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Sigma Psi Zeta Spring RUSH

general interest meeting #1
meet some new people over bruegger’s bagels & learn what sigma’s all about

cake pop making
learn about our national philanthropy & make cake pops to sell for the nyawc

general interest meeting #2
another chance to ask your questions about us while enjoying some yummy catered sushi

game night
cultural event: join the sisters for a cozy night in with board games and tea

friendship bracelets
educational event: make your own pressed leather anti-hazing bracelets

dessert at union league
INVITE ONLY: we treat you to the best desserts in town; interviews to follow


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Fall 2011 Rush is coming up! Check out our schedule for this year’s rush.

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Rush is a time when those interested in Sigma can come out, meet the sisters, ask questions, and have a good time. The whole thing is not binding so feel free to come out as little or as much as you want! For a detailed schedule, click.

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Jay Mariotti, a sportswriter who frequents ESPN, was arrested this Saturday (8/21/10) after a physical altercation with his girlfriend. The arrest has spawned an enormous outburst of reactions–a mixture of glee and disgust–both on and off the internet. You see, Mariotti, with a long-standing reputation of being critical of athletes with shady histories, is now quite the Mark Foley of domestic abuse. From blogs that cater to sports fans to big-name media sources like USA Today, everybody is rushing to Google all the old Mariotti quotes like this one:

“A domestic abuser is not a hero in any arena. When a group of crude, drunken fans in Boston taunted him with chants of “Wife Beater! Wife Beater!” last week, I felt bad that Kidd’s wife, Joumana, and the couple’s 3-year-old son, T.J., had to endure such courtside harassment. Victims of violence shouldn’t be subjected to cruel reminders.”
(Sports by Brooks)

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated comments, “There is schadenfreude and then there is frothing-out-of-the-mouth with bloodthirsty delight”. The Mariotti case has had the whole deal–Twitter orgies, blog wars, and much muffled giggling from the comments section of USA Today. Sportswriters, athletes, and fans alike have rushed to laugh at the uncovered hypocrite, practically celebrating that the sanctimonious critic is, after all these years, just another jerk on ESPN. And he probably deserves it, of course, no less than Foley, Spitzer, Craig… the whole lot, really.

But in midst of all this revelry, how did we miss the fact that a woman has been hurt, physically and likely emotionally as well? The vast majority of the reporting have focused on the history of Jay Mariotti’s career and reputation, leaving little room for the victim. We do not know what really happened or why Mariotti did what he did, but what we do know is that there are precious few men who hit their girlfriend or wife once and only once. Somewhere between the silly string and the party music, the suffering and confusion that likely plagued this woman, and perhaps others before her, have been unashamedly ignored in steadfast insensitivity. Are we not the same crowd that he rightfully criticized in that quote above?

The WSJ article gave her one line. Most gave none.

JoyWhen not writing about herself in the third person, Joy may be found brushing her teeth and/or delivering newborns. She is a prospective Bodybuilding and Canadian Studies double major who enjoys nothing more than long walks on the beach, foie gras and fine wine, kissing in the rain, and bad dating website clichés. As of today, her attempts to spread the use of the word “goober” have been fruitless. If you have questions, comments, or if you wish to arrange a book-signing event, please contact her publicist at 867-5309.

Kathy is a geeky, pun-loving epicurean by day, and at night she just goes to sleep. Or so she wishes. Having lived in mostly tropical places (or just places with no weather norcal hells yeah) for her entire life, she also wishes she could hibernate in the winter. A prospective ChemE major, Kathy probably always has some exam to study for or lab report to write, but that doesn’t stop her from, uh, not doing those things. She likes painting, shoes, webcomics, Wolfram Alpha (seriously!), and digressing a lot (like Ammianus Marcellinus) whenever she writes anything. She dislikes the 54-minute limit on Megavideo and her Lady Gaga Pandora station when it plays irrelevant music.

Nicole is a potential political science major from California. If she could choose a friend from a novel, it would be Clarisse McClellan from Farenheit 451; her insatiable curiosity, love for life, and originality would be contagious. Together, they would catch raindrops in their mouths and jump in piles of leaves. Nicole would show Clarisse her perfected method of making instant mashed potatoes and how to tap dance in sneakers. Their discussions about the meaning of love and life would draw out into the night, long after the last chord from Clarisse’s midnight piano concerts had dissipated into the air. Nicole also loves Hong Kong and everything associated with it.

Coming from a family of nine, Lauren plans to spend her life playing with kiddies as a pediatrician, if she can survive the seven billion years of school to get there. Having just finished her certifications for being an EMT, she dreams of the chance she will get to stab someone in the leg with an eppie-pen, saving the world from anaphylactic shock. If she’s not at work, on hulu, or making a complete fool of herself, you’ll find her looking up pictures of all the kitties and puppies she wants to smuggle into her dorm room. She tries to be funny, but always just ends up talking in her Californian ghetto language, badly impersonating accents, or deeming everything to be what she said.

Mu Sochua

The Weekend Times featured the story of Mu Sochua, a well-known advocate of women’s rights in Cambodia. Displaced from her country in 1972, Sochua returned to her country after an 18-year exile and has since become a key figure in the Cambodian parliament known for her campaigns against domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking, among other issues.

Ostracized by the major party and governmental media, Sochua relies on grassroots campaigns to promote her causes. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and given a number of awards for her role as a leading figure in human rights protection.

For the full story, see the Times article.

Spring 2010 Rush is only a week away! Check out our schedule for this year’s rush.

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