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Real, Strong Women Don’t Haze

By Paige Hollendonner (Iota Omega, Carthage College) Hazing in collegiate fraternity and sorority chapters is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals, especially as imposed on college students seeking membership to a fraternity or sorority.” There is never a reason for hazing, and real, strong women don’t haze. We […]

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On the Road Again

By Chloe Sekhran (Sigma, University of Iowa) Picture this: You’ve just graduated from college and landed your dream job. You head to Indianapolis for six weeks, which will be the longest you’ll be in any one place for a year. Those six weeks pass, and you pack your life into three suitcases for almost four […]

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Instagram Versus Real Life

By Lisa Young Stiers (Epsilon Omicron, Indiana State University) Originally published in the fall 2017 Lyre; updated and condensed for this blog “A picture is worth a thousand words” could be the rally cry for millions of Instagram lovers. Beautiful pictures — sharing stories of friendship, sisterhood, adventure and life — are the foundation of […]

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Finding Home at Alpha Chi Omega

By: Samantha Emerson (Beta, Albion College) This January, I become a new member of Alpha Chi Omega. Now, I don’t want to get all sappy or anything, but joining Alpha Chi is seriously one of the best things to ever happen to me. Before I joined, I had some friends, but I wouldn’t say I […]

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Starfish Moments

By: Kristen Reynolds (Iota Tau, California State University San Marcos) Since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of making a difference in the world. As I grew up I found myself questioning, “How much of a difference can I make?” What I found, through my favorite story, “The Starfish Story,” was that making […]