By Lina Bhambhani
Six thousand cans were donated to the Weed & Seed
organization in Pomona after last Tuesday’s Can Structure Day
united more than 1,000 students during Greek Week.
Weed & Seed is a non-profit organization that helps poor
people in need of food.
More than 12 Greek organizations came together to build their
favorite superhero out of cans in University Park during
Sigma Chi won Can Day, one of nine Greek Week events, with a
can-made Wolverine and Chi Omega won with its structure of the
Other highlights were Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Speed Racer car and
Zeta Tau Alpha’s interpretation of Wonder Woman.
Sigma Kappa made a falling memorial with a pair of boots and
helmet in loving memory of their former sorority sister Ashley
Henderson Huff, nicknamed as the group’s superhero G.I. Jane.
As the Greeks were paired up, each of them had to make a
different sculpture with 500 cans.
“I was glad to see a lot of people come out to Greek Week and
enjoyed the event overall,” said Mathew Woung, from Zeta Phi
Even though it was a humid day, organizations were able to work
together to make their can structures.
“It was hectic and a lot of things were going on at once, but
eventually everything came together,” said Cody Woods from Sigma
The event was open to everyone, and many students and faculty
came to support their favorite sculpture.
“The National Can Structure Day judges were there who knew the
real rules about can structures and helped in judging the can
structures,” said Jeni Adams, interim coordinator for Greek life
On Wednesday, the Greek organizations quizzed each other on
their knowledge of everyday things.
Thursday was a packed day of two events, which included the Food
Fair and Greek Olympics.
Organizations turned up the music and brought their dishes to
the University Park during U-hour.
Several foods that were sold included egg roles, chicken wings,
snow cones, ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery, tacos and homemade
During the evening, the Greeks reunited for the Greek Olympics.
Each organization competed with one another using their sporting
skills against each other.
Friday, the Lip Sync took off at 7 p.m. in the Kellogg Gym,
where the organizations used their skills of lip syncing and
dancing in a competition.
Beautification Day was on Saturday morning where it was another
beneficial day for Greek Week.
“More than 20 organizations came out to this event,” said
Stephen Follett, Greek Council programming chair.
“Seventeen were competing where they received points for the
week, if at least 70 percent of their organization arrived.”
Students met at 7:15 a.m. at the Pomona Fairplex to check in
with the Greek Council.
Each organization was assigned 10 sites to clean up throughout
They came back around 12 p.m. where a barbecue was waiting for
them, courtesy of the Greek Council.
The program went towards the mandatory community service hours
for all the Greek organizations, as well as the City of Pomona,
where the chapters helped clean up.
The sites included the Boys and Girls Club, where the chapters
helped clean the area and played with the children as well.
They also went to Mountain View Elementary School where a couple
of students from each chapter helped clean up the school.
Other sites were spread out on Mission Boulevard and Temple
Avenue where students took gloves and large trash bags to pick up
the trash down the streets.
“I like Beautification Day because it brought everyone together.
This gave us a chance to work with other organizations,” said
Johanna Davisson from Sigma Kappa.
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