The real Greek life: Inside the St. Nicholas Greek festival

This past Labor Day weekend, the Central West End’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church hosted their annual St. Louis Greek Festival by decorating the corner of Kingshighway Boulevard and Forest Park Avenue blue and white, serving authentic cuisine and providing free entertainment to celebrate Hellenic culture.

Tom Ratts | Contributing Writer

With rise in Greek life numbers, financial aid options should increase

For years, freshman hallways have overflowed with tinsel, baked goods and a variety of wooden Greek letters. This year, the boxes of brownies and glitter-glue-decorated jewelry boxes have multiplied, leaving Student Life with concerns about the minimal number of Greek scholarships available to students.

Introducing: Professor George Pepe

Professor George Pepe lightheartedly suggested that he suffers from logorrhea. “Logos, meaning word, and rhoia, meaning flow,” he said after his self-diagnosis. As outgoing chair of the University’s Department of Classics, Pepe is well versed in Latin and the origins of words.

| Scene Reporter

Best greek event

There are certain things that we’re deprived of in college—babies, home-cooked meals, a normal sleep and laundry schedule—and puppies definitely fall into this category. That’s why Chi Omega’s Rent-A-Pet is genius.

Students, faculty talk Greek at panel

For most students, Greek life happens outside the classroom, but on Tuesday night, professors, students and administrators gathered in Wilson 214 to discuss the role of the Greek system on campus.

| Editor in Chief

Greek week speaker to reduce stress

Greek Week is bringing more than just fun activities to campus; it’s introducing a fun speaker.
Dr. Corey Ciocchetti will be speaking to students in Graham Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in a presentation titled “Under the Influence of Stress.”

| Senior News Editor

Kappa Sig to build home for Habitat

The Danforth University Center (DUC) is often filled with the jarring voices of various fraternity and sorority members calling out to students to give money to one charity organization or another, giving out tattoos, bracelets and food. All Greek organizations host philanthropy events.

| News Staff

The not-so-hidden expectations behind fraternity formals

As I’m riding in a bus filled with rowdy college kids en route to a fraternity formal, more than excitement and even anticipation, I’m feeling relief that my date isn’t some stranger who was desperate for a last-minute setup.

| Forum Editor

200 pledge in shorter rush period

Exactly 200 men at Washington University accepted bids in the first week of February to become a member of one of 11 active social fraternities on campus. Four hundred and fifty-three men had registered online, although the actual numbers are estimated to be lower, said Dave Wallace, coordinator for Greek housing programs.

| Staff Reporter