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Homecoming parade brings alumni back to campus

Homecoming parade brings alumni back to campus

Jake Clancy, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Some 50 people attended the homecoming parade Oct. 27. but the annual event that allows campus organizations to create a float and try to beat the others in a creativity competition was mostly attended by alumni. "It's a student competition," Ruby Arriaga, student involvement activities coordinator said, "s...

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...

About 150 people watch Caribfest Parade

About 150 people watch Caribfest Parade

Stephen Gomez, Reporter

October 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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...

Campus officials: Torchlight parade on schedule

Campus officials: Torchlight parade on schedule

Devin Field

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

After the events in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, officials at University of Texas at Austin cancelled the torchlight parade on their campus. After both of these events, MSU officials debated whether to keep the MSU homecoming tradition. “One of the main responses on why we are doing...

Homecoming parade to be held Friday

Homecoming parade to be held Friday

Tyler Manning

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Loud music roars through campus. The mighty stomps of marching band members boom throughout the halls. Community members, students and families stand on the floats they spent hours making. The cavalry is here. This is what is to come Oct. 20 when the Student Involvement Office hosts this yea...

Hispanics add to campus culture

Hispanics add to campus culture

Oscar Cindo

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Students have been saturated in hispanic culture for Hispanic Heritage Month since Sept. 15. Vibrant dresses twirled at Viva MSU, sizzling fajitas coated the Jesse Rogers Promenade and laughter filled Comanche suits all to spark discussion towards hispanic culture, and students still have opport...

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...

Torchlight parade stirs up emotions

Rockelle Gholson, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The annual homecoming torchlight parade and bonfire to be held Oct. 19 are stirring up a variety of emotions in the community because similar events are used by organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan. "I've been here at MSU for a couple of years now and this event always has some controversy," Anna Baton, political science sophomore ...

Homecoming parade marches through campus

Homecoming parade marches through campus

Brendan Wynne

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

As the sounds of drums and horns echoed across campus, followed by the sight of brass instruments glistening in the sun, the Golden Thunder Marching Band lead the charge for the small army of floats, signaling the beginning of the homecoming parade Oct. 28."I love how homecoming is about tradition no ...

Weekend Caribbean festivities bring island culture to campus

Weekend Caribbean festivities bring island culture to campus

Naomi Skinner

October 5, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

For the 19th year, members of the Caribbean Student Organization hosted Caribfest to bring island culture to campus while raising money for local groups.Timon Thomas, the Caribfest chair said, "The money goes to charities such as the Disabled American Veterans and the Wichita Falls Independent Schoo...

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