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🎀 Master list of sweet sorority photo poses! 🎀

Sorority sisters love to take photos and sorority sugar loves these CUTE poses!

🎀  SWEET ON GREEK SORORITY POSES: 🎀

The Faux Conversation:

The Glitter Flurry:

The Elbow Clutch:

The Scenic Landmark:

The Circle:

The Legs In The Air Don’t Care:

The Sand in Our Toes:

The Flag Unfurled:

The Happy Hands:

The Straight Arm:

The Boot Scoot:

The Square: 

The Chalkboard Crush:

The Wall Sit:

The Timeless Squat:

The Shirt Showoff: 

The Arm In Arm:

The Tummy Tuck:

The Perfect Pair:

The One Leg Lift:

The Air Born:

The Just Hangin’ Around: 

The Sorority Sign:

The Blowing Bubbles:

The Pyramid: 

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Please don’t pass judgement on something you don’t understand.

I just read an article about a sorority recruitment video that “is worse for women than Donald Trump”–I read the entire article and watched the video, expecting some horrendous taboo recruitment video. I didn’t get what I expected. It was a complete run of the mill plain Jane recruitment video. The article states"It’s all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. It’s all so … unempowering,”. When in reality it shows a group of girls goofing around, having fun and bonding with each other to form a sisterhood. Sisterhood is ultimately the reason a girl joins a sorority in the first place, so showcasing that is an extremely important part of the recruitment process. Speaking from experience, the making these types of videos is sometimes choreographed and sometimes someone just pulls out a camera and starts filming friends joking around, sitting and talking. 

Do the girls all have on nice outfits, their hair done and makeup on? Yes! Of course! Why would somebody post a video of their sorority looking like crap? That’s not going to attract PNMs. In many sororities, including my own, sisters pride themselves on appreciating beauty, both of themselves and their surroundings. This isn’t in vain or for shallow reasons, but simply because when we look our best, we feel our best. We are confident and ready to conquer anything. When we wear our letters or represent our houses, we are encouraged to spend a little extra time grooming in the morning to look put together. Similarly when I went on field trips in high school, we were instructed to wear nicer clothes and be nicely groomed because we were representing our school. There’s nothing wrong with taking pride in yourself. 

Thirdly, the author tells us that the video is lacking : any mention of core ideals or service and philanthropy efforts”. Recruitment videos are meant to be supplemental. They are shown to PNMs DURING the recruitment process. These PNMs are also talking to the sisters about their values and philanthropies. In fact, when I went through recruitment, the video was shown during our philanthropy round. We met with the girl who was recruiting us, talked about the philanthropy that house was involved in, watched the video, and did a small craft for the philanthropy (i.e. making sugar free iced tea lemonade for the JDRF walk when the philanthropy is Diabetes Research and Education). We don’t see it in the 5 minute video, but we talk about the values of the houses for 4 days, each time we visit. 

The author concludes saying “It’s the kind of thing I never want my young daughters to see or emulate.” That’s very sad, I want my daughter to emulate sorority women. Women who share a bond that lasts a lifetime. Women who seek wisdom, who aspire to keep their bodies and minds healthy, speak kindly with those who they meet and cherish the friendships they make along the way. I want her to be a woman who looks for ways to contribute to her community and show respect for herself, her home, and her beliefs. I want my daughter to be honest, kind and sincere. I want her to have high ambitions and find a way to reach them. That is the kind of woman I want to be, I want to raise and that is the kind of woman that is in a sorority. 


RANT OVER. Please, just do research and find the appropriate information on a subject before you pass judgment. Not everything about a system can be shown in a 5 minute video that’s meant to be an advertisement. 

fratboy!luke (part 4)

READ PART THREE HERE

a/n: it’s been a while I know and i’m sorry. I’ve been super busy and I was out of town last week so I apologize for the wait. anyways enjoy this next part. feedback is greatly appreciated!

word count: 3,811
requested: yes
warnings: slight violence (fist fight?), mention of blood & vomiting but no great detail

“It’s the perfect situation,” you sighed falling onto your bed. You’d just gotten home from spending the night with Luke. Mae had been making breakfast when you came through the door. The smell of coffee wafted through the dorm room, waking you up.

The entire time you explained the friends with benefits agreement you’d come to with Luke Mae had stayed silent, listening carefully while she buttered her bagel. Once you were finally finished explaining she looked at you suspiciously, “Are you sure? You don’t have any sort of romantic feeling towards him? At all? And he doesn’t feel anything for you?” You scoffed, shaking your head, “No. If he’d felt anything he would have said something. I promise, it’s chill. And I mean, he’s a college frat boy. Having a friends with benefits situation is like the ideal for guys like him.”

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Paddles are a tradition in sororities. While many sororities have tried to stay away from paddles due to their historical uses, I believe that paddles are an essential part of Greek life. Whether you’re in PanHellenic, IFC, for MGC paddles are common place. I have complied a list of my five favorite paddles that I have come across on Pinterest.

1. Alpha Sigma Tau Anchor Paddle

2. Kappa Alpha Theta Tangled Paddle

3. Lilly Pulitzer Paddle

4. Gamma Phi Beta Floral Paddle

5. Gamma Phi Beta Quote Paddle

Bonus: Kappa Alpha Theta UP Paddle (this is my personal paddle that I gave to my big. Not on the top five, but I wanted to share it on my blog)

fratboy!luke (part 5)

READ PART FOUR HERE

a/n: I’m sad about this chapter bc its slightly emotional and heartbreaking. however it means I’m that much closer to getting to write the chapter i’ve been waiting to write this entire series:-) as always, feedback is much appreciated. enjoy!


Luke sighed at the dark blue and purple bruise that had formed on his cheekbone as well as the one on the bridge of his nose. The split in his lip had all but healed up over the weekend. Leaning closer to the mirror he ran his fingers over the bruise gently. He was trying to get ready for class but was unsure of how to deal with the bruise. Try and wear a hat in hopes that the shadow would hide it? See if anyone has any concealer or foundation to cover it? Who was he kidding he didn’t know how to put on foundation and he didn’t have time to look up a youtube video. A hat was his best option probably.

“Looks pretty nasty,” Michael’s voice startled him. “It’s just sore, doesn’t really hurt anymore. Couldn’t sleep last night though because every time I rolled over it bumped it,” Luke frowned, stepping away from the mirror. He situated a black baseball cap over his slightly curly hair, thinking back to the weekend.

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THE BLACK ‘SKULL AND BONES’ - The “Boule”

“In 1904, the first African -American Greek Secret Society was formed in Philadelphia, by Dr. Henry Minton and five of his colleagues. The Boule, (an acronym for Sigma Pi Phi) and pronounced "boo-lay”), was formed to bring together a select group of educated Black men and women. “

"Fashioned after Yale’s Skull and Bones, the Boule historically takes pride in having provided leadership and service to Black Americans during the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, and the Civil Rights Movement. ”

“What could the Boule offer America’s Blacks in the early 20th century? Joining the exclusive secret society offered advancement and perks to select Blacks in return for loyalty to its objectives. ”

“The upper tenth of Blacks started to live the good life as Boule members, while the majority of ordinary Blacks were disenfranchised. But what were the Boule’s objectives?”

REMAKING OF THE HOUSE NEGRO

“The remaking of the House Negro was necessary to institute a group of Blacks who had a vested interest in protecting the Elite White System. It was about selling out brothers and sisters for power and money. The majority of Black lawyers, doctors, engineers and accountants were members of this secret club. ”

“These elite systems promote dissension, division, hatred, bigotry and war. According to the ruling powers, people are objects that need to be controlled. Therefore, we have men and women in high places that are soulless and beyond the reach of normal reasoning processes. “

-Lesley Henry

Obama’s tongue does not belong to himself anymore. It’s leased for life.

#NEWBLACK #Boulé

Chapter 1 (The One That Got Away)

Short Summary: basically a punk frat boy Niall/innocent girl story (sequel to this)

Read the whole story here

Word count: ~5k

I’m sorry if it’s shit, I promise it will get better :)

Warning: language, that’s it for now

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The Avatar solar system

arborine and I have been watching/rewatching (it’s her first time through) Avatar: The Last Airbender and Avatar: The Legend of Korra recently. We’ve just finished Book 1, and it’s been great fun (nice to know in advance what’s going to disappoint…)

At the end of Book 2 of Korra, there is a ‘planetary alignment’ or 'harmonic convergence’ which occurs in the setting precisely every 10,000 years. It is illustrated in the show by a set of planets moving onto an apparently completely perfect line:

When this episode came out I was of course mostly going “this is very very very silly”.

This time, I want to work out if it could be possible with an actual physical solar system. (Nevermind that a universe in which you can destroy the moon by shooting a fish clearly doesn’t run on real-world astrophysics!)

So this post basically uses that picture to try to work out the Korra solar system. Spoiler: I put a lot of effort into not finding a plausible solar system that looks like that. But we see some interesting (I hope) maths along the way!

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🎉 Building the ultimate bid day goodie bag! 🎉

Q: I was wondering what would be some good items to put in a bid day goodie bag? 

A: First select a super cute tote bag  and then select your favorite treats to go inside. How many gifts you give depends on your budget. Ordering in bulk helps bring down the price per item. Everything you select should be customized with your sorority name, greek letters, symbols, or mascot for extra flair. Your new members will be thrilled to get their very first sorority swag from their new chapter!

🎁   Top 50 Sorority Bid Day Goodie Bag Gift Ideas! 🎁 

  • Tumbler
  • Mug
  • Water Bottle
  • Koozie
  • Plush Toy 
  • Headband 
  • Sunglasses
  • Notebook
  • Note Pad/Note Cards
  • Sticky Notes/Tabs 
  • Key Fob
  • Luggage Tag
  • Laptop/Car Decal 
  • Stickers
  • Magnets
  • Picture Frame 
  • Candy 
  • Landyard 
  • Sunglass Strap
  • Makeup Bag
  • Pens & Pencils
  • Pillowcase
  • Button 
  • Pocket Mirror
  • Casual Bracelet 
  • Bumper Sticker
  • License Plate Frame
  • Coin Purse
  • Nail Files
  • Nail Polish/Nail Wraps 
  • Metallic Tattoos 
  • Mini Clipboard 
  • Hair Ties 
  • Socks 
  • Flip Flops
  • Dry Erase Board 
  • Cookies
  • Small ID Holder
  • Decorative Wood Block
  • Bottle of Bubbles
  • Colorful Straws 
  • Plastic Mason Jar
  • Charm
  • Hanging Decor 
  • Art Print
  • Lip Balm
  • Stemmed Cup
  • Dog Tag
  • Weekly/Monthly Calendar
  • Coasters

Also fun for your new members to wear on bid day ~ tank top/tee shirt, cap and fanny pack!