up your wardrobe and take in a movie, but you don't have access to a car.
The solution is simple: Grab the shuttle.
Gone are the days when the campus shuttle simply ferried students from one campus to the next. Now, students can grab a free ride to the Uptown Wal-Mart or, on weekends, head out to the Metairie Whole Foods Market or to Lakeside and Clearview malls.
The service, which Tulane operates, is free to full-time students and members of the faculty and staff at Tulane and Loyola universities. A passenger must have an ID from one of those schools. Information and schedules are available at shuttles.tulane.edu.