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...]

Uber provides safe option and ride home

College is filled with parties, campus events and bar nights. When students are done with classes for the week, they're ready to celebrate at a couple of bars or parties during the weekend. The issue is not enough students utilize Uber as a form of transportation to get around. Caylan Deutsch, … [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...]

Students learn how to ‘college’ at First Steps to Success

In an effort to increase retention, Syreeta Green, director of equity inclusion and student affairs, presented five students with the First Steps to Success Program on Sept. 13 in the Sunwatcher Clubhouse. According to Green, First Steps to Success is a program that is geared towards first … [Read more...]

Arts and Literature Society plans trip to Oklahoma

About 25 students gathered in the Fain Atrium for the Art and Literature Society’s meeting on Sept. 11. During the meeting, they discussed ideas for activities for the members to participate in for the rest of the semester, such as going to a symphony, reading literature to the elderly, starting a … [Read more...]

Financial aid informs incoming students, parents

About 50 students and parents gathered in the Comanche Suites Feb. 7 to learn about the availability of financial aid and the admission requirements for incoming students.The Financial Aid Night’s main speaker, Kathy Pennartz-Browning, director of financial aid, made her presentation visible to the … [Read more...]

Student turns lifestyle into career

From bodybuilding to school work to making YouTube videos for the world to see, Avery Whaite, mass communication senior, said he sees his lifestyle as a passion that will help build his future. With "stress" up to his shoulders, Whaite goes to the gym to escape that mentality. He said he enjoys … [Read more...]

‘Thieves’ stole my pride

You never know how you are going to handle something until you are put in that situation. In the moments where we are tested, we learn about ourselves, and a lot of times we are surprised. I have been in numerous situations since high school where I have been humbled in a sense that I found out that … [Read more...]

Athletic director to enter phased retirement

University President Suzanne Shipley announced the phased retirement of Athletic Director Charlie Carr earlier today. Carr spoke about phasing into retirement in a telephone interview this afternoon."It was time. I was ready to do it," Carr said.Carr looks forward to spending time working with the … [Read more...]