The Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at Mizzou is tearing down Greek prejudice one intimate photo at a time.
Using honest words at their shield, these girls armed themselves with truth in order to set the record straight on the Greek community; their bravery put forth a message that spread between Greeks and non-affiliates alike, asserting that everyone who is a part of Greek life is a normal person, facing trials and tribulations like everyone else.
There is a preconceived notion that paints sorority girls as ditzy, spoiled, shallow or vapid. On more than one occasion, I’ve personally had a complete stranger make a rude comment about Greek life and furthermore, an assumption about my friends and I because of the letters we wear.
The photoset that Mizzou’s Kappa Kappa Gamma’s portrayed Greek women as intelligent…
Crashed on the floor when I moved in.
This little bungalow with some strange new friends
Stayed up too late and I’m too thin
We promise each other it’s til the end
Vanessa Carlton’s White Houses rings in my ears as I reminisce on the euphoric whirlwind that was my college experience. Late nights and long-term jokes, hard moments and learning to become adults together; as I type in my childhood bedroom, it’s almost too much to recall.
I am exactly the opposite of small town; in fact, I went to the largest high school in the state with a town population to match. I am eccentric, outgoing, and I make friends easily, without having to divulge too much information about myself because I tend to stay relatively guarded. It is easy to blend in when there are thousands around you; it is easy to standout when you’re used to competing in a crowd.
When I went to college, I had no intention of leaving part of myself in a new city. I loved my hometown (and still do, in fact); I spent the first 18 years of my life in the same bedroom of the same house, on the same street with the same friends. No changes meant no heartaches, and I was absolutely okay with that.
One Tree Hill may have ended in 2012, but the beloved characters will forever hold a place in our hearts. Who amongst us didn’t celebrate with the Scott brothers when the Ravens finally won the State Championships? Who didn’t cheer when Peyton threatened the tactless nurse because Haley was in pain and pregnant? Who didn’t cry with Brooke as she let her heartbreak fuel the celebrated Clothes Over Bros beginning? Robots, that’s who.
One Tree Hill’s storyline resonated with young viewers because it allowed us to grow up alongside characters we could empathize with. We wanted to know them. We wanted to be them. Excellent underground music meets witty literary references meets attractive and relatable characters, making for one of the best teen dramas to date. If you can’t tell, I’m still not completely over it.
And so, as the words of the poetic Lucas Scott are forever written in our minds and on our hearts, so are some of the most iconic quotes from this cherished series. With that, I give you: 10 One Tree Hill Quotes To Lead You Through Life:
Phi Sigma Sigma, known by some as “Phi Sig”, is a social sorority founded in 1913. If you’ve been a member of this sisterhood, you’ll know there are some things only sisters of every Phi Sig chapter would understand.
Here are the top 7 things that only Phi Sigma Sigmas would totally get:
7. Needing to own anything in a color scheme that mildly resembles our King Blue and Gold.
6. Trying to find the cutest black dress, since it is now an important part of your wardrobe. You never know when you are going to need it!
5. “What Would Fay Do?” is now your personal mantra. While all of our founders our wonderful, Fay sticks the most in your mind.
University of Arizona sororities always are doing it right. Intelligent, beautiful, and super fun ladies that love to always have a good time! Check out the UofA Alpha Phi Tumblr. It sure is awesome!!!!
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