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CaribFest Culture Show rained out during second performance

Amber Hernandez, Reporter

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 Thomas and Jenna John-Baptist introduced the show calling it a “Journey through the tropics,”...

CSO Glow Fete brings lit end to Caribfest

CSO Glow Fete brings lit end to Caribfest

Rebecca Whiting, Reporter

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, Oct. 7. “Actually it is good that this event happens because it brings diversity around her...

About 150 people watch Caribfest Parade

About 150 people watch Caribfest Parade

Stephen Gomez, Reporter

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 participating in the parade. Mariesam Isles, senior finance, said this was the second Caribfest...

Music breathes life into Soca Show to kick-off Caribfest

Music breathes life into Soca Show to kick-off Caribfest

Jake Clancy, Reporter

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 p.m.  As the members of the Caribbean Student Organization put the final touches on the colorful event, they said this ...

Students prepare for Carifest pageant

Students prepare for Carifest pageant

Andrea Hall, Reporter

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 much like the CaribFest Pageant. "The pageant itself is a display of poise, elegance and intellig...

Spice and Ice win Caribfest Soca Show

Spice and Ice win Caribfest Soca Show

Alyssa Mitchell

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 began at 8 p.m. Friday night with the introduction of the show host and the three judges. Then...

Caribfest events give back to community and Caribbean

Caribfest events give back to community and Caribbean

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...

Confessions of a Carnival junkie

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 festivals every year, and being away from home would mean that we would miss out. Caribfest...

Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant celebrate Caribbean culture

Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant celebrate Caribbean culture

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...

Mentalist reads minds and brings laughs

Tyler Manning

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, including parents, children and students. To clarify what a mentalist is, Bott said, "A mentalist...

Students feel effects of Hurricane Maria

Students feel effects of Hurricane Maria

Judelle Tyson

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 from Antigua on Thursday, Hurricane Maria left the country in a complete disarray and it would take...

Caribfest to begin this month

Caribfest to begin this month

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...

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