Greeks compete in week’s festivities

By Lina Bhambhani

More than 1,000 students in 25 organizations are separated into
12 teams to compete in Greek Week 2009, which raises money for the
Dream Scholarship, United Friends of Children, and the Christina
Burmeister Scholarship.

Greek Week began Sunday and continues Tuesday with “Can
Structure Day” at University Park, where fraternities and
sororities create their favorite superhero with cans that are later
donated to charity.

The week, sponsored by Greek Council, kicked off with volunteer
participation at the Southern California Wine Tasting & Auction
last Sunday in the Rose Garden and will continue through Saturday
for Beautification Day, and later ending with an awards ceremony on

Wednesday features a quiz bowl based on each Greek
organization’s everyday knowledge, held in the BSC’s Ursa

A Food Fair takes place Thursday at U-hour in University

Thursday also features the highlight of the week, Greek

The event, which begins outside at Kellogg Stadium at 5 p.m.,
includes the highly competitive tug-of-war, an obstacle course,
human wheelbarrow race and more.

On Friday, it comes down to the most popular contest, Lip

Sorority sisters and fraternity brothers get their grooves on
while lip-syncing to a skit filled with song and dance routines.
The event is held inside the Kellogg Gym at 7 p.m. and is open to
the public.

Going on for more then 10 years, Greek Week changes a little bit
every year.

Stephen Follett, a Greek Council member, said Can Structure Day
used to be Fence Day, where fences had to be built according to the
year’s theme.

“Since all the wood was just going to waste, we decided to make
a can structure day so we could recycle the cans after the
contest,” Follett said.

The organizations are each assigned to an individual activity
and several join together to help one another in making the event

Greek Council helps out as well by overlooking and making sure
everything is set up.

The goal of this event is to create awareness around campus
about Greek unity and donate to philanthropies, as well as Weed
& Seed Service of Pomona.

“The purpose for fraternity and sororities is to have fun while
giving back to the community,” said Kimberly Johns, National
Pan-Hellenic programming chair.

Several organizations are looking forward to most of the events
of this week, but some are looking forward to specific events.

Maisam Dewji, judicial director of Beta Chi Theta, said she’s
waiting for Beautification Day “to give back to the community.”

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Greeks compete in week

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Greeks compete in week’s festivities

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