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Torchlight Parade and Bonfire tradition continues

Torchlight Parade and Bonfire tradition continues

Dariana Garza and Alyssa Mitchell

October 19, 2019

Heat. Fire. Music and over 400 hundred torch-wielding students attended the annual Torchlight Parade and Bonfire Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. With spirits high and plenty of rival school t-shirts to burn Nacona Trail south parking lot was fully lit by the burning shirts and crumbling pallets. According to Ruby...

Campus officials: Torchlight parade on schedule

Campus officials: Torchlight parade on schedule

Devin Field

October 17, 2017

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...

Torchlight parade stirs up emotions

Rockelle Gholson, Reporter

September 27, 2017

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 ...

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