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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Sigma Pi Theta / Courtesy Katie Hervey

Emerson FSL defies Greek life stereotypes

By Karenna Umscheid
Published September 29, 2022

With “RushTok” taking over the ForYou page of TikTok at the start of every fall, the image of sorority girls dancing in coordinated outfits in front...

Courtesy: @ECGreekCouncil

Fraternity and sorority life organizations overcome challenges amid hybrid-style recruitment

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
Published February 3, 2022

Emerson’s Spring 2022 Fraternity and Sorority Life recruitment operated through a hybrid integration of events that began Jan. 24. Junior visual and...

Phi Alpha Tau hopes to change culture after 18-month hiatus

Phi Alpha Tau hopes to change culture after 18-month hiatus

By Vivi Smilgius
Published January 27, 2022

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault.  Phi Alpha Tau will return to action this semester, marking the end of the fraternity’s...

Kappa Gamma Chi spring 2021 new member education class.

Emerson fraternities and sororities pledge institutional reimagining

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
Published April 8, 2021

Emerson’s Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations are facing an internal reckoning as they seek to “reimagine” themselves to make recruitment...

Emma Krug (Active), Rhiannon Melton (new members), Nicole Watkins (Active), Allie Thompson (Active)

Fraternities and Sororities forced to be creative with new member education amid COVID

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor
Published March 2, 2021

With the daunting effects of the pandemic, new member education for fraternities and sororities has been a challenge, to say the least. With all events...

Alpha Epsilon Phi executive board members during fall 2020 recruitment.

Spring fraternity and sorority life recruitment: bids, breakout rooms, and bonding

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
Published February 18, 2021

As Zoom hangouts and bids subside and anticipatory new members  take their places in their new fraternities and sororities, Fraternity and Sorority Life...

Members of Kappa Gamma Chi opted out of recruitment this semester.

Fraternity and Sorority Life navigate the semester under COVID-19 regulations

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
Published October 6, 2020

Fall is typically the peak semester for fraternity and sorority life on campus, who usually welcome a new member class through recruitment events. But...

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