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

Alana Earle, Reporter October 9, 2018

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...

Edward Collins, psychology freshman, bends backwards in the talent portion of the the 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Caribfest in Akin Auditorium on Sept 28. Photo by Marissa Daley

International students have additional challenges

Andrea Pedon, Reporter May 18, 2018

Àlex Martínez Roca, taps his foot nervously against the airplane carpet floor as he takes his first look out the window of his new home for the next four years. After living in Barcelona, Spain his...

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...

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...

A group gathers before the Caribfest Parade to take a group photo with a flag of the Bahamas in the green space outside Clark Student Center where students got their bodies painted Sept. 25. Photo by Francisco Martinez

About 300 attend CaribFest parade 2015

Samuel Sutton September 25, 2015

Flashy colors and upbeat music served as the highlights for about 300 people attending the CaribFest parade on Friday night. "I just love the atmosphere here, man. I went last year, and loved everything...

Erine Fontaine, accounting senior, and Samara Stedman, biology senior, view pictures in Bolin 100 of the aftermath of the tropical storm Erika at the Caribbean Student Organization Candlelight Vigil, Sept. 1. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Campus rallies to support victims of tropical storm Erika

eddie naidicz September 1, 2015

After the remnants of tropical storm Erika hit the Caribbean island of Dominica last week, roads were rendered impassable, homes were destroyed and people were left without basic supplies, including...

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