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‘This is probably the best Finals Frenzy that we’ve had’

‘This is probably the best Finals Frenzy that we’ve had’

Brittni Vilandre, Reporter

May 8, 2018

With finals right around the corner, students' stress levels are beginning to rise as they search for an opportunity to get away from the constant all nighters and countless caffeine runs. The University Programming Board hosted the 30th Finals Frenzy to help students relieve stress before finals...

Girls choose their sorority based on fit, regardless of skin tone

Girls choose their sorority based on fit, regardless of skin tone

avery queen

December 3, 2017

Eighty beautiful girls, all with different skin tones, curled and straightened hair, perfect makeup and shiny eyeshadow, freshly-painted nails, distinctly matched outfits and the smell of 80 different perfumes overwhelm and intimidate the first day of rush and recruitment for both Panhellenic and mul...

Rest stops provide break for cyclists

Rest stops provide break for cyclists

Herbert McCullough

August 29, 2017

There were 21 rest stops available for the cyclists racing in Hotter 'N Hell 100 on Aug. 25-27, aided by more than 2,000 volunteers. Dail Neely, rest stop coordinator, said the goal of the rest stops is to keep the cyclists hydrated and safe. "One [goal] is to make sure they are hydrated an...

Chi Omega donates $10K to Make-A-Wish

Chi Omega donates $10K to Make-A-Wish

Sarah Graves

March 7, 2017

Chi Omega hosted the annual Swishes For Wishes basketball tournament on March 4 in the Bruce and Graciela Redwine Student Wellness Center as a part of their Wish Week festivities. Their proceeds were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. "...

Kappa Alpha and Chi Omega hold toy drive for Cook Children’s

Kappa Alpha and Chi Omega hold toy drive for Cook Children’s

Yareli Lora

December 7, 2016

Members of Kappa Alpha Order and Chi Omega are hosting a toy drive for the patients of Cook Children's Medical Center.Kaleb Collins, marketing sophomore who initiated Kappa Alpha in the fall, moved up to the number four officer position as head of recruitment shortly after he joined.Collins said, ...

Rivalry reaches its peak

Rivalry reaches its peak

john oleon

October 12, 2016

“Sweep!” Faith Quick, nursing senior, said after Sigma Kappa’s 18-13 flag football win over rival team Chi Omega on Oct. 4.Taylor Courtney, mass communication senior and Sigma Kappa’s quarterback, put the team on her back and carried them to the win. “Taylor Football,” as some call her, ran...

Build a positive social media presence

Build a positive social media presence

Kara McIntyre

April 6, 2016

When I first started using Twitter six years ago, I never imagined that it would influence the world as much as it has. I never imagined that for any social media network, really. I figured it would be like all of the other trends—it'd be popular for a few months, create some waves in the community, and ...

Chi Omega host annual Swishes for Wishes basketball tournament

Chi Omega host annual Swishes for Wishes basketball tournament

Taylor Barnett

March 16, 2016

The Chi Omega sisters tipped off their annual Swishes for Wishes charity basketball tournament on March 12, as a part of their Wish Week festivities.“We raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation, and we wanted to do something that could get everybody involved on campus who wanted to be a part of i...

Community service part of life for SAE, Chi-O

Community service part of life for SAE, Chi-O

Kayla Medearis

October 28, 2015

Community service can impact lives, not only for those who receive service, but also for those who chose to give back. All through winter, volunteers come to soup kitchens and homeless shelters, putting together meals for the less fortunate in their communities in hot, cramped kitchens. These volunteers...

Sorority recruitment an emotional rollercoaster

Sorority recruitment an emotional rollercoaster

Kara McIntyre

September 10, 2015

Recruitment is the most exciting month of every sorority girl's life (and yes, I said month). We practice every day for almost a month straight, learning door chants, pref songs, and how to talk to a PNM (potential new member) properly. But I'm not going to lie, I questioned my sanity too many times during that month. Thoughts...

Greeks give members sense of purpose

Greeks give members sense of purpose

Naomi Skinner

May 12, 2015

The Greek community on campus makes up about 431 students which is about 9 percent of the student population. These students create friendships, interact through social gatherings and help out around the community. “Greek life has provided me with many opportunities to better myself as a perso...

Chi Omega sorority hosts basketball tournament for ‘Wish Week’

Naomi Skinner

April 7, 2015

The Chi Omega sorority held a basketball tournament last Saturday at the Wellness Center as part of an ongoing charity event, Wish Week. "This is our basketball tournament, it's a three on three basketball tournament that we do every year. We call it Swishes for Wishes; so it raises money for our philanthropy which is Make-a-Wish. They ...

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