This Week in Greek: Greeks Stay Busy With Legislature, Pancakes, and Races

By Allison Davis
Elm Staff Writer

  • The Phi Delta Theta team won the Tanner’s Touch Volleyball Tournament, which was run by the Washington College women’s volleyball team. This is their second volleyball win. The members of the team were seniors Kyle Benk, Ryan Bankert, Parker McIntosh, and juniors Nick Stewart, Anthony Cairo, and Blake Weishaar.
  • Brothers from Phi Delta Theta represented WC at the Maryland Student Legislature Club. Sophomore Andy Sauthoff called MSL “a great club that gives students real experience working throughout the legislative process with other students- where we write, propose, and debate bills.” Senior Dale Frymark said, “it’s a new way to become politically involved in the direction of our state and allows anyone to make a difference.” Attending this event was senior Dale Frymark, sophomore Ian Briggs, juniorRobert Billings, sophomore Andy Sauthoff, and senior Lawrence Baker.
  • Kappa Sigma is hosting its annual pancake breakfast at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Saturday, Oct. 20. You can purchase tickets for $5 at lunch this week. All proceeds are split between Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Virginia and the Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Foundation. Your ticket will get you an all-you-can-eat breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, and pancakes.
  • AOII is hosting its fifth annual Queen of the Roses 5K on Oct. 21. Students can sign up during lunch or dinner in Hodson Hall for $8 ($15 for non-students and $20 on the day of the race). The 5K was created to honor their late sister, Jasmine Dora Queen and all proceeds go toward scholarship that was created in her name. The race will take place at Wilmer Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race will begin at 11 a.m. All are welcome.
  • Zeta pink out the campus for breast cancer awareness month.

Have you noticed the pink ribbons around many trees on campus? The Pink-Out occurring on campus is from the Zeta Tau Alpha’s and their hard work during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Zeta Tau Alpha began its association with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1992, when it was the first national sponsor for the Race for the Cure’s National Series Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program. Nationally, ZTA provides pink “In Memory Of” back signs for participants to wear during the race to honor their loved ones.

ZTA also has a partnership with Yoplait and its Save Lids to Save Lives program. Around campus, you may notice their efforts to collect lids by the boxed placed in Hodson and in other locations. Yoplait donates 5 cents to the ZTA Foundation and 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every lid.
Another way that the ZTA ladies work to spread awareness is through the NFL.

Sisters talk to people around the stadium about breast cancer, and sisters from WC attended the Washington Redskins game on Oct. 7 to spread their message to increase awareness. They handed out pink ribbons to tailgaters, and the players also wore pink. Sophomore Ashley Sowers said that “Despite the gross weather, it was a blast!”

ZTA will continue their Pink-Out this month with their yogurt-eating contest, a Zumbathon, and also the Big Man on Campus Competition.

One thought on “This Week in Greek: Greeks Stay Busy With Legislature, Pancakes, and Races

  1. I would LOVE to see the video of the group dance from Big Man on Campus this year on your website! It was SO funny.

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