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...]

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 feel effects of Hurricane Maria

As Hurricane Maria churned through the Caribbean last Monday, its first stop was a direct hit to the island of Dominica. According to the country's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit via a live broadcast from Antigua on Thursday, Hurricane Maria left the country in a complete disarray and it would … [Read more...]

Caribfest to begin this month

The Caribbean Students Organization gave attendees a taste of what to expect for its upcoming annual Caribfest activities. The official launch of the festival took place on Saturday, Sept. 9 in Comanche Suites. The annual event is entering its 20th anniversary on this campus. The event featured a … [Read more...]

Miss Caribfest: ‘I had sleepless nights.’

Kamilah Tobin isn't new to performing in public. On her native island of St.Kitts, she likes singing and dancing to soca and dancehall music, so when the judges named her Miss Caribfest - after a month of practice and with her inate perseverance, she wasn't too surprised.“I just entered to try … [Read more...]

Live at the Lake Caribbean style

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art hosted its last Live at the Lake event with a performance from the Caribbean steel drum band. The Museum of Art hosted these events throughout the summer. The museum has hosted the Live at the Lake events for the past seven years, and the last four years have been … [Read more...]

Caribfest set to launch Thursday

Caribfest 2016, one of the biggest events on campus, begins Sept. 29 with a series of events. The annual event, arranged by the Caribbean Student Organization, is entering its 16th anniversary on this campus.Head organizer and economics senior Andre Tyrell said he believes this year will be the best … [Read more...]