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Parade members dance to music at the parade.

Caribfest Parade brings Caribbean culture to the streets of campus

Stephanie Robledo and Thalia Doe September 29, 2021

Caribfest came to an end with a parade Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. that began at the Hardin Administration building and ended at Sunwatcher Plaza. The parade highlighted Caribbean culture with music,...

Esco Levi and Krim celebrate after the formers crowning.

Caribfest Soca Show: “Music Is My Paradise”

Lauren Colpitts, Reporter September 26, 2021

Soca music, originating in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, mixes many different musical styles including calypso, reggae and latin, to name a few. However, most well known, Soca is primarily influenced...

Mecahnical engineering junior Garvin Joseph holds up flags as the Black Steel pan group performs.

CaribFest Culture Show

Fisher Seigler, Reporter September 24, 2021

The Caribbean Students’ Organization began Caribfest with the Culture Show at Akin Auditorium on Thursday evening, Sept. 23. The show consisted of music, dance and costumes from across the Caribbean...

Our View: Expose yourself to the cultures on campus

The Wichitan September 15, 2021

MSU Texas is a minority-majority university, which means ethnic and racial minorities make up the majority of the population, 51% in this case. MSU is also home to students from 54 foreign countries and...

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...

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

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,...

Guy laughing

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Judelle Tyson

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...

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