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Greeks come out to show their spirit

May 1, 2014

 

FREDEDREIA WILLIS
Staff Reporter

 

Last week, Greeks went head to head to raise money for deserving causes.

Runners decorate their shirts for the Glow Run, an event put on by Up ‘Til Dawn to raise money for St. Judes. –Photo by Devin Dronett

Runners decorate their shirts for the Glow Run, an event put on by Up ‘Til Dawn to raise money for St. Judes. –Photo by Devin Dronett

 

Greek Week, a yearly event that takes place every spring quarter, is a time for all Greek organizations on campus to join together.

 

The week’s competitive events kicked off at noon Monday April 7 in Centennial Plaza. Students created a large audience around the red tables for a cook-off. On Tuesday afternoon the Greeks gathered around the red tables for a donut-eating contest.

 

The most popular event during Greek Week was Songfest on Tuesday evening. Songfest was a competition where fraternities and sororities paired up to perform skits, dances and songs.

 

“It was great to be able to see all of my friends from other sororities and promote Greek unity while still rooting for my girls,” said Marissa Lee, a member of Kappa Delta and junior biology major.

 

Wednesday started out with the stroll-off, sometimes known as a “party walking.”

 

The stroll-off competition was followed by a girl’s kickball tournament.

 

Sarah McCorkle, a member of Phi Mu and a senior speech major, said she was thrilled and excited about the kickball tournament.

 

“My favorite thing about Greek Week (was) being able to hang out with my sorority and all of the other Greeks as well,” McCorkle, a junior speech communication major, said.

 

Runners line up at the start line for the Glow Run. –Photo by Devin Dronett

Runners line up at the start line for the Glow Run. –Photo by Devin Dronett

Thursday began with Penny Wars, where Greeks competed to see who could gather the most pennies with the least amount of silver coins or paper money.

 

McCorkle said she enjoyed raising money for a charity through Penny Wars. She said that all of the money went to MedCamps of Louisiana.

 

After the Penny Wars, the Greeks joined together for volleyball tournament. After, the Greeks ended Thursday with the Up ‘Til Dawn 5k Glow Run for St. Jude.

 

“The kids should be outside playing, but instead they are battling diseases,” she said. “I was very excited to see all of the Greeks participating in the run,” said Samantha Rachel, executive director of Up ‘Til Dawn.

 

“It felt great to win but I was just glad to be a part of the race period,” said Ethan Brown, the first place winner of the run.

 

To kick off the last day of the week, the students headed to South Campus for a series of relays known as Farm Games.

 

As the Greeks united one last time to close the week, the winners were revealed. Each event awarded a number of points, which were kept secret throughout the week so nobody could determine who was ahead. Sigma Kappa and Sigma Nu were named the champions.

 

Breayn Green, a member of Sigma Kappa and a senior speech language pathology major, said she was thrilled to win this year’s Greek Week.

 

Green said the best part was seeing all the fraternities and sororities truly coming together.

 

“I feel very proud of my sorority sisters,” she said. “We all worked so hard this year and week to win. My voice is still gone from screaming so much in celebration.”

 

“It was a competitive week,” she said. “But seeing everyone come together to bond with not only their brothers or sisters but all of the Greek community, was great.”

 

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