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Being involved on campus gives students memories, skills

Sky Barron, Reporter

May 2, 2019

 Whether it is joining an organization on campus, pledging for Greek life, or trying out for a position in the band, student involvement is what helps the students gain skill sets for future careers and make the college life a memorable experience. According to Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, rese...

Greeks geek over Greek Week

Greeks geek over Greek Week

Brianne Fournier, Reporter

April 8, 2019

During Greek Week, members of the sororities and fraternities come together for competitions and bonding experiences. "Greek Week builds Greek unity and allows everyone to learn more about the other chapters we wouldn't know otherwise. It brings together Panhellenic, Inter-fraternity Council an...

Gamma Phi Beta Moonball tournament March 30

Gamma Phi Beta Moonball tournament March 30

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

February 25, 2019

Out of the four sororities on campus, the women of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority race to began posting flyers around campus for their upcoming Moonball tournament on March 30. President of Gamma Phi Beta, Leah Gilliland, marketing senior said, “Moonball is our annual philanthropy event. We do a volleyball...

Sigma Lambda Alpha raises money selling burritos, quesadillas

Allison Atherton, Reporter

October 16, 2018

Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority, Inc. held a fundraiser selling burritos and quesadillas on Oct. 11 in the Clark Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. President, Alaska Carrillo-Bell, biology junior said, “We do fundraisers because all the other stuff we have to do, such as retreat, we need m...

The chaos that is K. Aus- the story of cancer survivor Kylie Austin

The chaos that is K. Aus- the story of cancer survivor Kylie Austin

Tasia Floissac, Reporter

May 1, 2018

For the average 18-year-old, it would seem that college life is about enjoying new-found freedom, homecoming and bonfires, cringing at cafeteria food and struggling to make that 4.0 GPA or not sleeping through class. But it definitely wasn’t the story of the vibrant history senior, Kylie Austin. Instead,...

Alleged sexual misconduct causes controversy for Kappa Sigma

Cortney Wood

April 25, 2018

[Editor's note: During a recorded interview, Jessica Wollenberger received a call from Janet Hallum, Sigma Kappa Gamma Tau chapter adviser, which she answered while the recording was still on. Cortney Wood, managing editor and reporter, attempted to contact Hallum to notify her she had been recorded, but...

New student center, Greek life building announced at town hall meeting

New student center, Greek life building announced at town hall meeting

Cortney Wood

February 13, 2018

To alleviate some of the crowding in the Clark Student Center, Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced the Daniel building will be repurposed as a greek commons for sorority and fraternities as well as other student organizations as part of the boundless opportunity campaign at the town ha...

Kappa Alpha blood drive continues Thursday

Kappa Alpha blood drive continues Thursday

Cortney Wood

January 24, 2018

The blood drive, hosted by Kappa Alpha Order, will continue on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. in the Clark Student Center in the Comanche suites. Since the blood drive kicked off on Jan. 23, 22 people have donated either pints, plasma or platelets. Texas Blood Institute staff facilitate the do...

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Sigma Nu warms up fundraising

Mia Heck

December 6, 2017

Until Friday Dec 8, Sigma Nu will be selling hot coffee and hot chocolate in the Clark Student Center to help raise money bring more positivity to their fraternity. “We are planning on hosting a philanthropy event where we bring bubble soccer to campus and the money raised today will help with that cost,” Leland Creel, business manag...

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 4, 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...

Greek culture more toxic than we admit

The Wichitan

November 28, 2017

Greek life and the activities of sororities and fraternities are prevalent on most university campuses in the United States. In fact, many universities, including MSU, will start organizing "Greek Week" in a few months, where Greeks engage in celebratory competitions to show off school and organiza...

Sigma Sundae sweetens philanthropy with ice cream

Mia Heck

November 16, 2017

Sigma Kappa sorority hosted a sundae bar Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Comanche Student Center to raise money for various charitable organizations “This is such a big event for our Sigma Kappa foundation,” Carrie Halbrooks, vice president of Sigma Kappa’s philanthropic services, said. “All the money...

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