Category Archives: GREEK LIFE

Ohio University’s Greek Life Response to Sexual Assault

Rachel Mark | | rm023716@ohio.edu

When I first stepped foot on campus for my second year at Ohio University, I never would have imagined that my email would be flooded with warnings from the Ohio University Police Department about multiple rapes and even a kidnapping. Within a small span of two weeks, four rapes were already reported. I really tried to not think about the assaults that have occurred but have gone unreported and unnoted. Continue reading Ohio University’s Greek Life Response to Sexual Assault

Stereotyping Sororities: Viewpoints from Inside and Outside the Sisterhood

Lifestyle Writer| Ian Kenyon | Ik656315@ohio.edu | @iankenyon13

Walking down campus these past couple of weeks, I’m sure you’ve noticed the hordes of girls in high heels and dresses, dressed to impress the sorority leaders during rush week. However, many of the girls who didn’t participate had some harsh to say about the girls who did. Sorority girls have been stereotyped to be the ditsiest, yet also the prettiest, girls on any college campus.

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6th Annual Bare On The Bricks: Glowing for a Cause

Lifestyle Writer| Rachel Sinistro | rs651613@ohio.edu

bricksaOn April 16 Ohio University students bared it all (well, almost all) in the sixth annual Bare on the Bricks Run also known as the Nearly Naked Mile. The run is put on by the Student Alumni Board and Phi Kappa Psi in an effort to collect donations for local non-profits fighting homelessness. The run is usually put on in the month of February, but this year due to unfortunate weather circumstances it was postponed until April. Also in contrast to the early morning run in previous years, this run had a nighttime glow in the dark theme. Continue reading 6th Annual Bare On The Bricks: Glowing for a Cause

How to Survive Greek Week

Lifestyle Writer | Caitlyn Adams | ca023612@ohio.edu

What's the one thing that can bring over thirty organizations together? Greek Week. Image via ohio.edu
What’s the one thing that can bring over 30 organizations together? Greek Week.
Image via ohio.edu

Here at Ohio University, Greek Life is a growing aspect of the college experience. During last fall alone there were roughly 800 women that went through the formal recruitment process for sororities. With over 30 social fraternities and sororities on campus today, it’s not surprising that there is an entire week dedicated to being Greek. Continue reading How to Survive Greek Week

DIY: Sorority Paddles

Culture Section Editor | Jackie Petre | jp774811@ohio.edu | @jackie_janelle

As I sit here between coats of paint, I can’t help but think now is the perfect time to write a DIY article on tips for making your big or little a paddle.

As a seasoned sorority girl, I like to think I’ve pretty much nailed it when it comes to crafting of all sorts. Paddles in particular are something special to Greek Life, as they are a handmade gift given between big and little brothers or sisters when the little is initiated.

Here are a few key things to remember for first-time crafters to make the perfect paddle.

Looking for the perfect gift to give your Big or Little? Make a paddle. Photo Credit: Jackie Petre
Looking for the perfect gift to give your Big or Little? Make a paddle.
Photo Credit: Jackie Petre

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FANGLE Greek Files: Phi Delta Theta

Lifestyle Editor | Diana Wiebe | dw923311@ohio.edu | @DoctorDwiebe

This week we are profiling a senior from the fraternity Phi Delta Theta. Here’s what
Andrew Carf had to say about his time with the Phi Delts.

Photo Caption: Andrew Carf, pictured in the middle, hangs out with his two favorite  littles at the Phi Delta Theta Formal last April.
Andrew Carf, pictured in the middle, hangs out with his two favorite
littles at the Phi Delta Theta Formal last April.

Name: Andrew Carf
Major: Marketing
Year: Senior
Relationship Status: Taken

FANGLE: Why Phi Delta Theta?
Andrew Carf: When I first came to school, I was kind of against the fraternity culture because of horror stories about hazing and binge drinking. I was a sheltered incoming freshman, but then, once I was brought around to the guys of Phi Delta
Theta by my freshman roommate, I discovered that that’s really not what it’s all about. We have our fun, but that’s a small portion of what we do.
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