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Column: Greek life promotes dangerous, elitist culture

Column: Greek life promotes dangerous, elitist culture

By Christian Snyder, Opinions Editor

July 4, 2017

At Penn State’s fraternity Beta Theta Pi’s Bid Night, on a cold February night in State College, Timothy Piazza fractured his skull and ruptured his spleen when he fell down a flight of stairs. His fraternity brothers called an ambulance nearly 12 hours later after slapping him, sitting on him ...

Ladies of steel: Sorority group address female self-esteem

Ladies of steel: Sorority group address female self-esteem

By Andrew O'Brien / Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Glance at the cover of “Glamour” or “Cosmo” magazines, and chances are your eyes will meet the baby blues or emerald greens of a smirking model with flawless skin. Her face is smooth and airbrushed, her every imperfection obscured with foundation and Photoshop. But when that model looks in t...

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