Showing posts from May, 2016

Bucknell Sorority Holds Their Largest Fundraiser Ever to Benefit Transitions

Alpha Chi Omega’s annual spring philanthropy event, Alpha Male, was held on March 28th in Davis Gym. The event was hosted by Alpha Chi’s Philanthropy Chair, Nicole Chaiko, and Gabby Dubose, Assistant VP of Philanthropy. Alpha Male is a comedic male beauty pageant in which men from the fraternities on campus compete for the prestigious title of Alpha Male. The contestants were evaluated by a biography/introduction, interview, swimwear, and talent section. Some of the talents of the contestants this year included playing the saxophone, dancing, singing, and rollerblading. 
Thirty percent of the proceeds from this event were awarded to the winning chapter, Kappa Sigma, and donated to the philanthropy of their choice. The remaining seventy percent was donated to Alpha Chi Omegas local philanthropy, Transitions of PA, a domestic violence, sexual assault and comprehensive crime victim center for Union, Snyder, and Northumberland Counties. This year, the event was a huge success and raised ov…

Musical Messages

What’s that song you’re listening to?’ ‘Who sings it?’ These are common questions we ask the people around us or search the internet to discover. But how often do we ask, ‘What is this song about?’
Every day people are exposed to music at home, in the car on the way to/from work or children’s activities, at stores, in the community. We don’t even pay much attention to most of it, and yet we can find ourselves humming or singing along with friends, family, or children, not really knowing what messages we may be endorsing by joining in on those catchy tunes and repeated refrains.
In recent years, there has been much media attention given to this question about the messages contained in both lyrics and corresponding videos. A few years ago people were talking about Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’, featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams, which repeats the phrase, ‘You know you want it.' Lyrics like this perpetuate the idea that someone else has the right to tell you, when you want it, rat…