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Caribbean students bring cricket to campus

Joel Thomas, alumnus carried off field by Innis House player after being dismissed during Caribbean Students Organization cricket competition. Photo by Sharome Burton. April 7.

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

April 10, 2019

The Caribbean Student's Organization (CSO) brought a taste of regional flavor to the campus grounds on April 7 when it held its annual cricket competition at the free-play fields near the D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Cricket, the major sport in many of the Commonwealth countries represented by CSO, was the...

Caribfest events give back to community and Caribbean

Caribbean students pose for a picture during the Caribfest parade in front of Pierce Hall on Sept. 30. Photo by Sara Keeling

Herbert McCullough

October 3, 2017

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...

Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant celebrate Caribbean culture

Beyandra Blanchard, radiology sophomore, performs a monologue about the different cultures between the Caribbean Islands for the 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Caribfest in Akin Auditorium on Sept 28. Photo by Marissa Daley

Chloe Phillips

October 3, 2017

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 Organiz...

Caribfest to begin this month

Danielle Dowe, biology senior, at the Caribfest parade on Oct. 4, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour

Judelle Tyson

September 12, 2017

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 m...

Caribbean Students Organization Presents “Expressions – A Soca Mass Rhythm”

Morgan Haire

April 9, 2015

The Caribbean Students Organization will present it’s annual cultural showcase, “Expressions – Soca Mass Rhythm,” April 10 at 7 p.m. in Akin Auditorium. “Expressions is a great cultural event which showcases the Caribbean culture,” said David Joseph, marketing senior and member of the...

Student Center lounge repurposed into office space

conner wolf

March 24, 2015

To make more office space in the student center, the multicultural lounge has been closed and repurposed by student development. The room now is just another office. Cynthia Cummings, special events coordinator, said, “Nobody ever really used the multicultural lounge, so it was turned into office...

Some Caribfest proceeds benefit two local groups

The band warmed up while getting ready for the Soca Show Monday Night where Tarina Simon, marketing senior, won first place. Photo by Rachel Johnson

David Joseph

September 30, 2014

CaribFest brings Wichita Falls alive with a dazzling fusion of colors, fast beat soca music, uniquely hand-made costumes and creative art with the infectious tropical rhythmic sounds. The festival also provides an opportunity for participants to raise money to benefit two local groups. Rhea Durand, ...

17 acts portray island culture

Danielle Thomas, senior in finance, opens the night with a poem in Akin Auditorium Saturday night at the Caribbean Students Organization: Expressions. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Lauren Roberts

April 1, 2014

  More than 100 students and community members came to Akin Auditorium March 29 to see Expressions, the Caribbean Students Organization's 17-act demonstration of the collective ancestry of the Caribbean islands. Deborah Pierre, CSO member, said, "It's very worthwhile for students who...

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