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Crowning a king

Meagan Chew, acting senior, performs with OCUpella at Pancake Palooza on Feb. 12 in the Nellie R. Melton Panhellenic Quadrangle. Pancake Palooza happens twice a year to raise money for Gamma Phi Beta’s two philanthropies. In the fall, they raised $1,800 for Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization that teaches life skills to young girls. In the spring, they raised $1,700 for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Gamma Phi hosted several other events including selling doughnuts and partnering with Chipotle.

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Members of Kappa Sigma fraternity celebrate as Cole Cloutier, music theater sophomore, is crowned after King of Hearts at Alpha Phi’s philanthropy event Feb. 24 in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. Fraternity men participated in talent and pageant competitions during the event. The categories of the pageant were swimwear, formal and Q&A. Kappa Sigma’s Theta-Psi chapter at OCU celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. They also hosted events throughout the year for their philanthropy of military heroes week Nov. 7-11. Events included Wall of Heroes, Penny Wars and the Boot Camp Obstacle Course. Throughout the year, they raised $2,083.

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Dance your heart out Lucy Cole, dance freshman, and Christina Licarione, dance performance sophomore, create their own moves during the Move Your Phi’t Dance-a-thon to raise money for Alpha Phi’s philanthropy, the Alpha Phi Foundation, which raises awareness for women’s heart health. Alpha Phi raised about $10,610 this year, said Monica Brown, dance management sophomore and director of philanthropy for Alpha Phi.

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April 26, 2017

Balancing act

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Austin Gipson-Black, religion sophomore and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity member, showcases his talent of balancing and spinning a basketball at Lambda Chi’s philanthropy event Hearts for Hunger on March 30 in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. The event raised about $1,200 for Feeding America, a nonprofit nationwide network of food banks and food pantries.

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