Monthly Archives: April 2012

Party, party, party…

Get ready, reader. Lots of party pics coming to you from both the Chi Omega’s spring formal and my fraternity’s spring parties day. Spring parties is basically when the fraternities set up an out door hang out area and the entire campus (Greek and independent!) comes over to hang out, eat crawfish, and dig their toes in the sand. This year we had live music by an awesome bluesy cover band, Keith and Margie, in addition to 600 pounds of crawfish! Even though it was the coldest spring parties the college has ever seen, it didn’t affect the turn out at all (just the attire).

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The night party featured a rave by a DJ we hired from Texas. Their lights and speaker system were insane! We all had a crazy time and went back to our rooms sweaty, hoarse, and more than just a little deaf. It was a great break from all the tests and papers I was working on all week!

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Anyways, this is my last blogpost for the semester. I’ve had a blast writing about my junior year, and I really hope this has given you a glimpse into the everyday life of a Millsaps student! You know how I like posting pictures, so I leave you with some shots from the Chi Omega spring formal. I hope you all have a great summer!

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Two Gorhams and two Arceos

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The formal was at the Eudora Welty Commons in Jackson. Here, we pose with Eudora

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The presidents

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On the porch

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My pledge class. Good times!

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Kings of Step (and Community Service)

This past week was a busy one! Last Wednesday was the annual Greek Week Step Show, in which the Greeks form teams and compete for eternal glory. Our weapons: coordinated slaps, claps, stomps, and random yelling. I was, for the second time since pledging Greek, on the winning team. Victory is so, so sweet.

A video of our performance is coming soon, so below is a little something to tide you over until then. It’s my first ever vlog, featuring a step-off around campus between me and another teammate. Enjoy!

Then, last Friday was the annual 1 Campus 1 Community Midtown Block Party, in which we open our gates to the Midtown area of Jackson and have games, food, face painting, and other great stuff for the whole community. It’s definitely one of my favorite events we have on campus. This year, I got to work the health fair doing blood pressure and glucose tests to screen for diabetes with Alpha Epsilon Delta, the prehealth honorary. It was a great experience that gave me skills I can use when I’m a doctor!

Photos by Casey Holloway

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There I am…

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The football team comes out too!

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Sara Del Castillo, a Zumba instructor who started a flash mob dance!

March Madness has nothing on April Absurdity

You can go ahead and credit me with coming up with the term. There is so much going on with my life this month, from planning a joint party with two other fraternities for this weekend, to writing papers and studying for tests, to practicing for the Greek Week step show this Wednesday, to going to sorority formals! Sometimes it feels overwhelming, but I guess it comes with being an older college student.

Check out these photos from the Tri-Delta formal the other weekend. I hope y’all have had a good Easter holiday!

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Eve of the Seventh Season: like Christmas Eve but better

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photo by Marc Rolph

This past Sunday evening was the annual Eve of the Seventh Season, a Millsaps ritual designed as a symbolic transitioning of juniors into seniors (hence the name “seventh season,” which is the fall semester of one’s senior year). The junior class walks around campus along a candle-lit path to learn the history of various Millsaps landmarks and the symbolism behind them. I was elected by my peers to speak at one of seven stations, which was a great honor for me! Afterward, we gathered in the Weems House across the street for a reception. It was nice to get to catch up with all of my fellow juniors over croissants and cocktails. Senior year, here we come!

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