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Is Fraternity and Sorority Life worth the cost?

Being a “broke college student” is a well-known title for most young adults going to school. But what about the thousands of members that take on additional costs by being involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life? According to the Fraternity and Sorority Life website, for the 2012-2013 year the per …

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How do transgender students fit into gendered Fraternity and Sorority Life?

In fall 2011, Elle Mallon went through recruitment to join a fraternity at the University of Oregon. However, Mallon didn’t feel like there was a spot for her. “There were some guys who would say ‘no homo’ or ‘that’s so gay’ or use ‘gay’ as an insult,” Mallon said. “Some queer people …

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Dutch Bros Coffee gives back to the community through UO Greek philanthropies

At Gamma Phi Beta’s Crescent Classic, sorority sisters handed out stacks of all-you-can-eat pancakes and attendees washed them down with Dutch Bros Rebels. Dutch Bros employees happily passed around free beverages while dancing to music Gamma Phi Beta blared. The sorority didn’t have to pay Dutch Bros for any of the drinks. Anyone familiar …

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Fraternity and Sorority Life’s creative strategies for keeping grades up this finals week

Winter term is finally coming to a close and spring term is en route, which means that the monster known as finals is waiting to eat us alive while the library is at maximum capacity. Each term, every chapter in Fraternity and Sorority Life works hard to maintain a high …

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Sorority legacies bring mothers and daughters closer

As generations pass, many women spend their college years immersed in the Greek Life experience. Often, those generations are mothers who have daughters who have grown up listening to them tell the enchanting stories of their college years spent with sisters. “Growing up, (my mom) always talked about her sorority …

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Fraternity and Sorority Life on lockdown after five individuals hospitalized for alcohol consumption

The University of Oregon is investigating unofficial Fraternity and Sorority Life functions after several parties Wednesday night resulted in five women being sent to the hospital due to overconsumption of alcohol. Chi Omega President Sarah Pierce said in an email to her members that, “All of greek life is on …

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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: 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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Arts & Culture

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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Walks: In Lill’s honor, maintain compassion, support for each other

A moment came near the end of Lill Pagenstecher’s candlelight vigil last Sunday night that was beautiful in its imperfection and choked me up all over again.

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University community, Greek and non-Greek, needs to confront sexual assault

At the University, there is an issue so taboo, especially within Greek Life, that no one dares bring it up. Sexual assault.

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Shasta-cising: Waste of time or crucial spring tradition?

As the end of winter term nears, members of the Greek community look forward to spring term. If the weather holds up, spring brings much-needed sunshine to Eugene, and many are in high spirits. However, there is one weekend everyone has circled on his or her calendar. Yes, we’re talking about the weekend trip to Lake Shasta.

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Long: Being a ‘fraternity man’ shouldn’t be an all-or-nothing proposition

The general population expects one of two things from a fraternity man. One, to be a true frat-star, boasting about bitches and beer, or two, someone who tries to convince everyone they’re a gentleman whose only pursuit in life is nobility.

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Order of Omega enables FSL leaders, scholars further opportunities to achieve

Since 1959, the Greek Leadership Honor Society has recognized high-achieving undergraduates nationally by creating bonds among students in fraternity and sorority life. Order of Omega at the University currently has 110 members, all of whom have a grade-point average above the required 3.25.

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Kappa Alpha Theta’s Jessica Whitney serves as the University’s new president on the block

Originally established at the University in 1909 and re-established this year, KAT and its nominating committee found, in University sophomore Jessica Whitney, just what they were looking for. For what it’s worth, Whitney never would have guessed she would be in the position she’s in now.

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Long: Undergraduates and Greeks should be equal, not separate

Being a member of Greek life is simply an extracurricular that enhances my experience as a regular college student. It doesn’t make me a better person than you. It doesn’t make me smarter than you. It doesn’t make me cooler than you. Why some people, who aren’t participants in Greek life, feel the need to defend themselves or mount offensives against Fraternity and Sorority Life shows nothing but insecurity.

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Letter: Greek GPA data ‘misleading’ due to enrollment ratios

After reading Jackson Long’s article about Greek life GPAs, I was less than sold. From the data that he showed us, he seemed to be implying that being in a fraternity or sorority gave one a distinct advantage in the realm of academics. This may be true with their collection of past tests, quizzes and homework assignments.

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