Bonne Journée Kwéyol! I know you all may have expected me to speak about the Halloween season but, today, October 30th, 2020, marks the celebration of Creole day in Dominica. Creole Day is celebrated annually on the last Friday of October and usually occurs during the Halloween season. Creole or Kwéyol day is celebrated by the wearing of madras or afro print material by all, listening to folk music, and eating of traditional and cultural foods. On this day the women are referred to as ‘Dame’ and the men are…Read More
Month: October 2020
The Commuter Chronicles – Welcome!
Welcome to the Commuter’s Chronicles! This column will be an array of relatable thoughts along with some special guests as well as some fun tips here and there! A little about myself: my name is Noor Alrashed and I am an Iraqi-Muslim freshman majoring in Biology, Pre-medicine as well as a commuter student. I’ve lived in Louisiana my whole life, and the state is unique in itself. If you haven’t already, you have to try the creole food here and head down to Cafe Du Monde for some beignets and…Read More
Karibbean Korner – Welcome to the Sunny Side of XULA
Hello Everyone! Welcome to the first edition of Karibbean Korner. I am Brier Evans (pronounced as bri-yay), a Speech Pathology major from the class of 2024, and I will serve as the writer for this year’s (2020-2021) Karibbean Korner column. To say a little bit about myself, I am from the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is an island located in the West Indies aka the Caribbean. I was raised in Dominica for 16 years until I left to attenda boarding school in North Carolina known as Salem Academy. I stayed…Read More
Cooking Series aims to connect Xavier’s Campus one Issue at a Time
What started as a way to connect with students and faculty members during what many thought would be a temporary interruption of the Spring 2020 academic semester, unexpectedlyturned into a favorite online segment for many Xavier University of Louisiana students and faculty. The up and coming Youtube channel, “Cooking with Curtis,” features Xavier University’s Vice President of Student Affairs, Curtis Wright, cooking delicious vegetarian meals step-by-step while addressing current events. Wright includes professional chefs, thought leaders and students in his cooking segments to bring a meaningful conversation around a hearty…Read More