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Finding Her Past, Present and Future

By Lauren Filippini (Alpha Chi, Butler University), editor If you’ve watched the Netflix documentary Found – about three adopted teenagers who discover they’re cousins and travel to China to learn about their history – you may have noticed a few Alpha Chi moments, like a Dad’s Day event banner and a T-shirt. That’s because one […]

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Living Authentically with Bipolar Disorder

By Chelsea Skye Smith (Alpha Omega, Birmingham-Southern College) Content warning: Mentions of mental illness, self-harm, suicide, sexual promiscuity and medications It has always been important for me to help disrupt the judgment surrounding mental illness. I went into college knowing I wanted to study psychology, but it was the little things about mental health stigmatization […]

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All About Founders’ Day Challenge

Each year during the month of October, the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation celebrates Founders’ Day Challenge, a month-long fundraising campaign supporting the Real. Strong. Women.® Fund. This year, the Foundation invites you to honor our Founders with a gift to the campaign! When you give, you’re helping empower sisters to embrace their ambitions and reach […]

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Staying Strong

By Sinde Wickersham (Alpha Chi, Butler University) Twenty years ago my sister was given a 12% chance of pushing her stage IV sarcoma into remission. She has climbed mountains on her cancer journey and is still enjoying life in the fifth year of her latest remission. Because of her experience, when I was diagnosed with […]

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Ask an Alpha Chi: Vicky Weber

In honor of our seven founders, we get to know one Alpha Chi Omega through seven questions. Vicky Weber (Upsilon, Millikin University) grew up without seeing characters like her in books. Now, she’s writing her own stories about the Taíno so that today’s children can find characters to relate to and learn more about the culture! […]

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Authentically Me

Advocating for Myself and Others Through My Journey with Narcolepsy By Dayle Lane (Tau, Brenau University) This article is an excerpt of a longer piece shared in the summer 2021 Lyre. Visit our website to learn how you can receive The Lyre. I remember walking in the hallway as I headed to class in the […]

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AXΩ and ROTC: Embodying “Real. Strong. Women.”

By Anelise Allen (Lambda Nu, Northeastern University) New York native Alex Haskins joined the Northeastern community in a majority-remote capacity in the fall of 2020. However, this did not deter her from taking advantage of any and all opportunities that came her way. Alex is currently a member of the Army ROTC program, a member […]

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Pride in My Culture and My Alpha Chi Omega Experience: An Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflection

By Teagan Verreux (Gamma Pi, University of Tampa) I am a proud member of the AAPI community, and despite feeling ashamed multiple times as a child for being Asian, along with hearing the many stereotypes that come along with it, I love being Thai and that my sisters support me no matter what. My cultural […]

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Appreciating My Culture: An Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflection

By Yen Nguyen (Delta Epsilon, Southeast Missouri State University) Being a first-generation Vietnamese American woman is who I am. I am more than proud, I am beyond thankful. Growing up in a Vietnamese household, I was taught about my culture and the traditions. For instance, Tết, which is known as the Lunar New Year, is […]