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CaribFest Culture Show rained out during second performance

October 18, 2018

Due to a sudden downpour of rain, the CaribFest Culture Show that was initially planned to last an hour with six performances was cut short to roughly 15 minutes and only two performances. Hosts Martin...

CSO Glow Fete brings lit end to Caribfest

To close out the 2018 Caribfest, dozens of students attend the Glow Fete in the Comanachee Suits in the Clark Student Center on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Photo by Rebecca Writing
October 8, 2018

The rain that sent people running for cover could not put out the light of the Glow Fete that closed out the Caribbean Student Organizations 2018 Caribfest Saturday, Oct. 6 and ran through 2 a.m. Sunday,...

About 150 people watch Caribfest Parade

Guy laughing
October 6, 2018

Before the afternoon rain sent the people watching the culture show scrambling, about 150 people — many of them also attending Family Day events — watched the Caribfest Parade with just as many actually...

Music breathes life into Soca Show to kick-off Caribfest

The last of the 11 performances at the Soca Show for the 21st annual Caribfest brought the crowd to their feet as the night closed out on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Photo by Will Schultz
October 6, 2018

As the lights flashed around the Sikes Lake Center and the thump of the music reverberated through the performers' and audience's chests, the Soca Show kicked off the 21st annual Caribfest Oct. 4 at 7:30...

Students prepare for Carifest pageant

Valandra Jno Marie, freshman management, hits high notes during the talent portion on the 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Caribfest in Akin Auditorium on Sept 28. 2017 Photo by Marissa Daley
October 3, 2018

While the fall semester is in full swing, the excitement of CaribFest is just getting underway as the Caribbean Student Organization sets its eyes on the aspects that bring such a vibrant event to life...

Spice and Ice win Caribfest Soca Show

The group O.K turns zombie as they dance to the song Carnival Jumbie for the 2017 Caribfest Soca Show hosted in the Sikes Lake Center on Sept. 29. Photo by Marissa Daley
October 3, 2017

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...

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
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...

Confessions of a Carnival junkie

Judelle Tyson
October 3, 2017

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...

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
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,...

Mentalist reads minds and brings laughs

October 3, 2017

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,...

Students feel effects of Hurricane Maria

Students feel effects of Hurricane Maria
September 27, 2017

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...

Caribfest to begin this month

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

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