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Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

Amos Perkins, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Lights. Cameras. Madness! Ligon Coliseum was packed full of energetic students ready to dance, sing, compete and let loose. Some entertained with their athletic talents. Others showed off their creativity. More still, danced and sang from the stands and the gym floor. Homecoming festivities kick...

Caribbean students bring cricket to campus

Caribbean students bring cricket to campus

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...

SGA to celebrate international cultures March 11-13

Clarissa Alvarado, Reporter

March 8, 2019

As a way to celebrate international cultures, the Student Government Association is collaborating with organizations to have three days of activities from March 11-March 13. Kerdell Cuffy, finance senior, senior class senator and chair of the campus culture committee, is the organizer of the event. She sai...

Black Student Union welcomes all

Black Student Union welcomes all

Jeri Moore, Reporter

November 6, 2018

"We also want to be that safe place where people can come and voice their concerns," Bradford said.

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,”...

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...

CSO members hope to engage more students

CSO members hope to engage more students

Greta Gottschalk, Reporter

October 1, 2018

While the Caribbean Student Organization has been around for 24 years, the organization executives said that awareness of the group is still left unknown to most of the student body. There are anywhere between 300-500 students involved in the culturally based organization. With that, Anja N. Tous...

Global enrollment continues to grow thanks to university’s outreach program

Global enrollment continues to grow thanks to university’s outreach program

Denush Vidanapathirana

December 4, 2017

The wall and shelves of Randy Glean, director of the Office of International Student Services, are filled with pictures of smiling students, the result of his 20 years spent bringing in students from 46 countries to the university. “I got to travel the world, see more than 3,000 students come thr...

Lip sync top three announced, will battle at bonfire on Oct. 19

Lip sync top three announced, will battle at bonfire on Oct. 19

halie aldridge

October 17, 2017

As the focus drew down to the the top three, the crowd became restless. After each performance, cheers erupted from the audience, and the night had been filled with nostalgia and excitement, however, the performers and the audience waited to hear the finalists announced. Treston Lacy, mass co...

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...

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