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Prancettes held clinic to prepare girls for March 7 auditions

Prancettes held clinic to prepare girls for March 7 auditions

Monique Fields, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

With auditions approaching, the Prancettes held a clinic Feb.28 to show students what the Prancettes are all about. "We wanted girls to come out and see what we do, because a lot of people don't know about us,"  Camree Jones, early childhood education sophomore, said. This event began with warm-up...

Dominica, Antigua take the crown at Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant

Dominica, Antigua take the crown at Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant

Alana Earle, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local, News

Gold, glitz and glamour coated the night in Akin Auditorium that would make Jay Gatsby envious as the annual Mr. and Ms. Caribfest pageant leaned into "The Great Gatsby" theme. The festivity, part of the Caribfest, allowed students in the Caribbean Student Organization to showcase the vibrant culture and unite the students from the various islands in the Caribbean in jus...

Homecoming dance to be held Oct. 18 in Legacy

Sarah Graves

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The third annual homecoming dance will be held on Oct. 18 in Legacy Hall beginning at 8:30 p.m as a part of the homecoming week festivities. Norma Ramirez, assistant director of residence life and housing, said the dance will go along with the university's homecoming theme — rewind to the '90s. Members...

’90s throwback lip sync will throw down Oct. 16

’90s throwback lip sync will throw down Oct. 16

halie aldridge

October 13, 2017


Filed under News

As part of homecoming week, several student organizations will battle it out at the annual lip sync event on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. According to Ruby Arriaga, student coordinator for student activities, a few changes have happened this year: the location of the lip sync prelimin...

Confessions of a Carnival junkie

Confessions of a Carnival junkie

Judelle Tyson

October 3, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

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...

Viva MSU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Viva MSU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

halie aldridge

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Hispanic Heritage Month began with the second annual Viva MSU event on Sept. 15 in Legacy Courtyard. According to Ruby Arriaga, head coordinator for student activities and grad student, the Hispanic Heritage Committee created the event. "It's a way to educate the community about Hispanic c...

Students ‘Just Dance’ the night away at UPB event March 30

Students ‘Just Dance’ the night away at UPB event March 30

Cortney Wood

April 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Even before anyone reached the Legacy Multipurpose Room, the steady rhythm of a song pulsed through the entry way and invited dancers to join the University Programming Board event. Neon decorations scattered throughout the room complemented the colorful music videos that played overhead on the ...

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