Archives for October 3, 2017

Family Day tailgate new for some, old for others

The Memorial Stadium parking lot smelled of burgers and hot dogs while more than 100 students and their parents participated in the Family Day tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 30. “Sitting down and eating with my parents at the tailgate this last weekend was great, not only because I got to spend time … [Read more...]

Hispanics add to campus culture

Students have been saturated in hispanic culture for Hispanic Heritage Month since Sept. 15. Vibrant dresses twirled at Viva MSU, sizzling fajitas coated the Jesse Rogers Promenade and laughter filled Comanche suits all to spark discussion towards hispanic culture, and students still have … [Read more...]

Spice and Ice win Caribfest Soca Show

Nice jazzy music played by Electric Roots, and colorful lights flashed as about 70 people flooded through the doors to watch the five groups fight for the title of Soca Show winner. The show officially began at 8 p.m. Friday night with the introduction of the show host and the three judges. Then … [Read more...]

Caribfest events give back to community and Caribbean

Feathered headpieces. Bedazzled bodysuits. Loud island music and dozens of bodies packed together, singing and dancing to the rhythm of the songs. On Sept. 30, the Caribbean Students Organization organized the Caribfest Parade Day and Culture Show. The parade started from the Dillard parking lot … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Carnival junkie

For Caribbean students (like myself) who departed our homeland for educational purposes, Carnival, which is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions, is a pilgrimage. We look forward to our island's festivals every year, and being away from home would mean that we would miss out. Caribfest is … [Read more...]

When Germany meets Texas

There are people who you meet who, in the moment, you don’t realize will be in your life forever. A stranger can turn into a sister without you even realizing it’s happening. I met Jenny when I was 15 years old. I remember the day so clearly. I was in volleyball practice at my high school and my … [Read more...]

Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant celebrate Caribbean culture

Laughter, chatter and loud, upbeat music filled Akin Auditorium on the evening of Sept. 28. About 250 attendees came to support eight students who participated in the 2017 Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant, the first of four events spanning from Sept. 28-30. Hosted by Caribbean Students … [Read more...]

Mentalist reads minds and brings laughs

As a part of Family Weekend, administration in the Office of Student Development hosted a performance by Sean Bott, the Mentalist, in Akin Auditorium on Sept. 30. The performance garnered about 375 people, including parents, children and students. To clarify what a mentalist is, Bott said, "A … [Read more...]

Students question: Is hate speech free speech?

The Resist Hate Rally was almost over. About 30 students, faculty and staff started at Sunwatcher Plaza. They set off to walk around campus at 5:30 p.m. on a warm Friday afternoon with Labor Day weekend quickly approaching. They were almost back to the start as two others stood off to the side, … [Read more...]