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Thiel Fraternities and Sororities Compete in Greek Week

By Bobby Winner

April 16 through 20 was Thiel College’s annual Greek Week, where the campus’ fraternities and sororities engage in friendly competition in several fun games and sports.

This week consists of banners, dodgeball, academic bowl, guest speaker, tug of war, obstacle course, egg toss, and sing and sync.

The first event of the week was a banner design contest, an attempt by the organization to create the best-looking banner, which was won by Kappa Sigma and Chi Omega, photos of all of the banners can be viewed on the Thiel College Greek Life Facebook page.

The second event of the week was the dodgeball tournament on Monday night in the gymnasium.  Each Greek organization built a team of six players to play in a two-round tournament, with Sigma Phi Epsilon and Sigma Kappa winning the tournament.

At the end of the first day, Kappa Sigma and Chi Omega were in the lead with 175 points.

The second day of Greek week featured the Jeopardy-style Academic Bowl event.  This event featured teams of four from each organization competing to answer trivia questions from five different categories; math/science, history, literature, pop culture, and miscellaneous.  This event was won by Kappa Sigma for the men, and a tie between Alpha Xi Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha for the women.

At the end of the second day, Kappa Sigma was in the lead for the men, and Sigma Kappa and Chi Omega were tied for first for the women.

The third day of Greek week featured a guest speaker, Corey Ciocchetti, a highly regarded ethics professor from the University of Denver.  All Greek organizations were required to have 80% attendance to get points, and bonus points were offered for those who had 100% attendance, only Kappa Sigma was able to achieve this feat.  Ciocchetti talked about how to make the best life choices you possibly can, and what it takes to be an ethical manager.

At the end of the day, Kappa Sigma was in the lead for the men and Alpha Xi Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha were still tied for first for the women.

Day four of Greek week was an athletic showcase for all of the Greek organizations on campus.  Thursday consisted of the tug of war contest, the five-legged race, the egg toss, and the obstacle course.  The tug of war was won by Kappa Sigma and Chi Omega, the five-legged race was won by Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Xi Delta, the egg toss was a tie between Kappa Sigma and Sigma Phi Epsilon for the men and Alpha Xi Delta, and the obstacle course was won by Sigma Phi Epsilon for the men and Alpha Xi Delta for the women.

The day concluded with Kappa Sigma in the lead for the men, and Chi Omega in the lead for the women.

The final day of Greek week consisted of the annual sing and sync competition, an event where the organizations sing and dance on stage, as well as voting for Greek God and Goddess.  2018’s Greek God and Goddess were won by Nick Romano of Kappa Sigma and Shelby Friedl of Alpha Xi Delta.

The singing competition was won by Kappa Sigma for the men and Zeta Tau Alpha for the women and the dancing competition was won by Kappa Sigma for the men Zeta Tau Alpha for the women.  These two organizations were the respective champions at the end of a hard-fought and competitive week.

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