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Greek life students work on murals for the Chalk Mural Contest by the Fuquay Welcome Center. Teams receive points from the contest that go toward their fraternity or sorority for Greek Week.

Greek life students draw murals for Greek Week

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2021

Students drew murals representing their fraternity or sorority to compete in a mural competition for Greek Week 2021.  The Chalk Mural Contest on Wednesday was the fourth event in Greek Week. Teams...

Sororities establishing sisterhoods, community involvement

Sororities establishing sisterhoods, community involvement

Emily Catterton, Staff Writer October 1, 2019

Being in a sorority or fraternity can be hard for multiple reasons. Juggling events that are required for Greek Life, as well as handling school work that needs to be turned in on those same days can be...

Fraternity finds fresh motivation with national award

Gabi Wy, Features Editor August 24, 2016

When Lambda Chi Alpha president Kegan Miller heard the USI chapter of the fraternity had received the prestigious Grand High Alpha award, he was “blown away.” The senior mechanical engineering...

Fraternities to recruit from Tuesday to Saturday

Nick Leighty September 1, 2015

Recruitment of new Interfraternity members begins this Tuesday and will last until Saturday. There will be an information meeting from 6:30-9 p.m. on Sept. 3, in Carter Hall. Students looking...

Spring into recruitment

Brenna Wu January 13, 2015

Most sororities are going into high stress mode as the dates for informal recruitment approach. I went through formal recruitment in the fall, and I remember being stressed each day as a potential new...

Letter: Rather than disapprove, improve

Mary Bradley December 9, 2014

After reading and hearing about the uproar caused by Brenna Wu's opinion article "The Greek Life PR Ploy," I have to say that there seems to be quite a trend in drastic reactions from Greek Life regarding...

Letter: ‘This is Indiana’

Luke Williams December 9, 2014

Dear Brenna Wu and Opinion Editor, Upon reading the article about school spirit, we found it very rude, disrespectful, and prejudice! We find it very truculent of you to question our motives for having...

Greek life fine, but why spend money?

Jake Tapley September 17, 2014

I have never really had much interest in Greek life. From an outsider’s perspective, or at least from my perspective, it seems like a waste of money – money that could be put toward more rewarding...

It’s more than ‘buying friends’

Brenna Wu September 17, 2014

This past week has probably been very stressful for the Greek students around campus. Fraternity Rush Week was last week, and this week is sorority recruitment. It seems inevitable that the Recruitment...

Greek event to raise funds for charity

Ariana Beedie October 1, 2013

Students can sink competitors' canoes and donate to charity, all at the same time. “Don’t Sink Your Battleship,” a competition sponsored by the Interfraternal Council, gives students the chance...

Sorority Recruitment achieves success

Bobby Shipman September 20, 2013

Maddie Ziller said she was excited to join Alpha Sigma Tau. Alpha Sigma Tau does a lot of community service, such as working with people diagnosed with down syndrome, which Ziller said she was excited...

Photo courtesy of Sigma Tau Gamma

USI fraternity wins national award

James Vaughn September 18, 2013

Sigma Tau Gamma was awarded the McCune Distinguished Chapter of the year award Aug. 3 - seven months after the fraternity regained its charter. “The fact that they went from a colony to being...

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