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Commentary: Going Greek: The tale of a nonbeliever

<i>Commentary</i>: Going Greek: The tale of a nonbeliever
Lauren Creiman, LV Life Editor As I stood in front of the doors to Campus Center Ballroom A (with two balloons in hand) and listened to the cheers coming from inside, I felt nervous. A minute later, the doors opened and I walked in to reveal my new allegiance to the room full of waiting women. For most of my life, I have been skeptical of Greek life. My judgment was influenced by popular television... 

Fraternities begin to recruit new brothers

Branden del Rio News Editor Recruitment for the Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities began this week. The process, which is open to all men with 12 units and a 2.0 GPA, kicked off at 10 p.m. on Monday in La Fetra. Approximately 20 men showed up to the informational meeting given by members of each fraternity, the Interfraternity Council and Director of Student Life Barbara Mulligan. Potential... 

Students roll the dice at Sigma Kappa casino night event

Students roll the dice at Sigma Kappa casino night event
Card dealer Jim Marshall clears the table as Natalie Jahnke prepares her raffle tickets for the prize drawings at Sigma Kappa’s casino night last Friday. The prizes included hair cuts, shampoos, comedy club tickets and a trip to Las Vegas. The event raised money for Sigma Kappa’s Ultra Violet campaign, which supports a variety of charities. / photo by Warren Bessant Christina Collins-Burton Staff... 

Phi Sigma Sigma women rock for philanthropy

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer It is after midnight and the only sound that can be heard in Sneaky Park is the creaking of rocking chairs, and the laughter of the Phi Sigma Sigma sisters. Keeping up the national tradition, the women joined thousands of other sisters across the country and took shifts sitting in three rocking chairs to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation through their... 

La Verne students party in pink for breast cancer awareness

La Verne students party in pink for breast cancer awareness
Sophomore Cheyenne Beard and her Sigma Kappa sisters teamed up with CAB to host a Pink Party in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Monday in the Campus Center. The sponsors were promoting early detection as an important aspect of successful treatment for both women and men. There will be more than 190,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the United States this year. / photo by... 

Phi Delta Theta raises awareness with pink laces

Carly Hill Arts Editor University of La Verne fraternity Phi Delta Theta is doing its part to spread the word about breast cancer around campus this week. More than 30 brothers are wearing pink shoelaces around campus to voice their concern for the cause during the first week of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “The stereotype of fraternity members is that they are drunk and disrespectful,”... 

Phi Delta Theta starts year with a Gold Star

Megan Sebestyen Staff Writer The men of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity won a total of six awards including a Gold Star at the 78th Biennial Convention in June held in Orlando, Fla. A part of the University since 1993, the Phi Delta Theta fraternity has a long-standing record of excellence in areas such as community service and recruiting. “It was awesome,” Michael Lindsey, who served as the delegate... 

Greek Week participants end on high note

Greek Week participants end on high note
Iota Delta members Naime Laskar, Aubry McSweeny, Marcie Baldridge, Jodi Baldridge and Cassandra Gonzalez perform at the Lip Sync contest, which capped off the final day of Greek Week on Friday in the Athletics Pavilion. The night also included trophies, awards and many laughs from the large and lively audience. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer The lights were dim, the crowds... 

Greek Week evokes spirited competition

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer The annual week of friendly competition between sororities and fraternities – Greek Week – kicked off on Monday. A Gotham City skyscraper of balloons towered in the University quad as live music from LeoFM called to action all members of Greek life to fight crime in the first of the week festivities. To start the action packed week, an art event entitled “GreekCon”... 

First Person: Teeter-tottering for ALS

First Person: Teeter-tottering for ALS
Andy Leavins and John Leggett took their turn in a 24-hour teeter-totter marathon, Thursday, April 1 in Sneaky Park. The Phi Delta Theta members sponsored the event to help raise money for research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The fraternity sold shirts and bracelets and also collected donations. / photo by Christopher Guzman Michael Shather Staff Writer Giving... 
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