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Greek: How to be a fashionable "frat boy"

Totalfratmove.com has listed the five clothing items for a true “frat boy.” Here’s our take on each: Sperry Top Siders Although Eugene is an inland city without any area remotely nearby to sail a boat, owning a pair of this brand of boat shoes is a must. Just make sure …

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Where fraternity and sorority members go to study

With finals week quickly approaching, many of us are preparing for long hours of cramming a term’s worth of information in our heads. And for those who live in large communal homes, seeking a good study spot with so many people living in such a small space can be hard …

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Greek: We want your money

Greek Life = money. It seems many people look down on the Greek community for this reason, that it’s ridiculously expensive to be part of such a “cult.” However, with fees come even the smallest perks (including toilet paper and Kleenex) that most people don’t think about. A member of …

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Greek: Sing me a song, young men

Ah, it’s that time of year again. Fraternity serenades season. Fall term brings fraternities the gift of eager men willing to pledge and further nurture their brotherhood. These men are new to Fraternity and Sorority Life. In such a small community where everybody knows everybody, it’s important that these young …

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Greek: A frat house is a home, too

As the saying goes, a house is a home. But I think sometimes we forget that. Millions of fraternity men across the U.S. and Canada eat, sleep, shower and hang out most every day of every week of the school year in their chapter houses. A fraternity house is not …

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Greek: Top 5 ‘sratty’ things to wear

“Sratty” is the creatively named sorority counterpart of the term “fratty.” It simply means living up to the sorority stereotype to best of your ability and should not in any way be taken seriously. These five “sratty” things to wear ideas stem from Total Sorority Move, a popular website within …

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Greek: Paddles aren’t made for hazing

Perhaps one of the most prominent symbols of fraternity and sorority life is the craftily constructed wooden paddles that adorn the rooms and hallways of many chapter houses all around the nation. However, paddles come with the instinctive connotation of pledge hazing and cruel punishment, particularly because of their shape …

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Q&A with Tevin Preston, a UO fraternity president

Three years ago, Tevin Preston stepped foot into Lambda Chi Alpha for the first time, feeling immediately welcomed and wanted — and with reason. He proved his natural leadership skills after serving as treasurer his sophomore year and social chairman his junior year before becoming elected president. Today, Preston is …

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Greek Week 2012 nears end, raises money for the Eugene Boys and Girls Club

Let the games begin. Greek Week kicked off last Thursday, beginning a week-long tournament as fraternities and sororities team up to compete against each other in a series of events. The annual event celebrates the Greek community while aiming to cultivate homecoming weekend at the University. This year, the community …

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Greek: Haunted fraternity and sorority houses across the country

Fraternities and sororities are rich in history, and the physical houses themselves are no exception. Though these are our homes now, they have been home to thousands before us for nearly a century long. These walls are rich with history and have seen laughter, growth and horror. Here are some …

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Nguyen: Remembering that Greek Life is one community

#fightformatt. This hashtag blew up my Twitter feed all day a few days ago from our neighbors at Oregon State University. Curious, I clicked on the link to check out the conversation. Oregon State University’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta began Fight for Matt after one of their brothers was …

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Sustaining a brotherhood without a house

What’s a fraternity without a fraternity house, a place for the brotherhood to all live under one roof? With the expansion of the UO, Northwest Christian University and Fraternity and Sorority Life, land around campus is sparse. Because of this, not all FSL chapters are housed, eliminating a large aspect …

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An average sorority house director discusses her role

Did anyone ever ask you as a child what your parents did for a living, and all you could do was shrug your shoulders? For many of us, that’s how we feel when people ask us what exactly our sorority “house moms” do to merit the paychecks they receive for …

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Nguyen: Bid day is a rewarding end to a tiring process

If you recently saw 1,000 women screaming through campus with uniformed costume-like shirts and large signs, it wasn’t a parade. It was bid day. Once a year, every national Panhellenic Council (PHC) sorority on campus offers a bid to a potential new member at the exact same time. This year, …

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How to stay healthy in community living

Being able to say that I live in a multi-million dollar mansion sounds glamorous — until I add that I share the house with 56 other women and spent my first year sleeping in a room with 39 of them. Living in such close quarters with so many people raises …

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Why women make rushing a sorority more difficult than men rushing a fraternity

It’s a difference that completely represents the double standard that we live with on a day-to-day basis. As the saying goes, men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Why we make things so much more complicated is beyond me.

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