Pros, Cons, And What To Know (Article 3): Draft 2

Greek Life: The Pros, The Cons, And What To Know By: Trevor White “From the outside looking in you can never understand it. From the inside looking out you can never explain it.” First, let me say that since I have not gone through sorority recruitment this is going to lean more toward fraternities. However, I do know that sorority recruitment consists of different rounds of meeting sisters with various requirements of dress and a process of “prefing” and dropping organizations based where you feel you fit as a PNM (potential new member). Now, since I was a recruitment chair … Continue reading Pros, Cons, And What To Know (Article 3): Draft 2

The Greek System At ASU (Article 2): Draft 2

The Greek System At ASU By: Trevor White “Our main purpose is to make sure Fraternities are cooperating and making sure the Greek community is healthy.” Jeff Jenkins At Appalachian state, Rebecca Cooke (Becky), the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Nick Wright, the Coordinator for Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life play a key role in maintaining the “health” of the Greek System. Along with them, there are three councils that govern the Greek System at Appalachian State; The Interfraternity Council (IFC), The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and The Panhellenic Council (PHC). Here is a quick rundown … Continue reading The Greek System At ASU (Article 2): Draft 2

Greek History (Article 1): Draft 2

Greek Life: A Brief History By: Trevor White “Fraternities and Sororities symbolize all that we wish to accomplish in our lives. They represent the struggles we all face as we grow. Why we cling to them no one can explain, but in the end, we are all stronger for it.” On November 11th, 1750, an organization called The Flat Hat Club was established. That group of people started the process of forming what is now known as Greek life. The Flat Hat club consisted of many significant figures in history such as Thomas Jefferson, Saint George Tucker, Reverend Thomas Gwatkin, … Continue reading Greek History (Article 1): Draft 2

Article 3: Draft 1

Article Three: The Pros and Cons of joining Greek Life and how Joining works First of all, let me say that since I have not gone through sorority recruitment this is going to lean more toward recruitment for guys. However, I do know that sorority recruitment consists of different rounds of meeting sisters with various requirements of dress and a process of “prefing” and dropping organizations that potential new members (PNMs) feel they fit or do not fit in with. Now, since I was a recruitment chair for my fraternity I know the fraternity recruitment process inside and out. Formal … Continue reading Article 3: Draft 1

Article 2: Draft 1

Article Two: The Appalachian State Greek System and their standards At Appalachian state the Greek system is watched over majority in part by Becky Cooke, the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Nick Wright, the Coordinator for Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life. There are three councils that aid in maintaining the Greek System at Appalachian State; The Interfraternity Council (IFC), The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and The Panhellenic Council (PHC). The Interfraternity Association was established in 1973 as a governing body of the men’s social Fraternities. There are now 13 recognized fraternities on campus, each organization is … Continue reading Article 2: Draft 1

Article 1: Draft 1

Article one: The History of Greek Life On November 11th, 1750, the first collegiate secret society was created and called the Flat Hat club at The College of William and Mary. FHC standing for Flat Hat club held some well-known members in its time; Thomas Jefferson, Saint George Tucker, Reverend Thomas Gwatkin, and Robert Baylor. The first official Greek lettered organization was Phi Beta Kappa which was also founded at The College of William and Mary, they held their first meeting on December 5th, 1776. The oldest social fraternity in existence is Kappa Alpha Society established in 1825 as a … Continue reading Article 1: Draft 1

Rhetorical Rational

Trevor White Rhetorical Rational R C 2001 Bret Zawilski         While writing on the effect of hip hop on culture and society I did not learn much new, I have been involved and interested in this discourse community for some time now. Through both writer’s pieces there was a variety of storytelling along with writing that allows the reader to almost hear how the writer would be saying what he is writing. These points where the feeling showed obviously was where I focused most because it allowed for ethos and pathos to be developed simultaneously.  By developing the areas where … Continue reading Rhetorical Rational